October 2017   |   Computer Science

Quantum wave

Los Alamos experiments with a quantum-physics device that could boost computation to the next level.

Astrophysics, Fusion Energy
September 2017

Dramatic flares

Supercomputing aids experiments in sorting out the hidden mechanics of magnetic field reconnection, a key factor in solar storms and fusion energy reactors.

Nanomaterials, Renewables
September 2017

A window into solar

An international team searches for optimal materials to use in windows that double as solar panels.

Computer Science
August 2017

Digital autodidact

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is testing a ‘deep-learning supercomputer in a box’ as it looks ahead to machines that automatically find insights in data.

Science Highlights

January 2017

Engineering new bits for quantum computers

Chicago and Argonne researchers simulate quantum bits for easier engineering of quantum computers.

Using supercomputers, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory scientists have predicted possible new qubits – the quantum analogue to classical computing’s 0 and 1 bit arrangement – built out of strained aluminum nitride. The team showed that certain newly developed qubits in silicon carbide have unusually long lifetimes.

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