Experiment Opens the Door to Multi-Party Quantum Communication



Experiment Opens the Door to Multi-Party Quantum Communication.

The experiment demonstrated the distribution of three entangled particles, which can eventually be used to do more than pairwise communication where only one party can communicate with another. It opens the possibility for multipartite quantum communication protocols, including Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), third man cryptography and quantum secret sharing.

“The interesting result is that we now have the ability to do more than paired quantum communication,” said the paper’s lead author Chris Erven, a former IQC PhD student who is now a research assistant at the University of Bristol. “QKD, so far, has been a pairwise system – meaning that it works best and with less assumptions when you’re only talking with one other person. This is the first experiment where you can now imagine a network of people connected in different ways using the correlations between three or more photons.”

Manage hybrid cloud environments to optimize application performance


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Manage hybrid cloud environments to optimize application performance.

Fix it before it breaks

I have found that fixing problems takes more time and resources than doing it correctly to begin with. If you fail to proactively fix issues that can cause problems in the future, you will always struggle when integrating new cloud environments into the hybrid cloud. Get rid of small problems now to simplify managing the future hybrid cloud environment.

Providers fear meaningful use penalties, push to delay stage 2


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Providers fear meaningful use penalties, push to delay stage 2.

Physicians and other providers are burdened as they look ahead to stage 2 requirements. While some physicians have only been using EHRs for a few years, others have been using EHRs for more than a decade. These physicians have mastered the basics, such as data entry, of their EHRs. Still, many are not prepared to meet the stage 2 core objective that states providers should “use secure


electronic messaging to communicate with patients on relevant health information.” It would be one thing if the objective was written to tell providers to be able to use secure electronic messaging. However, the objective will be measured based on the volume of secure electronic messaging providers use to communicate with patients. So, doctors better get ready to send and receive a lot of electronic messages.


‘Patient engagement 2.0’ to make meaningful use look like tiddlywinks


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‘Patient engagement 2.0’ to make meaningful use look like tiddlywinks.

These aren’t hypothetical scenarios that consultants concoct to scare providers into buying their services. In a story we wrote on research by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA), such things are happening and will continue to happen. In that story, health data security guru Rick Kam, president and co-founder of MIFA charter member ID Experts, envisioned a day when patients would be “in the middle of the fight, protecting themselves and their families.”

Oracle pushes Exadata servers aggressively against IBM PureSystems


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Oracle pushes Exadata servers aggressively against IBM PureSystems.

“Oracle has aggressively priced Sparc servers against IBM Power servers. Oracle also has lower end models compared to IBM with 2 socket Sparc servers.”

The biggest growth area for Oracle has been in its so-called “engineered systems” appliance servers, according to Nebuloni. He said: “Sales of engineered systems  were up quite a bit, driven by Exadata sales. There were a few larger deals in the quarter in Europe.”

Facebook inspires enterprise to use big data graph searches


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Facebook inspires enterprise to use big data graph searches.

His more recent proof of concept was inspired by Facebook’s Graph Search, a search engine providing user-specific search results based on “natural language” queries. At this year’s Big Data TechCon, de Marzi will teach a class on how to build your own Facebook Graph Search using your own big data.

Happy Holi : Festival 2 Meet and Greet each other with Love.



 Festival where we meet and Greet each other with Love.
To all my FB viewers A Happy Holi
“Basanta Utsav” redirects here. For the film, see Basanta Utsav (film). For the Japanese singer also known as Holi, see Akiko Kobayashi (singer).

Celebrations Night before Holi: Holika Bonfire
On Holi: spray colours on others, dance, party; eat festival delicacies[1] ) (Sanskrit: होली) is a spring festival also known as festival of colours, and sometimes festival of love.[3][4] It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities.[5]

It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions of the world with significant populations of majority Hindus or people of Indian origin. The festival has, in recent times, spread in parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic and colours.[6][7][8]

Holi celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is free for all carnival of colours,[5] where everyone plays, chases and colours each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People move and visit family, friends and foes, first play with colours on each other, laugh and chit-chat, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up, visit friends and family.[1][9] It is a national holiday in India.[2]

Holi is celebrated at the approach of vernal equinox,[5] on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). The festival date varies every year, per the Hindu calendar, and typically comes in March, sometimes February in the Gregorian Calendar. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.[5][10][11]

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CMS makes physician payments data accessible, causing open-data squabble

CMS makes physician payments data accessible, causing open-data squabble.

This move is a significant change to the former policy, which kept the financial information associated with physicians who provide care to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries private. The previous stance of CMS on the physician payments issue was officially established in 1980 and received criticism because it stood in the way of sharing information that is in the public’s interest.