Computers

Optimally cutting lots of complex shapes from a sheet of dough is even harder than many researchers suspected.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
New single-pixel device borrows materials from solar cells to replicate the behavior of a biological retina as part of its fundamental design.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The National Hurricane Center is finally seeing their ability to predict a storm’s strength catch up to their ability to track it.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
Science is an endeavor of trial and error. Can we find a better way to share the "erroneous" trials?
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Two independent research groups have created the first superconducting quantum computers that can operate above 1 K, overcoming a major obstacle.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Researchers create a 10-qubit register that can hold its quantum state for more than a minute.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
January's coolest science stories summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Scientists use ordinary equipment to reveal a hidden picture based on its shadow.
Marcus Woo, Contributor
New system uses a supercomputer and crowd-sourced observations to improve short-term world weather predictions.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Scientists create an algorithm to translate text into different literary styles of the Bible.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
The revolutionary discovery allowed engineers to build cheaper hard drives with higher storage capacity.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Results from a new survey reveal cultural differences in whom participants prefer to be spared in fatal accidents.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor