Researchers reach milestone in quantum standardization

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a method that could pave the way to establishing universal standards for measuring the performance of quantum computers.

The new method, called cycle benchmarking, allows researchers to assess the potential of scalability and to compare one quantum platform against another.

«This finding could go a long way toward establishing standards for performance and strengthen the effort to build a large-scale, practical quantum ,» said Joel Wallman, an assistant professor at Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics and Institute for Quantum Computing. «A consistent method for characterizing and correcting the errors in provides standardization for the way a is assessed, allowing progress in different architectures to be fairly compared.»

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Computer Scientists Expand the Frontier of Verifiable Knowledge

The universe of problems that a computer can check has grown. The researchers’ secret ingredient? Quantum entanglement.

By interrogating entangled quantum computers, a person can verify the answers to enormously complicated problems.

Imagine someone came along and told you that they had an oracle, and that this oracle could reveal the deep secrets of the universe. While you might be intrigued, you’d have a hard time trusting it. You’d want some way to verify that what the oracle told you was true.

This is the crux of one of the central problems in computer science. Some problems are too hard to solve in any reasonable amount of time. But their solutions are easy to check. Given that, computer scientists want to know: How complicated can a problem be while still having a solution that can be verified?

Turns out, the answer is: Almost unimaginably complicated.

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How a parent’s affection shapes a child’s happiness for life

We all live busy, stressful lives and have endless concerns as parents, but it is clear that one of the most important things we need to do is to stop and give our kids a big loving squeeze.

Research over the past decade highlights the link between affection in childhood and health and happiness in the future.

Science supports the idea that warmth and affection expressed by parents to their children results in life-long positive outcomes for those children, according to Child Trends, the leading nonprofit research organization in the United States focused on improving the lives and prospects of children, youth, and their families.

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La búsqueda Sufi

La búsqueda Sufi
Por Ustad Hilmi, Mevlevi

El hombre, decimos saber, proviene de muy lejos; tan lejos, ciertamente, que al hablar de su origen, frases tales como “más allá de las estrellas” son frecuentemente empleadas. El hombre está separado de sus orígenes. Algunos de sus sentimientos (pero no todos ellos) son leves indicadores de ello. Esta es la razón por la cual hablamos de “separación del amado”; pero estos son términos técnicos, y aquellos que los utilizan para incrementar su vida emocional están… incrementando su vida emocional.

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