Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:02 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "But a powerful new type of computer that is about to be commercially deployed by a major American military contractor is taking computing into the strange, subatomic realm of quantum mechanics. In that infinitesimal neighborhood, common sense logic no longer seems to apply. A one can be a one, or it can be a one and a zero and everything in between - all at the same time. [...] Now, Lockheed Martin - which bought an early version of such a computer from the Canadian company D-Wave Systems two years ago - is confident enough in the technology to upgrade it to commercial scale, becoming the first company to use quantum computing as part of its business." I always get a bit skeptical whenever I hear the words 'quantum computing', but according to NewScientist, this is pretty legit.
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Comment by Chris_G
by Chris_G on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:37 UTC
Chris_G
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2012-10-25

I always get a bit sceptical when I hear "NewScientist."

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RE: Comment by Chris_G
by BeamishBoy on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 15:42 in reply to "Comment by Chris_G"
BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

I always get a bit sceptical when I hear "NewScientist."


This. There isn't a single periodical guaranteed to have a more negative reaction from scientists than New Scientist. It's been utter garbage for about twenty years.

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RE[2]: Comment by Chris_G
by unclefester on Sun 24th Mar 2013 05:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by Chris_G"
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2007-01-13

[/q]It's been utter garbage for about twenty years. [/q]

NS was a decent generalist magazine until the late 1980s. Then it became a massively biased socialist propaganda forum.

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