A supercomputer is a computer that represents the limit of existing processing capacity. Supercomputers are used for calculation-intensive tasks for applications such as quantum physics, weather forecasting, climate research, molecular modeling and physical simulations, from modeling airplanes in wind tunnels to the detonation of nuclear weapons and nuclear fusion.
Government researchers have developed an engine prototype that's cleaner than a diesel engine and almost twice as efficient as a typical gasoline-powered engine.
18 | May 23, 2011 2:33am |
Fueled by connected devices, natural speech recognition has emerged from the research lab as the killer app for, well, everything.
4 | November 2, 2011 9:01pm |
A company reportedly squeezed 375 miles out of a modified electric battery-powered Audi A2.
11 | April 15, 2011 1:34am |
Sharp Corporation has unveiled the Intelligent Power Conditioner, which enables electric vehicle batteries to be used as a source of electricity for electronics around the home.
12 | February 22, 2011 11:54pm |
One of the biggest frustrations of digital cameras -- the fact that they take precious time to focus -- is about to disappear.
17 | June 22, 2011 4:45am |
A ground-effect train, works similarly to a Meglev train excepts itÂ floatsÂ on a cushion of air that reduces wind drag.
14 | May 13, 2011 12:04am |
What can we accomplish by combining the best of human intellect with the expanding processing capacity of machines?
3 | April 16, 2013 3:00am |
A new motor that utilizes shock wave technology takes fuel efficiency to a whole other level.
30 | March 17, 2011 3:57pm |
A team of scientists have developed a prototype for batteries that can be recharged simply by being left out in the sun.
9 | March 1, 2011 12:43pm |
Piranha is an unmanned vessel that's an unheard of 400 percent more fuel efficient than similar models.
11 | April 20, 2011 12:58am |
A chat with Mark Barnell, one of the men behind the DoD's powerful new Condor Cluster, a supercomputer built from 1760 gaming consoles, about the PlayStation 3, distributed computing and the...
2 | December 3, 2010 2:00pm |
Your household appliances, such as dishwashers, ovens, stereo and TVs, may someday be used to spy on you.
12 | March 19, 2012 5:05am |
A company has developed an aircraft that harnesses energy from gusting winds more efficiently than conventional wind turbines.
6 | March 4, 2011 9:50am |
The way we treat cancer is about to change: Genome sequencing may enable us to attack the very genes driving an individual's disease.
2 | July 8, 2012 7:00pm |
Tech giant Microsoft says it has produced the largest and clearest image of the night sky ever -- and it's a terapixel in size.
4 | July 19, 2010 7:26am |
The SIM-LEI can go 207 miles on a single charge, twice the distance of the Nissan Leaf.
48 | April 4, 2011 3:00am |
A radical rethinking of tractor trailer design may drastically cut emissions and save fuel.
11 | June 29, 2011 3:32am |
Users will be able to control computers using only their brains thanks to chips embedded in them, Intel researchers said.
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Physicist Jason Steffen has devised the Geffen method, a procedure for seating passengers that cuts plane boarding time in half.
7 | September 1, 2011 5:02am |
An ideal battery would charge quickly, store a lots of energy, and release it quickly. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offer a potential way to bring such batteries...
3 | March 21, 2011 4:00am |