Centre for Quantum Technologies: lucky time for scientists working on quantum computing

25-10-20 04:42:00,

The Russian nuclear industry is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Throughout these years, it has managed to adapt to a changing world and the challenges that it throws up – thanks largely to new technologies.

Earlier this year, Russia’s atomic energy corporation Rosatom and its partners announced the launch of a lab for the development of a quantum computer. Stanislav Straupe from the Centre for Quantum Technologies at Moscow State University told RT why it’s important.

“There are algorithms for computationally intensive tasks that conventional computers are not very good at. And the only way forward with a normal computer is to increase its processing power, making it bigger, increasing the number of cores and processing units – by creating supercomputers the size of buildings, like back in the 1960s.”

Straupe stressed that increasing the processing power won’t solve problems when time is limited.

He also gave an optimistic vision of how quantum computing can stop traffic hell:

“…vehicle routing, which involves identifying the shortest routes for all vehicles, so they don’t intersect and create jams, is quite a complex problem that requires some serious optimisation. But quantum algorithms can help a lot.”

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The shopping centre dedicated to repaired and recycled goods | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

10-02-18 09:34:00,

he ReTuna centre in Sweden includes a drop-off zone for unwanted items, and DIY repair classes

Residents of the small Swedish town of Eskilstuna don’t have to go far to get their shopping fix – or to help save the planet. Whether they’re looking for a TV, furniture, fashion, sports equipment or houseplants, they will find them all at ReTuna, Sweden’s – and probably the world’s – first shopping centre dedicated to refurbished and recycled goods. Everything sold has either been recycled or reused, or organically or sustainably produced.

The brainwave of local politicians who want to make the municipality a green role model, ReTuna opened in August 2015 and has since expanded to house 10 shops, a cafe and a conference centre. The centre receives close to 700 visitors each day. Some drop off at a drive-thru recycling depot unwanted items that are then sorted and upcycled, while others simply come looking for a bargain. It is run by a company called Eskilstuna Energi och Miljö, which was set up by the local municipality.

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“We have customers who want to be a part of the renewable economy and then we have customers who come to buy TVs for a fraction of the price,” says Thomas Söderberg, who runs the re:Compute-IT shop at ReTuna. “But we need to get more into the consciousness of people so they can make the ecological choice of buying used products as much as possible.”

Everything sold at ReTuna is either recycled, repaired or sustainably or organically produced

Since opening, ReTuna’s efforts have reduced waste to an estimated value of 8.1 million SEK (£714,000) and created more than 50 jobs.

“Our mission is to save the planet,” says Anna Bergström, ReTuna manager, boldly. “Or at least be part of its rescue. We know that we can’t save the world by ourselves – but our customers feel that they are a part of something good.”

Although Sweden is known for having some of the best recycling rates in the world (more than 5 per cent of glass, 85 per cent of newspaper,

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