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Mar 18, 2023

Tracing 13 billion years of history by the light of ancient quasars

Posted by in categories: physics, space

Astrophysicists in Australia have shed new light on the state of the universe 13 billion years ago by measuring the density of carbon in the gases surrounding ancient galaxies.

The study, published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, adds another piece to the puzzle of the history of the universe.

“We found that the fraction of in warm gas increased rapidly about 13 billion years ago, which may be linked to large-scale heating of gas associated with the phenomenon known as the Epoch of Reionization,” says Dr. Rebecca Davies, ASTRO 3D Postdoctoral Research Associate at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and lead author of the paper describing the discovery.

Mar 18, 2023

NASA Dragonfly Bound for Saturn’s Giant Moon Titan Could Reveal Chemistry Leading to Life

Posted by in categories: chemistry, computing, space

Saturn ’s giant moon, Titan, is due to launch in 2027. When it arrives in the mid-2030s, it will begin a journey of discovery that could bring about a new understanding of the development of life in the universe. This mission, called Dragonfly, will carry an instrument called the Dragonfly Mass Spectrometer (DraMS), designed to help scientists hone in on the chemistry at work on Titan. It may also shed light on the kinds of chemical steps that occurred on Earth that ultimately led to the formation of life, called prebiotic chemistry.

Titan’s abundant complex carbon-rich chemistry, interior ocean, and past presence of liquid water on the surface make it an ideal destination to study prebiotic chemical processes and the potential habitability of an extraterrestrial environment.

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Mar 18, 2023

Qubits put new spin on magnetism: Boosting applications of quantum computers

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Research using a quantum computer as the physical platform for quantum experiments has found a way to design and characterize tailor-made magnetic objects using quantum bits, or qubits. That opens up a new approach to develop new materials and robust quantum computing.

“With the help of a quantum annealer, we demonstrated a new way to pattern ,” said Alejandro Lopez-Bezanilla, a virtual experimentalist in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Lopez-Bezanilla is the corresponding author of a paper about the research in Science Advances.

“We showed that a magnetic quasicrystal lattice can host states that go beyond the zero and one bit states of classical information technology,” Lopez-Bezanilla said. “By applying a to a finite set of spins, we can morph the magnetic landscape of a quasicrystal object.”

Mar 18, 2023

The FCC Agrees to Help SpaceX & T-Mobile Offer Cell Phone Service From Space

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, satellites

This week the FCC voted 4–0 to approve a new effort to help satellite providers like SpaceX offer wireless cell phone service from space. SpaceX’s Starlink service already had a deal in place with T-Mobile to offer phone service in areas that currently does not have it.

“The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted today proposes a framework through which satellite operators collaborating with terrestrial service providers would be able to obtain FCC authorization to operate space stations on certain currently licensed, flexible-use spectrum allocated to terrestrial services. The Commission is proposing to add a mobile-satellite service allocation on some terrestrial flexible-use bands.” The FCC said in a statement.

The FCC went on to say that this service could “serve a wireless provider’s customers should they need connectivity in remote areas, for example in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, Lake Michigan, the 100-Mile Wilderness, or the Uinta Mountains.”

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Mar 18, 2023

Scientists discover answer to the mystery of cloudy filters on satellites

Posted by in categories: physics, satellites

There’s a mystery happening in some satellites facing the sun, and scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) are on the case. The team has been trying to figure out what is clouding up and compromising the performance of tiny, thin metal membranes that filter sunlight as it enters detectors that monitor the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.

These detectors can warn us about impending solar storms—bursts of radiation from the surface of the sun—that could reach Earth and temporarily disrupt communications or interfere with GPS readings.

Last year, the team disproved the prevailing theory: that this clouding was a buildup of carbon on the surface of the filters from organic sources stowing away on the satellite.

Mar 18, 2023

With AI, accurate demand forecasting is possible

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI, security

Check out all the on-demand sessions from the Intelligent Security Summit here.

Many businesses struggle with demand forecasting. Whether you run a small business or a large enterprise, the challenge of predicting customer behavior and stock levels never gets easier. Even major organizations like Target and Walmart that are able to afford teams of data scientists have recently reported struggles with excess inventory due to poor demand forecasting.

During this time of global uncertainty, many businesses have adopted a just-in-case mindset. They’ve relied on archaic methods of forecasting, scouring old data and drawing poor conclusions based on past problems.

Mar 18, 2023

This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Year 2022 😗😁 Basically more thought on this virus seems more like a foglet biotechnology so it would stand to reason that a nanotechnology with biotechnology could solve the universal vaccine.

Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.

Mar 18, 2023

Mosaic RBD nanoparticles protect against challenge

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Year 2022 This is their published work on the universal vaccine of the covid 19.

A mosaic sarbecovirus nanoparticle protects against SARS-2 and SARS-1, whereas a SARS-2 nanoparticle only protects against SARS-2.

Mar 18, 2023

8 Weird Science Fiction Books

Posted by in categories: futurism, habitats

FallenKingdomReads’ list of 8 Weird Science Fiction Books.

If you’re a fan of science fiction that defies expectations and bends the rules, you’re in for a treat. Here are eight weird and wonderful books that will take you on mind-bending journeys through strange and unusual worlds.

A young family moves into a house that is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. As they explore the strange corridors and shifting spaces, they uncover a disturbing mystery that threatens to consume them.

Mar 18, 2023

What is quantum cloud computing, and how does it work?

Posted by in categories: chemistry, computing, quantum physics

Quantum cloud computing makes quantum computing resources available to organizations, academics and other users through cloud technology.

Cloud-based quantum computers function at greater speeds, with higher computing power than conventional computers, because they employ the principles of quantum physics when solving complex computational problems.

Different types of quantum computers exist, such as quantum annealers, analog quantum simulators and universal quantum computers. Quantum annealers are considered the least powerful among quantum computers but work well to solve optimization problems. Analog quantum simulators, on the other hand, are powerful systems that can solve physics and biochemistry problems.

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