Intel unveils its second-generation quantum computing control chip

Intel unveiled its second-generation quantum computing control chip during its Intel Labs virtual event today. The chip, codenamed Horse Ridge II, is another milestone toward making quantum computing — one of the holy grails of computing — more practical. The new prototype builds on the first-generation Horse Ridge controller introduced in 2019. Horse Ridge II has more capability and higher levels of integration to control a quantum computer, which remains a long-term goal for the company.

At the outset of the project, Intel’s researchers designed the scalable system-on-chip (SOC) to operate at cryogenic temperatures, simplifying the control electronics and interconnects required to elegantly scale and operate large quantum computing systems. Most quantum computing systems only really works at near-freezing temperatures. Intel is trying to change that, but in the meantime, the control chip eliminates having to run hundreds of wires into a refrigerated case that houses the quantum computer.


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Intel upgrades quantum computer ambitions with new control chip

Intel's Horse Ridge 2 chip, packaged in this metal housing, is designed to simplify communications between a quantum processor and conventional computers.

Intel’s Horse Ridge 2 chip, packaged in this metal housing, is designed to simplify communications between a quantum processor and conventional computers.


Intel unveiled on Thursday its Horse Ridge 2 processor for controlling quantum computers, an important milestone in making the potentially revolutionary machines practical.

The Horse Ridge 2 isn’t a quantum processor itself but is designed to solve the challenges of communicating with future quantum processors with thousands or more qubits. The processor is the second generation of a family that debuted in 2019.

The processor comes as Intel endeavors to catch up with quantum computer rivals like IBM and Google. The chipmaker hopes it eventually will leapfrog the competition with processors housing vastly more qubits, the data processing element fundamental to quantum computers, than its competitors have. Horse Ridge 2

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Study traces circuits where executive control overcomes instinct — ScienceDaily

When riding your bike to the store you might have two very different reasons to steer: plain old reflex when you something dart into your path, or executive control when you see street signs that indicate the correct route. A new study by MIT neuroscientists shows how the brain is wired for both by tracking the specific circuits involved and their effect on visually cued actions.

The research, published in Nature Communications, demonstrates in mice that neurons in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) area of the prefrontal cortex, a region at the front of the brain associated with understanding rules and implementing plans, projects connections into an evolutionarily older region called the superior colliculus (SC). The SC carries out basic commands for reactive, reflexive movement. A key finding of the study is that the purpose of the ACC’s connections to the SC is to override the SC when executive

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New mechanism of pain control revealed — ScienceDaily

Researchers in Japan have revealed a previously unknown mechanism for pain control involving a newly identified group of cells in the spinal cord, offering a potential target for enhancing the therapeutic effect of drugs for chronic pain.

While neurons may be the most well-known cells of the central nervous system, an assortment of non-neuronal cells first discovered in the mid-nineteenth century also play a wide variety of important roles.

Originally named after the Greek word for “glue,” these glial cells are now known to be much more than glue and in fact are critical elements for regulating neuronal development and function in the central nervous system.

Among the different types of glial cells, astrocytes are the most abundant in the central nervous system, but, unlike neurons in different brain regions, researchers still have yet to develop a detailed understanding of groupings of astrocytes with distinct properties.

Now, researchers led by

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IAS Expands ‘Context Control’ Solution in APAC, Adds Bahasa Indonesia and Thai Language Capabilities

BANGKOK, Nov. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, today announced the launch of Bahasa Indonesia and Thai language capabilities for its Context Control solution. IAS’s contextual solution is now available worldwide in languages including Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Context Control incorporates the premiere semantic technology in the verification space to deliver unmatched accuracy and granularity in online content classification for IAS customers. Superior content classification enables a new level of precision and scale for marketers seeking to better navigate the content adjacencies associated with their online campaigns. With advertisers running campaigns in an always-on global news cycle, IAS provides critical brand safety and brand suitability solutions to accurately assess the full content and context of a page, regardless of language.

IAS’s patented semantic technology provides human-like machine comprehension of the vernacular Bahasa and Thai languages, taking

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EU plans new rules giving Europeans more control of data

The European Union is laying out new standards for data giving Europeans more control over their personal information as part of efforts to counter the power of U.S. and Chinese tech companies

LONDON — The European Union is laying out new standards for data giving Europeans more control over their personal information as it seeks to counter the power of U.S. and Chinese tech companies.

The EU’s executive Commission on Wednesday proposed new rules on the handling of data that would aim to give people, businesses and government bodies the confidence to share their information in a European data market.

The proposed legislation would would spell out how industrial and government data – normally off limits because of intellectual property rights, commercial confidentiality or privacy rights –

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Weight Control Market 2020 Industry Share, Recent Trends, Size, Drivers, Manufacturing Technology and Regional Growth Overview and Forecast to 2025

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Remote control of heat nanosources motion and thermal-induced fluid flows by using light forces

Remote control of heat nanosources motion and thermal-induced fluid flows by using light forces
a, Multiple gold NPs (spheres of 200 nm radius) are confined by a ring-shaped laser trap (wavelength of 532 nm) and optically transported around it. These NPs rapidly assemble into a stable group of hot particles creating a confined heat source (G-NP) of temperature ~500 K. Free (not trapped) gold NPs acting as tracer particles are dragged toward the G-NP by the action of the thermal-induced water flow created around it (see Video S5 of the paper). The speed of the G-NP is controlled by the optical propulsion force which is proportional to the phase gradient strength tailored along the laser trap as displayed in b, corresponding to the transport state 1. This non-uniform propulsion force drives the G-NP reaching a maximum speed of 42 μm/s. b, Sketch of the switching of the phase gradient configuration (state 1 and 2) enabling a more sophisticated manipulation of the heat source: split
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Using strain to control oxynitride properties

Using strain to control oxynitride properties
Researchers found a way to create and control the direction and periodicity of the oxygen-vacancy layers in oxynitride crystals at a temperature as low as 600°C. Credit: Mindy Takamiya/Kyoto University iCeMS

Japanese scientists have stumbled onto a simple method for controlling the introduction of defects, called ‘vacancy layers,” into perovskite oxynitrides, leading to changes in their physical properties. The approach, published in the journal Nature Communications, could help in the development of photocatalysts.

Oxynitrides are inorganic compounds formed of oxygen, nitrogen and other chemical elements. They have gained much attention in recent years because of their interesting properties, with applications in optical and memory devices, and in photocatalytic reactions, for example.

In 2015, solid state chemist Hiroshi Kageyama of Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) and his team reported that they found a way to fabricate oxynitrides using a lower temperature ammonia treatment process than the conventional

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Industrial Control Systems Security Market Major Technology Performance and Market Share Analysis with 2026 by Reports And Data

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Nov 20, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Industrial Control Systems Security market is expected to grow from USD 12.7 billion in 2018 to USD 19.3 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period. Increasing adaption of forth industrial revolution, which includes, cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing, integration of information technology and operational technology, increasing concerns regarding cyber threats, such as Dugu, Ransomware and Flame, growth of deployment of industrial control systems, increasing demand for cloud based SCADA/HMI/DCS solutions, adoption of smart grid technology, a 2-way digital communication used to supply electricity to the consumers, increasing demand for big data analytics security and collaborations between ICS security and cyber insurance vendors are some of the driving factors of the market.

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