Timothy Grindall

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Quantum computing is going to change the world. Here's what this means for you.

The science and tech world has been abuzz about quantum computers for years, but the devices are not yet affecting our daily lives. Quantum systems …

Quantum Computing

Mobiles and laptops may soon sport a new nanotech display device

In a feat comparable to the fable of blind man who carried a lame man on his back, lending him his feet and borrowing from him his eyes, researchers …

The number of teens who are depressed is soaring — and all signs point to smartphones

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless - classic symptoms of depression - surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more …

This Next-Gen Satellite Will Scan for Storms Like Never Before

Prepping a satellite instrument for its journey into space can feel like getting ready to lift off yourself. The sensors on board are vulnerable to …

The next most powerful supercomputer in the U.S. is almost complete

Computing for Science<p>Inside one of the rooms of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) at Tennessee, the next fastest and most powerful …

Intel aims to conquer AI with the Nervana processor

Intel makes some pretty fast chips, but none are very efficient at the hottest thing in computing right now: Artificial intelligence (AI). Deep-learning apps that do computer vision, voice recognition and other tasks mostly just need to run matrix calculations on gigantic arrays -- something that …

NASA says it’s hard to ignore the evidence of a ‘Planet Nine’

We might not actually know how many planets are in our solar system — and no, this isn’t a trick regarding Pluto’s status. For years, scientists have …

Samsung Flash Memory Announcements

At Samsung’s Tech Day in their San Jose, CA headquarters and at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit, the company laid out a number of new products and initiatives. These products spanned from the world’s largest announced SSD (128 TB) using its 5th generation V-NAND chips, to a new small form factor SSD, …

Computer Hardware

Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease.<p>You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure …

Google just revealed how they'll build quantum computers

Next Stop: Quantum Supremacy<p>Quantum computing: it’s the brass ring in the computing world, giving the ability to exponentially outperform and …

Quantum Computing

Tesla Powerwall 2 installations finally start to accelerate

After Tesla unveiled and started taking orders for Powerwall 2 almost a year ago, the deployment of the company’s new home battery pack has been fairly slow.<p>Now it looks like it’s finally starting to accelerate as the company dominates the market in California and starts to expand.<p>We recently …

Tesla

This Crazy Camera Is the Future of Photography

Raise your hand if you or someone you love goes on vacation laden like a pack mule with camera gear. Big-lens digital SLR cameras sure take lovely photos but carrying one is literally a pain in the neck.<p>So I’m relieved to report that a new leap in high-end camera tech is replacing the big honkin’ …

Mobile Photography

IBM just broke the record of simulating chemistry with a quantum computer

The Future of Quantum Computing<p>Engineers have modelled the interactions between subatomic components of a complex molecule using a quantum computer, …

Expert: The U.S. needs to do more to prepare for autonomous warfare

Arms Race<p>Modern warfare is set to undergo major changes, thanks to new technologies springing forth from the fields of artificial intelligence and …

Atomic discovery opens door to greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry

A key step in unlocking the potential for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry was taken recently by a group of researchers led by UAlberta …

Nanotech

Even Ordinary Computer Users Could Access Secret Quantum Computing

Blind quantum computing in the cloud could keep computation results secret even for remote classical-computer users Illustration: Timothy Yeo/Centre …

Quantum computers are about to get real

Qubit-based machines are gearing up to solve problems that are out of reach for even the most powerful supercomputers.

Can We Ditch Dark Energy By Better Understanding General Relativity?

David Wiltshire and Alan Coley, <i>Dalhousie University</i><p>A renewed suggestion that dark energy may not be real — dispensing with 70% of the stuff in the universe — has reignited a longstanding debate.<p>Dark energy and dark matter are theoretical inventions that explain observations we cannot otherwise …

Dark Matter

Google’s New Chip Is a Stepping Stone to Quantum Computing Supremacy - MIT Technology Review

John Martinis has given himself just a few months to reach a milestone in the history of computing.<p>He’s leader of the Google research group working …

Can the Human Brain Be Hacked?…

Kernel is neuroscience startup that was founded by Bryan Johnson last fall using more than $100 million of his own funds. His purpose is to try and …

Singularity

Researchers figured out what's special about the brains of super-memorizers

We often think of prodigious memory as an arcane skill — almost indistinguishable from magic to those of us who no longer remember more than a few key phone numbers. But the ability to recall an epic poem or the full sequence of a deck of cards may be less mysterious than it seems.<p>According to a …

The Brain

IBM invented a way to store data on a single atom

Electronics get faster, smaller, and (hopefully) more reliable as time passes, but the march towards the miniature only has one logical place to end, …

Rare Earth

Moving Toward Understanding Consciousness

If you stop and think about it, the idea that you could understand a complex system by detailed description of one its parts is crazy on the face of it.<p>You are unlikely to get too much insight into the principles organizing flocking behavior in birds by confining your attention to what is going on …

Consciousness

DNA: The hard drive of the future

Humans create a <i>lot</i> of digital data. And figuring out the best way to store it is a challenge.<p>Well, researchers think they may have started to solve …

Roboticists say Boston Dynamic’s new nightmare robot is unlike anything ever seen before

Handle can move with confidence — and carry 100 pounds.<p>Boston Dynamics, the Alphabet-owned robotics company, unveiled a new robot this week that robotics experts say is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.<p>The massive legged, wheeled machine is called Handle. Marc Raibert, the CEO of Boston …

The magellenic clouds stay connected by a string of stars

The Download, Feb 21, 2017: DIY Autonomous Cars, Quantum Computer Duel, and a Real Hover Bike - MIT Technology Review

Three Things You Need to Know Today<p><b>The Rise of DIY Autonomous Cars</b><br>If a Tesla's too expensive, why not fit self-driving capabilities to your own car. …

Wonderful potentially habitable worlds around TRAPPIST-1

The TRAPPIST-1 system: Where might liquid water exist?<p>This representation of the Trappist-1 system shows which planets could harbor liquid water. The …

Einstein's Greatest Blunder?

One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein presented the paper <i>Kosmologische Betrachtungen zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie</i> <i>(</i><i>Cosmological</i> …

Time crystals: how scientists created a new state of matter

Some of the most profound predictions in theoretical physics, such as Einstein’s gravitational waves or Higgs’ boson, have taken decades to prove …