Dwave Demo recap

The official recap of the Dwave demo is at the dwave blog Dwave has had over 100 respondents with ideas for applications to date, about one third of which are from Fortune 1000 companies. So if they achieve the speedup and targets that they plan to achieve they should have very solid business success. Brian …

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Nuclear so called waste analysis

NNadir at DailyKos has an analysis of radionuclides and what we really should and should not be worried about them. To keep the nuclear risks in perspective remember that coal causes over 1 million deaths per year from particulates causing heart disease, lung disease and cancer. Plus 10,000 per year from coal mining deaths. 27,000 …

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Quantum hall effect observed at room temperature

Quantum hall effect observed at room temperature using strong magnetic fields observations of graphene. The quantum Hall effect was previously believed to only be observable at temperatures close to absolute zero (equal to minus 459 degrees). But when scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in the U.S. and at the High Field Magnet …

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New universes will be born from ours

Some physicists have argued that the universe is doomed to be ripped apart by runaway dark energy, while others think it is bouncing through an endless series of big bangs and big crunches. Now these two ideas are being combined to create another option, in which our universe ultimately shatters into billions of pieces, with …

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Quantum encryption at high speed

High speed 1 gbps communication uses quantum encryption to detect eavesdropping Now quantum cyptography company id Quantique SA (Geneva) has teamed with Australian cyptography company Senetas Corp. Ltd. (Melbourne) to create what the partners claim in the world’s first 1- to 10-Gbit/s secure network that combines uncrackable quantum keys with classical encryption. “Typical bit rates …

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Breakthrough Diabetes one injection cures mice for four months

From Biosingularity, and Canada’s National post, word of breakthrough near cure for diabetes In a discovery that has stunned even those behind it, scientists at a Toronto hospital say they have proof the body’s nervous system helps trigger diabetes, opening the door to a potential near-cure of the disease that affects millions of Canadians. The …

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