The Big Think

May 12, 2013

Rings

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 10:00 pm

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites: “After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites”

When Ice Floes Attack

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 8:56 pm

This is absolutely one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen.

Q-Bit

Filed under: Computing,Technology — jasony @ 5:02 pm

Commercial quantum computer leaves PC in the dust – physics-math – 10 May 2013 – New Scientist: “McGeoch and her colleague Cong Wang of Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, ran the problem on a D-Wave Two computer, which has 439 qubits formed from superconducting niobium loops. They also tried to solve the problem using three leading algorithms running on a high-end desktop computer. The D-Wave machine turned out to be around 3600 times faster than the best conventional algorithm.”

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