(E-Week) BlackBerry confirmed on Nov. 16 that it is acquiring cyber-security vendor Cylance for $1.4 billion in cash. Cylance is best known for its suite of endpoint detection and response (EDR) security capabilities, including the company’s Protect, Optics, ThreatZero and Smart Antivirus products. BlackBerry has been undergoing a disruptive transition in recent years as its smartphone…..

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(Quanta.org) Thomas Lin, Editor-in-Chief of Quanta magazine discusses one relatively recent approach to understanding quantum gravity that makes use of a “holographic duality” from string theory called the AdS-CFT correspondence (Anti-de Sitter space). An animated video accompanies this discussion and further explains quantum gravity in concrete terms: why the earth revolves around the sun or…..

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(InterestingEngineering) Few scientists have made as much impact on the modern world as Niels Bohr. In honor of the 56th anniversary of his passing, this article delves into his pioneering work on Quantum Mechanics and Complementarity. Bohr’s unique contribution to the philosophy of physics was the complete upending of the classical model of physics that…..

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(TechCrunch) Quantum computers will be useful in advancing solutions to challenges in diverse fields such as energy, finance, healthcare, aerospace, among others. Their capabilities will help us cure diseases, improve global financial markets, detangle traffic, combat climate change, and more. Quantum computing’s purpose is to aid and extend the abilities of classical computing. Quantum computers…..

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(TechnologyReview) Francesco Tacchino and colleagues at the University of Pavia in Italy have built the world’s first perceptron implemented on a quantum computer and then put it through its paces on some simple image processing tasks. NOTE: A perceptron is a single-layer neural network created by Frank Rosenblatt at the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory.and the New…..

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(Phys.org) Scientists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have broken new ground. They sought to use more complex quantum systems than two-dimensionally entangled qubits and thus can increase the information capacity with the same number of particles. The developed methods and technologies could in the future enable the teleportation of…..

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(ZDNet) CEO of Australian quantum cybersecurity firm QuintessenceLabs (QLabs) Vikram Sharma recently detailed the plan of the global security industry as it prepares for the reality of a quantum computer within the next decade. “Because of the advances in quantum computation, they are going to put at risk many of the mechanisms we use to…..

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(LawTechnologyToday) Law is going to look different after the next wave of tech innovations. Algorithms could be smarter than the smartest lawyers in the near future according to this author. While no one knows exactly when quantum computing will take hold and how AI will advance, it’s clear to this auathor that a legal profession…..

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(Forbes.com) The basic physics principles that underlie quantum computers were presented at National Association of Science Writers at a session on communicating quantum physics. The presentation was in a manner suitable for non-physicists and is restated in this must-read article for non-scientists wanting to comprehend quantum technology and its potential. In general terms, the article…..

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(Physics.org) Researchers in a lab at Aarhus University have developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed external experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world to optimize a quantum gas experiment through multiplayer collaboration and in real time. Entitled the Alice Challenge, the parameters from the experts and citizen scientists…..

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