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Quantum sensing startup Q-CTRL raises another $27.4M • TechCrunch

Two quantum-adjacent technologies — quantum sensing (QS) and quantum communication (Qcomm) — are as important as quantum computing hardware itself since they help make quantum computers function more accurately.  A Sydney-based startup called Q-CTRL has built quantum-sensing software that helps reduce errors on quantum computers. Today, the company announced that it has raised another $27.4 million in funding. The Series B extension comes nearly 14 months after the startup raised its $25 million Series B in November 2021. CEO of Q-CTRL, Michael Biercuk, told TechCrunch the startup made major discoveries…

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Education 

Research shows that school vouchers harm students

Choice sounds good but it doesn’t help students. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Students and teachers from East High School, walk out of school to protest the HB15 voucher bill, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. By Christopher Lubienski | Special to The Tribune   | Jan. 30, 2023, 1:00 p.m. The recent revelation that a school voucher lobbyist in Utah wants to “destroy public education” may come as a surprise. But voucher programs don’t appear to demolish publish schooling as some have feared, at least in the short term.…

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How Much Should Pay Other People To Take Work Off Your Plate? Here’s the Formula

When is it time to hire an assistant? To build out a team? To stop doing so many things yourself, and start paying other people to do them — because, in theory, spending money on them will help you make even more money? It’s a question that Dan Martell gets all the time. He’s the CEO and founder of SaaS Academy, a coaching company for CEOs of software businesses, and author of the new book Buy Back Your Time. He argues that “we don’t hire people to grow our business…

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Which Apple desktop should you buy?

The Mac Mini and Mac Studio are two excellent Macs fueled by macOS Ventura and Apple silicon. Despite their similarities — they’re both desktop computers, for one — these two devices are actually very distinct. Consequently, they cater to completely different types of users. This is the Mac Mini (2023) vs Mac Studio (2022) — the battle between two of Apple’s most powerful desktop computers. Let’s find out which one better suits your budget and needs. Apple Mac Mini M1 Apple Mac Mini (2023) The Mac Mini (2023) packs Apple’s…

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Education 

Missing ISU student Matthew Listman found dead near creek in Normal

An Illinois State University student who was reported missing in Normal on Thursday night has been found dead near a creek. Authorities say no foul play is suspected. Matthew Listman, 21, was last seen around 10:15 p.m. Thursday near North Main Street and Orlando Avenue in Normal, authorities said. He was reported missing Friday. Listman’s body was found around 10 p.m. Friday near a creek area in the 900 block of North Main Street, near Fairview Park, just a few blocks south of where he was last seen, authorities said…

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Who Is Gautam Adani and What Is Hindenburg Research?

Comment on this story Comment Allegations of stock manipulation and accounting fraud from New York-based investor Hindenburg Research against Adani Group are piling pressure on the Indian conglomerate and its 60-year-old founder. Gautam Adani became Asia’s richest man last year and was second only to Elon Musk in the world at one point. Unlike Musk, Adani is relatively unknown outside his home country. Here’s some background.  1. Who is Gautam Adani? What’s his net worth? Adani was born to a small textile merchant family in 1962 in the western industrial…

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Chick-fil-A revealed a troubling fix for a very big problem (not everyone is happy)

kmatija/Getty Images Companies want you to believe that everything they do is logical and sensible. Even though, at times, decisions are made by panic-stricken CEOs with petrified PR people screaming in their ears. Still, occasionally there’s a certain glory to the straight-facedness of corporate logic. Also: Amazon teams up with a fast-food robot This brings me to the delight that is Chick-fil-A. Would you like jam with your chicken? more Technically Incorrect In recent times, the chicken chain has grappled with exponential success, not always with complete aplomb. One area where…

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Education 

Banks County Elementary School principal, teacher resign; assistant principal promoted

The Banks County Board of education held a called meeting Friday afternoon to discuss personnel matters. The meeting was precipitated by a myriad of social media posts and comments over the last few days alleging unethical conduct by staff at the elementary school. Dr. Mark Stroud gave the invocation that was quite telling about what the Board of Education had before them. “Lord, we ask you in difficult times and difficult moments to give us wisdom. Give us guidance and direction to try to make the very best decision that…

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23% of Workers Are Making This Big Financial Mistake

Image source: Getty Images Are you making it, too? Key points It’s essential to set aside money on a regular basis to cover a host of essential bills. Medical issues could arise when you least expect them, and it’s important to be prepared. FSAs and HSAs are both good ways to set aside money for extra medical expenses with a tax advantage. There are certain expenses we all know to set money aside for. If you own a home, paying your mortgage every month is required. And you’ll also need…

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Computing 101: how to zip and unzip a file

The ability to compress a file or a group of files so that they take up less space is something that has been available for practically as long as consumer computers have been available. The most popular method is called ZIP, which was first introduced back in 1989 and is still being used (although there are others just as, or more, efficient, such as RAR and TAR). Once upon a time, you would have had to use a third-party app in order to zip or unzip files. However, that ability…

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