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dwaveNext four years will determine if noisy quantum computers can beat current computers

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From November 2017 to March 2018 there was the announcement of IBM 50 qubit prototype, Intel’s 49 qubit test chip and Google 72 qubit processor. These processors had 10% to as low as 1% error rates. In 2017, D-Wave systems …

dwaveD-Wave Quantum systems gets $20 million more in funding and talks to Softbank about hundreds of millions

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D-Wave Systems, the leader in quantum computing systems and software, announced that it has met the key conditions to lock in new funding of $20 million. In April 2017, D-Wave closed on the first $30 million tranche of convertible notes …

dwaveUniversal Quantum computers, Analog Quantum computers and Annealers

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In Dec 2015, US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) program notified IBM that it would award its scientists a major multi-year research grant to advance the building blocks for a universal quantum computer. A universal quantum computer uses quantum …

adiabatic quantum computerAcceleration in projected growth of global robotics industry

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In 2016, International Data Corporation (IDC) has identified robotics as one of six Innovation Accelerators that will drive digital transformation by opening new revenue streams and changing the way work is performed. IDC forecasted global spending on robotics and related …

adiabatic quantum computerA healthy lifestyle and a moderate amount of genetic and other luck means life expectancy of 95+ is possible now

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The University of Pennsylvania has a life expectancy calculator based upon on a statistical regression of more than 400,000 data samples. The data was collected by the National Institute of Health and AARP. Major longevity factors that are under your …

adiabatic quantum computerPaleoanthropologist seems quite sure that hybrid elephant embryo with wooly mammoth characteristics will not be created within two years

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John Hawkes has that he does not believe that a wooly mammoth embyro will be created within two years. George Church indicated that 45 mammoth-like edits of DNA have been spliced into the Asian elephant genome. “We’re working on ways …

dwaveHigh quality graphene made from soybean oil in a single step

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Until now, the high cost of graphene production has been the major roadblock in its commercialiZation. Previously, graphene was grown in a highly-controlled environment with explosive compressed gases, requiring long hours of operation at high temperatures and extensive vacuum processing. …

dwaveMetallic Hydrogen update

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Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and postdoctoral fellow Ranga Dias have long sought the material, called atomic metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer some fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material …

adiabatic quantum computerReviewing the 31 page Trump Economic Plan by two Senior Academic Policy Advisors

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Nextbigfuture is reviewing what are the detailed policies of those who will be shaping the future US and world economy. Peter Navarro is a business professor at the University of California-Irvine; he holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. …

adiabatic quantum computerNanoscale memristor computing device smaller than a 50 nanometer cube

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Engineers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a design for a functional nanoscale computing device. The concept involves a dense, three-dimensional circuit operating on an unconventional type of logic that could, theoretically, be packed into a block no bigger than …