CSAIL principal investigator Scott Aaronson, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, breaks down the intricacies of quantum computing in laymen’s terms to share what it’s about and why it’s important.
Aaronson argues that quantum computing has implications for everything from pharmaceuticals to nanotechnology, from biochemistry to superconductors. “For any of these applications,” he says, “a quantum computer naturally implements those dynamics and gives you a speed-up for implementing those things.”
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
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