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Aug 31, 2016

Government sees potential ‘quantum ecosystem’ in Australia

Posted by in categories: business, government, quantum physics

I will have to admit Australia is pretty advance in its research and development efforts in QC. With Michelle Simmons and team they certainly give folks a run for their money in the QC race.

MIS Asia offers Information Technology strategy insight for senior IT management — resources to understand and leverage information technology from a business leadership perspective.

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Aug 31, 2016

Letter: U.S. lags far behind China in quantum computing technology

Posted by in categories: climatology, cybercrime/malcode, government, quantum physics, satellites, sustainability

The Wall Street Journal on Aug. 16 reported that China sent the world’s first quantum communications satellite into orbit. The newspaper also stated that China spent $101 billion in 2015 on quantum research and technology development. The satellite has the ability to greatly expand China’s ability to expand their unhackable communications.

Now we in the U.S. read almost daily about some U.S. computer system that has been hacked. Our current technology cannot be considered secure. So what is our government investing in?

According to the GAO, the U.S. spent over $10 billion on global climate change science and technology in 2014. Gave $400 million to Iran for who knows what, and spent about $200 million on quantum technology.

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Aug 31, 2016

Physicist proposes new equation that could transform physics

Posted by in categories: information science, quantum physics

In 1935, physicists published two papers introducing key concepts on the theoretical understanding of the universe: wormholes and quantum entanglement.

But, what if these two separately described phenomena were actually the same thing?

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Aug 31, 2016

Peter Diamandis Thinks Nanotech Will Interface With Human Minds

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, Peter Diamandis

The entrepreneur also spoke about his goal to lengthen human lifespans.

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Aug 31, 2016

Self-driving tractors promise to get themselves to work, plow without complaint

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI, transportation

There’s been a lot of focus on consumer self-driving technology recently, but autonomy promises to shake things up in the agricultural world too. CNH Industrial’s latest concepts aim to demonstrate how self-driving tractors can deliver faster, more precise results than their human controlled counterparts.

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Aug 31, 2016

White Paper: How GE, Intuit, Amgen and BASF Run Lean

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, sustainability, transportation

Audi’s upcoming four-door luxury electric car will have a 311-mile range, along with Level 4 self-driving features (essentially full autonomy, for those keeping track) and three separate electric motors, according to a new report from Autocar. The car is set to go head-to-head with the Model S, based on these new stats, and will likely be called the “A9 e-tron” when it goes on sale sometime in 2020, the publication says.

The range is in line with what Tesla says its new P100D option package will offer for Model S owners, though Autocar says that the Audi A9 e-tron will have a 95kWh battery to achieve that range, rather than the 100kWh version Tesla employs to get 315 miles as measured by EPA standards.

The powertrain for the upcoming vehicle is said to feature three electric motors that combined produce 429 brake horsepower (bhp), with a drive mode that can boost it to 496 bhp for short stints. Audi is looking at electric drivetrain tuning as one way where it will be able to offer a differentiating advantage to potential consumers.

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Aug 31, 2016

Scientists Just Made A Tiny Robotic Caterpillar That’s Powered By Light

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Researchers from the University of Warsaw have employed liquid crystalline elastomers and soft robotics techniques to make a small robot caterpillar that moves according to light conditions.

Soft robotics is a field that not too many are familiar with, but it has led to the creation of some stunning robots. Far from the large and rigid clunkers that are the public face of robots (think: Atlas), soft robotics focuses on bots with a lighter touch, mimicking the graceful movements of natural organisms.

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Aug 31, 2016

Harvard Made the World’s First All-Soft Robot. It’s Autonomous and It’s Adorable

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Harvard researchers were able to create the world’s first fully autonomous soft robot. Ultimately, it is controlled by a pneumatic system.

A group of Harvard engineers were able to create a completely autonomous robot using soft robotics. Notably, this is the first robot created that does not use any hard components. And if that’s not enough, it’s also the world’s first completely autonomous soft robot.

The team’s work was published in Nature, and you can see the robot in action in the video below.

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Aug 31, 2016

Survival Capsule

Posted by in category: futurism

Water storage, GPS and air supply tanks come standard.

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Aug 31, 2016

Revealed: Google’s plan for quantum computer supremacy

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

O Google planeja supremacia quantum.

Google está construindo computador qu ntico de 50 qubits.

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