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Optical Fiber Could Boost Power of Superconducting Quantum Computers

The secret to building superconducting quantum computers with massive processing power may be an ordinary telecommunications technology — optical fiber. Physicists at the National Institute...

NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Prepares for First Flight

NASA is targeting no earlier than April 8 for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an...

Study reveals plunge in lithium-ion battery costs

The cost of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used for phones, laptops, and cars has fallen dramatically over the last three decades, and has been...

Solving ‘barren plateaus’ is the key to quantum machine learning

Many machine learning algorithms on quantum computers suffer from the dreaded “barren plateau” of unsolvability, where they run into dead ends on optimization problems....

Researchers Develop Ultra-Sensitive Flow Microsensors

A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed the thinnest and most sensitive flow sensor, which could have significant implications...

White house releases national strategy for planetary protection

The National Strategy for Planetary Protection reflects the critical importance of planetary protection to the future of space science, exploration, and life on Earth....

NASA Moves Forward With Campaign to Return Mars Samples to Earth

NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) are moving to the next phase in a campaign to deepen understanding of whether life ever existed on...

Ultrasensitive transistor for herbicide detection in water

A new polymer-based, solid-state transistor can more sensitively detect a weed killer in drinking water than existing hydrogel-based fluorescence sensor chips. The details were...

New microscope technique reveals details of droplet nucleation

Nucleation is a ubiquitous phenomenon that governs the formation of both droplets and bubbles in systems used for condensation, desalination, water splitting, crystal growth,...

AI reduces computational time required to study fate of molecules exposed...

Light-induced processes are critical in transformative technologies such as solar energy harvesting, as well as in photomedicine and photoresponsive materials. Theoretical studies of the...

Game changer in thermoelectric materials could unlock body-heat powered personal devices

A new University of Wollongong study overcomes a major challenge of thermoelectric materials, which can convert heat into electricity and vice versa, improving conversion...

Lower current leads to highly efficient memory

Researchers are a step closer to realizing a new kind of memory that works according to the principles of spintronics which is analogous to,...

Field geology at Mars’ equator points to ancient megaflood

Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars’ equator around 4 billion years ago – a finding that hints at the...

NASA TV Coverage Set for Next Space Station Resupply Mission with...

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 11:39 a.m. EST Saturday, Dec. 5, for the launch of its 21st commercial resupply services (CRS-21) mission...

New insights into how the CRISPR immune system evolved

With new insights into how the genetic tool CRISPR which allows direct editing of our genes  evolved and adapted, we are now one step...

“Science” study: Chemists achieve breakthrough in the synthesis of graphene nanoribbons

Graphene Nanoribbons might soon be much easier to produce. An international research team led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the University of Tennessee...

Engineers design a device that operates like a brain synapse

Teams around the world are building ever more sophisticated artificial intelligence systems of a type called neural networks, designed in some ways to mimic...

Excitons form superfluid in certain 2D combos

Mixing and matching computational models of 2D materials led scientists at Rice University to the realization that excitons — quasiparticles that exist when electrons...

Digitise your dog into a computer game

The software could be used for a wide range of purposes, from helping vets diagnose lameness and monitoring recovery of their canine patients, to...

The first intuitive programming language for quantum computers

Several technical advances have been achieved recently in the pursuit of powerful quantum computers. Now, Computer scientists from ETH Zurich have made an important...

Newly observed phenomenon could lead to new quantum devices

An exotic physical phenomenon known as a Kohn anomaly has been found for the first time in an unexpected type of material by researchers...

Artificial brains may need sleep too

No one can say whether androids will dream of electric sheep, but they will almost certainly need periods of rest that offer benefits similar...

Scientists Apply “Twistronics” to Light Propagation and Make a Breakthrough Discovery

A research team led by scientists at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY (CUNY ASRC), in collaboration with National University...

NASA’s Cold Atom Lab Takes One Giant Leap for Quantum Science

This month marks 25 years since scientists first produced a fifth state of matter, which has extraordinary properties totally unlike solids, liquids, gases and...

Scientists Develop World’s First Spherical Artificial Eye with 3D Retina

An international team led by scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has recently developed the world’s first 3D artificial...

Two Kinds of Electronic Properties, One Material

This is the story of a unique material – made of a single compound, it conducts electrons in different ways on its different surfaces...

New ‘sun clock’ quantifies extreme space weather switch on/off

200 years of sunspot observations used by University of Warwick researchers to create ‘sun clock’ Sun clock pinpoints times of sharp switch on...

Acoustics put a fresh spin on electron transitions

Electrons are very much at the mercy of magnetic fields, which scientists can manipulate to control the electrons and their angular momentum – i.e....

First Confirmation of New Theory by Metamaterial

Topological metamaterials are applied as a novel platform to explore and study extraordinary effects. Instead of using natural materials, researchers artificially arrange the constituents...

Crystalline ‘nanobrush’ clears way to advanced energy and information tech

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory synthesized a tiny structure with high surface area and discovered how its...

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