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Submission + - Canada Claims Quantum Leap

egyptiankarim writes: "From the article:
...it's been a holy grail in the arcane world of supercomputers — and a Canadian firm claims it will be unveiling one on Tuesday.

D-Wave Systems, Inc. is making some big claims about having developed a quantum computer. Though, I don't know how willing I am to believe the announcements seeing as how even the researcher from MIT they cite seems skeptical."
Biotech

Submission + - Bee Farmers Buzzing About Misfortunes

Da3vid writes: "Bees have been mysteriously disappearing. Beekeepers in 22 states report losses of up to 80 percent. Speculation is that mites or poor nectar has caused their demise, but scientists haven't reached any conclusions. One farmer estimates that he will lose $350,000 based only on his current losses. In only a matter of days, entire hives have been lost. Is this a problem we have already seen the effects of, or is it just developing?"
Windows

Submission + - Vista's successor, Vienna, announced

pestilence669 writes: "Windows Vienna, Vista Successor, is due to be out in two years. So what will be the coolest new feature in Vienna?

According to Fathi, that's still being worked out. "We're going to look at a fundamental piece of enabling technology. Maybe its hypervisors, I don't know what it is," he said. "Maybe it's a new user interface paradigm for consumers."

— I don't know about you, but I'd prefer less crashing, more drivers, and better resource management."

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