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Aug 19, 2016

Cure For Blindness Might Be Here

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Scientists might have found a cure for blindness.

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Aug 19, 2016

Watch the stunning first trailer for the Rick and Morty VR game

Posted by in categories: entertainment, virtual reality

The Job Simulator team is about to blow your plumbus clean off.

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Aug 19, 2016

Long March 2D launches world’s first quantum communications satellite

Posted by in categories: government, quantum physics, satellites

With this week’s overload of news flashes about the Quantum Satellite launch, I restrained from publishing too much repeat news on the launch. However, I came across an excellent article from NASAspaceflight.com that provides additional and good details about some of the initial “publically known” experiments that are to be conducted by the Chinese.

Of course, as with any government agency, not all information is shared.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/long-march-2d-quantu…satellite/

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Aug 19, 2016

Quantum trick sees two things happen before and after each other

Posted by in category: quantum physics

More of the bizarre Quantum Tricks.


By placing the order of two events into a quantum superposition, physicists have probed the nature of causality.

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Aug 19, 2016

New Laser Created from Jellyfish’s Fluorescent Proteins

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Another great example where scientists are bridging bio and technology together.


Fluorescent proteins from jellyfish that were grown in bacteria have been used to create a laser for the first time, according to a new study.

The breakthrough represents a major advance in so-called polariton lasers, the researchers said. These lasers have the potential to be far more efficient and compact than conventional ones and could open up research avenues in quantum physics and optical computing, the researchers said.

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Aug 19, 2016

Werner Herzog’s meditations on a connected world | TechCrunch

Posted by in category: internet

Aug 19, 2016

How Your Next Car Could Help Make Itself Obsolete — By Tom Simonite | MIT Technology Review

Posted by in categories: automation, mapping, robotics/AI, transportation

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“Driving cars on the road might be the best way to create maps for tomorrow’s autonomous ones.”

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Aug 19, 2016

Quantum computing and its models

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Quantum computing 101 — lesson 1: quantum models


Before reviewing in more detail the most promising experimental realisations of quantum information processors, I think it is useful to recap the basic concepts and most used models of quantum computing. In particular, the models, as the physical realisations mentioned in a previous post use different but equivalent computational models, which need to be understood to comprehend their implementations.

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Aug 19, 2016

Progress made in development of quantum memory

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, space

Since QUESS has been online, China has been able to deliver the 1st set of programmable code, transmit communications back-and-forth from the satellite, and now they have been able to expand the memory capacity up to 100 Qubits. These are pretty big steps since the satellite has been in orbit on Tuesday.

BTW — the 1st 2 events are directly a result of QUESS; the 3rd advancement isn’t the result of QUESS and resulted after QUESS’ launch.


Although Chinese scientists said there is still a long way to go before any ultrapowerful machine can be developed, progress has been made in terms of quantum memory technology, which is a key component to quantum computing and quantum communication.

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Aug 19, 2016

Bionic Woman: Humans+

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, transhumanism

Motherboard visits a woman using one of the most advanced prosthetic limbs in the world—one that can touch and feel like a flesh-and-blood hand. Full video: http://bit.ly/2b6JS9W

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