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Oct 18, 2016

Identifying Strategic Options for Advancing Quantum Information

Posted by in categories: innovation, quantum physics

Nice.


Forum on Quantum Information Science addresses challenges to the field, and identifies strategic options and innovative approaches to move QIS forward.

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Oct 18, 2016

Gene therapy to reverse certain forms of blindness looks like it’s less than a year away

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Spark Therapeutics is within striking distance of a landmark green light from the FDA for its treatment for certain forms of blindness.

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Oct 18, 2016

Entangled Wormholes Could Pave the Way for Quantum Gravity

Posted by in categories: cosmology, quantum physics

The weird quantum phenomenon of entanglement could produce shortcuts between distant black holes.

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Oct 18, 2016

Scientists May Have Reactivated The Gene That Causes Neurons To Stop Growing

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

In Brief:

  • Scientists have found a way of reactivating genes in mice to continue neuron growth.
  • The development could be key to helping patients with paralysis and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Oct 18, 2016

New 3D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Great advancement around how to make QC available on small scale devices.


Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.

“The quantum socket is a wiring method that uses three-dimensional wires based on spring-loaded pins to address individual qubits,” said Jeremy Béjanin, a PhD candidate with IQC and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Waterloo. He and Thomas McConkey, PhD candidate from IQC and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Waterloo, are lead authors on the study that appears in the journal Physical Review Applied as an Editors’ Suggestion and is featured in Physics. “The technique connects classical electronics with quantum circuits, and is extendable far beyond current limits, from one to possibly a few thousand qubits.”

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Oct 18, 2016

Researchers accidentally turn carbon dioxide into ethanol

Posted by in category: sustainability

They basically put a genie back in its bottle.

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Oct 18, 2016

New Horizons Spacecraft Is Approaching a Mysterious Red Object

Posted by in category: space

NASA’s New Horizons space probe is currently speeding towards a mysterious Kuiper Belt Object known as MU69. Recent observations of the distant object indicate a very reddish surface—possibly even redder than the splotches found on Pluto.

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Oct 18, 2016

MIT nuclear fusion record marks latest step towards unlimited clean energy

Posted by in categories: innovation, nuclear energy

We are closer than ever to a world of unlimited energy.


Scientists create the highest plasma pressure ever recorded with the Alcator C-Mod reactor in a breakthrough for clean energy technology.

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Oct 18, 2016

This Company Has Acquired the Most Artificial Intelligence Startups

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Mergers and acquisitions of artificial intelligence startups have been on the rise since 2011. This company is leading the trend.

By Tess Townsend

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Oct 18, 2016

Robotic ALIAS puts Cessna Caravan through basic maneuvers

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

The ALIAS system, developed by DARPA, could cut down on crew requirements in military and civilian small aircraft by taking control with a robotic arm. Although it’s still a ways off production, the system has been successfully demonstrated on a Cessna Caravan aircraft.

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