New York Police Robo Dog

This dog is going to save lives, protect people, and protect officers and that’s our goal,” NYPD Technical Assistance Response Unit Inspector Frank Digiacomo

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Multinode Quantum Network, an important step toward quantum internet

November 12, 2020

Multiple projects across the world are working to create a “quantum internet,” a network where quantum computers can share and exchange information. One such project, a collaboration between Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University in New York, recently hit a major milestone: demonstrating that quantum bits, or qubits, from two distant quantum computers can be entangled in a third location. This is a critical step in creating a quantum internet, and significantly, the researchers did it over standard internet cables.

Main Article: https://www.insidescience.org/news/us-takes-important-step-toward-quantum-internet

4 MAY 2021

Researchers at the QuTech research center in the Netherlands created the system, which is made up of three quantum nodes entangled by the spooky laws of quantum mechanics that govern subatomic particles.

Unlike classical networks, you cannot amplify quantum signals. If you try to copy the qubit, you destroy the original copy,” Pompili said, referring to physics’ “no-cloning theorem,” which states that it is impossible to create an identical copy of an unknown quantum state.

“This really limits the distances we can send quantum signals to the tens of hundreds of kilometers. If you want to set up quantum communication with someone on the other side of the world, you’ll need relay nodes in between.”

To solve the problem, the team created a network with three nodes, in which photons essentially “pass” the entanglement from a qubit at one of the outer nodes to one at the middle node. The middle node has two qubits – one to acquire an entangled state and one to store it.

Once the entanglement between one outer node and the middle node is stored, the middle node entangles the other outer node with its spare qubit. With all of this done, the middle node entangles its two qubits, causing the qubits of the outer nodes to become entangled.

Main Article: https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-just-leaped-closer-to-quantum-internet-with-a-three-node-network?utm_campaign=AppleNews&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=AppleNews 

 

Signal: Quantum Internet is close

It will dramatically change cybersecurity paradigms, and it requires new planning and standards. Many Pre-Quantum Internet techniques would not apply to Post-Quantum Internet World.

 

 

 

 

Invisible Solar Panels

Signal Title: SCIENTISTS HAVE CREATED INVISIBLE SOLAR PANELS WHICH LOOK LIKE WINDOWS

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Tweaking Corn Kernels with CRISPR

Corn — has changed over thousands of years from weedy plants that make ears with less than a dozen kernels to the cobs packed with hundreds of juicy kernels that we see on farms today. Powerful DNA-editing techniques such as CRISPR can speed up that process. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor David Jackson and his postdoctoral fellow Lei Liu collaborated with University of Massachusetts Amherst Associate Professor Madelaine Bartlett to use this highly specific technique to tinker with corn kernel numbers. Jackson’s lab is one of the first to apply CRISPR to corn’s very complex genome.

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Source: Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory 

Why does it matter?

It can increase the production of food, in addition it opens path for future DNA edited foods.

Digital Furniture Auction

News Title: In the Latest NFT Auction Frenzy, an Artist Just Sold a Collection of Digital Furniture for $450,000

Andrés Reisinger, a designer of whimsical 3D furniture renderings, has sold 10 of his designs (all verified by NFTs) for $450,000 total in an online auction

Signal Link:https://news.artnet.com/market/virtual-furniture-nft-auction-1946103

Why does it matter? For long time, virtual object lacks authenticity, but blockchain technology made virtual objects scare and valuable.

Andrés Reisinger

 

 

Long-distance sex toys

Human-Sex toy interaction and human-robot sexual interaction are shaping the future of sexuality:

Here is information of a commercially successful long-distance sex toy:

“Our interactive sex toys allow couples to have long-distance sex. When you move your toy, the other reacts- enabling lovers to connect and play together regardless of the distance! ” This product also hints  the importance of Tangible User Interface.

Product Page: https://www.lovense.com/

 

Dynamic Inductive Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles

Signal: Dynamic wireless charging holds promise to partially or completely eliminate the overnight charging through a compact network of dynamic chargers installed on the roads that would keep the vehicle batteries charged at all times.

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/6648485

Why does it matter?

In the mentioned paper, we see a huge potential for electronic devices, This technology could create new industries, because if we can supply power wirelessly, we can design products beyond the current approach. There will be new markets and new product categories.

 

 

Send Your Package to the Moon

Are you ready to send shipment to the moon? This is no limited to science fiction world anymore!

Shipment Booking:

https://www.astrobotic.com/configure-mission

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DHL, in cooperation with the American company Astrobotic, will offer shipments to the moon. From next year on, it will be possible to send small souvenirs up there to commemorate, for example, school-leaving, holidays, marriage, the birth of a child or a loved one. Astrobotic offers its customers the opportunity to send a ring, a baby’s handprint, a hair strand, sand from their favourite beach, a love letter or company logo.

Anyone can send a so-called MoonBox into space. The smallest package has a diameter of 30 cm and the shipping fee starts from $460. Sending the largest MoonBox to the moon will cost $25,800.

 

 

 

Launch Your Own Personal Satellite for $8,000 USD

The news is a bit old, but it’s relevant as a signal of future yet. Furthermore, the company is in the business and released newer model.

The rocket company Interorbital Services (IOS) is offering their “TubeSat Personal Satellite Kit” that can carry 0.75-kg into orbit. The price includes a launch into low Earth orbit on an IOS NEPTUNE 30 launch vehicle to 310 kilometers (192 miles) above the Earth. TubeSats are designed to be orbit-friendly, and not contribute to orbital debris by being in a self-decaying orbit. Launches are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Order Link:

https://www.interorbital.com/Tubesat%20Kits

TubeSat 2.0 Kit: Specifications and Upgrades

– Icosagon-shaped chassis: constructed from laser-cut aluminum rings and PCBs

– Printed circuit boards (PCBs)

– Electronic components, 4 Mbits FRAM Memory, Atmega 2560 microcontroller, integrated micro-USB port

– 9-degree-of-freedom inertial module (with magnetometer)

– Extra solar power: 18 durable 178mW solar cells

– 3 Lithium Ion batteries (with holding clips and temperature sensors); longer life

– Improved power-management and charging control

– 1.5W high-efficiency radio transceiver with built-in amplifier

– Dipole communications antenna

– Compatibility with Arduino IDE

– 2 sub-miniature deployment switches

– Launch to polar Low Earth Orbit: optional

 


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Fast Data Analytics

According to IBM, “Fast data (actionable data) is real-time data that typically comes in from streaming — such as through Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and event-driven applications.”

Some expert argue that   the argument is that big isn’t necessarily better when it comes to data, and that businesses don’t use a fraction of the data they have access too. Instead, the idea suggests companies should focus on asking the right questions and making use of the data they have — big or otherwise.

This approach requires:

  • powerful systems for real time analysis
  • Algorithms that detect the differences between noises and emerging  signals
  • New Visualization Techniques

If this trend continue to grow:

  • Fast Data Services
  • Fast Data Neural networks

Question to ask:

Which insignificant events in the past had dramatic impacts on your organization? How fast data could help you on these cases?

 

Sources:

https://www.ibm.com/analytics/fast-data

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2016/03/15/17-predictions-about-the-future-of-big-data-everyone-should-read/?sh=5f021e871a32

http://www.smartdatacollective.com/tonyshan/309691/big-data-really-dead