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Via Swans on Tea: Academic Earth: a collection of top lectures on a variety of academic topics. Nothing on quantum computing yet

Construction, Real Estate, and …

For those scientists out on the job market this year, the following from TheLadders.com might be a little scary: Two annihilated industries and…science.

links for 2009-02-21

Antenna on the Cheap (er, Chip) Pringles antenna. Billionaire Lifestyles: Checking In With Paul Allen and Charles Simonyi | Xconomy Simonyi is slated to make his second trip to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz rocket on March 26 (at a cost of around $35 million)

Ode to Self-Correcting Quantum Computers

With apologies to Radiohead’s “There, there”: in pitch dark i go walking in your codespace. broken errors trip me as i speak. just ’cause you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. just ’cause you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. There’s always decoherence Singing you to shipwreck (Don’t reach out, don’t…

links for 2009-02-19

Most powerful ever quantum computer chip in tests – 18 February 2009 – New Scientist the prototype chip built by D-Wave Systems in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is designed to handle 128 qubits of information. Observation of Unconventional Quantum Spin Textures in Topological Insulators — Hsieh et al. 323 (5916): 919 — Science Very cool…

links for 2009-02-18

CreateSpace – On-Demand Self Publishing, DVD on Demand, CD on Demand, Books on Demand, DVD Duplication and DVD Replication Amazon’s self publishing service SciRate Page For 0902.2658 Here we study the performance of a concatenated error-detection code in a system that permits only nearest-neighbor interactions in one dimension. We make use of a new message-passing…

links for 2009-02-17

Picture Gallery for listing 29003112 Now that’s a Seattle swimming pool view. (tags: real networks) PDF redaction still not working – Hack a Day Court documents from a settlement between Facebook and ConnectU showed that Facebook values itself at $3.7 billion, much less than the $15 billion that was speculated during the Microsoft investment. The…

links for 2009-02-16

Physics – A quantum phase transition for a spin liquid In a Rapid Communication appearing in Physical Review B, Vasile Garlea and collaborators at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, the Hahn-Meitner Institut in Germany, and the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique in Grenoble, France, report an unusual magnetic-field-induced spin ordering in a geometrically frustrated quasi-one-dimensional…

links for 2009-02-13

Luis von Blog (tags: science blog computer genius)

links for 2009-02-10

http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/ (tags: omg) MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield fixed data on autism – Times Online THE doctor who sparked the scare over the safety of the MMR vaccine for children changed and misreported results in his research, creating the appearance of a possible link with autism, a Sunday Times investigation has found. (tags: autism vaccines)