#Computer Science

Nasa begins process of focusing James Webb space telescope

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Nasa has kicked off its months-long process of focusing the James Webb space telescope. The revolutionary new scope is a an international collaboration led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies. Once up and running the scope will provide a glimpse of the universe...

AI can reliably spot molecules on exoplanets – and might one day even discover new laws of physics

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Do you know what the Earth’s atmosphere is made of? You’d probably remember it’s oxygen, and maybe nitrogen. And with a little help from Google you can easily reach a more precise answer: 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% argon gas. However, when it comes to the composition...

Hydrogen fuel cells allowing data centers rethink of how they use electrical systems

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US tech giant Microsoft has begun experimenting with hydrogen fuel cells as a replacement for traditional diesel backup in its data centres. Microsoft hopes that the development of hydrogen fuel-cell tech as a replacement for diesel backup will enable data centre to rework existing electrical systems. The idea...

Recap – The Major quantum computational breakthrough that is shaking up physics and maths

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Major quantum computational breakthrough is shaking up physics and maths MIP* = RE is not a typo. It is a groundbreaking discovery and the catchy title of a recent paper in the field of quantum complexity theory. Complexity theory is a zoo of “complexity classes” – collections of...

AI can help spot when correlation does mean causation

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New Artificial Intelligence (AI) tech has been developed that can merge overlapping and incomplete medical datasets to determine which variables are causative. How artificial intelligence tackles establishing causation from correlation The technique, developed by Babylon Health, could breathe new life into old or incomplete datasets after proving its...

Quantum Supremacy – What is it? What does it really mean?

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Google and IBM are at odds over 'quantum supremacy' – an expert explains what it really means Google claims to have demonstrated something called “quantum supremacy”, in a paper published in Nature. This would mark a significant milestone in the development of a new type of computer, known...