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Upgrading your computer to quantum thumbnail
Science & Nature
Upgrading your computer to quantum

Computers that can use quantum mechanics’ properties solve problems faster than current technology. This is interesting, but they must overcome a massive disadvantage in doing so. Niobium nitride, a superconducting substance, can be added to a nitride-semiconductor substrate to form a flat, crystalline layer, as demonstrated by Japanese researchers, who may have provided the solution.…

The UK is upgrading military buggies into self-driving vehicles thumbnail
Science & Nature
The UK is upgrading military buggies into self-driving vehicles

When the Royal Marines ride into battle on buggy-like MRZR transports, they may be able to send the transports back for supplies with no humans at the wheel. The MRZR is a four-wheeled unarmored light vehicle that is practically just a frame of a body around a versatile chassis. For its stated mission of fast…