Ara 282015
 
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Quantum computer runs 100 millon times faster

Quantum computer runs 100 millon times faster

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Google and NASA announces the quantum computer developed by their teams runs 100 million times faster than a normal binary computer with a single processor. The code name of the quantum computer is D-WAVE 2X.

A normal computer uses binary technology using on and off states of bits. A gate is either open or closed in binary systems. But in quantum computers, qubits are used. A qubit can have the opposite states zero and one simultaneously.

“To give you an idea of its processing capacity, what the D-WAVE 2X takes one second to process, a common PC would take 10,000 years.” say Lara Lopes from interestingengineering.com. (Actually 100 million seconds does not make 10 thousand years. It is roughly 100000000/86400/365 = 3.17 years. I think there is a miscalculation.)

Google plans to use quantum computers in its internet services.

NASA will use them where heavy calculations are required such as orbital calculations and atmospheric mappings for the climate change.

Quantum computers will start a new era in computer technology.

Ahmet Aksoy

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Ara 222015
 
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Dry Ice or Flowing Water on Mars Surface

Dry Ice or Flowing Water on Mars Surface

Branched gullies Jim Secosky/NASA

Recently some of the formations on the slopes of the craters on Mars were assumed to be the evidence of seasonal flowing water. However, now there is a different proposal for the formation of these structures.

According to the new proposal, the main actor might be dry ice, not flowing liquid water.

It is known that most of the seasonal icecaps and frost are formed by CO2. When sun rays penetrate to the depth of dry ice layers, it may cause sublimination (vaporising without entering a liquidation phase). This process might create a frictionless surface layer and cause the dry ice to behave like a flowing liquid carrying some deposit together with it.

So, actual reason of the formation of gullies might be flowing dry ice instead of liquid water flow.

I hope, that puzzle will be solved in a short time.

Ahmet Aksoy

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Ara 192015
 
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Does Methane Shows Life In Mars?

Does Methane Shows Life In Mars?

NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Atmospheric methane on earth is mostly genarated by biological processes. So, if there is methane on the atmosphere of a planet, possibly some signs of life can be found there.

The above assumption is applied to Mars now. Because, according to Curiosity team, methane concentrations on the air at Gale Crater increased by a factor of 10 in only two months between late 2013 and early 2014. So, there might be some microbiological activities on Mars.

However there are some more possible answers too. For example some geological processes can also produce methane.

For the details of some possible sceanarios, you must read the artical on www.space.com

In any circumstances, we should investïgate Mars better for the possibility of life.

Ahmet Aksoy

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Ara 162015
 
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Super Material Boron Nitride Nanotubes

Super Material Boron Nitride Nanotubes

Image credits: www.bnnt.com

Nano Technology introduces us with interesting super materials. Boron Nitride Nanotubes is such a revolutionary superior material.

Boron Nitride Nanotubes are similar to Carbon Nanotubes. But its wide band gap semiconducting properties makes it a better candidate for small circuit components.

Some potential usability areas of Boron Nitride Nanotubes (BNNT):

  • Biomedical
  • Lighweight ceramic composites
  • Electrical insulation
  • Fire retardant cabling
  • Piezoelectric systems
  • Polymer composites
  • Radiation shielding
  • Thin coatings
  • Batteries
  • New types of armors
  • Aerospace components
  • Dentistry
  • Cancer treatments
  • Nerve and bone tissue regeneration
  • Robotics
  • Sensors

I will continue to inform you about newly discovered super nano materials.
Follow my website.

Ahmet Aksoy

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Ara 132015
 
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Technological Expectations in 2016

Technological Expectations in 2016

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We prepared a collage of technological expectations in 2016 for you as a summary. Maybe you know most of them already. But, there are also some surprises too.

A summary of 2016 Technological Expectations:

  • All dogs will be microchipped in England
  • First manned space flight from India
  • The first space hotel
  • Agricultural robots on farms
  • Widespread usage of OLED displays
  • The Juno probe arrives at Jupiter
  • Dubai police uses Google Glass
  • Domestic drones for the police department
  • Medicine distribution to difficult areas by drones
  • Internet overtakes TV
  • Usage of new processor types
  • Drone lanes will be used to protect collisions
  • Quantum computing
  • More wearable technology in everday life

Technological advances are enormous. But, each day it becomes more difficult for us to be surprised.

Ahmet Aksoy

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Ara 102015
 
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Expected Smartphones 2016

Expected Smartphones 2016

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In 2016 the expected list of the upcoming smarphones are as follows:

  • February 2016: Samsung Galaxy S7
  • February 2016: Sony Xperia Z6
  • March 2016: LG G5
  • March 2016: HTC One M10
  • April 2016: Huawei P9
  • August 2016: Samsung Galaxy Note 6
  • August 2016: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • September 2016: Apple iPhone 7
  • September 2016: Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • October 2016: Nexus 5 – 2016
  • October 2016: Nexus 6 – 2016

Both Samsung Galaxy and Sony Xperia Z6 are expected to be announced at MWC (Mobile World Congress) in February. MWC 2016 runs for 4 days from February 22 on.

Gurmezin

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