Information Technology

Here you can find a summary of innovations in the fields of information and data processing and up-to-date developments on IT equipment and hardware.

This area covers topics such as IT services, IT architectures, IT management and telecommunications.

Enhancing the workhorse

Artificial intelligence, hardware innovations boost confocal microscope’s performance. Since artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky patented the principle of confocal microscopy in 1957, it has become the workhorse standard in life…

Human Brain Project

Researchers outline in Science how brain research makes new demands on supercomputing. In the latest issue of Science, Katrin Amunts and Thomas Lippert explain how advances in neuroscience demand high-performance…

Shifting colors for on-chip photonics

On-chip frequency shifters in the gigahertz range could be used in next generation quantum computers and networks. The ability to precisely control and change properties of a photon, including polarization,…

Robotics and artificial intelligence to improve health rehabilitation

A Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) spin-off, Inrobics Social Robotics, S.L.L., has developed a robotic device that provides an innovative motor and cognitive rehabilitation  service that can be used…

Deeper defense against cyber attacks

To address the growing threat of cyberattacks on industrial control systems, a KAUST team including Fouzi Harrou, Wu Wang and led by Ying Sun has developed an improved method for…

One of the world’s most precise microchip sensors

– thanks to a spiderweb… A team of researchers from TU Delft managed to design one of the world’s most precise microchip sensors; the device can function at room temperature…

New holographic camera sees the unseen with high precision

Device can see around corners and through scattering media like fog and human tissue. Northwestern University researchers have invented a new high-resolution camera that can see the unseen — including…

A nanoantenna for long-distance, ultra-secure communication

Researchers from Osaka University have improved the transfer efficiency between quantum information carriers, in a manner that’s based on well-established nanoscience and is compatible with upcoming advanced communication technologies. Information…

Machine learning refines earthquake detection capabilities

New methodology enables the detection of ground deformation automatically at a global scale. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are applying machine learning algorithms to help interpret massive amounts of…

Holographic displays

Virtual and augmented reality headsets are designed to place wearers directly into other environments, worlds and experiences. While the technology is already popular among consumers for its immersive quality, there…

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