Intel Speeds Up Testing Toward Goal of Quantum Chips With Billions of Qubits

Intel is working on spin qubit quantum computer technology. Spin qubit transistors would be about the same size as existing CMOS transistors. The spin qubits would have the potential to have comparable density to the existing traditional computer chips. In April, 2020, Intel, in collaboration with Qutech, published a paper in Nature demonstrating the successful …

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Neuralink is a Fitbit in Your Skull With Tiny Wires to Fix Your Brain and Spine

Neuralink is recruiting for great engineers to make brain repair affordable and reliable. They implanted brain read-write devices into brains in pigs. They have received emergency FDA approval in July and will soon implant into humans in clinical trials. The information for this article is almost exclusively from the Neuralink demo. The video of the …

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COVID-19 First Generation Vaccines Should Halve the Risk of Infection

Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, reports that the first generation of COVID-19 vaccines will give people who have vaccinated a 50% lower chance of getting infected than somebody who hasn’t been vaccinated. US Operation Warp Speed is giving billions to private pharma companies to try to …

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Apple Will Privacy Improvement Will Cut Facebook Ad Revenue

The Apple iOS 14 operating system will require apps to ask users for permission to collect and share data using Apple’s device identifier. Facebook will not collect the identifier for advertisers (IDFA) on our own apps on iOS 14 devices. The identifier was critical for Facebook targeting its audience network ads. Facebook says the Apple …

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Roman Space Telescope AKA WFIRST Field of View 100 Times Hubble

The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope or WFIRST) is a NASA infrared space observatory that will launch in 2025. The funding for this and all NASA projects is precarious. NASA’s ability to execute on large, multi-year science project has also been less than reliable. Roman uses an existing 2.4-meter wide …

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US Increases Funding for AI and Quantum Information Science

The White House has announced additional funding for Artificial Intelligence and Quantum computing research. The US is adding over $1 billion in funding to setup seven Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes and five Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers over the next five years. The National Science Foundation and Department of Energy will lead the programs. …

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Blood Transfusions Help Reduce COVID-19 Mortality by 35%

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for investigational convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. The tests on 70,000 people suggest that the blood transfusion can reduced COVID-19 mortality by 35%. This procedure is transferring antibodies in the blood of people who were infected with COVID-19 …

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The Next 6 Months for Tesla Batteries, Self-Driving AI and Factories

This article will start with a financial comparison of Amazon in 2017 and 2018 with Tesla today and a financial projection for the third quarter and the fourth quarter. The article will also briefly review expectations and financial impact of battery day, the self-driving update due in 6-10 weeks and the gigafactories. Amazon had small …

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