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Aug 13, 2016

NASA Building Deep Space Habitats with Private Companies on Earth

Posted by in categories: habitats, space travel

Continuing on with NASA’s trend of contracting work out to private companies, they have just started accepting bids and designs to create space habitats. The habitat selected will eventually house astronauts in future space missions, and possibly those that go to Mars. In their initial announcement, NASA has shown 6 different companies along with each’s design. This is all part of the NextSTEP-3 program.

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Aug 13, 2016

Boston Dynamics: On a mission to build the most advanced robots on earth

Posted by in categories: engineering, robotics/AI

Hey Boston Dynamics why don’t you team up with D-Wave and/ or Google’s QC work in building your advance robot because everyone knows that the real magic in robotics and other AI isn’t going to be realized until QC is implemented as part of the under lying technology.

Boston Dynamics is an engineering company that specializes in building dynamic robots and software for human simulation. You know doubt know of them from the many videos they produce. One of the more recent ones is below:

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Aug 13, 2016

3D Print Your Own Breakfast

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, food

A team of researchers at Columbia University has developed a 3D food printer capable of printing and cooking multiple ingredients at one time.

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Aug 13, 2016

Is Quantum the Future of High-Performance Analytics?

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

If you think quantum computing sounds like something out of science fiction, you’re not alone. It’s still more theory than practice, but it might be able to answer questions that are unsolvable by current computers. Earlier this year, IBM made a small quantum computer available via the cloud.

Quantum Mechanics and the Weirdness of Particles

To understand quantum computers, you must first know a little bit about quantum mechanics. In the briefest possible description, quantum mechanics is the branch of physics that models how particles behave at the smallest scales.

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Aug 13, 2016

China successfully develops semiconductor quantum chip

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

China has made a breakthrough in the research of quantum computing. The quantum laboratory of the University of Science and Technology of China recently announced its success in developing a semiconductor quantum chip.

According to a CNTV report on Aug. 11, the quantum chip is equivalent to the “brain” of future quantum computers; it enables quantum operations and information processing. Besides computing, technologies for quantum storage and control are also essential to the future of this technology. The “sandwich-type” solid-state quantum memory can be operational at a low temperature with magnetic auxiliary equipment.

Zhou Zongquan, a researcher at the Key Laboratory of Quantum Information under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), said that the direction of future development is to prolong the life of quantum memory.

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Aug 13, 2016

Turning Quantum Theories Into Quantum Technologies

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology, quantum physics

ACQUIRE researchers will confront major challenges in a four-year quest to engineer a quantum communication system on a chip. The chip will need to operate at room temperature with low energy in a fiber optic network with entangled photons.

Currently, such a communication system may be demonstrated in laboratories, but only at cryogenic (very low) temperatures, and with bulky, energy-intensive equipment. However, a fundamental understanding of quantum physics and optical materials, as well as recent progress in nanoscale photonic integration, have brought communication systems scaled to the quantum level within reach.

If successful, the ACQUIRE teams’ results will begin to realize the hardware needed for secure and efficient quantum communication. The findings from the ACQUIRE projects will also advance quantum sensing and computing.

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Aug 13, 2016

Earth-Like Planet Around Proxima Centauri Discovered

Posted by in category: space

According to an unnamed source, the ESO has discovered a habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, making it the closest Earth-like planet discovered to date.

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Aug 13, 2016

The Closest Supernova Since 1604 Is Hissing At Us

Posted by in category: cosmology

By examining faint radio emissions from a local supernova remnant, astronomers are learning more about how stars behave before they explode

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Aug 13, 2016

The Transhumanist party wants to use technology to solve the world’s problems — meet their presidential candidate

Posted by in categories: economics, geopolitics, transhumanism

A short video from Now This on my campaign. It highlights my interview from the RNC in Cleveland and ideas on Universal Basic Income:

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Aug 13, 2016

72 Stunning Things in The Future That Will be Common Ten Years From Now That Don’t Exist Today

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, transportation

How many things do we own, that are common today, that didn’t exist 10 years ago? The list is probably longer than you think.

Prior to the iPhone coming out in 2007, we didn’t have smartphones with mobile apps, decent phone cameras for photos/videos, mobile maps, mobile weather, or even mobile shopping.

None of the mobile apps we use today existed 10 years ago: Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat, Uber, Facetime, LinkedIn, Lyft, Whatsapp, Netflix, Pandora, or Pokemon Go.

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