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Niranjan Sridhar
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A month or so ago, Google held a press release to announce their latest result in quantum computing using superconducting qubits. The full technical paper is up on Physical Review X and arxiv, the easier to understand summary on their research blog.…

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The D-Wave quantum computer has been a focal point of great controversy in the academic and research communities. Back when I was doing my PhD in Quantum Optics and Quantum Information and technically in the race to build a quantum computer, I have to…

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I just finished my first few weeks at Google Inc. As quick as my actual transition from grad school to a corporate gig has been, the emotional rollercoaster has been ramping up for quite a while. And now that I have finally embraced the dark side, I am…

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I have heard quite a few keynote lectures from Nobel Prize winners in Physics or Chemistry. At least ten that I can remember, possibly more. I am being flippant on purpose. Nobel laureate lectures aren’t all that. When I went to my first such lecture, I…

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Education is one of those things that someone is always complaining about… like taxes, politics and the Indian cricket team. Among the educated middle class especially, there is almost unanimous, and amusingly self-denying, agreement – everyone seems to…

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Who can communicate science better : Scientists or Writers?

Nobel Prize winner Steven Weinberg recently wrote a piece in the Guardian which talks about the history of science and science communication. The post elicited a sharp response from Philip Ball on his blog. The two bring up an important point that is…

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The Greatest God

While Randall Munroe’s giant posters have become the more popular format, for me the true genius of XKCD has always been its ability to break down a really complex concept into a single frame and few words. The latest comic exemplifies it – The premise of…

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Even with all the clamor around the documentary India’s daughters, the aftermath of rape in India and women’s rights in Muslim countries, I did not write anything it. Primarily because there is a surfeit of smart women who can and did talk about the issue…

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Three Kinect sensors + an Oculus Rift = Looking at yourself in 3D from outside!
via http://programming.com/social/posts/3895973922444674260

#Amazing #Kinect #Oculus

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what!! Is this for real?
This hoverbike, created by Aerofex, will really be available to purchase in 2017. The bike is able to travel at 72 km/h and can hover up to 3.7 meters off the ground. 

Do you think hoverbikes could be a major form of future transportation? http://bit.ly/1iTuxK8
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