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MIT: Researchers’ Algorithm Designs Soft Robots that Sense

CAMBRIDGE, MA — March 22, 2021 — There are some tasks that traditional robots — the rigid and metallic kind — simply aren’t cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with people more safely or slip into tight spaces with ease. But for robots to reliably complete their […]

Indiana U. Team First to Test Sandia’s Open-Access Quantum Computer

Albuquerque — March 19, 2021 — Sandia National Laboratories has announced its Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed, QSCOUT, is now operational and available for public use. Scientists from Indiana University recently became the first team to use the system. QSCOUT is intended to address limited access to quantum computer technology, which, while poised to […]

Driver-Optional Monarch Tractor Closes $20M Series A with Global Partners

Livermore, CA — Monarch Tractor, a fully electric, driver-optional, smart tractor manufacturer, announced the closing of its $20 million Series A funding round. The round includes global industrial equipment manufacturers, automotive suppliers, venture capital, and impact capital. The new investors will support the rapid growth of Monarch Tractor’s global deployment. The investment round garnered global […]

Exascale Computing Project’s EQSIM Team Helps Assess Infrastructure Earthquake Risk

As part of the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), the Earthquake Simulation (EQSIM) application development team is creating a computational tool set and workflow for earthquake hazard and risk assessment that moves beyond the traditional empirically based techniques which are dependent on historical earthquake data. With software assistance from the ECP’s software technology group, the EQSIM team is working to give scientists and engineers the ability to simulate full end-to-end earthquake processes.

FSU Researchers Report Enhanced Quantum Machine Learning Algorithms

Florida State University researchers report they have found a way to automatically infer parameters used in an important quantum Boltzmann machine algorithm for machine learning applications. The work could help build artificial neural networks used for training computers to solve complicated, interconnected problems, such as image recognition, drug discovery and the creation of new materials. […]

Sandia’s Open-access Quantum Computer Is Operational, Available to Scientists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new Department of Energy open-access quantum computing testbed is ready for the public. Scientists from Indiana University recently became the first team to begin using Sandia National Laboratories’ Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed, or QSCOUT. Quantum computers are poised to become major technological drivers over the coming decades. But to get […]

Oxford Instruments NanoScience Gains Momentum in Quantum Computing

Oxford Instruments NanoScience is today announcing its latest innovation in Cryofree dilution refrigerator technology for quantum computing scale up, the ProteoxLX, as well as new quantum computing customer collaborations worldwide. Since the launch of Proteox at APS Physics last year, Oxford Instruments has announced its partnership with the University of Glasgow as well as with […]

Bridging the Gap between Quantum and Classical Computing

Abstracting away the complexities of using quantum technology is the mission of Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI), a startup in Leesburg, VA. In this interview, Steve Reinhardt, a 20-plus year HPC veteran (Cray and SGI) and now VP/product development at QCI, talks about the challenges of bridging the gap between classical and quantum computing. QCI’s target […]

DOE Announces $30M for Quantum Information Science Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it will provide $30 million for Quantum Information Science (QIS) research that helps scientists understand how nature works on an extremely small scale—100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. QIS can help our nation solve some of the most pressing and […]

CEA-Leti Envisions LiDAR Systems Based on Integrated Optical Phased Arrays

GRENOBLE, France – March 8, 2021 – Taking a step toward developing LiDAR systems for widespread commercial applications, CEA-Leti has developed genetic algorithms to calibrate high-channel-count optical phased arrays (OPAs), as well as an advanced measurement setup enabling wafer-scale OPA characterization. OPAs are an emerging technology made of arrays of closely spaced (around 1µm) optical antennas […]