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Submission + - Dutch Science, Men Need Not Apply

greg65535 writes: In order to reduce its gender imbalance, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam will hold special election rounds, one in 2017 and one in 2018, for which only women can be nominated. Source: http://science.sciencemag.org/... (paywalled). No comment.

Submission + - First Browser-based Quantum Computer Simulator Released (chromeexperiments.com)

greg65535 writes: Following the trend of on-line coding playgrounds like JSFiddle or CodePen, Google researchers unveiled first browser-based, GPU-powered Quantum Computing Playground. With a typical GPU card you can simulate up to 22 qubits, write, debug, and share your programs, visualize the quantum state in 2D and 3D, see quantum factorization and quantum search in action, and even... execute your code backwards.
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Submission + - Microsoft Opens Its Cookbooks of Security Research (technet.com)

greg65535 writes: "Today Microsoft launched a blog about internals of their IT security research and patch development process. There is some stuff already that you will not find in the official security bulletins or KB articles. It looks like in the area of security research and communication Microsoft will soon become more "open" than most of the open-source projects out there."

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