This computer took 40 minutes to simulate one second of brain activity

And it required 82,944 processors, to do it — showing that we're still quite a ways off from being able to match the computational power of the human brain. » 8/06/13 3:00pm 8/06/13 3:00pm

The History of Early Computing Machines, from Ancient Times to 1981

From the abacus to the IBM personal computer, calculating devices have come a long way. Let's take a look through the history of these machines and the remarkable progress that came with the 20th century. » 6/23/13 1:00pm 6/23/13 1:00pm

Water plus graphene will soon equal computers

Graphene was hailed as a miracle substance. Easy to make and cheap to acquire, it could help with anything from DNA sequencing to power production. Now, thanks to water and physics, it could soon be turned into a computer. » 10/26/10 5:00pm 10/26/10 5:00pm