Latest posts

Jan 19, 2017

On-demand pain relief, triggered by light

Posted by in categories: materials, quantum physics

It will be amazing how this advances with Quantum.

Once injected into the body, a new material can repeatedly release small bursts of local anesthetic when zapped by low-intensity, near-infrared light for one minute (Nano Lett. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03588). The material’s developers, who have tested it in rats, say the on-demand system could make pain management safer and more effective, and give patients more control.

Read more

Jan 19, 2017

Meeting the challenges of nanotechnology: Nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

Scientists show nanoscale modifications to the edge region of nanocontacts to nanowires can be used to engineer the electrical function of the interfaces.

Read more

Jan 19, 2017

DentLight Releases New Wireless Loupe Light

Posted by in category: futurism

Wish they would advance the drill they love using on my root canals.

Read more

Jan 19, 2017

First quantum satellite surpasses expectations

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, quantum physics, space travel

More on the completion of phase 1 testing of by the Chinese on their Quantum Satellite as they have kicked their second phase that includes hacking.

Five space exploration projects to begin during 13th Five-Year Plan

Micius, the world’s first quantum satellite, has successfully completed four months of in-orbit tests since China launched it on Aug 16, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has announced.

Continue reading “First quantum satellite surpasses expectations” »

Jan 19, 2017

Back to the future: Silicon may work for quantum computing

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Se in Si —

Back to the future: Silicon may work for quantum computing.

The qualities of hydrogen and skill with silicon make for bright qubit future.

Continue reading “Back to the future: Silicon may work for quantum computing” »

Jan 19, 2017

The PBR Theorem explained

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

The PBR theorem is another theorem of quantum mechanics, which could go alongside Bell’s Theorem and the Kochen-Specker Theorem. I wrote this explanation in 2011, before the paper was officially published in Nature. Since then, it’s been recognized as a moderately important theorem, and it has been named after its three authors (Pusey, Barrett, and Rudolph). But at the time I didn’t really know whether it would become important.

There’s a new paper on arxiv called “The quantum state cannot be interpreted statistically “. It has a theorem which proves that, given a few basic assumptions, the quantum state (ie the wavefunction) must be real, rather than a merely statistical object. Nature has an article which mostly just harps on how “seismic” the paper is.

Nature (correction: the article’s author, not Nature itself) compares its importance to Bell’s Theorem, which is a very important result indeed from 1964. Bell’s theorem proved that if there were “hidden variables” underneath the quantum state, then entangled particles must be communicating with each other faster than light. I’ve explained Bell’s theorem in the past.

Continue reading “The PBR Theorem explained” »

Jan 19, 2017

Equipping Insects for Special Service

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, drones

Draper combines navigation and neuromodulation to guide insects

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The smallest aerial drones mimic insects in many ways, but none can match the efficiency and maneuverability of the dragonfly. Now, engineers at Draper are creating a new kind of hybrid drone by combining miniaturized navigation, synthetic biology and neurotechnology to guide dragonfly insects. The system looks like a backpack for a dragonfly.

DragonflEye, an internal research and development project at Draper, is already showing promise as a way to guide the flightpath of dragonflies. Potential applications of the technologies underpinning DragonflEye include guided pollination, payload delivery, reconnaissance and even precision medicine and diagnostics.

Continue reading “Equipping Insects for Special Service” »

Jan 19, 2017

Singapore’s New Nano-Satellite Doubles Orbital Time

Posted by in category: satellites

Enlarge Image Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University has successfully launched a satellite from the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time. It’s a nanosatellite that deserves special attention for its new thruster technology. These new micro-thrusters allow the satellite to remain in for space twice as long as other similar satellites, according to the university. The improved thrusters could go a long way towards fighting the problem of space debris: Man-made trash such as the old satellites and spent rocket stages that create a field of debris around the earth.…CAD590a51e


Continue reading “Singapore’s New Nano-Satellite Doubles Orbital Time” »

Jan 19, 2017

New research helps to make the most of nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology

Posted by in categories: energy, engineering, health, nanotechnology

Research by scientists at Swansea University is helping to meet the challenge of incorporating nanoscale structures into future semiconductor devices that will create new technologies and impact on all aspects of everyday life.

Dr Alex Lord and Professor Steve Wilks from the Centre for Nanohealth led the collaborative research published in Nano Letters. The research team looked at ways to engineer electrical contact technology on minute scales with simple and effective modifications to nanowires that can be used to develop enhanced devices based on the nanomaterials. Well-defined electrical contacts are essential for any electrical circuit and electronic device because they control the flow of electricity that is fundamental to the operational capability.

Everyday materials that are being scaled down to the size of nanometres (one million times smaller than a millimetre on a standard ruler) by scientists on a global scale are seen as the future of electronic devices. The scientific and engineering advances are leading to new technologies such as energy producing clothing to power our personal gadgets and sensors to monitor our health and the surrounding environment.

Continue reading “New research helps to make the most of nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology” »

Jan 19, 2017

Engineers Australia : New lab-made diamond at mining’s cutting-edge

Posted by in categories: materials, nanotechnology

Australia getting their QC production lines ready with this advancement. BTW — get ready as the printers are coming soon.

The Australian National University (ANU) has led an international team to create a nano-sized diamond that’s harder than the natural gem and which will be useful for cutting through super-hard mining materials.

ANU Associate Professor Jodie Bradby said her team, including ANU PhD student Thomas Shiell and experts from RMIT, the University of Sydney and the United States, fabricated nano-sized Lonsdaleite, which is a hexagonal diamond only found in nature at meteorite impact sites, such as in Arizona’s Canyon Diablo.

Continue reading “Engineers Australia : New lab-made diamond at mining’s cutting-edge” »

Page 7 of 1,416First4567891011Last