Quantum Mechanics

Self-destructing algorithms could usher in a new era of cyber security

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>One time programs perform obfuscated calculations within a “true black box” that then self-destructs keeping all the details …

Physics

A faster way to make Bose-Einstein condensates

The world of an atom is one of random chaos and heat. At room temperatures, a cloud of atoms is a frenzied mess, with atoms zipping past each other …

Physics

Majorana update

If you are, by any chance, following progress in the field of Majorana bound states, then you are for sure super excited about ample Majorana results …

Physics

config

Add openstack client config file to default location of /etc/openstack/clouds.yaml<p>Requirements<p>No requirements beyond installing Ansible.<p>Role Variables<p>…

OpenStack

Silicon Photonics Market to Observe Strong Development by 2021

Silicon photonics refers to the application of photonic systems using silicon as an optical medium. The silicon material used in such photonic …

Northrop Grumman

Spooky action at a distance

<i>Why some things are neither here nor there</i><p>One of the phrases of Albert Einstein, a quotable physicist, that has leaked into the popular consciousness …

Albert Einstein

Japan's first quantum computer is 100 times faster than conventional supercomputers

The new quantum computer prototype can solve complex calculations 100 times faster than conventional supercomputers.<p>Japan joins China and the US in …

Physics

Physicists open the door to the first direct measurement of Berry curvature in solid matter

Berry curvature may not be the most well-known scientific concept, but to many physicists, its direct measurement is something akin to a holy grail.<p>A …

Physics

Researchers Created the First Hybrid Link for a Quantum Internet

Figuring out how to route information between two different types of quantum nodes has been a significant technical barrier to the quantum net.<p>Depending on who you ask, the advent of large-scale quantum computers may be anywhere from five years to several decades away. Companies like Google and IBM …

Physics

Synopsis: Quantum Circulators Simplified

November 22, 2017<p>A device that routes microwave signals could help researchers scale up quantum-computing architectures.<p>B. J. Chapman <i>et al.</i>, Phys. …

Physics

Photonic quantum state transfer between a cold atomic gas and a crystal

Letter<p>Nicolas Maring<br>• , Pau Farrera<br>• , Kutlu Kutluer<br>• , Margherita Mazzera<br>• , Georg Heinze<br>• & Hugues de Riedmatten<p><i>Nature</i> <b>551</b>, 485–488 (23 November …

Physics

Three Critical Challenges

There is serious concern among management educators, policymakers and regulatory bodies like AICTE and UGC about the dwindling fortunes of B-schools. …

Fourth Industrial Revolution

Underwater acoustic localization of marine mammals and vehicles

Researchers at IMDEA Networks (Spain) in collaboration with University of Haifa (Israel) have developed an underwater acoustic system for the …

Physics

Mobiles and laptops may soon sport a new nanotech display device

In a feat comparable to the fable of blind man who carried a lame man on his back, lending him his feet and borrowing from him his eyes, researchers …

Physics

Nanosys Wants Printing Quantum Dot Displays to be as Cheap as Printing a T-Shirt

Quantum dots have established themselves as a go-to material for photoluminescence, in which light is emitted when stimulated by a light source. …

Physics

The microscopic origin of efficiency droop in LEDs

Light-emitting diodes—or LEDs, as they are commonly known—have been slowly replacing incandescent light bulbs in applications ranging from car …

Physics

How to cut your lawn for grasshoppers

Picture a grasshopper landing randomly on a lawn of fixed area. If it then jumps a certain distance in a random direction, what shape should the lawn …

Physics

Harvard scientists made a material that creates completely new states of light

Light is ubiquitous and vital, but also incredibly strange – and it’s possible we’ll never exhaust the opportunities to learn more about it.<p>Case in …

The Future

Physicists unify quantum coherence with nonclassicality of light

(Phys.org)—Physicists have demonstrated that two independently developed concepts—quantum coherence and the nonclassicality of light—both arise from …

Physics

Experts: "Quantum computers will break Bitcoin security within 10 years"

A Different Kind of Computing<p>While much of the world is captivated by the meteoric rise of bitcoin’s value, others are focused on the technology …

Bitcoin

Combining fundamental research with industry connections to close the gap between invention and innovation

There's no doubt that quantum computing will radically transform our world, bringing paradigm shifts in everything from cyber security and financial analysis to bioinformatics and machine learning. But before any of this can happen, significant technological advances are needed to build …

Innovation

The Variational Quantum Eigensolver: An unsung hero of approximate quantum computing

Over the last year, the quantum computing community has made incredible progress on many of the things that are needed for quantum computing to start …

Physics

Quantum Circuits bags $18m in first-round financing

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Chemical Engineering

New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks

Researchers have shown how to write any magnetic pattern desired onto nanowires, which could help computers mimic how the brain processes information.<p>…

Machine Learning

A curious quirk brings organic diode lasers one step closer

Since their invention in 1962, semiconductor diode lasers have revolutionized communications and made possible information storage and retrieval in …

Physics

According To Physicists Parallel Worlds Interact With Us

<b>According to new claims made by some physicists, there are other parallel worlds that interact with us.</b><p>Quantum mechanics is a tested science, but it …

InterAct

In first-ever demonstration, researchers show ultrafast light pulses can trigger neurons to fire

Light Therapy<p>A host of mental health issues have been tied to light: from trouble related to our circadian rhythms to seasonally-related mood …

Life Sciences

This Week in Tech: Nov 11 - 17, 2017

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's new Roadster, which can go from 0 to 60 in 1.9 seconds.<p>IBM announced a 50-qubit quantum computer, the largest in the …

Elon Musk

Physicists Just Quantum Entangled Two Silicon Chips That Can Share Information

They're building a quantum internet!<p>In the science of quantum communication, the challenge has always been prolonging the entangled state that the …

Physics

How Close Are We To Quantum Computers? | Articles | Chief Technology Officer

The idea of quantum computers is something that has had many people excited and terrified for years. According to reports from 2015, Google's quantum …

Physics