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Quantum Computing is a buzzword but it got really hyped when Google announced its quantum computer last year. The Google quantum computer is good and all but is focused more on developing processors for a quantum computer.

The ion-based qubits are more stable and easier to scale than chip-based qubits. Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed (QSCOUT) developed an assembly language for ion-based quantum computers. The ion trap QSCOUT set up uses ytterbium-171 ions held in 3D with appropriate electromagnetic fields. The trap was launched with 3 qubits but will be subsequently updated to 10 qubits in 2021 itself.

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Watching ‘The Crown’ made me reimagine how it would have been to be brought up in the earlier part of the 20th century. You are already married in your early 20s and have a full-fledged family by the time you are 30. Who would have imagined humans would live to see more women in the workforce than the household force?

Few years down the line, I would see a lot of my peers at school and colleges getting married but are the women today even eager to get hitched? Who knows, after all, it is a very personal choice!!

You…


You might think that being in your 20s, you have very little risk of developing any major diseases because of your lifestyle. Our sedentary lifestyle and erratic sleeping patterns are disturbing the longevity of our lives. Thus, making us fall prey to deadly diseases at a very young age.

Diabetes

Obesity is one of the leading factors for developing diabetes. As an average human spends around 7–8 hrs a day sitting, it is quite clear that his calories will get accumulated. This accumulation will further lead to obesity. …


A few years ago nobody was talking about biohacking and then Twitter’s Jack Dorsey admitted that he went for days without eating as a way to ‘biohack’ his way to a more productive life. That is when it all started and people around the world went on to alter their DNA as a result of biohacking.

Biohacking is a way to alter our DNA while earlier it used to be the tasks limited to labs and scientists, it has become more accessible thanks to the technology and the internet. …


There is one thing we will be able to do away with from next year and which is subscription services. Xbox Game Pass. Peacock. Disney+. Apple Arcade. Adobe Creative Suite. Stadia. HBO Max. CBS All Access. Netflix. Amazon Prime. Hulu. Spotify. I wish we could go to those good old days when you’d pay a flat fee for something, and it was yours. Obviously, you can still do that with some things, and subscription services aren’t going away, but now that everything is an endless bill cycle, it would be nice to simply own something. …


Samsung previously promised to provide only two major OS upgrades for its Android smartphones. It meant that two years was as long as the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were supported. It came with Android 8.0 out of the box and has since received its Android 9.0 and Android 10 updates.

It is sad but true that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will not receive another significant Android OS upgrade.

However, Samsung can bring additional features to the devices through its new One UI updates, which is a software overlay. Samsung launched One UI in 2018 for its users…


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If you are reading this article chances are that you are already well versed with Quantum Computing or at least have some knowledge around it. I have been reading about Quantum Computing for around a year now and drafting my learnings into interesting stories. You can find some here.

Not a lot of people are talking about Quantum Computing in India! Did you hear your neighbors talking about it? Or your neighbors’ neighbor? Quantum Computing is still to become a trend in India. Also, there are not a lot of resources available online that guide you to begin with quantum…


Imagine a computer suspended from a ceiling. Loops of silvery wires and delicate lines and tubes interlock on gold-colored platforms. It reminds you of a science-fiction movie, a steam-punk cousin of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The makers of the 1968 film imagined the computers to be the size of a spaceship; modern technology would have never crossed their minds — a quantum computer.

Quantum computers can solve problems that conventional computers can’t. Traditional computer chips can only process so much information at once, and we’re already reaching their physical limits. …


Biohacking or DIY biology is a broad term that includes a lot of aspects — ranging from conducting experiments on your own body to experimenting with other organisms in a laboratory. You want to get stem cells injected in your joints or get a younger person’s blood injected to increase your longevity — biohacking covers it all.

What exactly is biohacking?

The definition of biohacking varies a lot with the pursuit you have in mind. …


Devising a New Method for Scaling Up Quantum Computers

In 2019, Google announced the development of a quantum computer with 53-qubits. Google claimed to achieve quantum supremacy after performing a particular calculation significantly faster than the world’s fastest supercomputer. Like most of today’s most massive quantum computers, this system boasts tens of qubits — the quantum counterparts to bits encoded information in conventional computers.

To make more extensive quantum systems, most of today’s quantum prototypes will need to overcome scalability and stability challenges. Scalability requires increasing the density of signaling and wiring, which is very hard to achieve without depleting the system’s stability. RIKEN’s Superconducting Quantum Electronics Research Team…

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