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Qubits Composed of Holes Could Be the Trick to Build Faster, Larger Quantum Computers

A new study indicates that qubits composed of holes may be the solution to the operational speed/coherence trade-off, potentially scaling up qubits to a mini-quantum computer. Quantum computers are predicted to be much more powerful and functional than today’s “classical” computers. One way to make a quantum bit is to use the “spin” of an […]

Canadian-Built Laser Chills Antimatter to Near Absolute Zero for the First Time

Today, the CERN-based ALPHA (Anti-hydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus) collaboration announced the world’s first laser-based manipulation of antimatter, leveraging a made-in-Canada laser system to cool a sample of antimatter down to near absolute zero. The achievement, detailed in an article published and featured on the cover of the journal Nature, will significantly alter the landscape of antimatter research and advance the next generation of experiments.  […]

A New State of Light: Physicists Observe New Phase in Bose-Einstein Condensate of Light Particles

A single “super photon” made up of many thousands of individual light particles — about 10 years ago, researchers at the University of Bonn produced such an extreme aggregate state for the first time and presented a completely new light source. The state is called optical Bose-Einstein condensate and has captivated many physicists ever since, […]

‘Voltswagen’ April Fool’s Gaffe Spotlights Difficulty of EV Paradigm Shift

German auto giant Volkswagen has appeared to gaffe after a press release claiming the company was rebranding to “Voltswagen” and shifting its focus to electric cars. The electric vehicle reboot of the iconic automaker, however, turned out to be a poorly received and premature April Fool’s joke. A report by USA Today says Volkswagen issued […]

UK Spy Agencies Putting Curbs on Chinese ‘Smart Cities’ Technology

Smart cities are urban areas that use different types of electronic methods and sensors to collect data. Insights gained from that data are used to manage assets, resources, and services efficiently; in return, that data is used to improve the operations across the city. This includes data collected from citizens, devices, buildings, and assets that are then processed and analyzed […]

Magnetism Meets Topology on a Superconductor’s Surface

Electrons in a solid occupy distinct energy bands separated by gaps. Energy band gaps are an electronic “no man’s land,” an energy range where no electrons are allowed. Now, scientists studying a superconductor compound containing iron, tellurium, and selenium have found that an energy band gap opens at a point where two allowed energy bands […]

Toyota Developing New Smart City Close to Mount Fuji

Car companies and technology giants have been developing self-driving car technologies for a few years now and some prototypes are already out. However, Japanese automobile giant Toyota seems to have taken a huge leap forward that may leave its rivals in the dust. According to reports, Toyota has started setting up a “first of its […]

Scientists Take Step Toward Quantum Computing

A Russian-German research team has created a quantum sensor that grants access to measurement and manipulation of individual two-level defects in qubits. The study by NUST MISIS, the Russian Quantum Center, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, published in npj Quantum Information, may pave the way for quantum computing. In quantum computing, the information is encoded in qubits. Qubits (or quantum bits), the quantum mechanical analog of a classical […]

Facebook Reality Labs AR Glasses Seek ‘Paradigm Shift’ in how Humans Interact With Computers

Facebook Reality Labs is marching forward on the path to augmented reality (AR) in what it calls a “paradigm shift in how humans interact with computers” by way of a pair of artificial intelligence-driven glasses.  “Imagine a world where a lightweight, stylish pair of glasses could replace your need for a computer or smartphone,” posits […]

Cuomo Announces IBM Blockchain Vaccine Passport Scheme for Sporting Events, Theatres

Embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his state would be installing a digital vaccine passport requirement to attend sporting venues, movie theaters, and some businesses in a March 2 press release posted on his website.  Cuomo’s administration intends to implement the Excelsior Pass app, created in partnership with IBM. “We are putting guidelines in […]

Apple’s Privacy ‘Nutrition Label’ Introduced

In the world of conflicting information, and with news credibility on the wane, who can you trust anymore? In the cybersecurity world, Apple has taken a bold step in the right direction by introducing the “nutrition label” concept that now requires app developers to disclose the privacy data they collect from their app users. “Inspired […]

Why Must We Improve IoT Security?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most disruptive technological advances in the modern world. By 2019, there were roughly 8 billion...

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