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Courtesy: Christine Daniloff, MIT
Industrial PCs March 21, 2020

Method for easier scaling of quantum computing devices developed

An MIT research team has developed a method to “recruit” neighboring quantum bits that may help researchers scale up quantum computing devices.

By Rob Matheson
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virtualization, Cloud, Analytics, Edge Computing March 6, 2020

Skills for the edge computing revolution

Edge computing is becoming more prevalent, and it’s imperative for engineers to get in on the action. Learn four skills engineers can develop to be better prepared.

By Josh Eastburn
Xiuling Li, professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Illinois. Courtesy: L. Brian Stauffer, University of Illinois
Industrial PCs March 1, 2020

Microchip capabilities expanded with 3D inductor technology

University of Illinois researchers have expanded a microchip's capabilities by using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform.

By Lois Yoksoulian
Courtesy: James Brosher, Indiana University
Industrial PCs February 29, 2020

Research center for quantum science and engineering established

Indiana University has established a new research center to pursue the rapidly developing field of quantum science and engineering.

By Lauren Bryant
Courtesy: Indiana University
Industrial PCs February 20, 2020

Supercomputer launched to honor university’s 200th anniversary

Indiana University’s supercomputer, Big Red 200, launched for the university's bicentennial, has greater than 6 quadrillion floating-point operations per second, or petaFLOPS.

By Ceci Jones
For years, researchers from MIT and Brown University have been developing an interactive system that lets users drag-and-drop and manipulate data on any touchscreen, including smartphones and interactive whiteboards. Now, they’ve included a tool that instantly and automatically generates machine-learning models to run prediction tasks on that data. Courtesy: Melanie Gonick, MIT
Analytics February 13, 2020

Most-viewed university articles in 2019

The most-viewed articles from university sources included stories on drag-and-drop analytics, robotic actuators, nanocrystals, and prolonging power plant life with AI. Links to each article below.

By Chris Vavra
With a new technique, MIT researchers can peel and stack thin films of metal oxides — chemical compounds that can be designed to have unique magnetic and electronic properties. The films can be mixed and matched to create multi-functional, flexible electronic devices, such as solar-powered skins and electronic fabrics. Courtesy: Felice Frankel, MIT
Energy, Power February 6, 2020

Engineers mix and match materials to make stretchy electronics

MIT engineers have developed a process called remote epitaxy, which helps create next-generation devices that may include electronic chips worn on the human skin for better monitoring.

By Jennifer Chu
A red laser creates nonlinear effects with tiny triangles of gold. The blue beam shows the frequency-doubled light and the green beam controls the hot-electron migration. Courtesy: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech
Industrial PCs January 18, 2020

Laser pulse creates frequency doubling in amorphous dielectric material

Georgia Tech researchers have demonstrated an all-optical technique for creating second-order nonlinear effects in materials that aren't normally supported, which could improve optical computers and high-speed data processors.

By John Toon
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Industrial PCs January 16, 2020

Machine-learning tool predicts code’s speed on computer chips

MIT researchers have invented a machine-learning tool called Ithemal, which predicts how fast computer chips will execute code from various applications.  

By Rob Matheson
Georgia Tech has announced an agreement to join the IBM Q Hub at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to advance the fundamental research and use of quantum computing. Courtesy: IBM/Georgia Tech
Industrial PCs January 14, 2020

University to collaborate on developing software stacks for quantum computers

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced its agreement to join the IBM Q Hub at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to help advance quantum computing research.

By John Toon