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Scientists create first cybertype of Avatar millipede species

New method allows for cataloguing and detailed study of virtual specimens.

Supercomputing reveals the genetic code of cancer

Cancer researchers are now using one of the world's fastest computers to detect which parts of the genetic code may cause bowel and prostate cancer.

One step closer to quantum computing

Researchers have made a discovery that can be key to the development of faster computers that use less energy.

Computer simulations improve atom experiments

It is extremely difficult to conduct experiments with atoms, so many scientists use computer simulations, before they perform actual experiments in the laboratory.

Teaching tomorrow's computer programming methods

Students do not learn the programming methods the industry needs, says a Norwegian researcher. He has developed learning tools that provide quick feedback and encourage progress.

Thief of time conquering the classroom

PCs, tablets and smartphones are demonstrably useful aids in schools, but they can also undermine educational results, especially among weaker pupils.

Finnish school abandons books for tablets

Some first-graders in Finland are being educated without printed books.

Our right to privacy shouldn’t be marketable

We might be irritated by the surveillance cameras in the local supermarket but tolerate the way our phones track our every move. Maintaining the right of privacy cannot be relegated to the individual or turned into a personal responsibility, according to Swedish researchers.

Diamonds leap to quantum computing challenge

Diamonds can be used to tame quantum particles and make components of super computers.

Using keyboards before pencils

Swedish first-grade children in a pilot project are starting to read, learn and network socially. They’re doing this - successfully - by writing on PCs and discussing their texts with peers and teachers.