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Mar 2, 2024

Umbrella for atoms: The first protective layer for 2D quantum materials

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

As silicon-based computer chips approach their physical limitations in the quest for faster and smaller designs, the search for alternative materials that remain functional at atomic scales is one of science’s biggest challenges.

In a groundbreaking development, researchers at the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence have engineered a protective film that shields quantum semiconductor layers just one atom thick from environmental influences without compromising their revolutionary quantum properties. This puts the application of these delicate atomic layers in ultrathin within realistic reach. The findings have been published in Nature Communications.

Mar 2, 2024

Archaeologists Found an Ancient Roman Egg—and the Original Liquid Was Amazingly Inside

Posted by in category: futurism

The discovery has historians…scrambling to understand old-school diets.

Mar 2, 2024

Magnetizing water drops to make them hop

Posted by in categories: particle physics, transportation

A small combined team of material scientists from Sun Yat-sen University and Dalian University of Technology, both in China, has found that it is possible to make a single drop of water hop in desired ways by putting a magnetic particle inside of it and turning an electromagnet on and off. The research published in the journal ACS Nano.

The research team was investigating on-demand droplet transportation as part of a larger effort. To learn more about the possibility of inciting drops of liquid, in this case water, to move in desired ways, they set up several structures.

The researchers carved small grooves on a . The surface was then covered with a varnish known to prevent water absorption, thereby allowing droplets to form when splashed onto the surface. Once the droplets formed, the team placed a tiny piece of metal into each drop, where it was held in place by the forces that held the bubble shape. The entire surface was then placed over a set of electromagnets.

Mar 2, 2024

A promising leap towards computers with light-speed capabilities

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Scientists have created a reprogrammable light-based processor, a world-first, that they say could usher in a new era of quantum computing and communication.

Technologies in these emerging fields that operate at the atomic level are already realizing big benefits for drug discovery and other small-scale applications.

In the future, large-scale quantum computers promise to be able to solve complex problems that would be impossible for today’s computers.

Mar 2, 2024

Youngest neutron star detected turned 37 years old last Friday

Posted by in category: cosmology

The youngest neutron star detected so far turned 37 years old last week. To celebrate, James Webb Space Telescope has finally found the most direct evidence of it, hiding among the remains of the supernova cloud it was born in.

Usually when we’re talking about the age of astronomical objects, it’s in the millions or billions of years – so finding something that’s younger than Lady Gaga feels weird. Even weirder is being able to trace its birth to a specific date – February 23, 1987, meaning it just clocked over to its 37th birthday last Friday.

The reason we can so confidently pinpoint the date is because its birth was the result of an event that only happens once every few centuries: a supernova that’s close enough to be observed from Earth with the naked eye. SN 1987A lit up the night sky for a few months in early 1987, and was quickly traced to the Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way, about 168,000 light-years away. There, a blue supergiant star appeared to have collapsed and exploded, which should have left either a black hole or a neutron star.

Mar 2, 2024

Latest developments in cancer immunotherapies

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Immunotherapy treatments including chimeric antigen T cell receptors and bispecific antibodies show promising results against B cell cancers.

Mar 2, 2024

Humanoid Robot Maker Signs Deal to Put OpenAI Tech in Their Brains

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Humanoid robot maker Figure has announced a new deal with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI.

The company recently closed a $675 million round of funding at a $2.6 billion valuation as well, with notable backers including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Microsoft, and AI chipmaker Nvidia.

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Mar 2, 2024

Astrophysicists keep finding things that “shouldn’t exist”. I think I know why

Posted by in categories: physics, space

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You have probably seen headlines in the past years about lots of things out there in the cosmos that, according to astrophysicists \.

Mar 2, 2024

Physicalism_Emergence_and_Metaphysical_N-1.pdf

Posted by in category: futurism

Physicalism emergence and metaphysical necessity.


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Mar 2, 2024

Schrödinger’s Pendulum Experiment Will Search for the Quantum Limit

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Physicists seek the dividing line between the quantum world and the classical one.

By Tim Folger

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