Nasa runs competition to help make old Fortran code faster

@tachyeonz : Nasa is seeking help from coders to speed up the software it uses to design experimental aircraft. It is running a competition that will share $55,000 (£42,000) between the top two people who can make its FUN3D software run up to 10,000 times faster.

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Simulation of a DJI Phantom 3 drone and the turbulence it creates. via NASA

@tachyeonz : Simulation of a DJI Phantom 3 drone and the turbulence it creates. via NASA (i.redd.it) This makes me anxious for some reason.

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Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It

@tachyeonz : Quantum computing is real. But it’s also hard. So hard that only a few developers, usually trained in quantum physics, advanced mathematics, or most likely both, can actually work with the few quantum computers that exist.

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Mars Looks Eerily Similar To Earth In This Dramatic New Panorama

@tachyeonz : It ain’t Earth, but it sure could’ve fooled us. The image, which was shot on Aug. 5 by the Mast Camera aboard the Curiosity rover, most notably highlights a formation known as the Murray Buttes on Mount Sharp, a peak that rises 18,000 feet over the floor of the valley in which it’s located.

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Published On:August 22, 2016 at 05:30AM

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