Cambridge Quantum Computing has demonstrated Variational Inference on quantum computers for the first time. Results are encouraging, indicating a promising new approach in quantum machine learning.
The next week will feature an interesting launch from Blue Origin, the firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos. Astronauts will practice getting aboard the craft ready for a crewed mission in the future.
Elon Musk indicates that the SN10 engines lacked thrust. The rocket landed at 10 m/s, damaging some parts. It also used "Helium in header" to atone for SN8's explosion, but that was also problematic.
Apple has published findings from a study it's doing into people's hearing. Many with hearing loss do not use technologies like hearing aids and many more haven't had a hearing test in 10 years.
Speaking on Clubhouse, Neuralink founder Elon Musk told that his company has wired up a happy simian to play video games. Videos on it could be dropping in about a month's time as well.
An in-depth look at Microsoft's quantum control chip - Gooseberry - and cryo-compute core that can be used to control thousands of qubits, paving way for practical large-scale quantum computers.
NASA and Boeing are aiming for no earlier than March 25 for CST-100 Starliner's second unmanned orbital flight test (OFT-2). The test is slated to be a milestone in the NASA Commercial Crew program.
Starship SN8 executed an almost perfect high-altitude flight test before plummeting towards the earth at a velocity greater than the intended threshold. SpaceX and Musk extolled the test as a success.
In the path towards improving data flow and networking in data centers, Intel showed off key advances like the tight coupling of CMOS technologies with photonics and miniature micro-ring modulators.
At Intel Labs Day 2020, Intel showed two robots running on its neuromorphic Loihi chip. Mercedes-Benz, Lenovo, and others have joined the INRC. A next-gen neuromorphic chip is also in the pipeline.
If the mission is successful, China will become only the third country to collect and bring back rock samples from the Moon to the Earth—a feat that has not been attempted for the past four decades.
At QCE20, Intel will be presenting four papers highlighting its efforts in developing commercial-grade quantum computers. Here's an all-encompassing guide describing what you can expect.
Two teams at the Wyss Institute have demonstrated the use of NLP and CV techniques to optimize RNA sequences to develop improved sensors for the SARS-CoV-2 genome that is responsible for COVID-19.
The largest and most powerful space science telescope was subjected to low and high-frequency vibrations to test it against the harsh conditions that it will face during launch next year.
Using the same 54-qubit quantum computer used to show quantum supremacy, researchers ran the Hartree-Fock approximation—twice as large as previous experiments with ten times as many quantum gate ops.
In a white paper, researchers at Bloomberg modeled supply chain data as a graph and used GNNs to create a long-short portfolio. The results demonstrate an edge over traditional approaches.
In a job listing for a Resort Development Manager by SpaceX, the company states that its launch site in Boca Chica Village will be a 21st-century spaceport and the company's first resort.
Boeing and NASA signed a new contract extension that is valued at $916 million. Under it, the former will continue to support development and research aboard the ISS through 2024 at least.
By using conducting graphite patterns drawn with pencils and regular office-papers as flexible supporting substrates, the team built a biometric wearable that can gauge temperature, sweat, pH, etc.
NASA's Perseverance Rover will now launch towards Mars on July 22. The delay is due to contamination concern in the ground support lines; the rover and the rocket themselves are in good condition.
For its second cryogenic pressure test to failure, the SN7 prototype for Starship was taken beyond its limit. The fuel tank 'popped' and was soon engulfed in white, thick plumes of nitrogen.
In an international collaboration, CERN has 3D-printed plastic scintillators for neutrino oscillation experiments. The technique is precise and cost-effective. Results demonstrate proof of concept.
UC Berkeley's BOINC is collaborating with CPUcoin to reward users who contribute spare computing resources to projects like Rosetta@home or IBM World Community Grid with cryptocurrency.
This MIT device can actively monitor up to 40 people's vital signs at once, and point out any abnormalities. This could be used to anticipate COVID-19 outbreaks in retirement homes.
Fermat's Library has annotated the subroutine to approximate transcendental functions that was initially written by Margaret Hamilton in assembly language for the Apollo 11 mission back in 1969.
By borrowing from metallurgy, the team demonstrated a novel memristor design that was able to outperform existing ones in reproducing the images of Captain America's shield and MIT's Killian Court.
On Saturday, NASA and SpaceX gave the go-ahead to Demo-2. Here's an in-depth look at Crew Dragon's maiden crewed test flight to the International Space Station from start to finish.
Crew Dragon has launched atop the Falcon 9 rocket and is now on its way to the ISS. This is a historic moment as for the first time in nine years, astronauts have taken off from American soil.
Following the Launch Readiness Review, NASA and SpaceX have given the Crew Dragon launch atop the Falcon 9 rocket a go-ahead. However, the weather will still prove to be an important consideration.
After launching atop the Long March 5B rocket on Tuesday and successfully completing a series of maneuvers, the destined successor to the venerable Shenzhou crew capsule stuck its test flight landing.
AI Explorables is Google's initiative to elucidate the key concepts of machine learning via a series of interactive explanations to make the field more accessible and participatory.
A team of researchers at Microsoft Quantum showed that a quartic speed up for unstructured problems with quantum algorithms is the limit and also proved an age-old conjecture about a graph property.
VITAL was tested successfully on a human patient simulator. It has now been approved by the FDA for use in severe cases of COVID-19. NASA is now looking for partners to take on its manufacturing.
CERN has contributed 10,000 computer cores from its main data center to the Folding@home project becoming the 87th biggest contributor. The project now has almost 2.5 exaFLOPS of computing power.
Using a trained deep reinforcement learning model, a team at Google calculated the optimal chip placement on an IC—a problem that would have taken several weeks for human experts to solve.
Zapata's novel, end-to-end unified Quantum Operating Environment—Orquestra—is now in early access. It offers mixed-library development and is intended for designing and optimizing quantum circuits.
Researchers have shown off a two-qubit quantum circuit whose qubits operate at temperatures close to 1 K. Subsequent measurements and control of these qubits were demonstrated as well.
CIMON-2, the AI-powered assistant onboard the International Space Station has successfully completed its initial testing, showing the ability to respond to a variety of tasks communicated verbally.
Nearing the summer launch window, the Mars Helicopter is now ensconced underneath the Perseverance rover. To ensure a safe landing, the rover's descent stage has been fueled as well.
Seeing the global spike in the demand for ventilators, Marco Mascorro built a low-cost ventilator using Raspberry Pi and easy-to-source components. Its testing will commence in Colombia.