Graham Sayer

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Physicists use diamonds to reach quantum teleportation breakthrough

Quantum teleportation promises a leap into the next great era of computing -- but first we've got to get it working consistently. Scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft say they've managed to reliably teleport quantum info stored in one bit of diamond to another sitting three meters …

Nobel laureate in praise of Eminem

Seamus Heaney, the Nobel laureate, today praised the US rap star Eminem, saying the artist had "sent a voltage around his generation".<p>Speaking prior the start of the Prince of Wales' educational summer school in Norwich, the poet was asked by journalists whether today's popular music had any …

Literature

Ten Glosses

Ten Glosses<p>1 The Marching Season<br>'What bloody man is that?' 'A drum, a drum!'<br>Prepossessed by what I know by heart,<br>I wait for Banquo and Macbeth to come<br>Unbowed, on cue, and scripted from the start.<p>2 The Catechism<br>Q. and A. come back. They 'formed my mind'.<br>'Who is my neighbour?' 'My neighbour is all …

Literature

Seamus Heaney's last words were 'Noli timere', son tells funeral

His voice quavering, the son of Seamus Heaney has told mourners of his father's final words, minutes before his death.<p>At a requiem mass in Dublin, crowded with mourners, Michael Heaney described how the poet and Nobel laureate, who died last week at the age of 74, had chosen Latin for the message …