Saturday, July 13, 2013

Let's put tobacco and terrorism in perspective

According to the CDC (Centers for disease control and prevention):

"More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined."

And the big bugaboo, terrorism, doesn't make any part of this list.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Wow: the history of the D-Wave quantum computer

This video has totally changed my perception of the state of quantum computing: