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Submission + - Private manned Mars mission gets corporate sponsors (

An anonymous reader writes: quoteing the article: A Dutch company that aims to land humans on Mars in 2023 as the vanguard of a permanent Red Planet colony says it has received its first funding from sponsors.

Submission + - Quantum chip breakthrough to unleash 'ultra-fast' computing (

kulnor writes: While announcements around quantum computers pop every couple of weeks claiming to be one step closer, this one seem to be quite significant:
"Scientists have built a new quantum chip that will enable the creation of completely secure mobile phones and ultra-fast computers with capabilities far beyond today’s devices. The international research team behind the breakthrough, who are based at the University of Bristol, will detail the development at the British Science Festival in Aberdeen this week."

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