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May 8, 2019

Researchers violate Bell’s inequality with remotely connected superconducting qubits

Posted by in category: quantum physics

The efficient generation of entanglement between remote quantum nodes is a crucial step in securing quantum communications. In past research, entanglement has often been achieved using a number of different probabilistic schemes.

Recently, some studies have also offered demonstrations of deterministic remote entanglement using approaches based on . Nonetheless, the deterministic violation of Bell’s inequality (a strong measure of quantum correlation) in a superconducting quantum communication architecture has so far never been demonstrated.

A team of researchers based at the University of Chicago has recently demonstrated a violation of Bell’s inequality using remotely connected superconducting qubits. Their paper, published in Nature Physics, introduces a simple and yet robust architecture for achieving this benchmark result in a superconducting system.

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May 8, 2019

Scientists figure out new way to remove salt from water

Posted by in category: futurism

Huge.


The solvent-based method could be much cheaper to use than reverse osmosis or distillation based on water evaporating.

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May 8, 2019

Photo 7

Posted by in category: space

The Milky Way at 38,000ft

This image was taken over the Atlantic Ocean somewhere between Greenland and Iceland. It points towards the galactic centre of our Milky Way. The brightest object to the top right is Jupiter. Other objects that can be seen include The Dark Horse, Pipe Nebula, M23 Cluster, M8 Lagoon Nebula, M20 Trifid Nebula, M22 Globular Cluster, M6 Butterfly Cluster, M7 Cluster among others. How many can you find?

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May 8, 2019

Germany opens first electric highway that lets trucks draw power from overhead cables

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Germany spent 84 million euros developing the Siemens-made eHighway and a hybrid truck, which Siemens say will massively lower fuel costs.

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May 8, 2019

Experimental cosmologist group launches its first iterations of space-traveling ‘wafercraft’

Posted by in category: space travel

These are the adventures of the “StarChip Wafersize.”

UC Santa Barbara students sent up, via balloon, a prototype miniature spacecraft that might eventually become the “wafercraft” that researchers posit could be propelled by lasers to achieve at relativistic speeds to reach nearby star systems and exoplanets.

So begins a journey, funded by NASA and several private foundations, that may one day lead to .

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May 8, 2019

Fermat’s Library — Posts Photo

Posted by in category: space

These diagrams show the paths traced by Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as seen from Earth.

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May 8, 2019

Anti-Aging Gene Therapy for Dogs Coming This Fall

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, life extension

In an article last May, we covered how Rejuvenate Bio, a startup biotech company led by Professor George Church, was planning to reverse aging in dogs as a step towards bringing these therapies to us. Those plans are now starting to move forward with news of a trial launch in the fall later this year.

Developing anti-aging therapies in dogs is the first step

Back in 2015, the Church lab at Harvard began testing a variety of therapies focused on age reversal using CRISPR, a gene editing system that was much easier and faster to use than older techniques. Since then, Professor Church and his lab have conducted a myriad of experiments and gathered lots of data with which to plan future strategies for tackling aging.

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May 8, 2019

Squishy robots can drop from a helicopter and land safely

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space, transportation

“Tensegrity” robots could safely explore disaster zones, or even the surface of Saturn’s moon.

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May 8, 2019

UC awarded third CRISPR patent, expanding its gene-editing portfolio

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Fourth patent for CRISPR-Cas9 expected in coming months as patent board works its way through past UC applications.

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May 8, 2019

Chandra X-ray Observatory Photo 3

Posted by in category: cosmology

Right now Chandra is studying the core of a galaxy in Fornax! Nearby in the sky is NGC 1097, a galaxy with copious clusters of young, blue stars speckling its spiral arms. This galaxy contains a central black hole about 100 million times the mass of our Sun!

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