Arm’s New Flexible Plastic Chip Could Enable an ‘Internet of Everything’

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The ultimate goal of the Internet of Things (IoT) is to build computing capabilities into every object in the world, but that’s a pipe dream with today’s chips. Now British chip designer Arm thinks it might have the solution after unveiling the most powerful plastic microprocessor to date. The falling cost and size of silicon chips has made it possible to ...

Delaying Aging Would Bring Trillions of Dollars in Economic Gains, Study Finds

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People are living longer than ever, but there’s growing recognition that longer life expectancy is of little use unless we also delay the physical decline associated with old age. New research suggests doing so could be worth trillions of dollars in economic gains. Over the last century, life expectancy has shot up across the world thanks to improvements in ...

Clearing the way toward robust quantum computing

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MIT researchers have made a significant advance on the road toward the full realization of quantum computation, demonstrating a technique that eliminates common errors in the most essential operation of quantum algorithms, the two-qubit operation or “gate.” “Despite tremendous progress toward being able to perform computations with low error rates with ...