Unbound: No 172
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Unbound: No 172

Unbound: No 172 - Revolutionizing power distribution management with IoT, scientists create the first programmable, logical quantum processor, and 6 free courses to master Generative AI.

Revolutionizing power distribution management with IoT
by Huawei | Power Technology

Photo by American Public Power Association on Unsplash

Connecting millions of households in the ‘last mile’ , the central challenge in modern power distribution is optimising efficiency while ensuring reliability and sustainability. However, complex issues arise where traditional grid infrastructure struggles to cope with the dynamic demands of contemporary energy consumption and the integration of renewable energy sources. This issue is increasingly important to solve as the world shifts towards greater reliance on renewable energy, demand from electric vehicles rises, and new storage technologies provide power back to the grid.

The world is witnessing growth in these new technologies and systems. Yet this growth brings its own set of trials, particularly with power distribution in medium and low voltage areas, when it comes to monitoring supply and fixing faults quickly. Central to these challenges is the unpredictable nature of wind and solar energy and the transition from traditional centralised systems to more decentralised models. Global power grids must accommodate and balance these new power sources, often hindered by limited capacity and operational visibility for demand and supply.

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Scientists created the first programmable, logical quantum processor
ByAmit Malewar | Tech Explorist

The primary challenge for practical quantum computing is error suppression, necessitating quantum error correction for extensive processing. However, implementing error-corrected “logical” qubits, where information is redundantly encoded across multiple physical qubits, presents significant challenges for achieving large-scale logical quantum computing.

A new study by Harvard scientists reports realizing a programmable quantum processor based on encoded logical qubits operating with up to 280 physical qubits. This is a critical milestone in the quest for stable, scalable quantum computing.

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6 free courses to master Generative AI from Microsoft, Google, Harvard, and more
by Bijin Jose | The Indian Express

Photo by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash

With AI taking over the world, there is a need for professionals and novices to upskill themselves. It is important to know that AI will not be taking away jobs, but a person who knows how to use AI may.

Today, there are millions of resources available on AI making it complex for anyone who wishes to learn more, acquire new skills, or even simply use some of these exciting tools. Worry not, here is a brief catalogue of courses that will not only give you an understanding of the concepts but may also end up offering a new skill to boost your career.

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🌙 NASA - Best Photo from Last Week
Crescent Moon Over NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Image Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

The crescent moon, along with Jupiter (top right of Moon) and Venus (below Moon) appeared over the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida Feb. 22, 2023, as preparations continued for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission. NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren “Woody” Hoburg, UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev launched to the International Space Station March 2, 2023.

The NASA Headquarters photographers chose this photo as one of the best images from 2023. See the rest on Flickr.

Image Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky


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