Funding promises to help "pressing challenges"
The Obama administration has announced a "Big Data" research and development initiative. The endeavor aims to improve the ability to "extract knowledge and insights" from large data sets and help solve some of the nation's "most pressing challenges."
Caltech makes headway in quantum HD tech
The California Institute of Technology believes it found a way to simultaneously transfer entire blocks of quantum information. It showed a proof-of-concept that can be applied in future quantum hard drives, and the team believes those products could compete with traditional, optical-based memory storage devices that use entanglement for access. The demonstration had the team transfer the state of four quantum memories to an optical signal and back again.