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Feb 26, 2024

Taiwan’s 5-Bit Superconducting Quantum Computer Goes Online

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Academia Sinica has achieved a significant milestone in the field of computing with the successful development of a 5-bit superconducting quantum computer in Taiwan, marking a notable advancement in quantum technology. This accomplishment positions Taiwan as a key contributor to quantum computing research and development on the global stage.

In an interview with EE Times, Chii-Dong Chen, the principal investigator of Academia Sinica’s research team, emphasized the pivotal role of international collaboration in advancing Taiwan’s quantum technology research and development agenda.

Under the leadership of Chii-Dong Chen and with support from the National Science and Technology Council, Academia Sinica has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in pushing the boundaries of quantum computing technology. Through partnerships with various international teams, Taiwan has established academic collaborations to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices, as well as provide access to resources, expertise and funding opportunities essential for driving innovation in quantum technology.

Feb 26, 2024

Are we close to the holodeck? Google unveils Genie — an AI model creating playable virtual worlds from a single image

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Turn an image into a playable game with AI.

Feb 26, 2024

Strange Phase of Matter That Only Existed in Theory Turns Out to Be Real

Posted by in categories: materials, particle physics

A strange phase of matter that previously existed purely in the realm of theory has finally been detected in a real material.

It’s known as the Bragg glass phase – a strange, seemingly paradoxical arrangement of atoms in a glass material where the particles are nearly as ordered as those in a perfect crystal. Scientists weren’t even sure Bragg glass existed, but there it was, hiding in an alloy of palladium inserted between layers of terbium and tellurium (PdxErTe3).

The discovery, led by physicist Krishnanand Mallayya of Cornell University and published in Nature Physics, not only sheds light on the way materials can behave but demonstrates a powerful new set of techniques for probing the atomic structures of exotic materials.

Feb 26, 2024

When Giants Collide: Unraveling the Mysteries of Supermassive Black Holes

Posted by in categories: computing, cosmology

Manuela Campanelli to lead research team studying electromagnetic signals from merging supermassive black holes.

Rochester Institute of Technology scientists will be the lead researchers on a $1.8 million NASA grant to study electromagnetic signals from merging supermassive black holes.

RIT’s Manuela Campanelli, Distinguished Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, will lead the collaborative project with help from Yosef Zlochower, professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. The project will also include researchers from the University of Idaho, Johns Hopkins University, and the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Feb 26, 2024

Eclipsing Silicon: The Emergence of Magnon-Based Computing Technologies

Posted by in category: computing

A recent study has advanced the understanding of magnonics by showing how magnons can interact nonlinearly, marking a critical step towards faster and more stable computing technologies.

Feb 26, 2024

Lithography Leader ASML Hyper-NA is Next Step in Smaller Transistors. 2.9X Density

Posted by in category: computing

High NA EUV is the next step in smaller transistors. Like NXE systems, it uses EUV light to print tiny features on silicon wafers. And by turning the NA knob, we deliver even better resolution: The new platform, known as EXE, offers chipmakers a CD (critical dimension) of 8 nm. That means they can print transistors 1.7 times smaller – and therefore achieve transistor densities 2.9 times higher – than they can with NXE systems.

Above – High NA EUV mirror testing at ZEISS (Credit: ZEISS SMT)

EUV lithography allowed us to make a big turn of the wavelength knob. It uses 13.5 nm light, compared to 193 nm for the highest-resolution DUV systems. The first pre-production EUV lithography platform, the NXE, shipped in 2010 and delivered a drop in CD (critical dimension) from more than 30 nm in DUV down to 13 nm with EUV.

Feb 26, 2024

To unravel the origin of life, treat findings as pieces of a bigger puzzle

Posted by in categories: biological, chemistry

Explaining isolated steps on the road from simple chemicals to complex living organisms is not enough. Looking at the big picture could help to bridge rifts in this fractured research field.

Feb 26, 2024

New Superconducting ‘Flowermon’ Qubit Boosts Stability of Quantum Information

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Researchers published a paper describing a new superconducting qubit expected to increase coherence times in quantum processors.

Feb 26, 2024

Speculations about future humans

Posted by in category: futurism

Shared with Dropbox.

Feb 26, 2024

Resurrection of the Dead (Science-Fiction)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

DNA and Information combined with science and biotechnology. Can we resurrect the dead?

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