MIT unifies Web dev into a single, speedy new language — Ur/Web

Building a moderately complex Web page requires understanding a whole stack of technologies, from HTML to JavaScript. Now a researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has wrapped these technologies into a single language that could streamline development, speed up performance and better secure Web sites. Read more here.

Quantum computer explained.

A quantum computer is a computation device that makes direct use of quantum-mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data.  Microsoft is offering a quick quantum computing primer that makes the esoteric subject almost understandable. Read more here.

Apollo 11 code goes ‘open source’

As part of its celebration of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 and man’s first steps on the moon the spaceheads at Google have published the original code from the Apollo Guidance Computer or AGC. Read more here.