Tag Archives: Computer Science

What will quantum computing do for us?

Quantum computer scientist Krysta Svore has a dream. In her dream, she arrives at the week’s Northwest Quantum Nexus Summit at the University of Washington in a self-driving car that uses quantum computation to sharpen the precision of its GPS readings and … Continue reading

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Senator talks quantum with Microsoft’s president

The Pacific Northwest may be known for tech icons like Microsoft and Amazon  but when U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., was asked what advice she’d give to the researchers and executives who are trying to up their game when it … Continue reading

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Northwest pioneers team up on quantum frontier

Experts in the weird and woolly field of quantum computing tend to concentrate on one slice of the challenge, whether it’s developing hardware, algorithms or applications — but in the region that’s home to Microsoft and Amazon, the University of … Continue reading

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Semantic Scholar spices up search engine

You wouldn’t use an academic search engine to look for cat videos — but if there’s a video with cats in it that goes with an academic paper, the latest version of Semantic Scholar just might find it for you. Semantic Scholar … Continue reading

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Russian computer crash in space? Nyet problem!

One of the three computers on the Russian side of the International Space Station has crashed, but orbital operations are unaffected because the two other systems are in working order, Russia’s space agency reported today. “To restore the computer to … Continue reading

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Why tech titans are leaping into quantum computing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The small world of quantum physics is a big deal on the frontier of computer science. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella rates quantum computing as one of three key technologies that will shape his company’s future, along with artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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Boeing steps up focus on computational frontiers

Boeing is raising its profile on computational frontiers ranging from artificial intelligence to quantum communications by setting up a new organization called Disruptive Computing and Networks, or DC&N, to put those technologies to work in aerospace. The new organization will … Continue reading

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