The Birth of Digital Poetry

An English professor rediscovered how some of the best poets in the world were coding poetry algorithms in the 1960s Photo: Micheline Pelletier Decaux/Getty Images Photo: Micheline Pelletier Decaux/Getty Images Programmer Poet: Acclaimed author J.M. Coetzee developed software for composing verse on an early British supercomputer. When we think of people…

International Neuroscience Initiatives through the Lens of High-Performance Computing

Neuroscience initiatives aim to develop new technologies and tools to measure and manipulate neuronal circuits. To deal with the massive amounts of data generated by these tools, the authors envision the co-location of open data repositories in standardized formats together with high-performance computing hardware utilizing open source optimized analysis codes.…

It's Never Too Early To Think About 6G

Companies have barely begun deploying 5G networks, but that just means researchers are thinking about what comes next Photo-illustration of 6G. The first thought that popped into your head as soon as you read this article’s headline was likely something along the lines of “Wait, I thought we were still…

Why a Robot Can’t Yet Outjump a Flea

When it comes to things that are ultrafast and lightweight, robots can't hold a candle to the fastest-jumping insects and other small-but-powerful creatures. A tiny robot designed by Associate Professor Sarah Bergbreiter of the A. James Clark School of Engineering. When it comes to things that are ultrafast and lightweight,…