The energy required to power the massive, factory-sized data centres that computers rely on already consumes 5% of global electricity. And that energy load is doubling every decade.
Tech companies are racing to create a new way of interacting with computers but the new world will have implications for privacy, diversity and democracy, writes Toby Walsh.
Two research teams working in the same UNSW laboratories have created quantum bits that offer parallel pathways for building quantum computers in silicon.
When it comes to pool, there’s nothing worse than a shonky table: a new study has found the same goes at the nano-scale, where the “billiard balls” are electrons moving across a “table” made of semiconductor gallium arsenide.
Emma Field and Nicole McKeon will be among 500 school students - and a record number of girls - bending it like Beckham on the robotic "soccer field" at UNSW this week.
More than 500 school students from around the state, including a record number of girls, have showcased their computer and robotic expertise at UNSW.