The supercomputer of the future operates with quantum bits, but quantum systems are fragile and they degrade easily. Now Danish scientists have managed to turn this degradation into an advantage, making it easier to create the special quantum states required for a quantum computer.
Research grants are increasingly being awarded to the same few popular research fields. This results in homogenised projects that rarely deliver what they promise. The phenomenon is similar to real estate bubbles, argue two Danish philosophers.
Crime doesn’t pay. In fact, it's a deadly business. Even registered offenders who are jailed for something less risky than narcotics crimes or drunken driving are on average three times more likely to die than others in their age group.