American Petroleum Institute projection of U.S. oil economy in near future. Written by R. Dean Foreman.
Article from Arstechnica about a fairly fast (5Ghz) multi-core Intel CPU. Its on the current edge of Moore’s Law, and it requires over 200W of power to run it, but if you need several GFLOPs per second on a thread, there you go. Not recommended for bitcoin mining (unless you plan to lose money).
Quantum physicists in the 1920s helped found field of quantum biology. See article at arstechnica. In 1944, quantum physicist Erwin Schroedinger wrote a short book called What is Life: The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell, exploring how the relatively new field of quantum mechanics might play a role in biological processes. It is considered by many to be one of the earliest forays into “quantum biology,” a rarefied field that attempts to apply quantum principles to living systems.