Quantcast

Latest information processing Stories

2011-12-23 08:50:35

Researchers have created a new type of optical device small enough to fit millions on a computer chip that could lead to faster, more powerful information processing and supercomputers. The "passive optical diode" is made from two tiny silicon rings measuring 10 microns in diameter, or about one-tenth the width of a human hair. Unlike other optical diodes, it does not require external assistance to transmit signals and can be readily integrated into computer chips. The diode is capable...

2011-03-22 22:24:26

Patrick Stroman's work mapping the function and information processing of the spinal cord could improve treatment for spinal cord injuries. "Basic physiology books describe the spinal cord as a relay system, but it's part of the central nervous system and processes information just like parts of the brain do," explains Dr. Stroman, director of the Queen's MRI Facility and Canada Research Chair in Imaging Physics. Dr. Stroman's research is directed at precisely mapping the areas above and...

5e028b122cd7802d7e189ef18a6c8ad91
2011-02-24 09:48:27

New technique has potential to simplify future information processing Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time coaxed two atoms in separate locations to take turns jiggling back and forth while swapping the smallest measurable units of energy. By directly linking the motions of two physically separated atoms, the technique has the potential to simplify information processing in future quantum computers and simulations. Described in a...

2010-02-24 14:32:52

Schizophrenia is an incredibly complex and profoundly debilitating disorder that typically manifests in early adulthood but is thought to arise, at least in part, from pathological disturbances occurring during very early brain development. Now, a new study published by Cell Press in the February 25 issue of the journal Neuron, manipulates a known schizophrenia susceptibility gene in the brains of fetal mice to begin to unravel the complex link between prenatal brain development and...

2009-02-13 10:10:00

Research team succeeds in observing electrons in the quantum spin Hall state; Material suitable for spin sources and quantum computing in information processingAn international research team has succeeded in gaining an in-depth insight into an unusual phenomenon, as reported in the current edition of the high-impact journal "Science". The researchers succeeded for the first time in directly measuring the spin of electrons in a material that exhibits the quantum spin Hall effect, which was...

eeda019af06810f10dbbcb86a6d6e2f01
2009-01-14 15:01:30

A new study in the journal Psychology & Marketing investigates the influence of website design on children's information processing. Results show that the type of interface used can significantly affect how children process and retain information; age strongly affected this relationship. Researchers used a sample of around 200 boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 13 to examine how website design and age affected how children processed information. Four experimental websites were...


Word of the Day
blee
  • Color; hue; complexion.
This word is Middle English in origin.
Related