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Feb 2, 2017

Quantum Encryption Just Took One More Step Toward Beating Hackers

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, encryption, quantum physics

Nice read on QC cryptography.

Between Russian hackers and insecure email servers, this past election has proved that cyber security is going to be extremely important moving forward. But with the advent of quantum computers, it’s only going to become harder to keep data safe from those with the motive and the right tools. Fortunately, scientists believe they may have found a solution within the same principles that guide quantum computing: quantum encryption.

To fully understand the scope of what quantum computers can do, it’s important to realize that it might take current, non-quantum computers longer than the total age of the universe to crack certain encryptions. But, as grad student Chris Pugh explained in a recent interview with Wired, quantum computers might be able to crack the same codes in “a matter of hours or days”.

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Feb 2, 2017

Superdense-coded logo of an oak leaf sets new record for transfer rate over optic cable

Posted by in category: futurism

Nice job ORNL and DoE.


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Feb 2, 2017

What Quantum Gravity Needs Is More Experiments

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

Agree; math is a must. However, experimentation is when the rubber meets the road.

In the mid-1990s, I studied mathematics. I wasn’t really sure just what I wanted to do with my life, but I was awed by the power of mathematics to describe the natural world. After classes on differential geometry and Lie algebras, I attended a seminar series offered by the math department about the greatest problem in fundamental physics: how to quantize gravity and thereby bring all the forces of nature under one theoretical umbrella. The seminars focused on a new approach pioneered by Abhay Ashtekhar at Penn State University. It wasn’t research I had previously encountered, and I came away with the impression that the problem had been solved; the news just hadn’t yet spread.

It seemed a clear victory for pure thought. The requirement of mathematical consistency also led, for example, to the discovery of the Higgs boson. Without the Higgs, the Standard Model of particle physics would stop working for particles that are collided at energies above 1 teraelectron-volts, well within the range of the Large Hadron Collider. Probabilities would no longer add to 100 percent and would cease to make mathematical sense. Something new thus had to turn up once that energy was crossed. The Higgs was the simplest possibility that physicists could think of—and, sure enough, they found it.

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Feb 2, 2017

World’s First Gaming Hotel in Amsterdam To Reopen In May 2017

Posted by in categories: entertainment, virtual reality

If I dare show this to my nephews, we will never see them again.

When the Arcade Hotel Amsterdam opened last year, owner Daniel Salmanovich couldn’t help but smile when his hotel had people wanting what is known as the world’s first gaming hotel. It has its doors closed now until it will reopen in May for a much bigger expansion.

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Feb 2, 2017

Scientists begin building supercomputer programmed to solve ultimate question of life

Posted by in categories: cosmology, quantum physics, robotics/AI, supercomputing

Oh, there will be many things come together for all of us when we begin further expanding and advancing our work on quantum especially in our work with Quantum parallel states, as well as the work on both AI and Synbio on QC. Next 3 to 5 yrs are truly going to change a lot of things in science and technology.

British scientists have taken the first step towards building a real-life version of Deep Thought, the supercomputer programmed to solve the “ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything” in Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. The team has drawn up the first blueprint for a giant quantum computer, a device capable of rapidly solving problems that would take an ordinary computer billions of years to answer.

The ground-breaking modular design could theoretically pave the way to a machine as large as a football field with undreamed of levels of computing power.

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Feb 2, 2017

Cosmic test backs ‘quantum spookiness’

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Physicists harness starlight to support the case for entanglement.

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Feb 2, 2017

This Portable Turntable Is Controlled By Your Smartphone

Posted by in category: futurism

This ‘smart’ turntable lets you skip songs on a record.

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Feb 2, 2017

Meteorite reveals 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars

Posted by in category: space

Feb. 1 (UPI) — Mars may be home to some of the oldest volcanoes in the solar system. New evidence suggests the Red Planet has been home to volcanic activity for at least 2 billion years.

The evidence is a small Martian meteorite discovered in Africa in 2012. The rock was named Northwest Africa 7635.

Scientists has studied many Martian meteorites over the years. Most arrived on Earth’s surface roughly 1 million years ago, when a large object collided with Mars, dislodging significant amounts of rock — much of it volcanic.

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Feb 2, 2017

More Cases of Human Bird Flu in China Have Experts Worried

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

I say knowing is better then not.

The rise in reported cases of human bird flu in China and a number of strains in the world’s poultry population has experts worried.

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Feb 2, 2017

Boston Dynamics “nightmare inducing” wheeled robot “Handle”, presentation video close-up

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

This is a cropped and tracked version of the original video so you can see a close up only of the presentation screen, only the wheeled robot part is selected because it was never seen before footage, for the rest see the original video presentation below:

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