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Feb 3, 2017

Passion for Weather: What fuels our meteorologists

Posted by in category: futurism

Even meteorologist have jumped on the QC wagon.

And if you ask each of the professionals who pour over layers of data to sift out the details and clues that ensure a correct and trustworthy forecast, the passion began at a young age, and for most, with a distinct weather event.

Here are their stories.

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Feb 3, 2017

This graphene dress lights up when you breathe

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, materials

Wonder which 3D printer she used?

Together with scientists, fashion designers have used graphene — a Nobel-Prize winning material that’s tougher than diamonds — to give their LBD a high-tech cut.

“We are trying to showcase the amazing properties of graphene,” Francesca Rosella, the co-founder of fashion company CuteCircuit, told CNN.

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Feb 3, 2017

Graphene Infrared Eye Needs No Signal Amplification

Posted by in category: materials

Graphene is extremely versatile and ideal for biosensor technology, BMI, etc. we really have just began understanding its capabilities.

An international team of researchers under the umbrella of the EU-funded Graphene Flagship have taken a significant step in thermal infrared (IR) photodetctors with the development of the most sensitive uncooled graphene-based thermal detector yet fabricated. These new photodetectors, known as bolometers, are so sensitive that they can register the presence of a scant few nanowatts of radiation. That level of radiation is about a thousandth of what would be given off by a hand waving in front of the detector.

In the research described in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from the University of Cambridge, UK; the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Spain; the University of Ioannina, Greece; and from Nokia and Emberion found that the combination of graphene and pyroelectric materials—which generate a voltage when they are heated or cooled—yields a unique synergy that boosts the performance of thermal photodetectors.

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Feb 3, 2017

Researchers at Tenn. lab set record for communications speed

Posted by in categories: internet, quantum physics

More on ORNL’s breakthrough on breaking qubits transmittal speeds to further mature quantum networking. BTW — Los Alamos (sister lab to ORNL) has had a quantum network since 2009.

Work from Oak Ridge National Laboratory could have implications for Internet and technology companies.

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Feb 3, 2017

Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, security

Wish these guys a lot of luck; however, they need to hurry up soon as China is already had a head start with QC.

As we saw during the 2016 US election, protecting traditional computer systems, which use zeros and ones, from hackers is not a perfect science. Now consider the complex world of quantum computing, where bits of information can simultaneously hold multiple states beyond zero and one, and the potential threats become even trickier to tackle. Even so, researchers at the University of Ottawa have uncovered clues that could help administrators protect quantum computing networks from external attacks.

“Our team has built the first high-dimensional quantum cloning machine capable of performing quantum hacking to intercept a secure quantum message,” said University of Ottawa Department of Physics professor Ebrahim Karimi, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Structured Light. “Once we were able to analyze the results, we discovered some very important clues to help protect quantum computing networks against potential hacking threats.”

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Feb 3, 2017

Quantum RAM: Modelling the big questions with the very small

Posted by in categories: climatology, computing, finance, quantum physics, singularity, sustainability

Nice write up. What is interesting is that most folks still have not fully understood the magnitude of quantum and how as well as why we will see it as the fundamental ingredient to all things and will be key in our efforts around singularity.

When it comes to studying transportation systems, stock markets and the weather, quantum mechanics is probably the last thing to come to mind. However, scientists at Australia’s Griffith University and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have just performed a ‘proof of principle’ experiment showing that when it comes to simulating such complex processes in the macroscopic world quantum mechanics can provide an unexpected advantage.

Griffith’s Professor Geoff Pryde, who led the project, says that such processes could be simulated using a “quantum hard drive”, much smaller than the required for conventional simulations.

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Feb 3, 2017

The Singularity — Documentary

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Feb 3, 2017

The World’s Best Doctors Aren’t Earning PHDs — They’re Being Programmed

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

These artificial intelligence systems are more accurate than doctors at diagnosing health problems.

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Feb 3, 2017

How to make eggs without any chickens

Posted by in categories: food, futurism

The future of food doesn’t have to involve animals.

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Feb 3, 2017

This could be revolutionary

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

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