IBM’s latest quantum computer is a 20-qubit work of art

Last year, IBM hauled a 50-qubit quantum computer to CES. Or, rather, it brought the eye-catching bits — an intricate collection of tubes and wires that resembled a steampunk chandelier — and left the more cumbersome cooling and power-management parts at home. The complete system, housed at a research lab in Yorktown Heights, New York, […]

Black box reveals the futile struggle between pilots and computer inside the cockpit of doomed Lion Air Flight JT610

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images The pilots of last month’s doomed Lion Air Flight JT610 fought in a life-or-death tug-of-war with a malfunctioning automated flight system, data from the flight’s black box reviewed by the New York Times show. That struggle to keep the plane from nosediving ended when the almost new Boeing 737 Max hit the […]

Video: Tesla Model 3 Pulled Over For Having a ‘Computer’ Attached to the Dash

Saying the Tesla Model 3’s interior is polarizing would be a massive understatement. While some absolutely love the minimalist design and singular, tablet-like interface, others criticize it for being too barren to be considered interesting. The vehicle also saw some blowback over its centrally mounted 15-inch display, which, for several reasons, can serve as a […]

Kano launches DIY touchscreen computer kit to help kids learn to code

Kano has announced the latest iteration of its DIY computer that’s designed to help kids learn how to code. The London-based company already offers a range of devices that anyone over the age of 6 can build themselves from scratch, including the $ 150 Computer Kit that works with any television screen and the $ 200 […]

Wandering Bose-Einstein condensate may lead to scalable quantum computer

Enlarge / A computer model of a Bose-Einstein condensate, showing some of its wave-like nature. (credit: NASA) Although I often write about quantum computing, I mainly write about two forms: gate quantum computing and adiabatic quantum computing. There is a third, though, called quantum walks. Quantum walks are found in nature: a quantum walk is […]

Daily Podcast: How To Attend Film Festivals, Computer Screen Movies, Jason Bourne, Catwoman

On the August 17, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including an unmade Catwoman movie, a Jason Bourne tv series and are computer screen movies the future of cinema? And in The […]

World’s tiniest ‘computer’ makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn’t think scientists would let IBM’s “world’s smallest computer” boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing ‘computer’ measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM’s former record-setter. It’s so small that one grain of rice seems gigantic in comparison — and it’s […]

Game of Thrones deaths: Computer predicts who will DIE – Huge shock at the top

Who will end up on the Iron Throne? Will anyone survive the armies of the Night King? Some fans are convinced the books and HBO show are heading for a huge bloodbath leaving all the major characters dead. George RR Martin is taking so long to deliver Book 6, Winds of Winter, let alone Book […]

Random quantum circuit easiest way to beat classical computer

Enlarge / The evolution of a chaotic quantum system. (credit: Joint Quantum Institute) One of the near-term (but somewhat irrelevant) goals of quantum computing is something called quantum supremacy. Quantum supremacy is not, sadly, a cage fight between proponents of competing interpretations of quantum mechanics. It is a demonstration of a quantum computer performing a […]