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A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab. In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA.

A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab

It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries of space exploration — but in the months since, they've stayed quiet about exactly what kind of work they've been doing there. Operated at near-absolute-zero temperatures Tomorrow, they're breaking the silence with a brief short film, set to debut at the Imagine Science Films Festival at Google New York. The film takes a look at various researchers working on the project, as well as the computer itself, which has to be operated at near-absolute-zero temperatures.

Researchers hope the quantum architecture will eventually be used to optimize solutions across complex and interconnected sets of variables currently outside the capabilities of conventional computing. Video provided by Google. DrHotDeal - Sun Glasses Camera Video Recorder DVR DV Security New Spy Cam. Infographs. Cybernetics Bionics Robotics. Things to make you say Hmmm ( etc) 8 Breakthrough Innovations in Tech. For the Tech Innovators Series, supported by Lenovo, Mashable uncovered eight groundbreaking innovations that are changing the landscape of business.

8 Breakthrough Innovations in Tech

From Google to Powermat, businesses large and small are embracing these innovations to rise head and shoulders above the competition. These companies have recognized areas in their own industries that can be improved with tech, and are reaping the benefits of their own bold thinking. This roundup showcases the innovations from the series. To read more, click through to get the full story, and follow the series to learn about even more innovations. Google Offers A Carrot/Stick For Marketers To Go Mobile. Google is increasingly trying to send advertisers a message about how critical mobile is becoming.

Google Offers A Carrot/Stick For Marketers To Go Mobile

As an example the company recently estimated that a huge percentage of last-minute shopping search (44 percent) this holiday will be on smartphones and tablets. Despite predictions like this and recent survey data showing enterprises are pouring money into mobile marketing, the majority of brands and advertisers still don’t have an optimized mobile presence. Although Google says that “the number of advertisers running mobile specific campaigns has more than doubled since January,” a large percentage are sending people to pages that don’t look good on smartphones.

So rather than wait for marketers to get around to it, Google is providing an “incentive” to create mobile sites and landing pages. Operating as both a carrot and a stick, Google announced this afternoon that it’s going to factor an advertiser’s mobile presence (site or landing page) into its ads quality score for mobile campaigns:

Correlation vs. Causation (A Mathographic) As part of our quest to understand the Algorithm, we do a lot of correlation analysis here at SEOmoz.

Correlation vs. Causation (A Mathographic)

We tend to dive right into the deep end, so I thought it might be a good time to take a step back and talk about the absolute basics of correlation, including some warnings about causation. We’ll often say (and hear) the fallback phrase – “correlation does not imply causation”, but people rarely dig into what that means. My first project. Engineering ToolBox. Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet?

Machine Science. The Online Learning Blog from Study2U. Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television.

The Online Learning Blog from Study2U

Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. The conference itself is invitation only, but the website features all the talks at the conference in high res video format. New Scientist The New Scientist website carries new articles from the magazine as well as the NS archive of over 76,000 pieces.

Big Think The Big Think website is a collection of ‘global thought leaders’ who offer their thoughts and analysis on world events and other important developments. Eyes on the Solar System. COMEX Preview: Some gadgets to look out for! Today marks the start of COMEX 2011, and like every COMEX show that preceded this year's, brands and manufacturers are trying to elbow each other out with deals, deals and more deals!

COMEX Preview: Some gadgets to look out for!

We don't know the full extent of the promotions that will be present at COMEX yet, but here is a short list of gadgets that you must check out if you count yourself an aficionado. Of course, we'll be on site tomorrow to sniff out the best deals, so keep your eye on Tech Talk! Xbox 360 trade-in offer Got an old console that you're just looking for an excuse to get rid of? (As if. You can trade in a working PSP 3000 with batteries for S$80, a Nintendo Wii for S$120 or even a GameBoy Colour for S$5 to contribute towards your new Xbox 360 purchase. Project Ideas. Clean out your computer: Uninstall and remove programs and files. Public Data Sources.

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