Serious games are becoming increasingly popular, but the inability to generate realistic new content has hampered their progress. Until now.
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The new science of cities shows that suicide may be a more complex social phenomenon than previously thought, say computational anthropologists.
Self-growing circuits made out of biological structures such as plant stems act as temperature sensors and more, says expert in unconventional computing.
Google can identify and transcribe all the views it has of street numbers in France in less than an hour, thanks to a neural network that's just as good as human operators. Now its engineers reveal how they developed it.
The wires that ferry electronic data across microchips are too power hungry for future microchips. But photons can now do the job instead thanks to a new generation of ultralow power optical interconnects.
Light harvesting in plants and bacteria cannot be properly explained by classical processes or by quantum ones. Now complexity theorists say the answer is a delicate interplay of both, an idea that could transform computation.
The ability to self-assemble quantum components on the nanometre scale could revolutionise the future of computing
Unlike conventional semiconductors, graphene cannot be switched off, a problem that threatens to scupper its use in future generations of transistors. Now physicists think they've found a solution.
A new class of imaging device from Bell Labs can take more than one view of a scene at the same time or use the same data to create a single high-resolution image
Computer simulations show that, far from protecting coastal communities, islands can dramatically amplify the damaging impact of tsunamis.