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Making big data a little smaller

When we think about digital information, we often think about size. A daily email newsletter, for example, may be 75 to 100 kilobytes in size. But data also has dimensions, based on the numbers of variables in a piece of data. An email, for example, can be viewed as a high-dimensional vector where there’s one coordinate for each word in ...

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New type of supercomputer could be based on ‘magic dust’ combination of light and matter

A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of ‘magic dust’ which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful supercomputers. The researchers, from Cambridge, Southampton and Cardiff Universities in the UK and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and ...

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