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This IBM AI Might Defeat Humans In A Debate In The Near Future

IBM debuted a new AI supercomputer that has the ability to debate with humans. The company hosted two debate club-style discussions between two humans and the AI called 'Project Debater' at an event in San Francisco on Monday, June 18.

Computers June 19, 2018

India Joins Ranks Of US And Japan With Production Of Supercomputers By 2017

India is set to have the first of its 70 new supercomputers ready by August 2017. The government hopes that these machines will allow India to become one of the leading countries when it comes to computing power.

Computers May 24, 2016

China Nearly Triples Amount Of Supercomputers To 109

In comparison, the United States' number of supercomputers has hit a 22-year low.

November 19, 2015

Newly Unraveled Dynamic Structure Of DNA Could Pave Way For Better Medicines

New simulations revealed that the molecule of life is more than the rigid, static double helix structure highlighted by Watson and Crick in 1953. Researchers uncovered the three-dimensional structure of supercoiled DNA - a more dynamic shape and deemed an ally in creating better medicines.

Life October 15, 2015

Engineers Build First Silicon Quantum Logic Gate: Breakthrough Overcomes Crucial Hurdle In Quantum Computing

An Australian team of engineers announced they have built a quantum logic gate in silicon for the first time. The breakthrough made it possible to calculate between two quantum bits of information and therefore cleared the last hurdle in making silicon quantum computing come to life.

Animals October 7, 2015

White House Plans To Ramp Up US Supercomputer Capabilities

U.S. may possibly overtake China in the field of supercomputing with the National Strategic Computer Initiative that aims to build the first exaflop supercomputer. China's Tianhe-2 is currently the fastest computer in the world.

July 30, 2015

US Blocks Intel From Supplying Xeon Microprocessors For Chinese Supercomputers

The U.S. government has not allowed Intel to supply microprocessors for China's supercomputers, including Tianhe-2. The Department of Commerce says China is using its supercomputers for 'nuclear explosive activities.'

Geek April 11, 2015

This Physicist Built A Supercomputer Using Hundreds Of PS3s

A physicist built a supercomputer using old PlayStation 3s. And then he studied black holes with them.

Geek January 6, 2015

Two Super Computers Play Tag Team to Produce Realistic Simulation of Universe

Two is better than one yet again as supercomputers team up to generate a simulation that vividly captures the formation of galaxies. The EAGLE project recreates conditions as far back as 14 billion years.

Space January 3, 2015

World's Fastest Supercomputer Tianhe-2 is Still No.1 a Year Later

China still has the fastest supercomputer in the world with its Tianhe-2 computer, which is nearly twice as fast as the second most powerful supercomputer, Cray's Titan installed at the DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

November 18, 2014

Insect Evolution: Scientists crack the origins of the crunchy creepy crawlers

Insects evolved hundreds of millions of years ago, and hold a number of animal "firsts," according to a new international study.

November 7, 2014

IBM Watson Discovery Advisor will now help speed up scientific researches

A supercomputer that once appeared on Jeopardy! is now assisting scientists in researching - and inspiring - new discoveries. Say hello to IBM Watson Discovery Advisor.

Animals August 31, 2014

Computer passes Turing Test, poses as 13-year-old boy and fools humans

In a historic moment for AI development, a supercomputer named Eugene Goostman has finally passed the Turing Test. The computer can successfully fool humans into thinking that it is a 13 year old boy.

Apps/Software June 9, 2014

Supercomputer simulates 13 billion years of evolution of the universe [Video]

Researchers have succeeded in developing a massive simulation of the universe's evolution using powerful supercomputers. The simulation has revealed startling new possibilities regarding how the universe formed and where it is headed.

Space May 9, 2014

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