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The astonishing efficiency of life

All life on earth performs computations – and all computations require energy. From single-celled amoeba to multicellular organisms like humans, one of the most basic biological computations common across life is translation: ...

dateNov 17, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Simple is beautiful in quantum computing

Quantum computing could solve problems impossible for today's supercomputers. The challenge for this new form of computing is processing the quantum bits (qubits) that represent data. A qubit can be made by controlling the ...

dateNov 15, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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Black holes, curved spacetime and quantum computing

Rotating black holes and computers that use quantum-mechanical phenomena to process information are topics that have fascinated science lovers for decades, but even the most innovative thinkers rarely put them together. Now, ...

dateNov 14, 2017 in Astronomy
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