computer engineering

particles

Physicists Imagine a Supercomputer Based on ‘Magic Dust’

If it scales, the polariton-based computer could leave everything else in the ... dust.
Michael Byrne
9.28.17
computer science

Beware the Microsecond

Computers are optimized for nanosecond and millisecond scales, but that's not good enough anymore.
Michael Byrne
4.10.17
wearables

Engineers Turn Human Body Into Bioacoustic Communications Channel

When a handshake is much more than a handshake.
Michael Byrne
2.20.17
SURVEILLANCE

Soon WiFi Will Be Able To Tell Not Just Where You Are, But If You're Breathing

New experiments demonstrate indoor WiFi positioning down to a single centimeter.
Michael Byrne
1.8.17
analog

New MIT Tool Boosts Computing's Analog Fringe

Also: what the hell analog computing even is.
Michael Byrne
6.27.16
machines

In New Advance, IBM Engineers Put Universal Memory Within Reach

Researchers solve key problems in the development of phase-change memory.
Michael Byrne
5.19.16
D.R.A.M.

New Technology May Beat the 'Memory Bottleneck' with Plain Old Silicon

Fast computers need fast data. This is a problem.
Michael Byrne
4.20.16
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

A Dream for a Computing World Without Sleep Mode

If we can make non-volatile RAM, we should be able to make computers that don't need sleep.
Michael Byrne
1.23.16
Memory

A New SSD Design Uses Sound Waves, 'Singing' To Manipulate Data

Engineers implement racetrack memory using surface acoustic waves.
Michael Byrne
11.4.15
machines

The Accidental Artistry of Wire-Wrapped Circuitry

Regular old insulated wiring beats PCB lithography, at least when it comes to looks.
Michael Byrne
7.4.15
machines

Coating Wires in Graphene Offers a Way Beyond the 'Copper Bottleneck'

A simple coating allows for much smaller, much faster data transmission.
Michael Byrne
6.20.15