Will Your Next Whip Pack Memory Chainmail Tires? Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity. Intel moves towards production quantum computing with new 17-qubit chip. Intel’s quantum computing efforts have yielded a new 17-qubit chip, which the company has just delivered to its partner in that field, QuTech in the Netherlands.
It’s not a major advance in the actual computing power or applications — those are still in very early days — but it’s a step toward production systems that can be ordered and delivered to spec rather than experimental ones that live in a physics lab somewhere. Intel’s celebration of this particular chip is a bit arbitrary; 17 isn’t some magic number in the quantum world, nor does this chip do any special tricks other quantum computer systems can’t. Intel is just happy that its history and undeniable expertise in designing and fabricating chips and architectures is paying off in a new phase of computing. I chatted with Intel’s director of quantum hardware, Jim Clarke, about the new system. The test chip itself (the gold ports aren’t the qubits themselves, obviously)
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These artificial neural networks are designed to mimic the way the brain learns, and Google says its new technology, called AutoML, can develop networks that are more powerful, efficient, and easy to use. Google CEO Sundar Pichai showed off AutoML on stage at Google I/O 2017 last week - the annual developer conference that Google throws for app coders and hardware makers to reveal where its products are heading next.
"The way it works is we take a set of candidate neural nets, think of these as little baby neural nets, and we actually use a neural net to iterate through them until we arrive at the best neural net," explains Pichai. One neural net selects others. Credit: Google. Russia is building the world's largest civilian submarine. A submarine twice the size of the world's largest commercial passenger jet, and with a similar winged design, will soon be exploring the depths of the Arctic circle.
Russia is developing the gigantic new vessel in the hope of exploiting previously untapped natural resources and undertaking scientific research. The Arctic Research Submarine is the creation of the Rubin Design Bureau, which was responsible for the Typhoon-class missile submarines launched by the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Scroll down for video Russia is developing a gigantic new submarine in the hopes of exploiting previously untapped natural resources and undertaking scientific research in the Arctic Circle.
Pictured - overlaid with the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger airliner, which is roughly half the size The vessel will be the largest civilian submersible ever constructed and will be fuelled by a nuclear reactor. The government has laid claim to large parts of the North Pole and Arctic circle in recent years. British entrepreneur invents, builds and files patent for Iron Man-like flight suit. Elon Musk Launches Neuralink to Connect Brains With Computers - WSJ. Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom.
Researchers at Aalto University have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties.
By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a predetermined electrical response. The possibility to precisely arrange the atoms on a sample bring 'designer quantum materials' one step closer to reality. By arranging atoms in a lattice, it becomes possible to engineer the electronic properties of the material through the atomic structure. The Future Tire by Goodyear - It's a Sphere! Google Unveils Neural Network with “Superhuman” Ability to Determine the Location of Almost Any Image - MIT Technology Review.
Here’s a tricky task.
Pick a photograph from the Web at random. Now try to work out where it was taken using only the image itself. If the image shows a famous building or landmark, such as the Eiffel Tower or Niagara Falls, the task is straightforward. But the job becomes significantly harder when the image lacks specific location cues or is taken indoors or shows a pet or food or some other detail. Nevertheless, humans are surprisingly good at this task. So it’s easy to think that machines would struggle with this task. Today, that changes thanks to the work of Tobias Weyand, a computer vision specialist at Google, and a couple of pals. Jeri Ellsworth Is Bringing Affordable Augmented Reality to the World - Waypoint. This story appeared in the February issue of VICE magazine.
