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IBM claims key breakthroughs in quantum computing

If, as Moore’s Law states, the number of transistors on a microprocessor continues to double every 18 months, the year 2020 or 2030 will find the circuits on a microprocessor measured on an atomic scale. And so the logical next step will be to create quantum computers, which harness the power of atoms and molecules to perform memory and processing tasks.

IBM is making progress. The two latest breakthroughs include the ability to detect two kinds of quantum errors at the same time. Identifying these two errors – bit-flip and phase-flip – allows us to correct problems that occur, but until now researchers have only ever been able to find one error at a time.

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Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows

This marks the first time that Microsoft offers developers a true cross-platform code editor. The full Visual Studio is still Windows-only, but today’s announcement shows the company’s commitment to supporting other platforms.
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How does The World's Simplest Electric Train work?
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the train uses the magnetic field of a current to push magnets
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The battery, the conducting-magnets and the portion-of-the-coil-between-magnets form a complete circuit. Current in this portion-of-coil makes the coil-portion act as if it is a bar-magnet with North-and-South poles. This “virtual bar magnet” repels the magnet in front and attracts the magnet behind. Once the assembly moves, a new portion of the copper coil becomes the magnet. So a dynamic situation is created.
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NOTE
1. The copper wire has to be bare without varnish insulation. 
2. The magnets are electrically conducting.
3. The two magnets on either end of the battery have their North poles pointing in opposite directions!{i.e. S-N-(Battery)-S-N}

Q:Do the magnets just served the purpose of levitation here?
No. There is no levitation.

Q:are the magnet and the coil in contact here?
Yes, They have to be in contact to complete the current path. The positive terminal of the battery gets connected to the magnet at that end, likewise the negative. The circuit is completed through the coil, which becomes an electro-magnet for that length.
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Sources
1.
http://skullsinthestars.com/2014/12/12/the-mystery-of-the-magnetic-train/

2.
http://www.crazyengineers.com/threads/worlds-simplest-electric-train-explanation-possible-in-mainstream.78550/#post-336893

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Youtube Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1MDOerruDU
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Graphics in reverse: Probabilistic programming does in 50 lines of code what used to take thousands

Researchers can demonstrate that on some standard computer-vision tasks, short programs -- less than 50 lines long -- written in a probabilistic programming language are competitive with conventional systems with thousands of lines of code.
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Saturn's 'great white spots' linked to water | Science/AAAS | News

'... About once every Saturn year—29.5 of our years—a mysterious great white spot erupts in the planet's atmosphere that can outshine the planet’s brilliant rings. This image shows the last outbreak, which began as a spot in the north in late 2010 that then spread into a band bigger than Earth. Now, planetary scientists writing online today in Nature Geoscience propose that these periodic superstorms arise from water.
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http://news.sciencemag.org/space/2015/04/saturns-great-white-spots-linked-water

Moist convection in hydrogen atmospheres and the frequency of Saturn[rsquor]s giant storms : Nature Geoscience : Nature Publishing Group

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A giant storm erupted on Saturn in December 2010. It produced intense lightning and cloud disturbances and encircled the planet in six months. Six giant storms—also called Great White Spots—have been observed on Saturn since 1876, recurring every 20 to 30 years and alternating between mid-latitudes and the equator. Here we use thermodynamic arguments to demonstrate that the quasi-periodic occurrence of Saturn’s giant storms can be explained by a water-loading mechanism, in which moist convection is suppressed for decades owing to the relatively large molecular weight of water in a hydrogen–helium atmosphere. We find that the interaction between moist convection and radiative cooling in the troposphere above the cloud base produces an oscillation that leads to giant storm generation with a period of approximately 60 years for either mid-latitudes or the equator, provided the mixing ratio of water vapour in the troposphere exceeds 1.0%. We use a two-dimensional axisymmetric dynamic model and a top-cooling convective adjustment scheme to apply our conceptual model to Saturn. For a water vapour mixing ratio of 1.1%, simulated storms show a recurrence interval, ammonia depletion and tropospheric warming that are consistent with 2010 observations. Jupiter’s atmosphere is more depleted in water than Saturn, which may explain its lack of planet-encircling storms.'

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2405.html
Moisture in the atmosphere triggers periodic superstorms
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For almost 200 years, Euler's conjecture reigned in mathematics unchecked. Then, a paper came out that turned the whole thing on its head... and it did it all in just two sentences.
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The division between eukaryotic and prokaryotic life is one of the most profound in biology. Eukaryotic cells have a nucleus containing several elongated DNA-bearing chromosomes. This nucleus is surrounded by a membrane punctured by pores through which molecules can leave and enter. Beyond the nuclear membrane, in the part of the cell called its cytoplasm, is an array of specialised organelles such as mitochondria (which generate energy) and chloroplasts (which photosynthesise), and also further membranes, known as the endoplasmic reticulum, that carry out a range of tasks from making proteins to disposing of waste.

 Prokaryotes, by contrast, have no nucleus (their genes are carried on a circular DNA molecule without a surrounding membrane), no organelles and no endoplasmic reticulum. It was the shift to eukaryotism, sometime between two billion and one billion years ago, that opened the path to complex, multicellular life and thus, eventually, to human beings.
WHEN David Baum was an undergraduate at the University of Oxford, he pondered, as students are wont to in the small hours after the bar has closed, one of...
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Save time with today's Tuesday tip!  Visit docs.google.com/create to instantly start a new document. There's a shortcut for Sheets & Slides, too. #TuesdayTip 
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“If a photon of light escapes from a star, when it hits another star, does it get absorbed and have to complete another cycle before it can escape again?”

Stars are some of the most perfect blackbodies in the Universe, meaning that they absorb practically all of the energy incident upon them. So if one star’s light shines on another star, it’s almost definitely going to be absorbed by that star. But starlight takes hundred of thousands of years to leave a star’s core and exit through the surface, does that mean this incident starlight is subject to the same fate? Not at all, and in fact it lasts only two weeks (at most, typically) before getting re-emitted.
The Sun absorbs all the light that hits it. How long is it trapped?
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Read Science! speaks w/astronomer +Chris Impey  about our future in space! Tomorrow (Tuesday) 4/14 noon EDT https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cnb9f0ecgbfn0glaen587b9ik68
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Our fully functioning operator's desk (with obvious upgrades) in the 88" #Cyclotron control room. 

Learn more here » http://bit.ly/88cyclo

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    Computer Engineering, 2014 - present
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