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Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director says calls for a rethink in how the whole security of the internet is managed.<p>The Australian researchers claim to have developed two new types of quantum …

TREKNOSIS: Making Dr. McCoy's Magic Pills Real

When was the last time you gave yourself a paper cut? Have you ever looked at the scar it left behind and wondered why that's the limit of our …

Star Trek

Teams compete to create Star Trek’s ‘tricorder’

Almost 50 years ago, TV viewers were introduced to a nifty little sci-fi gadget on <i>Star Trek</i> that could read a patient's vital signs and diagnose diseases with a mere swipe above the surface of the body.<p>Now, a Canadian company and 20 other teams from around the world are vying for a $10-million …

Is the Wearable Market About to Explode?

<b>By Rick Valencia</b><p><i>Rick Valencia (@bootstrapped) is the founder and General Manager of Qualcomm's newly launched wireless health business, Qualcomm Life.</i><p><i>With Samsung & Apple both making big announcements (if not actually putting out products) and more and more venture money going into trackables of</i> …

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Each Page of This ‘Drinkable Book’ Is a Water Filter That Removes Deadly Bacteria

Drinking is fundamental.<p>With that thought in mind, DDB New York and Water Is Life have authored a Drinkable Book that not only educates at-risk …

Want innovation? This is the answer

<b>By Vivek Wadhwa</b><p><i>Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University.</i><p>In the 1920s, New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig offered a $25,000 prize to the first person to fly nonstop between New York and Paris. Several unsuccessful attempts were made before an American airmail pilot named …

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.<p>NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.<p>White, who heads NASA's …

A Beautiful At-Home Medical Device That Cuts Out Trips to the Doctor

The iPhone has enabled all sorts of crazy interactions, but a new device called Cue could be the first iOS accessory that uses boogers as a primary …

Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes

An alarm sounds on Ed Damiano's night stand in the middle of the night. He jumps out of bed and rushes into his son's room next door.<p>His son, David, has Type 1 diabetes. The 15-year-old sleeps hooked up to a monitor that sounds an alarm when his blood sugar gets too low. If it drops sharply, David …

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FORTUNE — Get more stuff and you need more storage — that rule applies equally to data and the forgotten items piling up in your garage. The era of big data is upon us, as so many technologists proclaim, but the trouble for large companies is that obtaining extra storage space has traditionally …

Are virtual desktops the new battleground for cloud providers?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is as old as virtualization technology. VMware announced VDI alliance way back in 2006. While IaaS, PaaS and …

How Cloud Startups Are Changing The Face Of Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Pete Sonsini is a general partner at New Enterprise Associates.</i><p>After more than a decade of hype and billions of dollars of value creation, it would be reasonable to expect investors to start losing interest in cloud-related startups. In the venture business, me-too investors reap …

Your hybrid cloud: Not if, but when, and how

We hate to break up the party, but for those who haven’t yet noticed, the great debate between private vs. public cloud deployments is drawing to an end. Gartner predicts that 50 percent of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. Here’s why hybrid cloud deployments …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

Singularity

The cold logic behind Elon Musk’s $5 billion gigafactory gamble

Elon Musk is placing an enormous bet on the world’s largest lithium-ion battery plant—a $5 billion, 10 million-square-foot (930,000 sq m) “gigafactory” that would make enough battery packs to power 500,000 electric cars a year. That is four times the number of electric cars of any brand bought …

Physicists use diamonds to reach quantum teleportation breakthrough

Quantum teleportation promises a leap into the next great era of computing -- but first we've got to get it working consistently. Scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft say they've managed to reliably teleport quantum info stored in one bit of diamond to another sitting three meters …

Inside The New Dragon Spacecraft

The Dragon V2 Capsule can carry humans, dock with the ISS, and land on its own.<p>Last night, SpaceX unveiled the Dragon V2 capsule, destined to eventually carry astronauts to the International Space Station.<p>Although the previous version of the Dragon capsule was flightworthy enough to deliver …

Samsung is working with Oculus on a media-focused VR headset

Last week we told you about Samsung's unannounced virtual reality headset: a peripheral that enables VR interaction for flagship phones from the world's largest phone manufacturer. This week we've got <i>far more</i> details. First things first, Samsung's headset is the fruit of a collaboration with Oculus …

Our Best Bet for Colonizing Space May Be Printing Humans on Other Planets

"Maybe we will colonize other worlds not with astronauts in space suits, but with bacteria," says NASA's lead engineer on the Curiosity Rover mission.<p>Assuming human deep space travel turns out to be not just incredibly dangerous, but perhaps "crazy idiotic" and "laughable," as Harvard biologist …