Quantum Teleportation Demo Sets New Accuracy Record By By KRISTIN HOUSER | Freethink

An internet powered by the weird physics of the quantum world would be virtually unhackable and literally faster than lightning.

Now, we’re one step closer to making that next-level communications network a reality, thanks to a quantum teleportation breakthrough out of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

So, what the heck is quantum teleportation?

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Why Do Criminals Use Cash And Not Bitcoin? By David G.W. Birch | Forbes.com

Or, What happens when law enforcement and the Mafia get quantum computers?There are people who prefer to exist in a cash economy for reasons other than a negative economic analysis of central bank monetary policies or an attachment to the iconography of banknotes. Criminals and corrupt politicians, for example. Cash works rather well for them, but can sometimes be quite inconvenient.3 min read →

Why Remote Work Changes the Nature of Leadership, and the Kinds of Leaders to Recruit in Startups by Tomasz Tunguz | Tomasz Tunguz

Erica Brescia, the COO of Github, a company in which 70% of the workforce has worked remotely for a decade, wrote in the Economist about how remote working is different and better. There have been many perspectives shared on remote work, but Erica’s perspective adds an intriguing detail.

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⭐️ NASA – Best Photo from Last Week

Pareidolia: Seeing Shapes in the CosmosLast Updated: Jan. 5, 2021, Editor: Yvette Smith

What is pareidolia? It is the psychological phenomenon where we see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data. 

When an image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory of PSR B1509-58 – a spinning neutron star surrounded by a cloud of energetic particles about 17,000 light-years from Earth – was released in 2009, it quickly gained attention because many saw a hand-like structure in the X-ray emission.

In this image of the system, X-rays from Chandra in gold are seen along with infrared data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope in red, green and blue. Pareidolia may strike again as some people report seeing a shape of a face in WISE’s infrared data. What do you see?

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, also took a picture of the neutron star nebula in 2014, using higher-energy X-rays than Chandra.

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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