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Nov 17, 2015

Quantum Super Computer Detects and Self-corrects its Errors

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

A team of quantum physicists in Martinis Lab have come a step closer in creating the circuitry that would allow them to process super computing done by quantum computers. The revolution is promised by the new quantum bits (qubits) compared to the previously done classical computing. Qubits infuse the system with high levels of reliability and speed, thus building foundations for large scale superconducting quantum computers.

Till now computing has been done by classical methods in which the bits were either in states 0 or 1, but qubits exist at all the positions simultaneously, in different dimensions. This special property of being omnipresent is called ‘superpositioning’. However, one of the difficulties is keeping the qubits stable to reproduce same result each time. This superpositioning characteristic makes qubits prone to ‘flipping’, therefore making it difficult to work with.

Julian Kelly, graduate student researcher and co-lead author of a research paper that was published in the journal Nature said:

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Nov 17, 2015

The largest airplane ever built has a wingspan that’s nearly the length of a football field

Posted by in category: transportation

VIDEO: “Gigantic” doesn’t do it justice.

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Nov 17, 2015

Scientists have created transparent solar panels that could replace windows

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Revolutionary.

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Nov 17, 2015

Apple might release 3 new iPhones next year

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Everyone is waiting for the iPhone 7, but reports suggest we might see more than two size options available for Apple’s next smartphone.

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Nov 17, 2015

Gigaclear will trial 5,000Mbps fibre Internet access in some UK towns

Posted by in category: internet

How would you even use 5Gbps of symmetrical bandwidth, anyway?

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Nov 17, 2015

Space Mining Bill Passes In Congress

Posted by in categories: business, geopolitics, policy, space, treaties

According to international treaties, no country is allowed to own things like moons or asteroids. But what about a company?

A new bill would allow space mining companies to own pieces of space. Although they couldn’t own a whole asteroid, for example, the bill would ensure that space mining businesses would legally own the resources they extract from that asteroid.

Last week the bill passed in the Senate with a few amendments, and yesterday those amendments were accepted in the House of Representatives. Now the bill is off to the Oval Office, where space policy experts predict President Obama will sign it into law.

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Nov 17, 2015

Intel will ship Xeon Phi-equipped workstations starting in 2016

Posted by in category: supercomputing

Intel’s new Xeon Phi won’t just power next-generation supercomputers — it’s going to make a debut in workstations as well.

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Nov 17, 2015

This drivable car was just 3D printed in 44 hours

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, transportation

Click on photo to start video.

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Nov 17, 2015

Airbus Envisions Transparent Airplane Cabin Walls in Future

Posted by in categories: business, internet, transportation

Transparent walls and customized cabins may be ahead, according to Airbus.

If you think in-flight Wi-Fi and lie-flat seats are cutting edge, just wait until 2050. That’s when aircraft cabins will feature holographic pop-up gaming displays and seats that adjust to each passenger’s size and shape, according to Airbus. In its vision for the future, Airbus predicts that the cabin walls of planes will be transparent, providing amazing views of the earth. Those with vertigo could block the view with an opaque hologram around their seat. Themed zones will replace first, business and economy classes, so individuals could choose areas in which to relax, play games, interact with other passengers or hold business meetings with people on the ground. This could even top the flying car.

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Nov 17, 2015

Speedy Submarine Is Made Of A Single Molecule

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

It’s made of just 244 atoms.


In the nearly 400 years since the first submarine was invented, these underwater machines have become incredibly sophisticated. They’re armed and they’re really stealthy. We’re even planning on sending subs to oceans on distant moons. Trippy.

But now, a submarine is going where no submarine has gone before. To the molecular level. In a paper published this month in NanoLetters, researchers announced that they’ve invented a submarine so small that it’s made out of a single molecule.

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