D-Wave Shifting to Gate Model Quantum Computer

D-Wave Systems revealed their next-generation quantum computing platforms will include both annealing and gate-model quantum computers. This is a significant shift because they were the pioneers in quantum computing but used something like an analog computer, called an annealer. D-Wave is responding to major competition with billion-dollar valuations and hundreds of millions in funding. IonQ …

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Deep Space Atomic Clocks Will Improve Future Space Missions

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab has had a successful two-year mission using a new deep space atomic clock. Next-generation deep space atomic clocks will improve spacecraft navigation. The technology demonstration operated far longer than planned and broke the stability record for atomic clocks in space. Currently, spacecraft rely on ground-based atomic clocks. The farther a spacecraft …

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Nobel Prize for Medicine 2015 for Helping 200 Million People Per Year at Risk River Blindness

Before the recent political and business campaign and censorship against Ivermectin was a Nobel Prize-winning wonder drug. It was being given to 200 million people per year in Africa to reduce River Blindness. There were many other diseases it was being tested and was a major treatment for other human parasitic diseases. Ivermectin was given for …

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Without Further Intervention 3 Degrees is Worst Case 2100 Climate Warming

Assessment of current policies by two researchers published in the journal Nature suggests that the world is on course for around 3 °C of warming above pre-industrial levels. The world is already at 1 °C of warming above pre-industrial levels. The RCP 8.5 degrees scenario assumes that things like coal usage will go up 5 to …

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China Traffic Death Statistics

China recorded nearly 262 000 road traffic deaths in 2017, accounting for about 21% of global road traffic deaths according to GBD (Global Burden of Disease) data. The USA has been experiencing about 36000 to 42000 traffic deaths each year. Worldwide about 1.35 million people lose their lives in the world’s roads each year and up …

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ARC 100 MWe Modular Reactor Targets 2029 Start in New Brunswick Canada

ARC Clean Energy Canada CEO Bill Labbe says a 2029 start-up for an ARC-100 advanced small modular reactor in New Brunswick is aggressive but achievable target. The company is preparing to begin the second phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s Vendor Design Review (VDR) process. The Government of New Brunswick earlier this year announced …

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