Quantum Mechanics

Distilled entanglement brings long-distance quantum communication closer

Send plus resend followed by careful measurement results in better entanglement.<p>This seems to be a good week for talking about quantum memories and …

Quantum Computing

The Future Is Waiting: Private Enterprise Is Making Sci-Fi Technology A Reality

By Mark Druskoff<p>“The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.” This famous line by writer-turned-futurist William Gibson encapsulates our current relationship with high technology.<p>For decades, science fiction authors have woven grand tapestries of what our world would like in …

Quantum Computing

New Model of Evolution Finally Reveals How Cooperation Evolves

One of the great unanswered question in biology is why organisms have evolved to cooperate. The long-term benefits of cooperation are clear—look at …

Physics

A 100-year

Resonant and wave-guiding systems are present in the vast majority of optical and electronic systems. Their role is to temporarily store energy in …

Physics

Camera captures microscopic holograms at femtosecond speeds

Researchers from ITMO University have built a setup for recording holograms of tiny objects like living cells at femtosecond speeds. The new method …

Physics

Holey pattern boosts coherence of nanomechanical membrane vibrations

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have introduced a new type of nanomechanical resonator, in which a pattern of holes localizes vibrations to a …

Physics

Switchable DNA mini-machines store information

Biomedical engineers have built simple machines out of DNA, consisting of arrays whose units switch reversibly between two different shapes.<p>The …

DNA

Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator?

In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light …

Physics

How Schrödinger's Cat Helps Explain the New Findings About the Quantum Zeno Effect

Schrödinger’s Cat<p>Even if you’re not that into heavy science, you’re probably familiar with Schrödinger’s cat, the thought experiment that allows us …

The Future

The quantum view of reality might not be so weird after all – Philip Ball

Quantum theory contradicts common sense. Everyone who has even a modest interest in physics quickly gets this message. The quantum view of reality, …

Quantum Theory

Putting a Lock on Crystal Oscillator Phase Noise

Frequency generation usually comes at a cost: a certain amount of phase noise. Even for the crystal oscillators typically used as time and frequency …

Physics

New Technologies Prompt Carmakers to Build Big-Data Skills

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen is delving into quantum computing. BMW is building a giant new data center. And Bosch this week announced plans to construct a factory to build chips for self-driving cars.<p>The moves are part of an expanding effort by European carmakers and suppliers to build the computing …

Physics

Problem of wheeled suitcases wobbling explained

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Universite Paris-Diderot has uncovered the reason for wobbling of wheeled suitcases. In their paper published in …

Physics

New Calculation Could Spell Trouble For a Popular Theory of the Universe's Origin

The universe began. But what did it begin from? What did it begin into? We know it began by expanding rather quickly, and ended up with lots of big …

Space Science

Digital Ignorance In Government (Better Call Justin About Quantum Computing And Barack About AI)

There have been just a few meetings at the White House about digital technology. One occurred on June 19 attended by the usual suspects, though a few notables – Elon Musk and Mark Zukerberg – did not attend. Meetings are great but what do they really mean and to what specific policies – <i>and</i> …

Quantum Computing

Computer chip mimics human brain, with light beams for neurons

Artificial neural networks, computer algorithms that take inspiration from the human brain, have demonstrated fancy feats such as detecting lies, …

Physics

The Quantum Computer Factory That’s Taking on Google and IBM

A few yards from the stockpile of La Croix in the warehouse space behind startup Rigetti Computing’s offices in Fremont, California, sits a machine …

Quantum Computing

Chicago Quantum Exchange to create technologically transformative ecosystem

The University of Chicago is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory …

Quantum Computing

Scientists Demonstrate "Liquid Light" at Room Temperature for the First Time

A Strange Form of Matter<p>Thanks to technological advances, scientists now have various ways of manipulating matter. Often times, these result in …

Physics

Comparing Blockchain to Quantum Entanglement

Quantum Entanglement is a physical phenomenon which occurs when pairs or groups of particles (photon...

Banking

Introducing Forest 1.0

Today, I’m extremely excited to announce the public beta availability of Forest 1.0, the world’s first full-stack programming and execution …

Quantum Computing

Crystal stacks up qubits in first-in first-out memory

Photons store themselves in ions that bob up and down in a sea of light.<p>Quantum computing and quantum communication require a different way of …

Quantum Computing

Quantum Machine Learning Computer Hybrids at the Center of New Start-Ups

Creative Destruction Lab, a technology program affiliated with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Canada hopes to …

Machine Learning

China Launches the First Unhackable Quantum Satellite

After launching "Micius," the first quantum technology satellite into space, China is about to realize quantum entanglement communications (QEC). …

Unbreakable: China doubles down on quantum internet

China has set a new distance record for photon entanglement, the foundation for a communications network secured by the code to end all codes.<p>June …

Physics

Rigetti Computing

Classical computers thrive on the curve of Moore’s law, with performance roughly doubling every year; after n years, classical computers are 2^n …

Quantum Computing

China sees quantum leap in secure telecommunications technology

Will the citizens of the future connect through a ‘global quantum communication network?’ Time will tell, though China’s breakthrough in quantum …

Physics

Soliton molecules caused to vibrate like real molecules

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Burgundy in France has shown that solitons can vibrate like real molecules when paired. They …

Physics

How to use Ansible to manage PostgreSQL

Working with a database in a pressure-cooker production environment using an agile approach with tight deadlines can be a contradictory experience. …

Open Source Movement

Quantum entanglement effects observed over 100s of miles

A group of Chinese scientists say they have demonstrated the effects of quantum entanglement over a distance of 1200 km (745 miles).Entanglement …

Physics