Dwave Systems will be commercially releasing a new 1152 qubit quantum annealing system in March 2015

Dr. Colin P. Williams [CPW], Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for D-Wave Systems provided answers in an email interview with Nextbigfuture. 1. How is Dwave doing with the 2048 qubit system ? [CPW] D-Wave is making fantastic progress in fabricating ever-larger processors. In fact, we will be releasing our new 1,152-qubit “Washington” processor …

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2015 could be year of LENR breakout and legitimacy. Cold Fusion vindication possible

Russian Prof Parkhomov claims to have replicated Rossi E-Cat and Parkhomov and published fully open research. Others are racing to replicate and extend the work. Prof Alexander Parkhomov of Lomonosov Moscow State University has published a paper describing his successful replication of the E-Cat, based on the available information about it. The paper is in …

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DOE wants to make US buildings twice as energy efficient by 2030

The Building Technology Office of the US Department of Energy wants to reduce building energy use by 50% in 2030, compared to the “business-as-usual” energy consumption projected by the 2010 Annual Energy Outlook There is a focus on more efficient heating, cooling and lighting systems and new retrofit technology for roofs and windows. Brian WangBrian …

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Carnival of Space 335

1. Universe Today – This was very likely the last trip around the Sun for the Earth-crossing asteroid 2014 AA, according to calculations by several teams of astronomers and published online earlier today on the IAU’s Minor Planet Center. Discovered just yesterday by the Catalina Sky Survey, the estimated 3-meter-wide Apollo asteroid was supposed to …

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CRISPR gene editing used to test and understand all human genes in the genome and other mammalian genomes

The new system, known as CRISPR, allows researchers to permanently and selectively delete genes from a cell’s DNA. In two new papers, the researchers showed that they could study all the genes in the genome by deleting a different gene in each of a huge population of cells, then observing which cells proliferated under different …

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Joe Eck reports Superconductor at 53.6C Almost to the hottest outdoor temperatures ever recorded

Joe Eck at Superconductors.org reports the observation of superconductivity above 53 Celsius (127F, 326K) in a new copper-oxide ceramic. The chemical formula of this discovery is Tl7Sn2Ba2SiCu10O20+. This is the thirteenth superconductor found to exhibit a Meissner transition above room temperature. There have only been three places on Earth with recorded temperatures above 53.6C. 56.7C …

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Paper generators get power when you touch them so you do not need batteries

Disney Research presents a new energy harvesting technology that generates electrical energy from a user’s interactions with paper-like materials. The energy harvesters are flexible, light, and inexpensive, and they utilize a user’s gestures such as tapping, touching, rubbing and sliding to generate energy. The harvested energy is then used to actuate LEDs, e-paper displays and …

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Is the Phillippines shifting to prolonged 6-7% annual GDP growth ?

Growth forecasts for the Philippine economy have been hiked by two institutions after the strong performance registered in the first quarter. Nomura, in a report released Friday, expects the gross domestic product (GDP) — the broadest measure of the economy — to grow by 7.3% this year and 6.2% in 2014. Its earlier estimates were …

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NASA researching 100KW, 4MW and 60 MW thermal molten salt reactors for space

Ohio State University has performed some computational studies of molten salt reactors for NASA space applications. They looked at 4 MW thermal and 60 MW thermal reactors and flow dynamics and basic design. Molten salt reactors are an appealing technology for space because of their high temperature and low pressure operation, controllability, and high fuel …

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Candence and ARM making first Cortex-A57 64 bit processor on 16 nanometer process

1. Fulfilling the promise of performance and power scaling at 16 nanometers, ARM and Cadence today announced details behind their collaboration to implement the first ARM® Cortex®-A57 processor on TSMC’s 16-nanometer (nm) FinFET manufacturing process The Cortex-A57 processor is ARM’s highest-performing processor to date, and is based on the new ARMv8 architecture, designed for computing, …

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US Crude Production continues to increase by about 150,000 barrel per day per month since Summer of 2012

US daily crude oil production increased to 6.818 million barrels per day. This was an increase of 108,000 barrels per day from the prior week. This is the most crude oil produced by the US since February, 1994. This seems to indicate that oil from North Dakota (Bakken) and Texas (Eagle Ford) has likely increased …

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