Google Researchers Make Quantum Computing Components More Reliable By Tom Simonite

Google and UCSB researchers showed they could detect certain kinds of error, and prevent those errors from ruining a calculation. The new advance comes from researchers led by John Martinis, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who last year joined Google to set up a quantum computing research lab… 

Business Insights from Satellite Images

Orbital Insight uses image processing, neural networks, machine learning, and statistical analysis in search of insights from satellite imagesThe convergence of more powerful big data analysis tools, more intelligent machine learning algorithms, and more readily available satellite imagery has laid the groundwork for Orbital Insight. Many of Orbital’s customers are companies seeking information independent from […]

What Jimi Hendrix and (almost) every performer at Woodstock was paid

in times of streaming and debate over live musician performance appreciation, a peek into Woodstock fees to artists: List of artists and value, with 2015 parity values in parenthesis :1. Jimi Hendrix: $18,000 ($115,000)2. Blood, Sweat and Tears: $15,000 ($95,000)3T. Joan Baez: $10,000 ($63,000)3T. Creedence Clearwater Revival: $10,000 ($63,000)5T. The Band: $7,500 ($48,000)5T. Janis Joplin: $7,500 ($48,000)5T. Jefferson Airplane: $7,500 ($48,000)8. Sly and […]

Glassed-in DNA makes the ultimate time capsule

“1 gram of DNA is theoretically capable of holding 455 exabytes – It’s also incredibly durable:  results suggest that data in DNA form could last 2000 years if kept at a temperature of around 10 °C…”

Robot Scientist Discovers Potential Malaria Drug

A Robot Scientist is a laboratory automation system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to discover scientific knowledge through cycles of experimentation. One validated discovery is that the anti-cancer compound TNP-470 is a potent inhibitor of dihydrofolate reductase from the malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium vivax.

“Bionic Leaf” Makes Fuel from Sunlight

This work reports the development of a scalable, integrated bioelectrochemical system to efficiently convert CO2, along with H2 and O2 produced from water splitting, into biomass and fuel