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googleNear-term Quantum Computers Have Serious Challenges

Nextbigfuture was excessively optimistic on quantum computer achieving a smooth takeoff based upon announcements in 2018 with the 72 qubit Google bristlecone, IonQ's trapped ion breakthrough and a flurry of other advancements in quantum computers from Intel and IBM.

futureIonQ Path to Thousands of Qubits and Quantum Supremacy

Quantum Supremacy is defined as the point when quantum computers become faster than regular computers. Quantum computers can become thousands of times more powerful when the number of qubits are doubled. In December, 2018, IonQ announced at the Q2B conference …

newsProgress Towards Using Quantum Computers for Solving Quantum Chemistry and Machine Learning

IonQ used its trapped-ion computer and a scalable co-design framework for solving chemistry problems. They applied it to compute the ground-state energy of the water molecule. The robust operation of the trapped ion quantum computer yields energy estimates with errors …

australiaLower lifecycle costs for nuclear power than fossil fuel and lower radiation under normal operation

When costs are levelized across the lifecycle, nuclear is one of the most cost-effective methods of power generation. Indeed, OECD research shows that nuclear is the lowest levelized cost option for power generation for all OECD countries under certain capital …

magnetsCarnival of Space 490

The Carnival of Space is up at Everyday Spacer Universe Today – NASA Might Build an Ice House on Mars The “Mars Ice Home” is a large inflatable dome that is surrounded by a shell of water ice. NASA said …

physicsData Analytics for Accurate Genomic Predictions can accelerate plant breeding by turbocharging gene banks

A new study led by an Iowa State University agronomist may help scientists sift through vast amounts of plant seeds stored in gene bank facilities across the globe to identify those useful to plant breeders attempting to produce better varieties. …

futureJohn Wick likely to become a series of movies

The John Wick Chapter Two synopsis: Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy …

lasersIBM’s resistive computing could accelerate Artificial Intelligence by 5000 times over Nvidia GPUs

IBM making progress with resistive computing. the idea for resistive computing is to have compute units that are analog in nature, small in substance, and can retain their history so they can learn during the training process. Accelerating neural networks …

physicsUS National Intelligence classified Genome editing as a weapon of mass destruction

Genome editing is a weapon of mass destruction. That’s according to James Clapper, U.S. director of national intelligence, who on Tuesday, in the annual worldwide threat assessment report of the U.S. intelligence community, added gene editing to a list of …

futureEMC2 Chief Scientist presents A Path to Electrostatic Nuclear Fusion

As previously noted EMC2 Fusion would need at least $100 million in funding and seven years to get to a breakeven nuclear fusion device. The high-pressure confinement, also known as high-beta confinement, is what’s described in the ArXiv paper. One …