In 1798, there were about a billion people in the world and Thomas Malthus predicted that overpopulation would lead to...
Feb 19 2014, 9:51pm CST
Source: The Business Insider
Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems has raised $30 million CAD ($28 million USD) to build out the software side of its business. D-Wave Systems is based in Burnaby, British Columbia, and in May 2011 announced its D-Wave One computer, deemed "the world's first commercially available quantum computer." It had 128 qubits, or quantum bits, notionally a way of guaging its performance. The company' ...
Full article at: The Business Insider
Jul 14 2014, 4:34pm CDT
Source: Barnes & Noble Review
A Reading Life
- A READING LIFE
Compiled by SHAUN USHER
Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers
For years I worked as an archivist, a job that, in my case, amounted to sitting around reading other people's mail. I have read hundreds and hundreds of letters from countless people writing from the eighteenth century to the present ...
Full article at: Barnes & Noble Review
May 28 2014, 1:43pm CDT