Archive for June 2nd, 2007

Noted in passing!

June 2, 2007
  1. Free book downloads might not boost sales, but it does not hurt you either–at least, as long as your book is technical;
  2. Fourth and final draft of GPLv3 is released;
  3. Diamonds as quantum computer memory building blocks:

    Surmounting several distinct hurdles to quantum computing, physicists at Harvard University have found that individual carbon-13 atoms in a diamond lattice can be manipulated with extraordinary precision to create stable quantum mechanical memory and a small quantum processor, also known as a quantum register, operating at room temperature. The finding brings the futuristic technology of quantum information systems into the realm of solid-state materials under ordinary conditions.


  4. This one sounds familiar to the story I linked to quite a while agosolar cells that surpass 40% efficiency (via).