Physicists have for the first time demonstrated artificial intelligence with a quantum computer


Physicists have long claimed that quantum computers have the potential to dramatically outperform the most powerful conventional processors. The secret sauce at work here is the strange quantum phenomenon of superposition, where a quantum object can exist in two states at the same time.READ MORE ON MEDIUM | PHYSICS ARXIV BLOGRef: arxiv.org/abs/1410.1054 : Experimental Realization of Quantum Artificial Intelligence

Physicists have for the first time demonstrated artificial intelligence with a quantum computer

Physicists have long claimed that quantum computers have the potential to dramatically outperform the most powerful conventional processors. The secret sauce at work here is the strange quantum phenomenon of superposition, where a quantum object can exist in two states at the same time.

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Ref: arxiv.org/abs/1410.105: Experimental Realization of Quantum Artificial Intelligence

4D printing enabling self assembling programmable materials such as active carbon fiber


BY GERARD WARD -MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab has developed materials that can be programmed to transform their shape autonomously — from flexible carbon fibre and hybrid plastics to wood grains and textiles.Skylar Tibbits, director of Self-Assembly Lab and research scientist at MIT — as well as one of the WIRED2014 Innovation Fellows — spoke to WIRED.co.uk exclusively about his research lab’s latest discoveries with these programmable materials.READ MORE ON WIRED UK

4D printing enabling self assembling programmable materials such as active carbon fiber

BY GERARD WARD -

MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab has developed materials that can be programmed to transform their shape autonomously — from flexible carbon fibre and hybrid plastics to wood grains and textiles.

Skylar Tibbits, director of Self-Assembly Lab and research scientist at MIT — as well as one of the WIRED2014 Innovation Fellows — spoke to WIRED.co.uk exclusively about his research lab’s latest discoveries with these programmable materials.

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Six reputable 3rd party researchers verify the new E-Cat cold fusion reactor is legitimate 


By Sebastian Anthony  -Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat — the device that purports to use cold fusion to generate massive amounts of cheap, green energy – has been verified by third-party researchers, according to a new 54-page report. The researchers observed a small E-Cat over 32 days, where it produced net energy of 1.5 megawatt-hours, or “far more than can be obtained from any known chemical sources in the small reactor volume.” READ MORE ON EXTREME TECH




READ THE FULL REPORT - Observation of abundant heat production from a reactor device and of isotopic changes in the fuel (PDF)

Six reputable 3rd party researchers verify the new E-Cat cold fusion reactor is legitimate 

By Sebastian Anthony  -

Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat — the device that purports to use cold fusion to generate massive amounts of cheap, green energy – has been verified by third-party researchers, according to a new 54-page report. The researchers observed a small E-Cat over 32 days, where it produced net energy of 1.5 megawatt-hours, or “far more than can be obtained from any known chemical sources in the small reactor volume.” 

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New method could “break through the fundamental ceiling on the efficiency of solar cells”


A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells.Researchers have developed a new method for harvesting the energy carried by particles known as ‘dark’ spin-triplet excitons with close to 100% efficiency, clearing the way for hybrid solar cells which could far surpass current efficiency limits. READ MORE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

New method could “break through the fundamental ceiling on the efficiency of solar cells”

A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells.

Researchers have developed a new method for harvesting the energy carried by particles known as ‘dark’ spin-triplet excitons with close to 100% efficiency, clearing the way for hybrid solar cells which could far surpass current efficiency limits. 

READ MORE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE