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first_img Citation: 143 is largest number yet to be factored by a quantum algorithm (2012, April 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-04-largest-factored-quantum-algorithm.html More information: Nanyang Xu, et al. “Quantum Factorization of 143 on a Dipolar-Coupling Nuclear Magnetic Resonance System.” PRL 108, 130501 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.130501 (Phys.org) — While factoring an integer is a simple problem when the integer is small, the complexity of factorization greatly increases as the integer increases. When the integer grows to more than 100,000 or so digits, the problem reaches a point at which it becomes too complex to solve using classical computing methods. But quantum computers, with their use of entanglement and superposition, can theoretically factor a number of any size. However, the largest number that has been factored on a quantum processor so far is 21. Now in a new study, physicists have set a new record for quantum factorization by developing the first quantum algorithm that can factor a three-digit integer, 143, into its prime factors, 11 and 13. The physicists, Nanyang Xu at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, China, have published their study on the new quantum computation algorithm in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters. They explain that, despite the potential for factoring any size number, quantum algorithms still face fundamental challenges.“Quantum algorithms can theoretically solve the factoring problem; however, it is still challenging for today’s technologies to control a lot of qubits for a long enough time to factor a larger number,” Xu told Phys.org. “The environmental noises and other imperfections make the quantum system so fragile that decoherence could destroy everything stored in qubits in a short time.”As the physicists note in their study, the first and most well-known quantum algorithm for factorization is Shor’s algorithm, which was developed by mathematician Peter Shor in 1994. This algorithm, which involves quantum entanglement, is based on a circuit model in which a sequence of operations is performed to solve the problem. In the current study, Xu and coauthors use an alternative to Shor’s algorithm called adiabatic quantum computation (AQC). Proposed by Edward Farhi, et al., in 2001, AQC was developed for optimization problems, in which the best value of many possible values is sought. Several computational problems, including factoring, have been formulated as optimization problems and then solved using AQC. Here, the scientists’ algorithm builds on one of these formulations by Peng, et al., in 2008, which used AQC to factor the largest number before now, 21.Unlike Shor’s algorithm, AQC does not run through a sequence of operations, but instead relies on quantum adiabatic processes. More specifically, the algorithm finds a mathematical function called the Hamiltonian in which all possible solutions are encoded as eigenstates, and the correct solution is encoded as the ground state. To solve a problem, the algorithm gradually evolves the Hamiltonian according to a mathematical equation, resulting in the system reaching its ground state and providing the correct answer. (In its physical implementation, the system consists of a liquid-crystal nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) system like those used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in which magnetic nuclei absorb and re-emit radiation at a specific frequency.) While the adiabatic-based strategy works well in theory, in reality it still faces challenges when factoring large numbers because the Hamiltonian’s spectrum of all possible eigenstates grows exponentially with the size of the integer. So Xu and coauthors developed a way to suppress the spectrum’s growth by simplifying the mathematical equations governing the Hamiltonian. In the end, the physicists’ simplified equations significantly decreased the growth rate of the spectrum to make it easier to factor larger numbers than before.“We use a new method and reduce the qubits needed in the algorithm, which finally made the factorization of 143 available in realization,” Xu said. “Our work shows the practical importance of the adiabatic quantum algorithm.”In the future, the strategies used here could lead to even larger integer factorization by quantum algorithms.“It is possible to factor a larger number using the strategies in our current paper on current quantum computing platforms,” Xu said. “In this issue, we plan to improve our control ability towards the NMR quantum processor to factor a larger number, and the exact time complexity of the algorithm is still an open question.” Physicists Solve Difficult Classical Problem with One Quantum Bit Explore further Quantum factorization of 143 using the adiabatic quantum algorithm. As the system evolves to its ground state k = 6, it reaches a superposition of states 6 and 9, which denotes the answers 11 and 13. Image credit: Xu, et al. ©2012 American Physical Society Copyright 2012 Phys.Org All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_imgThe idea is to sell a slew of the Hiriko EVs to municipalities, who then rent them to commuters, as shared vehicles. A person leaving work could walk to a lot where several of the Hirikos are parked, rent one to drive to the train station, leave it there in a special lot, ride the train home, rent another Hiriko to get home, keep it overnight, then drive it back to the special lot, leave it there and then take the train to work and so on. Thus, those that rent the Hirikos would not rent a specific car, but would get a different one every time. In such a scenario, those that rent would do so by the month or year, to make things easier of course. The advantage to commuters would be an easy way to get to and from work while the advantage to the city would be fewer vehicles clogging streets, less air pollution and more vehicles able to fit into parking lots because of the tiny parking requirements of the Hiriko.To make parking even easier engineers have designed all four tires to turn independently, allowing drivers to slide sideways into spots if necessary. The car would not be for everyone of course as it can only go 31 miles per hour maximum, though it does have a range of 75 miles. The company has already made 20 of the cars which are being tested by various groups. They are currently trying to sell to San Francisco, Berlin and Barcelona, at a price of about $16,000 each. Citation: Spanish group demos “Hiriko” fold-up urban EV (w/ Video) (2012, August 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-spanish-group-demos-hiriko-fold-up.html That initiative has led to a working relationship with a group of auto parts suppliers in the Basque region of Spain, who have formed what they call the Hiriko Driving Mobility Group, whose purpose is to solve congestion and parking problems in downtown city areas. The result is a car concept called the Hiriko, which in Basque, means, “from the city.” It’s an electric vehicle that when driven is about eight feet long, but when parked, can be squeezed or folded down to just five feet, which is shorter than the average bicycle. Explore further (Phys.org) — Ten years ago, MIT’s Media lab began working on a concept for an urban vehicle to replace bicycle sharing, and other options people were using to get them to and from public transportation, to cover that first mile, as it’s known; the distance between where they live and the train station; or the last mile, from the train to where they work. It’s a problem that has become more urgent as congestion in city centers worsens over time as cities become ever more crowded. center_img Fold-up car of the future unveiled at EU © 2012 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_img © 2014 Phys.org Citation: China’s PandaX WIMP detector set to begin operations soon (2014, January 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-01-china-pandax-wimp-detector.html The field cage for phase-1a Super-CDMS researchers report possible evidence of WIMPs The field cage integrated with the top PMT supporting plate This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Explore further Several facilities around the world are already conducting the same sort of research, of course, but the facility in China has a decided advantage—it’s sheltered beneath tons of marble. As with the other facilities, the idea is to prove that WIMPs are real and by extension, that theories about dark matter are as well.Dark matter isn’t something that has been proven to exist, instead, it’s a theory that has been developed to explain gravitational anomalies in space—why do galaxies have gravitational effects by objects that cannot be seen? Scientists believe it’s because of a type of matter that has a gravitational impact, but cannot be seen by the naked eye, or with any other type of device that physicists have conceived. The best they’ve been able to come up with is the idea of WIMPS—a theoretical elementary particle that makes up dark matter. If the existence of WIMPS can be proven, that would go a long way towards proving that theories regarding dark matter are true too.Thus far none of the research facilities constructed to detect WIMPs has been able to do so, though the idea for all of them is essentially the same—fill a big tank with a certain type of material, shield it from other space based particles, then watch for collisions between the nucleus of an atom of the material used and some other particle—hopefully, a WIMP. With the Chinese project, the material is xenon—1.2 metric tons of it. Physicists hope that if such a collision does occur, photons and electrons will be given off and the combination of the two will be enough for sensors to detect where in the vat the collision occurred. That will allow for calculating the speed of the object that made its way in, which can be compared with theories about the speed at which WIMPs travel—if the two match, physicists around the globe will conclude that it was most likely a WIMP and those on the project can start preparing their Noble Prize acceptance speeches. More information: pandax.physics.sjtu.edu.cn/ (Phys.org) —China’s PandaX Dark Matter Experiment is in final preparations to begin operating sometime early this year, representatives for the project have told the press. Its mission is to capture evidence of a Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) colliding with the nucleus of a xenon atom—evidence of dark matter.last_img read more

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first_imgThe India trip of American reality TV star Kim Kardashian has reportedly been cancelled over visa issues.‘Unfortunately, Kim will not be able to enter the country due to some visa issue’, said a source. However, the exact reason behind cancellation has not been disclosed. ‘The reason is not clear but all we know is that there was some visa issue which she could not fulfill and the trip has been cancelled,’ the source added.  The 34-year-old star, who shot to fame with TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, was supposed to come to the country to promote her new fragrance Fleur Fatale.last_img

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first_imgKolkata: A Class X student drowned at a pond in the Maidan area on Sunday morning. The deceased teenager Shaad Khan is a resident of Park Street near Mullick Bazar.Police sources said Shaad who had just appeared for his Madhyamik examination had gone to play football with some of his friends on Saturday late afternoon and the ball fell into the pond popularly known as Manohar Das Tarag. They could not find the ball in the water as it had gone dark. Shaad along with his younger brother went to the same spot at around 7 am on Sunday to look for the ball and found it in the middle of the pond. Shaad opened his slippers on the stairs and dived into the water to pick up the ball. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAfter he picked up the ball and was swimming back to the bank of the pond, something got entangled with his legs and he started struggling in the water. His brother Muzaffar raised an alarm and alerted the morning walkers in the area. However, the teenager drowned in a few minutes before anybody could attempt to save him. An officer of Kolkata Mounted Police who was present in the area informed the Park Street police station. Divers from Kolkata Police’s disaster management group fished out the body following which it was sent for post mortem. Shaad was an NCC cadet and expert in swimming too.”His family members have informed that the victim was an expert in swimming. We are probing what led to his drowning,” a senior police officer said.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today condemned the I-T raids at a hospital owned by Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav’s sisters at Rewari and alleged that the BJP was using government agencies to silence opposition voices before the general election. She also held the BJP responsible of “open political vendetta”. “2019 elections are coming. #BJP using the agencies to silence Opposition voices and openly doing political vendetta. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed Strongly condemn the IT raid on @_YogendraYadav Ji’s family,” Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle this afternoon. The I-T Department had on Wednesday raided multiple premises of a hospital group at Rewari in Haryana, which belongs to Yadav’s sisters and seized cash of around Rs 22 lakh after it was detected that they had allegedly made cash payments to a Nirav Modi firm for purchasing jewellery. Yadav had alleged that the raids were carried out with an intent to “intimidate” and “silence” him as he had launched an agitation for fair crop price for farmers and against liquor shops at Rewari. Yadav, who had started his campaign with a nine-day ‘padyatra’ (march) that ended two days ago, said the place and the timing of the raid was to send a message not just to him but also to the many farmers who are fighting for their rights.last_img read more

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first_imgGuinea was on Tuesday declared Ebola free by the WHO two years after the virus’ deadliest-ever outbreak began in the country, killing more than 11,000 people in the west African region. A country is declared free of human-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus after it completes a two 21-day incubation period after the last confirmed case has tested negative a second time. Guinea has successfully crossed the 42-day period and Guinea now enters a 90-day phase of heightened surveillance to ensure that new cases, if any, are quickly detected before they spread to other people. The town of Gueckedou in Guinea was the ground zero for the deadly outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and was the last West African state to break the original chain of transmission which killed 11,300 people in the three states of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. “This is the first time that all three countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have stopped the original chains of transmission that were responsible for starting this devastating outbreak two years ago,” World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti said. EVD which started in late December 2013 spread to seven other countries by land and air travel apart from severely affecting the nearby states of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Sierra Leone was declared free of Ebola in November this year. It saw 3,955 deaths and 14, 122 cases in the last two years. Liberia was declared Ebola-free earlier in September. The deadly disease killed more than 2,500 people in the country and a further 9,000 in Sierra Leone and Liberia. However, new cases through human-to-human transmission as a result of the re-emergence of Ebola virus that had persisted in a previously infected individual came up in late November in Liberia. The West African coastal state saw a total of 4,809 deaths and 10,675 cases (as of December 23) from the outbreak of EVD since 2013. In addition to the original chain of transmission, there have been 10 new small Ebola outbreaks, or ‘flares’, between March and November 2015. “These appear to have been due to the re-emergence of a persistent virus from the survivor population,” states the UN health agency.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has imposed a fine of Rs 13 lakh on two city-based doctors while a private hospital in the Central Kolkata has been asked to pay Rs two lakh after the Commission found negligence in the treatment of a patient.The complainant, a victim of medical negligence and a resident of Shanti Nagar area of Asansol, lodged a case with the State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission on May 23, 2013. It was stated that the complainant on August 7 in 2012 visited the hospital and consulted a doctor at the clinic with a problem called “upper abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting”. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe doctor diagnosed the patient with “acute cholecystitis” and the patient was advised for “urgent admission” as revealed from the prescription dated August 7, 2012. After the admission of the patient, an USG of the whole abdomen was done and the “impression” of the said USG report revealed “fatty liver with cholelithiasis”. After such detection “laparoscopic cholecystectomy” was done under general anesthesia by another doctor as revealed from the “Discharge Summary and Certificate” dated August 16, 2012. Despite ‘laparoscopic cholecystectomy’ the patient continued to feel the pain in the abdomen. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShe later visited a private hospital in Chennai that advised ‘C.T. Scan of whole abdomen’ the “impression” of the report dated 17.11.2012 of which revealed “remnant of Gall Bladder with Calculi”. Also, the “USG report of whole abdomen” dated 21.11.2012 in the hospital reported “gall bladder is contracted and shows calculus measuring 1-2 cms within the lumen” and “post partial cholecystectomy — gall bladder calculus with chronic cholecystitis”. Thereafter, the complainant again visited another city hospital where “USG of upper abdomen” was advised and the USG report stated “cystic structure with calculus within it — gall bladder remnant (following partial cholecystectomy) dilated cystic duct stump with stone in it”. After such reports, the complainant revisited the Chennai hospital where “calculus cholecystitis following incomplete cholecystectomy” was diagnosed and “completion Laparoscopic cholecystectomy” was done on 12.12.2012 as evident from the ‘Discharge Summary’ of the said hospital. It is alleged in the petition of complaint that the report of C.T.Scan of whole abdomen dated 17.11.2012 of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, report dated 4.12.2012 of Fortis Hospital, Kolkata and ‘Discharge Summary’ UHID 2467449 of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, indicate the defect in “laparoscopic cholecystectomy” done on 9.8.2012 by OP1-Doctor at OP3-Clinic and resultant medical negligence on behalf of the OPs. In the course of investigation, it was found that there was no stone in gall bladder without any reference to partial cholecystectomy clearly indicates that the whole of the gall bladder was removed. After going through all reports, the Commission asked the hospital and doctors to pay the compensation.last_img read more

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first_img​Paying homage to the undying spirit of Stephen Hawking, the genius who recently passed away, The Subrung Theatre Group is staging a show of their play ‘Har Guruvar’, a Hindi play inspired by Mitch Album’s best selling world classic: “Tuesdays with Morrie” on April 20, from 7:30 p.m. onward at Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House.This inspiring play tells the story of a man, ‘Professor Sapre’ who is dying because of Motor Neuron Disease, which, only a few days ago, took the life of Stephen Hawking. But that’s not the only thing they have in common. Like Hawking, Sapre refuses to let impending death bog him down. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfProf Sapre likes Hawking because he lived his life to the fullest in spite of suffering from Motor Neuron Disease. The play was directed by Rajinder Nath, multiple National award winner and a Hindi theatre personality regarded as indispensable for contemporary Indian drama.This popular play has not only received critical praise but was also invited by the National School of Drama to participate in the 8th Theatre Olympics, where the play was performed in front of a full house audience.The cast of the play includes names like Manu Sikander Dhingra, Sanjiv Johri, Mala Kumar, Rekha Malhotra Johri and others.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: A day after slamming the Centre for highest unemployment rate in the country in 45 years, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged the youngsters to raise questions on growing joblessness. Banerjee assured support to the youth on the occasion of the International Youth Day. “Today is International #YouthDay. In #Bangla, we celebrate Youth Day on January 12, Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary. I appeal to the youth, the students & the new generation: be strong and ask for answers. There is no answer to unemployment problems,” she tweeted. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Referring to central government data that put West Bengal at the top of the states with highest GDP growth, Banerjee said unemployment in the state has dipped by 45 per cent under her rule. “Our State #Bangla has brought down unemployment by 45%. The GDP growth of #Bangla is highest in the country. My support is always with the youth, students and the new generation. May you be inspired to reach new heights,” she said. As per the data, West Bengal has registered a GDP growth rate of 12.58 per cent in 2018-19 while unemployment rate was 6.1 percent during the period. Banerjee had written on Facebook on Sunday,”Our achievement is in sharp contrast to the state of deep recession and complete policy paralysis perpetrated by Central Government leading to significant decline of overall growth rate of the country and highest unemployment in 45 years”.last_img read more

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first_imgThe high five has been unilaterally replaced by chest bumping as the celebration of choice in football, but it’s not without its risks. Hawaii linebackers coach Sean Duggan found that out the hard way when he greeted one his giant lineman with a bump after a big play in their win against Western Carolina.Duggan got wrecked by the big fella, and suffered a dislocated elbow and broken wrist on the fall, He’ll also never here the end of it, this according to head coach Nick Rolovich, who said as much when he talked about the incident on his weekly coaches show.As it’s eloquently stated here, this is a perfect example of when keeping it real goes wrong.last_img

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first_img Advertisement ⚽️🏃‍♂️ @usainbolt from the spot 😉 #BVBolt pic.twitter.com/ZyHr9FThjL— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) March 23, 2018Nutmeg.Sign him up!! 😱😱😱 #BVBolt pic.twitter.com/q3xWO82dR4— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) March 23, 2018 8-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter Usain Bolt is retired from international track and field, but is reportedly considering a second career playing professional soccer.In some clips from a recent training session with Bundesliga power club Borussia Dortmund, Bolt more than held his own against the top level competition and even netted an impressive header for a goal during a short sided training game. He also confidently buried a penalty. Can Bolt become a legitimate top soccer player? Probably not. Would it be fascinating to watch in a Tim Tebow playing baseball sideshow way? Most definitely.Watch Bolt looking legit on the pitch.Flanke @mariogoetze, Kopfball @usainbolt, Tor @BVB. Ob das auch in der #Bundesliga so funktionieren könnte? 😜 pic.twitter.com/4YRoDEqot5— BUNDESLIGA (@Bundesliga_DE) March 23, 2018center_img New Levels pic.twitter.com/Y9x86iQrMt— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) March 23, 2018last_img read more

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first_img“To defeat this,” Huang continues, “Mass Injection does the following: Every infected website contains a redirector script in the root directory; in this case it is example.js. This is an obfuscated script that will dynamically generate an iframe to the exploit server. It runs the BlackHole exploit and serves drive-by downloads.”As a result, Huang writes, “Every infected website is injected, in their pages, with a script src tag pointing to another random infected website’s example.js.”If all of that sounds like mumbo-jumbo, here’s a translation: In a mass-meshing attack, hackers implant scripts in websites that redirect a visitor’s computer to Web servers that, in turn, inject them with infected programs. Worse yet, an infected site has the very real potential of being blacklisted by Google and security vendors.So how do you know if your site has been hacked, and if it has, how do you restore it and your reputation when Google or their antivirus software tells customers your site poses a risk? Regina Smola is founder and CEO of WP Security Lock, a Davis Junction, Ill.,-based firm that provides malware prevention and removal services for small and medium-size business. Smola says the best indication that your website has been hacked is when you are redirected to another site when you open your webpage.”If you attempt to go directly to your website — or to get to your site from a search engine link — and you’re referred elsewhere, this is a strong indication that your site may have been infected with malware,” says Smola. “If this happens, close the web page immediately and run a full malware scan on your website.” Smola recommends using a service like Sucuri Web Integrity Monitoring, which lets you know if malware is found on your website.Even if you suspect your business website has fallen victim to a Mass SQL or Mass Meshing Injection, the best outcome is derived by immediately contacting everyone on your Web and IT teams, including your Web-hosting provider. Then outline a plan of attack of your own. And since infected websites ultimately infect your local computers, be sure to scan — and if necessary, repair — your computers before changing any of your administrative passwords. The reason is if your PC is infected, the bad guys could easily gain access to your new passwords, also.Has your business’ site been attacked by malware? Let us know how you handled it in the comments section. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Welcome to your worst nightmare online. That business website you so painstakingly created, nurtured and made successful has just been poisoned in a nasty cyber attack. Known as Mass Meshing Injection, this type of attack attempts to overpower security measures aimed at detecting a previous type of cyber attack called Mass SQL Injection. Since the beginning of June, it’s affected thousands of business websites worldwide.”In Mass SQL Injections, scripts or iframes are injected into innocent victim sites that cause the browser to load malicious content from the ‘redirectors,’ which are domains registered by the attacker,” Wayne Huang, chief technology officer at Armorize, wrote last week on the Web security firm’s Malware Blog. min read June 21, 2011last_img read more

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first_imgDecember 2, 2013 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 3 min read As we head into the New Year, you might consider saying “thanks” to your employees by hosting an office holiday party. And, understandably, you’d want this party to be super fun, not a super dud. But throwing an unforgettable workplace bash isn’t always easy.Luckily there are plenty of nifty party-planning apps that can help take the stress out of orchestrating a killer holiday soirée — the kind that keeps your hard-working staff happy and you off the Naughty Boss List.Here are three smart apps to keep up your Secret Santa sleeve to help you plan and host the spectacular yuletide shindig your team deserves:1. Party Monster – Queueing DJ One of the most notorious office party downers is playing lame, outdated music. Or worse, violating everyone’s eardrums with elevator “Musak.” Do your guests a solid and skip both with a little help from Party Monster.The slick, easy-to-use app lets you play DJ, minus the clunky equipment and cheesy antics. Use it to select which tracks — from your existing and hopefully exceedingly cool iTunes purchases — to play when.Steer clear of awkward playlist pauses and shuffle shame-inspiring songs with an array of customizable options. Then set it and forget it while you mingle. Bonus: The app refuses to play Nickelback.Party Monster – Queueing DJ costs $1.99 and is available for iPhone and iPad.2. Pro Party PlannerThis all-in-one taskmaster app helps you conveniently organize all aspects of your event from beginning to end, complete with reminders. Pro Party Planner covers everything on your party-planning list, including: invitations, menus, budgets, seating charts (but who needs those?), entertainment, decorations, favors, shopping, guest lists and more.The augmented reality-enabled app’s party timeline feature helps keep you on-track and on-task through every step. It even reminds you when it’s time to pick up ice to stash those all-important beverages in.You can also SMS message your guests with important information, like driving directions and last-minute changes. Bonus: Pro Party Planner plays nicely with Google Docs, Excel and Facebook.Pro Party Planner costs $4.99 and is available for iPhone and iPad.3. Speakeasy Cocktails: Learn From the Modern Mixologists Not serving a tipsy-good mix of cocktails at the office holiday party can be a real buzz kill. Mix, stir and swizzle up some classy cocktails using step-by-step video and infographic instructions from the Speakeasy Cocktails app.Choose from more than 200 interactive drink concoctions, including 100 original cocktails from some of the world’s top bartending pros. Tap on ingredients, tools and techniques throughout the graphics-loaded ebook-style app to soak up a massive collection of informative popup images, definitions and how-to instructions.You’ll be stirring up some liquid networking courage for your party guests in no time. Or, when all else fails, spike the nog. You can’t go wrong.Speakeasy Cocktails costs $4.99 and is available for iPhone and iPad.center_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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first_imgMay 5, 2016 2 min read Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This story originally appeared on Reuters Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright, who earlier this week said he would provide “extraordinary proof” that he was the creator of digital currency bitcoin, will not provide any further evidence, according to a post on his blog on Thursday.Wright did not say his earlier claims were false, however. He said he had not deceived lead developer Gavin Andresen and bitcoin consultant Jon Matonis, both of whom had written blogs in which they said they believed him to be bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, a name assumed to be a pseudonym.Uncovering Nakamoto’s real identity would solve a riddle dating back to the publication of the open source software behind bitcoin in 2008, a year before its launch.”I’m sorry. I believed that I could do this. I believed that I could put the years of anonymity and hiding behind me,” Wright wrote.”But, as the events of this week unfolded and I prepared to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke. I do not have the courage. I cannot.”After coming under pressure to provide more credible evidence that he was bitcoin’s creator, Wright had published a post on Monday that said he would post “independently verifiable documents and evidence” that would back up his claims. The post could no longer be found on the blog site.(Reporting by Jemima Kelly; Editing by Mike Dolan) This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

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first_imgJune 2, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Quick. Stop what you’re doing and look around. Everything you see, think and feel is fake. You’re living in a video game coded by intellectually elite robot overlords.Don’t laugh. It’s entirely possible, so says billionaire futurist Elon Musk.Elon Musk suspects we’re all living in a computer simulation. Do you agree? https://t.co/FzJFf2Hgpa— Entrepreneur (@Entrepreneur) June 2, 2016 According to Musk, rapid advancements in video game technology mean we’ve moved from Pong to augmented reality in a short span of decades. We’ve moved so quickly, and tech has advanced so much, our own reality might not be distinguishable from a simulation.Related: This Is What Being Asleep at the Wheel of a Tesla Model S Looks Like … We ThinkHe said, “If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then games will become indistinguishable from reality.” Given that rate, he says, the chance we’re not living a simulation is actually quite small.You bet the far-out founder of Tesla and SpaceX has pondered the possibility a lot. “I’ve had so many simulation discussions it’s crazy,” he told The Verge co-founder Josh Topolsky last night at Recode’s Code Conference. Because he’s Elon. Freaking. Musk. Of course he has.ICYMI, since Plato first floated the theory in Republic, for millennia, many a physicist and philosopher has wondered if the universe is just one big simulation.And it’s not necessarily a terrifying future. Says Musk, such simulations are necessary for society to continue to evolve and exist. Just don’t bring it up if you’re ever in a hot tub with him. “Yeah, because that really kills the magic,” he joked from the conference stage in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. “It’s not the sexiest conversation.” Neither is the shooting the breeze about artificially intelligent robots rising up and wiping us out. Just saying.  Related: Musk Expects an Apple Car by 2020, Fears One Company’s AI UseHey, you never know. We really might be living in a simulated realm. After all, Harvard’s Odyssey supercomputer can whip up 14 billion simulated years of cosmic evolution in onlly three short months, everything is math and, therefore, can be broken down into binary code and it’s possible that God is a brilliant programmer. You do the math.    Or not. Stop your brain from hurting and zone out on the clip below instead, like we did. It features last night’s almost four-minute philosophical chinwag between Musk and Topolsky. The simulation puppet masters command you to watch it and you shall obey.Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for the glitch in the matrix, man. And be glad you’re not living in Blastar, the 8-bit spaceship shooter game Musk created when he was a 12. You’d be bored out of your gourd. 3 min readcenter_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now April 10, 2017 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. After years of experimenting with 3D-printed footwear, Adidas on Friday announced that its first mass-produced 3D-printed shoe, the Futurecraft 4D, will go on sale this fall.The shoe’s sole is shaped using digital light projection, a technology you might be familiar with if you shopped for a rear-projection TV 20 years ago. Despite rear-projection’s demise, the technique is still alive in the 3D printing industry: it projects patterned light onto a liquid photopolymer resin, shaping and hardening it into layers. To make the Futurecraft 4D’s sole, Adidas partnered with the Silicon Valley startup Carbon, which says that its digital light synthesis technique is more efficient than ordinary 3D printing, and thus better-suited to making large quantities of durable goods. According to Texas Instruments, which originally developed the digital light processing concept in the 1980s, it’s now used to quickly print everything from prototypes, jewelry casting, custom medical implants and complex automotive and aerospace components.In Adidas’s case, digital light synthesis results in a sole that works just as well as one made in an injection mold and has similar costs and production times. The company plans to sell 5,000 of the Futurecraft 4D this fall, and an additional 10,000 next year. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet; Reuters reports that the shoes will sell at an “unspecified premium price,” but Adidas plans to lower the cost as the technology develops.Despite the benefits that 3D printing promises to bring to shoe design and manufacturing, it has been a gradual development process for Adidas and its competitors, at least compared to the consumer tech lifecycle. In 2013, New Balance became the first athletic brand to have a track athlete — middle distance runner Jack Bolas — compete in 3D-printed spike plates. But it wasn’t until three years later that the company managed to sell a 3D-printed shoe to the public in the form of a limited-edition $400 sneaker.Adidas, meanwhile, unveiled the Futurecraft 4D’s predecessor as a concept shoe in 2015. It used thermoplastic polyurethane instead of resin shaped by digital light projection. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. July 29, 2019 What if, instead of being nudged aside by a creation that can outthink us, our evolution as a species depends on the enhancements this creation can offer in tandem with what makes us human?On this episode of The Jordan Harbinger Show, Jordan Harbinger talks to Bryan Johnson, who sold his payment company Braintree for $800 million to fund research into how we might make this best-of-both-worlds future a reality. Watch a preview above, or check out the full episode on The Jordan Harbinger Show YouTube channel here. Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre.EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video from our network partners on demand on Roku, Apple TV and the Entrepreneur App available on iOS and Android device Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 1 min read Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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first_imgThe EPharmacies Market research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data and statistically-supported and industry-validated market data and projections with a suitable set of assumptions and methodology. It provides analysis and information by categories such as market segments, regions, and product type and distribution channels. Inquire for Discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3190870?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3190870?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil The Global EPharmacies Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of business data and the shift from traditional data analysis platforms to self-service business analytics being some of the most prominent ones. For the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end. EPharmacies The EPharmacies industry includes companies primarily engaged in planning and designing residential, institutional, leisure, commercial, and industrial buildings and structures by applying knowledge of design, construction procedures, zoning regulations, building codes, and building materials. Table of Contents Chapter 1 Executive Summary Chapter 2 Abbreviation and Acronyms Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Market Landscape Chapter 5 Market Trend Analysis Chapter 6 Industry Chain Analysis Chapter 7 Latest Market Dynamics Chapter 8 Trading Analysis Chapter 9 Historical and Current EPharmacies in North America (2019-2024) Chapter 10 Historical and Current EPharmacies in South America (2019-2024) Chapter 11 Historical and Current EPharmacies in Asia & Pacific (2019-2024) Chapter 12 Historical and Current EPharmacies in Europe (2019-2024) Chapter 13 Historical and Current EPharmacies in MEA (2019-2024) Chapter 14 Summary for Global EPharmacies (2019-2024) Chapter 15 Global EPharmacies Forecast (2019-2024) Chapter 16 Analysis of Global Key Vendorscenter_img The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the EPharmacies industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the EPharmacies industry, followed by industry news and policies. Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the EPharmacies industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the EPharmacies industry, followed by industry news and policies. The report includes an analysis of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. In addition, the market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region. By Market Players: The Kroger Co., Walgreen Co., Wal-Mart Stores About Us: Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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