Monthly Archives: November 2013

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High-energy neutrinos finally slow down to be counted

The IceCube lab in Antarctica has finally found the first signs of cosmic neutrinos, created in the Universe’s most violent events. Neutrinos in general are particles that barely interact with anything, casually passing through us, the Earth, and pretty much

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High-energy neutrinos finally slow down to be counted

The IceCube lab in Antarctica has finally found the first signs of cosmic neutrinos, created in the Universe’s most violent events. Neutrinos in general are particles that barely interact with anything, casually passing through us, the Earth, and pretty much

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World record for quantum state time smashed

Quantum memory states are notorious for being restless, but scientists have managed to smash the world record and hold a quantum state stable for 39 minutes – at room temperature. The qubits – “quantum bits” of information – stayed in

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World record for quantum state time smashed

Quantum memory states are notorious for being restless, but scientists have managed to smash the world record and hold a quantum state stable for 39 minutes – at room temperature. The qubits – “quantum bits” of information – stayed in

How do fireworks work?

Fireworks haven’t changed much since 1,000 years ago, when a Chinese monk named Li Tian stuffed a piece of bamboo with gunpowder and chucked it into a fire to scare away ghosts (don’t try that at home!). All a firework

How do fireworks work?

Fireworks haven’t changed much since 1,000 years ago, when a Chinese monk named Li Tian stuffed a piece of bamboo with gunpowder and chucked it into a fire to scare away ghosts (don’t try that at home!). All a firework

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Bank note ink could be the basis for cheap quantum computers

Quantum computers could be the next big thing to hit the technology world, with scientists all around the world trying to figure out how to put theory into commercially-viable practice. This latest realisation could be the next step towards bringing

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Bank note ink could be the basis for cheap quantum computers

Quantum computers could be the next big thing to hit the technology world, with scientists all around the world trying to figure out how to put theory into commercially-viable practice. This latest realisation could be the next step towards bringing