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Le monde quantique est fascinant : à cette échelle, par exemple, les objets peuvent se trouver simultanément dans plusieurs états. Exploitant ce principe, un ordinateur quantique aurait des possibilités bien plus vastes qu’un modèle classique. Dans le cadre de sa série de vidéos Questions d’experts, sur la physique et l’astrophysique, l’éditeur De Boeck a interrogé Claude Aslangul, professeur à l’UPMC, afin qu'il nous explique le fonctionnement de cette étrange machine. De nombreux laboratoires sur la planète explorent le tout jeune domaine de l'information quantique en espérant qu'il permettra de générer une nouvelle révolution technologique, comme ce fut le cas avec les transistors et les lasers, des outils déjà quantiques par essence. Comme l'explique le physicien Claude Aslangul dans la vidéo ci-dessus, des ordinateurs quantiques fonctionnent selon des principes différents que les ordinateurs classiques.
A phone that charges in seconds? Scientists bring it closer to reality. A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading.
The novel method from the University of Central Florida's NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. "If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn't need to charge it again for over a week," said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research published recently in the academic journal ACS Nano. Real holographic displays are becoming a thing - The Verge. JetPack Aviation JB10 Principality of Monaco Flight #3 iPhone6S. Materials scientists prove 70-year-old tensile deformation prediction.
Imagine pulling or compressing a block of soft material—like rubber—equally in all directions. You wouldn't expect the block to deform much because of the nature of the material. However, in 1948, an applied mathematician named Ronald Rivlin predicted that with the right amount of tensile force, a thick cube of soft material would suddenly deform into a thin, flat plate. For almost 70 years, this prediction remained purely theoretical. Materials scientists, hoping to add the instability to the pantheon of material functionality, were unable to prove the theory experimentally. The Neural Network Zoo - The Asimov Institute. Check Out This New Fleshy Metamaterial for Prostheses, Smiles. Scientists from Tel Aviv University have developed a soft, flesh like material that can be “programmed” to produce whatever pattern they would like, according to Haaretz.
Of course the first thing they made it do was create a smiley face. The new "soft robot" metamaterial is actually quite simple. It consists of a cube of rubbery, 3D-printed material, that, when compressed, deforms into a specific shape. This is achieved by creating smaller, precise blocks that make up the larger block, each one printed into a very specific shape, so that the geometry of the material itself is where the desired effect is coded. So by changing the shape of specific components within the material, they can make it do whatever they want in response to a physical stimulus. The applications for the new flesh range from more reactive, comfortable prosthetics to commercial applications that could produce more interactive products.
Fraunhofer tests energy storage in a lake. Innovation Researchers from Fraunhofer IWES are putting hollow spheres in Lake Constance to see whether the technology could be used to store offshore wind energy. StEnSEA - Stored Energy in the SEA - is an R&D project investigating a way of storing large amounts of electricity underwater. Germany’s Research Ministry and its Economics Ministry provided funding from January 2013 to June 2016.
Scientists are closing in on turning hydrogen into a metal. Like modern day alchemists, scientists are attempting to transform a common element into a precious metal. This isn’t about making lead into gold, but turning elemental hydrogen into a different, never before seen form of hydrogen. Scientists are tantalizingly close to producing the first samples of solid metallic hydrogen using powerful lasers, electrical impulses, and other cutting edge equipment. It’s no simple feat, but it could have huge implications for humanity if they’re successful. Hydrogen is the simplest of elements, consisting of just one proton and one electron. Flexible ConFlexPave concrete is tougher, thinner and lighter than conventional mixtures. This Gorgeous Natural Swiss Pool Proves We Don't Need to Swim in Chlorine.
'Tidal Fence' Will Harness the Power of the Surf. NASA Eyes First-Ever Carbon-Nanotube Mirrors for CubeSat Telescope. Now that scientists have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, a NASA team is set to search for a predicted signature of primordial gravitational waves that would prove the infant universe expanded far faster than the speed of light and began growing exponentially almost instantaneously after the Big Bang. Temporary nanotech 'tattoos' can track your facial expressions. Next generation reusable rockets - Xodiac and XaeroB. Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter - AHS Sikorsky Prize Flight. Super Computers: Next-Gen Nanotube Microchips. Hyperloop One zooms through first public test. The newly renamed Hyperloop One venture sent an electrically propelled sled down a Nevada test track at speeds that went beyond 100 mph in just two seconds, marking the public debut of its rapid-transit propulsion system.
