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Jul 22, 2021

100-Qubit Quantum Computing System Unveiled

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Startup reveals a unique quantum computing system.

Quantum computing startup claims it has a 100-qubit quantum computing system.

Jul 22, 2021

Brain-Computer Implants Will Let Corporations Mine Your Thoughts for Cash, Researchers Warn

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience

Researchers paint a grim picture of a corporate mind-melding future via brain-computer interface technology that’s as addictive as opioids.

Jul 22, 2021

Flexible computer processor is the most powerful plastic chip yet

Posted by in categories: computing, food, internet

Flexible computer processors have circuits printed onto plastic film.


Could a flexible processor stuck on your produce track the freshness of your cantaloupe? That’s the idea behind the latest processor from UK computer chip designer Arm, which says such a device could be manufactured for pennies by printing circuits directly onto paper, cardboard or cloth. The technology could give trillions of everyday items such as clothes and food containers the ability to collect, process and transmit data across the internet – something that could be as convenient for retailers as it is concerning for privacy advocates.

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Jul 22, 2021

Microsoft Quietly Released Its Own Linux Distro

Posted by in category: computing

Nobody tell Steve Ballmer.

CBL-Mariner, for internal use with cloud-and edge-based projects.

Jul 21, 2021

‘Magic-angle’ trilayer graphene may be a rare, magnet-proof superconductor

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, quantum physics

MIT physicists have observed signs of a rare type of superconductivity in a material called magic-angle twisted trilayer graphene. In a study appearing in Nature, the researchers report that the material exhibits superconductivity at surprisingly high magnetic fields of up to 10 Tesla, which is three times higher than what the material is predicted to endure if it were a conventional superconductor.

The results strongly imply that magic-angle trilayer graphene, which was initially discovered by the same group, is a very rare type of superconductor, known as a “spin-triplet,” that is impervious to high magnetic fields. Such exotic superconductors could vastly improve technologies such as imaging, which uses superconducting wires under a to resonate with and image biological tissue. MRI machines are currently limited to magnet fields of 1 to 3 Tesla. If they could be built with spin-triplet superconductors, MRI could operate under higher magnetic fields to produce sharper, deeper images of the human body.

The new evidence of spin-triplet superconductivity in trilayer graphene could also help scientists design stronger superconductors for practical quantum computing.

Jul 21, 2021

Here’s how to check your phone for Pegasus spyware using Amnesty’s tool

Posted by in categories: computing, government, mobile phones

Amnesty International — part of the group that helped break the news of journalists and heads of state being targeted by NSO’s government-grade spyware, Pegasus — has released a tool to check if your phone has been affected. Alongside the tool is a great set of instructions, which should help you through the somewhat technical checking process. Using the tool involves backing up your phone to a separate computer and running a check on that backup. Read on if you’ve been side-eyeing your phone since the news broke and are looking for guidance on using Amnesty’s tool.

The process is straightforward, but it requires some patience.

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Jul 21, 2021

How A Life-Sized Remote-Controlled Corvette Was Built

Posted by in categories: computing, transportation

This computer technician built a life-size remote-controlled Corvette.

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Jul 21, 2021

Quad-Layer 3D Wafer Stacking Technology Enables Chips of the Future

Posted by in categories: computing, futurism

A veritable wafer sandwich is now possible.

A team of researchers with the Institute of Microelectronics have developed technology that enables up to four layers of semiconductor circuitry to be stacked.

Jul 20, 2021

Two-for-Tuesday vulnerabilities send Windows and Linux users scrambling

Posted by in category: computing

Both OSes have flaws that allow attackers with a toehold to elevate access.

Jul 20, 2021

Quantum Milestone: We Can Now Detect and Correct Quantum Errors in Real Time

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Researchers at Honeywell Quantum Solutions have taken a significant step toward demonstrating the viability of large-scale quantum computing on its trapped-ion quantum computing technology.

The Honeywell team can now perform quantum error correction (QEC), which are protocols necessary to detect and correct errors in real time on a quantum computer. They demonstrated the ability to “protect” quantum information (prevent a quantum computation from being quickly corrupted by imperfections and noise) on the System Model H1. This is an important first in the quantum computing industry. Currently, most demonstrations of quantum error correction involve correcting errors or “noise” after the procedure has finished running, a technique known as post-processing.

In a paper published this week on arXiv, researchers detailed how they created a single logical qubit (a series of entangled physical qubits) and applied multiple rounds of quantum error correction. This logical qubit is protected from two main types of errors that occur in a quantum computer: bit flips and phase flips.

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