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China launches the first quantum communications satellite – and what is that, exactly?

China launches the first quantum communications satellite – and what is that, exactly?

Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) is now officially in the sky. Its purpose: for scientists to observe if quantum physics tests hold in space. It may be an easier environment to test quantum physics by sending particles up into space. Considering few people even understand quantum physics, the results of this experiment are sure to be confusing.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/16/china-launches-the-first-quantum-communications-satellite-and-what-is-that-exactly/

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Female Leadership: The Glass Ceiling Is Cracked, Not Broken

Female Leadership: The Glass Ceiling Is Cracked, Not Broken

The political sphere has been infiltrated by women. Theresa May has replaced David Cameron as Prime Minister of the UK, and Hillary Clinton is the first presidential candidate endorsed by a major political party in the United States. Yet, women holding major roles in the business and STEM worlds are still quite rare. After centuries of struggles for women to achieve the same roles as men, equality between the genders is closer than ever, but there is still more work to be done.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/amyjadesimi/2016/08/08/female-leadership-the-glass-ceiling-is-cracked-not-broken/#5b865b7a1c2c

Pokémon Go crosses $200M in global revenue one month into launch

Pokémon Go crosses $200M in global revenue one month into launch

If there is anybody who is still worried about the decline of the mobile game industry, Niantic Labs and Pokémon GO have 200 million reasons to say otherwise. The global, mobile sensation is technically on pace to reach 2.4 billion dollars in revenue (which is of course impossible), but with consistent updates and creative marketing, surpassing one billion dollars would be (amazingly) within reach.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/07/pokemon-go-crosses-200m-in-global-revenue-one-month-into-launch/

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