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Germany sets new record in renewable energy generation

In Germany, one of the world’s economic and industrial powerhouses, renewable energy production increased appreciably in 2020, both in absolute terms and relative to the country’s overall power generation capacity. But as the “Energiewende” (energy transition) progresses, when will consumers see a significant decline in prices? And when will Germany become...

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A Paradigm Shift. The Role of Quantum Mechanics in Arbitration, Politics, and Defense

For centuries, science has been based on Newtonian laws and the principles of classical physics. In the last decades, this ontology started to be questioned, leading to the rise of quantum mechanics. From theoretical simulations and mathematical experiments, these quantum principles soon extended to computer science. They are working their way into different industries, from manufacturing and chemistry...

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 for CRISPR-Cas9 Genetic Scissors

On 7 October 2020, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing.  Currently Emmanuelle Charpentier works at the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin, Germany, and Jennifer A. Doudna at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Emanuelle...

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Honeywell: the time to build a strategy leveraging quantum computing is now

With a quantum volume of 128, Honeywell is one of the major players in the field of quantum computing, aiming to bring this technology to its full potential and harness its advantage in solving problems that span multiple industries. Along with rampant developments in the field of quantum technology, the need for benchmarking and congruent measurements across this field has become imperative....

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