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Jul 20, 2016

New device lengthens the life of quantum information

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Yale University scientists have reached a milestone in their efforts to extend the durability and dependability of quantum information.

For the first time, researchers at Yale have crossed the “break even” point in preserving a bit of for longer than the lifetime of its constituent parts. They have created a novel system to encode, spot errors, decode, and correct errors in a quantum bit, also known as a “qubit.” The development of such a robust method of Quantum Error Correction (QEC) has been one of the biggest remaining hurdles in quantum computation.

The findings were published online July 20 in the journal Nature.

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Jul 20, 2016

Einstein, Gravity And The Quantum Top

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Einstein said everything falls at the same rate. Is that also true for a quantum top?

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Jul 20, 2016

Precisely controlled levitation of nanodiamonds could bring advances in sensors, quantum information processing

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, quantum physics

Researchers have demonstrated how to control the “electron spin” of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a vacuum, an advance that could find applications in quantum information processing, sensors and studies into the fundamental physics of quantum mechanics.

Electrons can be thought of as having two distinct spin states, “up” or “down.” The researchers were able to detect and control the electron spin resonance, or its change from one state to the other.

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Jul 20, 2016

Error fix for long-lived qubits brings quantum computers nearer

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

For the first time, researchers are able to extend the lifetime of a quantum bit, or qubit, using error correction – an essential step to useful quantum computers.

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Jul 20, 2016

A man named Zoltan is running for president, too —and he wants our bodies

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, robotics/AI, transhumanism

I was at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland yesterday representing transhumanism with Transhumanist Party supporters. So were many protesters. This is a humurous write up in one of Florida’s largest papers by a well known comedy writer.

Dave Barry is in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention, and he has met a presidential candidate from the Transhumanist Party named Zoltan Istvan, who wants to put robotic bits in our bodies.

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Jul 20, 2016

Google has found a business model for its most advanced artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

DeepMind gets a job cutting the costs of data centers.

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Jul 20, 2016

How Lockheed Martin Plans To Set Up A Base Camp In Mars’ Orbit

Posted by in category: space travel

The journey to Mars, told in GIFs.

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Jul 20, 2016

Former journalist who embedded with DARPA delivers ‘Radical Evolution’ seminar

Posted by in category: evolution

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. — Former Washington Post reporter, Joel Garreau, Lincoln professor of Law, Culture, and Values at Arizona State University spoke at Heritage Hall on his book “Radical Evolution,” here, July 14.

Garreau, whose seminar provoked thoughts on the future of Army sustainment, logistics and warfighter readiness, was invited to speak as part of ASC Commanding General Maj. Gen. Kevin O’ Connell’s Leadership Professional Development seminar series.

Garrea’s main argument is that for the first time in human history, we now have the technological ability to take control of our evolution.

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Jul 20, 2016

Leap Motion Predicts Amazing 3rd Generation Holographic OLED Virtual Reality Headsets

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, virtual reality

While the virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are quite impressive already, there is no doubt that the technology will be developing rapidly, becoming more immersive, lighter, and less intrusive. Leap Motion, a company known for their motion tracking software and cameras has close ties with many of the larger VR manufacturers, and this last week the company’s CTO David Holz spoke a bit about his vision for future VR/AR headsets, based on some of the discussions he’s had with various big-name manufacturers. While Leap Motion likely won’t be producing hardware for these future headsets, it is very possible that their software could play an integral part in future generations VR and AR products.

Holz discussed some of the technology that may be found in third generation headsets of the future, and while he didn’t say when such technology would be available, my guess is perhaps 5–7 years. These third generation headsets will likely be transparent, look a lot like a pair of sunglasses, be extremely light weight and rely on Holographic OLED displays which will be able to switch between both AR(transparent) and VR(opaque) capabilities.

“They’re slightly funny-colored,” he said as he described these future headsets. “But they’re pretty reasonable, something that I might wear all day, all the time. And that’s something that, to me personally, is the most exciting. That’s getting into the age of AR… I’m seeing lots of things ahead of everybody. Behind the scenes, these things are starting to appear more and more.”

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Jul 20, 2016

Elon Musk planning radical TRIPLE rocket landings that could take man to Mars

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Not content with landing its fifth rocket, Elon Musk has unveiled plans the land three rockets at once.

SpaceX has applied for permission to build new landing pads at the Cape Canaveral HQ it leases from NASA.

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