Best Tech Stories around the web #272

This week: a super-powerful Chinese quantum computer, the gigantic Gundam robot takes its first steps and a satellite that can see through walls.

INNOVATION

China Stakes Its Claim to Quantum Supremacy by wired.com

China’s leading quantum research group made its own declaration of quantum supremacy, in the journal Science. A system called Jiuzhang produced results in minutes calculated to take more than 2 billion years of effort by the world’s third-most-powerful supercomputer. Read more

DESIGN

The Giant Robot From Japan Inspired by the Gundam Series Is Ready by entrepreneur.com

Advances in technology continue to amaze us, each time they are bigger, ostentatious and almost magical. In July 2020, the first presentation of a giant robot was made that we could literally only see in science fiction movies, comics and animated series, but now it is a reality. Read more

QUERKY

A New Satellite Can Peer Inside Buildings, Day or Night by futurism.com

A New Satellite Can Peer Inside Buildings, Day or NightA few months ago, a company called Capella Space launched a satellite capable of taking clear radar images of anywhere in the world, with incredible resolution — even through the walls of some buildings. Read more