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World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …

Articles about 10 dwell houses their own words on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones to Duke: Package Deals Are Future of Recruiting

Jahlil Okafor is the best big-man prospect in America, and he lives in Chicago. Tyus Jones is one of the top point-guard prospects in 2014, and he lives in Apple Valley, Minn.<p>Yet Okafor and Jones made a pact to play college ball together and they carried that through on Friday afternoon. They …

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The Race for 2022 Winter Olympic Is On

And then there were six.<p>Out of the 23 cities that flirted with the idea of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics, only a half-dozen contenders remain after the application deadline on Thursday. Now, it’s a contest between two Old World continents. Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Beijing, China, represent team …

India buys third aircraft carrier amid rivalry with China

India has heightened its rivalry with China by taking possession of its third aircraft carrier, a refurbished Soviet-era vessel.<p>The £1.4bn ($2.3bn) aircraft carrier, handed over on Saturday at a north Russian shipyard, will help India to counterbalance the expansion of the Chinese navy.<p>The …

Amendment To Farm Bill Could Be End To Humane Farming Standards

A proposed amendment to the $1 trillion federal farm bill is of concern to both states’ rights and humane farming advocates as Congress looks to finalize the bill passed in the House earlier this year.<p>The Protect Interstate Commerce Act, introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), would amend the farm …

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