American researchers unveil the world’s first liquid computer chip

American researchers unveil the world’s first liquid computer chip

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our understanding of computing improves, it is clear that the post-silicon computing era will be anything but dull.   Over the past few years there have been a growing number of experts voicing concerns that Moore’s Law, and the age of silicon computing, is...

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New quantum resistant crypto stops quantum computers spying on your data

New quantum resistant crypto stops quantum computers spying on your data

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When large quantum computers come online circa 2025 over 70 percent of the world’s encryption will be at risk, so companies need to adopt new method to protect themselves and their data.   As quantum computing becomes an increasingly “real” technology, moving out of the...

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NIST scientists say they’ve created an “unhackable quantum machine”

NIST scientists say they’ve created an “unhackable quantum machine”

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT In the future one thing is certain, there will be a plethora of new cyber threats so we need new ways to secure our systems and defend against them.   New research published in the journal Nature by scientists at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in the...

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Supercomputer on a fingernail, artificial synapse ushers in new AI revolution

Supercomputer on a fingernail, artificial synapse ushers in new AI revolution

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is nothing on Earth like the human brain, even today’s AI doesn’t come close, but now researchers have created an Artificial Synapse that’s 200 million times faster than a human synapse, and one day it will revolutionise AI and computing.   Researchers at the...

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Researchers set a staggering new Quantum teleportation record

Researchers set a staggering new Quantum teleportation record

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The techniques and devices used to set a new quantum teleportation record will one day allow us to build the robust quantum repeaters that we need to build secure, internet scale quantum networks.   Mention teleportation and real sci-fi fans jump out of their sound...

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Researchers have created a programming language for living cells

Researchers have created a programming language for living cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to create biological circuits, rather than electronic ones, paves the way for an amazing array of new possibilities that will revolutionise everything from computing to healthcare.   A team of MIT biological engineers have announced that they’ve created a programming language that allows...

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