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computersDwave Systems 512 qubits projected to be 10 billion times faster than an Alienware Workstation for a particular problem

Venture Capitalist Steve Jurvetson (Draper Fisher Jurvetson is an investor in Dwave Systems) describes the speedup for Dwave Systems’ Adiabatic Quantum computers. At 2000 to 4000 qubits, Dwave Systems adiabatic quantum computer should become faster than classical computers for discrete …

computersStem Cell Companies pursue Regenerative Medicine

North County Times – 35 companies and researchers spoke at last week’s stem cell conference in La Jolla. Nearly all of them shared the goal of using stem cells and the body’s own regenerative ability to treat diseases and injuries. …

artificial intelligenceOil Production for States and Countries and the World

1. The EIA has Texas crude oil production (including natural gas liquids) at 57 million barrels for June 2012. This is 1.9 million barrels per day Texas is at the highest production in 22 years. 2. Iraq oil exports averaged …

computer architectureHigh Speed rail is way safer than driving in China

A commercial van slammed into a truck Monday in northwest China, killing nine people and bringing the overall death toll to 56 in three big accidents on the country’s notoriously dangerous roads over the past two days. On Sunday, 36 …

europeNanocrystalline Cellulose from Celluforce

NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC) is the primary structural building block of trees and other plants, and can be economically extracted from the wood fibres of Canada’s vast forests – an abundant and renewable resource. This high-value nanomaterial will be used to …

exaflopsRemotely Activated Protein-Producing Nanoparticles

Fightaging – There was recent progress towards placing drug producing microfactories in the body. These are programmable, artificial bacteria-like entities that can be set up to manufacture specific drug compounds in response to their local environment, or to signals from …

exaflopsFoxconn builds Shangai Headquarters for operating and research hub

Focus Taiwan – Foxconn Technology Group, the main manufacturer for Apple Inc., is determined to grasp opportunities in the China market by setting up a one-stop business service for customers. Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Group in Taiwan, broke …

chinaIowa State engineer discovers spider silk conducts heat as well as metals

Spider silk has some interesting properties: it’s very strong, very stretchy, only 4 microns thick (human hair is about 60 microns) and, according to some speculation, could be a good conductor of heat. But nobody had actually tested spider silk …

computersICube unifies CPU and GPU into one core with four threads per core

ICube is a fabless semiconductor company developing semiconductor System-On-Chip (SOC) solutions based on our Harmony Unified Processor Technology, genuinely integrating two different processor types: a central processing unit (CPU) and a graphics processing unit (GPU), into one unified core. Founded …