Posts Tagged ‘nasa‘

D-Wave Will Be Amazing Once We Know What To Ask It

D-Wave is a very exciting project, but the implications are fuzzy. “D-Wave claims that its 512-qubit D-Wave Two computer is the most advanced quantum computer in the world,” according to The Register. That sounds awesome, but what does it mean? What are the practical applications

Evolution in fast-forward

By Tim Cole Humans have always lived in symbiosis with their tools. By inventing more and more sophisticated and intelligent tools, mankind has changed itself and become smarter over time. This is a natural process, and it is nonjudgmental. The mistake the prophets of doom

laughingsquid: NASA’s Doing Something Right

What Mars Means to Earth

I am a fan of Mars. I think people will live there one day. Really. So I was quite excited to watch the NASA/JPL live feed last night of the landing of Curiosity, the largest craft ever soft landed on another planet, and to share

Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If we were to fully exploit this new oil source, and continue to burn our conventional oil, gas and coal

Colonizing Space and Yesterday’s Dreams

By Glen Hiemstra | August 26th, 2011 I grew up on this stuff. In the 1970′s some at NASA believed it may be realistic to be building colonies in orbit of up to 10,000 people, by…about now. It may have been, had we really wanted