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May 19, 2016

LHC Opens the Quantum Physics Floodgates

Posted by in category: quantum physics

As it restarts its mission to discover weird and exotic things about our universe, the Large Hadron Collider is about to become a firehose of quantum data.

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May 19, 2016

ORNL demonstrates large-scale technique to produce quantum dots

Posted by in categories: electronics, quantum physics, solar power, sustainability

Q-Dots ORNL style.


VIDEO: A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by researchers at Oak Ridge National… view more

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May 19, 2016

New device steps toward isolating single electrons for quantum computing

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

Finally, some well deserved recogonition to Argonne Natl. Labs in their efforts on QC with the Univ. Of Chicago.


If biochemists had access to a quantum computer, they could perfectly simulate the properties of new molecules to develop novel drugs in ways that would take the fastest existing computers decades.

Electrons represent an ideal quantum bit, with a “spin” that when pointing up can represent a 0 and down can represent a 1. Such bits are small—even smaller than an atom—and because they do not interact strongly, they can remain quantum for long periods. However, exploiting electrons as qubits also poses a challenge because they must be trapped and manipulated. Which is exactly what David Schuster, assistant professor of physics, and his collaborators at UChicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Yale University have done.

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May 19, 2016

With Moore’s Law in doubt, eyes turn to quantum computing

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Moore’s Law was already identified as a problem regardless of Quantum. And, the move to Quantum happened regardless of Moores Law and the excitment around QC was not the result of Moores Law limitations. Just like all things, we evolve to better level of maturity.


The chip industry is giving another sign that Moore’s Law is coming to an end, but IBM is offering a glimpse at what might be computing’s future.

Industry experts from around the world who have been working together for years for forecast technology advances in the tech industry are throwing in the towel.

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May 19, 2016

This college student 3D printed his own plastic braces for $60 — and they actually fixed his teeth

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, education, health

Ever dream of becoming a dentist? Or, have family members needing new dentures? Or, know that one person who would look good if they only had some teeth. This 3D Printer is your answer.


An undergraduate at New Jersey Institute of Technology made his own plastic braces using a 3D printer, $60 of materials, and a healthy dose of ingenuity — and they actually worked.

Amos Dudley had braces in middle school, but he didn’t wear a retainer like he was supposed to, so his teeth slowly shifted back.

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May 19, 2016

Google has patented a self-driving car that will glue people to the hood if you crash into them

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Hmmm, no thanks.


The glue would be covered by an outer layer that peels away during an accident.

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May 19, 2016

There might be a planet better than Earth – right next door

Posted by in category: futurism

There should be worlds out there so balmy they make Earth look stale, and there are signs of one just four light years away. That’s close enough to visit…

superhabitable AW

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May 19, 2016

NASA’s Mars rover has measured something in the air that scientists can’t explain

Posted by in category: space

Watch the video NASA’s Mars rover has measured something in the air that scientists can’t explain on Yahoo Finance. VIDEO: NASA just uncovered another clue.

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May 19, 2016

There’s a Workaround for the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: Time Travel

Posted by in categories: physics, time travel

The most fundamental limitations of modern physics might not be so limiting after all.

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May 19, 2016

Multicellular Life Was Caused By The Same Gene That Suppresses Cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution

Biologists have identified the one gene that caused the evolution of single-celled organisms into multicellularity, debunking previous theories that several genes were at play. The gene retinoblastoma is also the same gene that is found to be defective in cancer patients, and suppresses tumors.

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