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    The next revolution in computers is right around the corner

    The industry’s biggest players are working on quantum computing Getty ImagesIntel has acquired Mobileye, a maker of computer-vision chips.Digital devices are getting smaller and more powerful each day, and that trend hasn’t slowed because their components are constantly shrinking. Moore’s law, an observation of this phenomenon, shows that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits (chips) doubles every […]

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    Group working to put computers in more central Ohio homes

    Technology is the wave of the future. It’s how kids are learning at school. But for some, when they come home that technology isn’t an option. “We don’t have a computer the kids can use, ” said Sierra Pierce. Pierce is a single working mom of three kids. She says she has a laptop computer […]

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    Exactly what could quantum computers do?

    They picked a knotty problem – understanding how the enzyme nitrogenase allows plants to use nitrogen from the atmosphere to make their own fertilizer – something that is unknown. Computers available today, said EHT chemistry professor Markus Reiher can calculate the behaviour of simple molecules quite precisely, but not nitrogenase , which is too complex. […]

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    The Age of Quantum Computers is upon us!

    The first electronic computer that was ever invented was the Turing Machine developed in 1936 which was a bulky device that had a size of a room and had very limited operations. By 1977 full-scale computers capable of complex computation and data processing started shipping in from companies including Apple and Commodore. In 1984 Mac […]

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    A quest for the mother of all computers

     Kevin Resch is searching for the Holy Grail of high technology in the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. As the institute prepares to mark its 15th anniversary in November, Resch is the acting director — and part of an elite group of scientists working to bring the promise of quantum computers […]

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    Computers 101: Can You Identify These?

    Can you guess what devices are in the images below? The images come in pairs. The first will be a close up. Try to guess what you are looking at before scrolling down to the next one, which will show a zoomed-out version. What is this storage device? (hint: storage) Magnetic core memory was the main […]

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    A quest for the mother of all computers

    Kevin Resch, acting director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, overlooks a light experiment in the quantum optics lab. – Vanessa Tignanelli,Record staff Martin Laforest, head of scientific outreach at the Institute for Quantum Computing, expects to see quantum supremacy within five years. – Vanessa Tignanelli,Record staff Martin Laforest, head of scientific outreach at IQC, […]

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    People are already replacing their desktop computers with smartglasses

    In the tech industry, “dogfooding” is a common term that describes when companies make their employees use the software and hardware they make, so that bugs can be caught and everyday improvements can be dreamed up before the product ever hits the market. Recently, the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley have shown significant interest in augmented […]