Computers

The chips may be the smallest ever human-designed flying machines.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
AI algorithms design chips of equal or greater quality in far less time, according to new research from Google.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New encoding method aims to become faster and more accurate.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Modern tech helps researchers read unopened letters from more than 300 years ago.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
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