Tag: Science

IBM’s latest trick: Turning noisy quantum bits into machine learning magic

IBM‘s figured out how to ignore noisy qubits and run machine learning algorithms in quantum feature spaces. Eureka-cadabra! The age of quantum algorithms is upon us. A team of IBM researchers created a pair of quantum classification algorithms and then experimentally implemented them on a hybrid system utilizing a 2-qubit quantum computer and a classical […]

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Mozilla releases Iodide, an open source browser tool for publishing dynamic data science

Mozilla wants to make it easier to create, view, and replicate data visualizations on the web, and toward that end, it today unveiled Iodide, an “experimental tool” meant to help scientists and engineers write and share interactive documents using an iterative workflow. It’s currently in alpha, and available from Github in open source. “In the […]

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We Talked to a Researcher About Why Women Are Attracted to DILFs

Matthew Berninger, the lead singer of the National and prototypical DILF. Photo via The National Facebook page. This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. The vision of the hot dad at the park, doing the one-handed stroller push, is synonymous with ‘DILF’—the less popular term to the ubiquitous ‘MILF’ (the third most searched for term […]

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How women in health, science, and innovation can collaborate globally

Marie Curie, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Brenda Milner, Martha Salcudean, Julie Payette, Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson. What do these names bring to mind? They are women whose pioneering work led the fight against cancer, ground-breaking discoveries about how brain cells live and die, and to the unveiling of the secrets of human memory. They are leaders in […]

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Study: Nearly half of all Americans have a family member who’s been incarcerated

A team of researchers at the University of Cornell recently conducted a study on incarceration rates in the US. It was discovered that nearly half of all Americans have a family member who’s been incarcerated. The other half probably just had better lawyers. The US has the world’s largest prison industrial complex. Our incarcerated population […]

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Asteroid-powered volcanoes killed the dinosaurs, scientists say

It’s almost 40 years since scientists discovered what wiped out the dinosaurs: an asteroid hitting Earthnear modern-dayMexico. That was it, or so we thought.A paper published today in Science further supports an alternative hypothesis: that catastrophic events following the impact could have helped cause the end of the dinosaurs and many other forms of life. […]

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Why Thursday Is Rare Disease Day

By Meredith Salisbury  |  February 26, 2019, 10:50 AM  |  Techonomy Exclusive You don’t hear much about rare diseases, except occasionally on primetime medical dramas. But just because they’re “rare” — in the U.S., that refers to diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 Americans — doesn’t mean they don’t affect a lot of lives. Collectively, […]

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Google’s new cryogenic quantum controller uses less than 2 milliwatts

Google says it’s made significant progress toward an efficient, reliable, and scalable means of controlling quantum systems’ electronics — systems it it hopes will someday solve computationally complex problems beyond the reach of classical machines. At the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco this week, researchers on company’s AI Quantum team unveiled a […]

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A New Map Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Favorite Cities

University of Maryland Climate change can be hard to fully fathom, especially because those in power continually seem to downplay alarming reports by scientists and our country’s own institutions. In an effort to help make the conversation more personal by offering real-world climate analogies, researchers Matthew C. Fitzpatrick and Robert R. Dunn decided to create […]

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