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Articles tagged with: math

Thinking Med School? Let This App Get You There

Medical school is no doubt an arduous process. One has to fulfill a number of years of Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Biology coursework. How would you like your journey to be made just a bit easier? A company called Regular Rate and Rhythm Software has just announced Med Mnemonics v12. The app is designed to serve as a learning resource for medical memory aids, and perform on the iPhone, iPhone Touch, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone 7.

D-Wave Releases Optimal Computer For AI

A computer company called D-Wave has just announced that they are selling a computing system commercially, dubbed the D-Wave one. The D-Wave computer is a 128-qubit processor that is designed to perform intense computations. A qubit is the most basic unit of quantum information.

The processor uses quantum annealing to perform given operations. Again, for those unfamiliar with the term, quantum annealing is a mathematical operation where the extreme points of a function are determined from a given set of discrete candidate solutions.

How To Make An Un-Hackable Password That’s Easy To Remember

Researchers from the Max-Planck-Institute fur Physik komplexer Systeme and from Axioma Research have devised a new method that allows users to create passwords that are harder to hack but easier to remember. To achieve this, the researchers combine nonlinear dynamics and chaos to create encrypted p-CAPTCHAs, or password-CAPTCHAs. The best part of these passwords is that you only have to remember a portion of your password and the Java applet does the rest!

IBM Takes Pi To One Billion Digits

IBM’s supercomputer, Blue Gene was designed to continuously run at 1petaFLOPS. IBM is pleased to announce that Blue Gene has found the billionth decimal digit in pi. Many have thought that this calculation was impossible and some estimated that it would take a single processor 1,500 years to compute. IBM’s Blue Gene was able to solve pi to the billionth decimal digit in only a few months. The machine was working steadily in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in IBM Australia.