China has revealed its economic roadmap for the next few years, and among the government's most aggressive objectives feature some significant breakthroughs in quantum technologies – which, if they are achieved, would firmly establish the nation as a leading quantum superpower. This year marks the start of China's 14th five-year plan, which sets goals and strategies for developing the country's economy up until 2025. Drafted in collaboration with the government's official political advisory body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Quantum scientist Pan Jianwei, who is a member of the CPPCC, said that the plan includes "major national scientific and technological projects in frontier fields including quantum information technology." Quantum Computing Quantum computers are coming. Get ready for them to change everything What is quantum computing today? The how, why, and when of a paradigm shift Quantum supremacy 'milestone' achieved by … [Read more...] about Quantum computing, networks, satellites, and lots more qubits: China reveals ambitious goals in five-year plan
Researchers at UC Davis are investigating whether virtual reality can be used to help kids with ADHD cope in the non-virtual world. If effective, the treatment could point the way to an alternative to medication. "Our long-term goal is to develop interventions that are widely accessible," said Julie Schweitzer, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a MIND Institute researcher . "If a parent could download an app to purchase the treatment, families in many places around the world could access it." must read AR and VR mean business: Everything you need to know An executive guide to the technology and market drivers behind the hype in AR, VR, and MR. Read More The CDC reports an estimated 5-10 percent of American children are diagnosed with ADHD. Over 50 percent of those are being treated with medication. Due to the high rate of diagnosis here and in countries like Iceland, which has the highest per capita rate of Ritalin … [Read more...] about Virtual reality as a treatment for ADHD?
Bath bombs: they're not just for baths anymore. Thanks to "professional Lush enthusiast" @therosequeenn , the famed beauty products have taken on a purpose beyond making your bathwater smell like lavender. @Therosequeenn, whose real name is Andrea, films herself chopping up bath bombs for her Instagram. Don't worry; it's not as traumatizing as it sounds. In fact, the videos are incredibly satisfying — in a candle-carving , makeup-destroying , DIY-sliming kind of way. SEE ALSO: DIY Slime: Instagram's Most Satisfying Trend In each video, Andrea uses a knife to cut a bath bomb into relatively even slices. Then, she makes another set of lengthwise cuts and voilà! The bath bomb is a set of cuboid chunks. A post shared by ∘Andrea∘♚ (@therosequeenn) on Oct 16, 2017 at 1:20pm PDT So what makes these videos so damn good? According to commenters, it's about texture, sound, and symmetry. On Instagram, several people praised the way Andrea's knife cuts … [Read more...] about Watching bath bombs get chopped up is surprisingly satisfying
Nearly a month after distancing itself from political statements, the publisher of the controversial military shooter Six Days in Fallujah has backtracked and now says the events in the game are “inseparable from politics.” The game, which takes place during the Iraq War’s Second Battle of Fallujah, has come under scrutiny for seemingly portraying a US-centric focus on a campaign in which an estimated 800 Iraqi civilians were killed, according to the Red Cross . “We understand the events recreated in Six Days in Fallujah are inseparable from politics,” publisher Victura said in a statement on Twitter . “We believe the stories of this generation’s sacrifices deserve to be told by the Marines, Soldiers, and civilians who were there,” Victura’s statement continued. “We trust you will find the game — like the events it recreates — to be complex.” We understand the events recreated in Six Days in Fallujah are inseparable from politics. pic.twitter.com/N7nkPilp1Q — Victura … [Read more...] about Six Days in Fallujah publisher now says the game is ‘inseparable from politics’
The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued AT&T and three AT&T executives, saying the wireless carrier leaked nonpublic data about falling phone sales to analysts in order to convince the analysts to change their revenue forecasts. This scheme helped AT&T "beat" analysts' revenue forecasts in the first quarter of 2016, the SEC said. The complaint , filed Friday in US District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges that AT&T repeatedly violated the Securities Exchange Act and the SEC's Regulation FD (for " fair disclosure ") in March and April of 2016. The regulation "prohibit[s] selective disclosures by issuers of material nonpublic information to securities analysts," the SEC lawsuit said. AT&T executives "disclosed AT&T's internal smartphone sales data and the impact of that data on internal revenue metrics, despite the fact that internal documents specifically informed Investor Relations personnel that AT&T's revenue and sales … [Read more...] about AT&T broke US law in scheme to beat revenue forecast, SEC lawsuit says