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scienceTrade War Has Created Demand for Chinese Made Chips

China’s government was always willing to fund domestic chip production but the Trade War has created demand for domestic chips. There was not much demand for Chinese chips because the assumption was that US chips would be available. China will …

energyClarifying What Commonwealth Fusion Systems Will Do

Steven B. Krivit points out that Commonwealth Fusion Systems will not get to true energy breakeven in 2025. The plans for the SPARC reactor specify a fusion power output of 50 to 100 MW of heat. Thermal power to heat …

astronomyCarnival of Space 618

2. Universe Today – Uranus’ Rings are Surprisingly Bright in Thermal Emissions Uranus’ system has a temperature of just 77 K (-196 °C; -320 °F). The observations also confirmed that Uranus’s brightest and densest ring (the Epsilon ring) differs from …

physicsWhat Quantum Supremacy Should Look Like if Google’s Neven if Correct

The current state of noisy qubit quantum computers is a bit difficult to assess. Superconducting quantum chips and ion trapped quantum computers are in the 16 qubit to 100 qubit range. Rigetti Computing is seeking an application that will give …

energyNew Mode Enables Four-Fold Increase in Tokamak Fusion Performance

Super-H Mode allows tokamaks to achieve higher fusion performance than previously possible. In recent experiments operating in and near the Super H-mode regime, researchers have achieved record-breaking values of fusion gain for a device of DIII-D’s size. Fusion gain is …

dwaveHybrid Quantum-Classical System from D-Wave and Where Quantum Computing Could Be Used

D-Wave Systems announced the availability of D-Wave Hybrid™, a simple open-source hybrid workflow platform for building and running quantum-classical hybrid applications. D-Wave Hybrid is part of the Ocean software development kit within D-Wave’s Leap™ quantum cloud service and is available …

atomically precise manufacturingQuantum Technology NEEDS Atomically Precise Manufacturing

Zyvex Labs has the goal of Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM). They are researching and developing tools for creating quantum computers, analog quantum simulation devices and other transformational systems that require atomic precision. Developed as part of this effort, ZyVector™ turns …

chinaUS Trade Secretary Mnuchin There is a Path to a China Trade Deal

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Wednesday the U.S. and China were close to a trade deal, and he’s optimistic that progress can be made during weekend talks between President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping. Mnuchin says they …

cancerHow Close Are We to Curing Cancer?

It’s a question that everybody’s asking, since everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed or is currently dealing with some form of cancer: just how close are we to curing the disease? We’re at a point where a cancer diagnosis …