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IBM achieves true ‘quantum supremacy’ with most powerful computer ever built

IBM might have just changed the computing game in a major way. Nobody’s seen a research paper yet, but Big Blue’s quantum department is claiming that its mysterious “Eagle” processor has achieved quantum supremacy. Eureka? IBM CEO Arvind Krishna gave Axios on HBO the exclusive. According to them, the Eagle processor is capable of doing things no supercomputer can do. In fact, per the interview, Krishna says there’s no other system on the planet, classical or quantum, that can do what Eagle can d...
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New York City and 3 states offer COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, bypassing CDC guidance

A vial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.Radek Mica/Getty Images California, Colorado, New Mexico, and New York City are telling healthcare providers to offer COVID-19 boosters to all adults. The guidance bypasses the CDC's current restrictions on booster shots. Public-health experts remain divided on whether boosters are necessary for everyone. Any adult who wants a COVID-19 booster shot at least six months after they're fully vaccinated can get one in three states, plus New York Cit...
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Republicans are now 20 percentage-points more likely to reject flu shots than they were pre-pandemic

A man walks past a free flu shot advertisement outside of a drugstore in New York on August 19, 2020. Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images Recent polls show a 25 percentage-point gap between Republicans and Democrats who've gotten or will get a flu shot. This is remarkably similar to the approximately 30 percentage-point partisan gap on COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was little to no partisan gap on influenza vaccine uptake. Recent polls show Republicans are...
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US investigating ‘debris event in space’ amid reports of Russia anti-satellite weapon test

Nasa has not yet commented and Russia downplayed the incident, which forced ISS crew to prepare for a possible evacuationUS officials are investigating a “debris-generating event in outer space” after astronauts on the International Space Station were forced to prepare for a possible evacuation.The incident came amid unconfirmed reports that Russia had carried out an anti-satellite weapon (ASAT) test – rare show-of-force demonstrations criticized by the space community because of the risk they c...
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The gap between Republicans and Democrats on flu shots is 20 percentage-points bigger than it was pre-pandemic

A man walks past a free flu shot advertisement outside of a drugstore in New York on August 19, 2020.Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images Recent polls show a 25 percentage-point gap between Republicans and Democrats who've gotten or will get a flu shot. This is remarkably similar to the approximately 30 percentage-point partisan gap on COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was little to no partisan gap on influenza vaccine uptake.  Recent polls show Republicans are now...
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The longest lunar eclipse this century will happen early Friday morning. Here's how to see it.

The moon enters the maximum eclipse in Glastonbury, England, on September 28, 2015. Matt Cardy/Getty Images A near-total lunar eclipse will occur early Friday morning, with prime visibility in North America. It will last 3 hours and 28 minutes - the longest partial lunar eclipse this century, NASA predicts. Here's how to see the rare event, when up to 97% of the moon will look red. The longest lunar eclipse of this century is coming this week.During the early hours of Friday morning, ...
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Gaia has a pet rock.

It's not a moon, because it orbits the sun, not the earth. Well, sort of. Its orbit around the sun kind of oscillates around the earth, hence its name: , which is apparently Hawaiian for something along the lines of 'oscillating celestial object'. There are questions about its origin, whether it's a rogue asteroid that's been swept up in our gravitational orbit or what. The current prevalent theory is that it's an actual chunk of the moon knocked loose in a giant cosmic fender bender, and is ...
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Covid booster jabs extended to people aged 40 to 49, says JCVI

Extension approved by government’s vaccine watchdog as well as second doses for 16- and 17-year-oldsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid booster vaccines will be extended to those aged between 40 and 49 after being approved by the government’s vaccines watchdog, which also gave approval for teenagers aged 16 and 17 to receive second jabs.The announcements, made in a virtual briefing by Prof Wei Shen Lim, the chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisatio...
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Austria imposed a COVID-19 lockdown for unvaccinated people only

A patient gets a coronavirus vaccine in Vienna, Austria. AP Photo/Lisa Leutner, File Unvaccinated people in Austria can only leave home for essential reasons from Monday. The chancellor said the goal is to slow the virus, help the health service, and encourage more vaccinations. Police are in charge of checking people's vaccination status, and can carry out spot checks. Austria started a lockdown for only unvaccinated people on Monday.People who aren't vaccinated are only able to g...
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Covid booster jabs can be offered to people aged 40 and above, says JCVI

UK vaccine advisers says programme should be extended to healthy 40- to 49-year-olds and approves second jab for 16 and 17-year-oldsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid booster vaccines should be extended to those aged between 40 and 49, the government’s vaccines watchdog has said, also giving approval for teenagers aged 16 and 17 to receive a second jab.The announcements, made in a virtual briefing by Prof Wei Shen Lim, chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination an...
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UK vaccine advisers ‘set to approve Covid booster jabs for under-50s’

JCVI will announce potential expansion of programme on Monday, says ministerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s vaccine advisers are understood to have approved the rollout of Covid booster jabs to people under 50, with a minister saying an announcement was due on Monday.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) was scheduled to set out the next steps in the booster programme “later today”, Oliver Dowden, the Conservative party co-chair, told Sky...
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