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    Something for the rocket scientists on this sub-forum to chew on .

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    In 2012, Physicists in the Netherlands announced a discovery in particle physics that started chatter about a Nobel Prize.
    Inside a tiny rod of semiconductor crystal chilled cooler than outer space, they had caught the 1st glimpse of a strange particle called
    the Majorama fermion, finally confirming a prediction made in 1937.
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    The abstruse discovery, partially underwritten by MSFT, was crucial to a project at the company aimed at making it possible
    to build immensely powerful computers that crunch data using quantum physics.
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    "What we're doing is analogous to setting out to make the 1st transistor" says Peter Lee, MSFT's head of research. His company
    is also working on how the circuits of a computer made with topological qubits can be designed & controlled.
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    Michael Freedman, the instigator & technical mastermind of MSFT's project, Station Q - Freedmans' bio - Entered UC Berkely at
    the age of 16 & grad school 2 years later. At 30 solved a version of the Poincare conjecture, one of the longest standing problems in math -
    He did this without notes, visualizing the distortion of four-dimensional shapes in his head. When he translated that inner vision into a 95 page
    proof, it earned him the Fields medal, the highest honor in Mathematics.
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    Majorama particles, the kind of non-abelian anyone that Station Q & it's collaborators seek, are particularly elusive. 1st predicted
    by the reclusive Italian physicist Ettore Majorama in 1937, not long before he mysteriously disappeared, they have captivated physicists for
    decades because they have the unique property of being their own antiparticles, so if 2 ever meet , they annihilate each other in a flash of
    energy.
    Also working on the issue is Bell Labs, with fewer resources.

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    Today roughly a third of US supercomputer time is dedicated to simulations for chemistry or materials science, according to the
    Dept of Energy. MSFT's group has developed an algorithm that would let even a 1st-generation quantum computer tackle much more complex
    problems, such as virtually testing a catalyst for removing carbon dioxide from the
    atmosphere, in just hours or minutes. a potential killer application of quantum
    physics.


    The interesting thing is: a computer so designed could become powerful enough to create it's own territory, even if designed to be kept in a
    cubic frame. Frankenstein, anyone?
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    Apparently ????????????????????? So a new one . To follow.
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    Marvin, in your title you use "cubit".

    In your closing sentence you use "cubic"

    Please explain... JD
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    Marvin, in your title you use "cubit".

    In your closing sentence you use "cubic"

    Please explain... JD
    Title - Qubits probably for quantum bits?

    Cubic meaning a cube shaped form - see Amazon's Kiva robots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
    Title - Qubits probably for quantum bits?

    Cubic meaning a cube shaped form - see Amazon's Kiva robots
    OK The connection is?

    Who is MTR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    OK The connection is?

    Who is MTR?
    Connection?

    MIT Technology Review
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    Majorama Furmion-- possible registry name for my next pup. Thanks, Marv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus3925 View Post
    Majorama Furmion-- possible registry name for my next pup. Thanks, Marv.
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