Carnival of Space 100

Carnival of Space #100 is up at the One Minute Astronomer. This site provide a projection 250 years forward to the timeframe of Star Trek the new movie (which is the same timeframe of the Original Series. Cumbrian Sky celebrate the Kepler telescope and its mission to find Earth like world. Beyond Apollo looks at …

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Dwave Quantum Computer is Cooling Its 128 Qubit Chips For Testing

Dwave System reports that three Rainier (128 qubit) 1st silicon chips are on their way to 10mK. On two of them we are doing device-level testing, the third has a full 8-qubit unit cell with all the programmable control circuitry bells and whistles. From the last coverage on Dwave D-Wave plans to have a 1,000-qubit …

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Hydrophobic Sand Details – Waterproof Nanosand

Desert sand is made hydrophobic be adding the additive SP-HFS 1609. The additive creates a capilliary breaking hydrophobic encapsulation of the sand making it resistant to salts, particularly sodium chloride salts. The Federal Environment Agency (FEA) in Berlin has approved Hydrophobic Sand as being environmentally safe. The product comes with a 30 year guarantee for …

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