Hundreds of journalists and VIPs watched the open-air propulsion test, which represents a milestone in the effort to commercialize a high-speed transportation system conceived three years ago by Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. Theoretically, such a system could transport passengers in levitating pods through elevated tubes at near-supersonic speeds, bridging the distance between, say, San Francisco and Los Angeles in a half-hour. But turning theory into fact will probably require spending billions of dollars, pioneering scores of technologies and negotiating unprecedented regulatory hurdles.
This Battery-Free Computer Sucks Power Out Of Thin Air. Today, the biggest hurdle when it comes to designing new gadgets is battery technology. These big, bulky things restrict the forms our smartphones, computers, and wearables can take, and unfortunately, battery technology is so stagnant that there's no promise of things getting better any time soon. DEFCON 2015 - Mike Walker and Jordan Wiens Machine vs Machine Inside DARPA’s Fully Automated CTF. Franky Zapata's awesome Flyboard Air redefines the concept of a hoverboard. BEAM Installation Animation. MoD gravity sensor breakthrough to 'see underground or through walls' Horizon: Project Greenglow: The Quest for Gravity Control. Wednesday 23, March 8pm Photo: Scott Chasserot/BBC. The Visual Microphone: Passive Recovery of Sound from Video.
Just When You Thought Magnets Weren’t Magic; Magnets Are Mechanisms. This is magic, big news, both, or neither. Researchers develop new lens for terahertz radiation. Liquid Metal Makes Stretchable Circuits. Goodyear unveils spherical concept tires for autonomous cars. SensorTape: Modular and Programmable 3D-Aware Dense Sensor Network on a Tape. Six million dollar man's bionic eye becomes reality. Going Interstellar. Untitled. This New Shape-Changing Polymer Can Lift 1,000 Times Its Own Weight. Nuclear Fusion's "Heat Loss" Problem May Have Been Solved. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Breaks Ground To Make Elon Musk’s Hyperloop A Reality.
New metallic glue could replace welding and soldering. Human-Powered Helicopter: Straight Up Difficult. MIT's groundbreaking new transparent film stores solar energy in glass or clothing. New Super-Compressible Materials Deform Like Mechanisms at Molecular Scale. Fabrication of silicon nanowires bridging thick silicon structures. Ambient Backscatter. Shigeru Ban's Incredible Cardboard Bridge Can Hold 20 People at a Time! Advancer Technologies, LLC: MyoWare Muscle Sensor. Japanese Researchers Create Holograms You Can Touch - bcnstar.
Lit Motors - AEV Driving. Google’s new quantum computer is '100 million times faster than your PC' Quantum computer by Google and NASA is more than 100 million times faster than a regular computer chip. The Clock of the Long Now. New efficient, affordable solar tech could trump fossil fuel. NASA Confirms the "Impossible" - Propellant-free Microwave Thruster for Spacecraft Works! EM-Sense: Touch Recognition of Uninstrumented Electrical and Electromechanical Objects. Tandem-Duct Aerial Demonstrator. Wove's New Flexible Touch Display. UniMorph. Boeing: Lightest. Metal. Ever. Replace Bluetooth Signals with Body Transmission system. A biker with a need for speed. Witness The Birth of a 36-Lens Panoramic Camera. FLIKE Controlled Flight. Vision Architecture: High Speed Image Processing. Quantum-dot spectrometer is small enough to function within a smartphone.
Wave Power: Harnessing the World's Largest Untapped Renewable Energy Resource. Researchers invent interactive holograms you can touch. Watch The Navy’s Railgun Catapult A 4-Ton Sled Off An Aircraft Carrier. Wearable tech 2.0 aims to alter mind, body. Scientists Use Sound Waves To Suspend And Manipulate Objects In Midair, How Does ‘Acoustic Levitation’ Work? [VIDEO] SteamVR's "Lighthouse" for Virtual Reality and Beyond.