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2014-07-22 08:29:17

bebe, Benetton and Calypso St. Barth Amongst New U.S. Customers Making Rich Digital Experience Management and Personalization Intelligence a Must-Have Accessory LONDON and NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Major U.S. retailers are leveraging Qubit, a digital experience management (DXM) platform provider, to bolster personalization, marketing intelligence and conversion rates across eCommerce channels. Following its U.S. expansion last July, Qubit recently signed a diverse...

World’s First Photonic Router
2014-07-14 03:14:29

Weizmann Institute of Science Weizmann Institute scientists take another step down the long road toward quantum computers Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router – a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievement, as reported in Science magazine, is another step toward overcoming the difficulties in building quantum computers. At the core of the device is an atom that can...

Smaller, Greener Electronics Being Developed By UAlberta research team
2014-07-09 03:52:59

[ Watch The Video: Atomic Quantum Dot Based Quantum Cellular Automata ] By Bryan Alary, University of Alberta UAlberta research team developing atom-scale, ultra-low-power computing devices to replace transistor circuits. In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward. The digital age has resulted in a succession of smaller, cleaner and less power-hungry technologies since the days the personal computer fit...

2014-07-09 08:34:35

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Women's fashion retail giant bebe has appointed Digital Experience Management (DXM) platform provider Qubit to provide a wide reaching and bespoke A/B testing, website optimization and personalization program designed to increase conversion rates. bebe retains a strong physical store presence in prime locations globally. The retailer now plans to establish itself as an ecommerce market leader by honing its online and mobile strategy - a plan that...

2014-06-17 12:26:36

Carefully fabricating nanofibers by heating and pulling may make for highly-efficient, optics-based, low-power atom traps WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Take a fine strand of silica fiber, attach it at each end to a slow-turning motor, gently torture it over an unflickering flame until it just about reaches its melting point and then pull it apart. The middle will thin out like a piece of taffy until it is less than half a micron across -- about 200 times...

2014-06-16 09:20:53

University of Innsbruck Even computers are error-prone. The slightest disturbances may alter saved information and falsify the results of calculations. To overcome these problems, computers use specific routines to continuously detect and correct errors. This also holds true for a future quantum computer, which will require procedures for error correction as well: "Quantum phenomena are extremely fragile and error-prone. Errors can spread rapidly and severely disturb the computer," says...

quantum computing magic
2014-06-12 05:32:24

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The difficulty in understanding the field of quantum computing just got a little easier, but only slightly. New research from the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing has confirmed, at least theoretically, that the concept of contextuality is a necessary resource required for achieving the advantages of quantum computation. Contextuality is regarded as one of the weirder aspects of quantum theory and is a...

Quantum Teleportation Experiments Hailed A Success
2014-06-02 04:50:22

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world of Gene Roddenberry has given us so many things that seemed an impossibility when we first saw them on the fantastical science-fiction television show Star Trek. All you need do is visit your local grocery store for the sliding doors triggered by an electronic eye, or reach into your own pocket for a personal communications device. The one thing that seemed too impossible, however, was the transporter, a teleportation...

2014-05-26 13:26:05

Joint Quantum Institute Sending entangled beams through fast-light materials Michael Lewis's bestselling book "Flash Boys" describes how some brokers, engaging in high frequency trading, exploit fast telecommunications to gain fraction-of-a-second advantage in the buying and selling of stocks. But you don't need to have billions of dollars riding on this-second securities transactions to appreciate the importance of fast signal processing. From internet to video streaming, we want...

Superconducting Qubit Array Points The Way To Quantum Computers
2014-04-24 03:15:00

Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara A new five-qubit array from UCSB’s Martinis Group is on the threshold of making a quantum computer technologically feasible to build A fully functional quantum computer is one of the holy grails of physics. Unlike conventional computers, the quantum version uses qubits (quantum bits), which make direct use of the multiple states of quantum phenomena. When realized, a quantum computer will be millions of times more powerful at certain computations than...


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