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How sensitive can a quantum detector be?

A new device measures the tiniest energies in superconducting circuits, an essential step for quantum technology.

17 Jan 2020 Nature Communications

UBC researcher studies yeast to protect astronauts from space radiation

While humans are exposed to small amounts of radiation daily, cosmic radiation is immensely faster and more dangerous, damaging human DNA and raising the risks for cancer and other degenerative diseases.

12 Jan 2020

Nano antennas for data transfer

Directional antennas for light could be used to exchange data between different processor cores with little loss and at the speed of light. To enable antennas to operate with the very short wavelengths of visible light, such directional antennas have to be shrunk to nanometre scale.

8 Jan 2020 Nature Communications

Cutting through fog with laser focus

Scattering materials like fog, cloud, a glass of milk or biological tissues have complex microscopic structures, and when light travels through these materials, it interacts with them.

7 Jan 2020 Nature Communications

Stanford researchers build a particle accelerator that fits on a chip

Just as desktop PCs acquired some of the functions performed by room-sized mainframes, a Stanford team has prototyped a silicon chip that packs some of the punch delivered by ginormous particle accelerators.

2 Jan 2020 Science

Color-changing fiber and theory reveal fundamental mystery of knots

The framework could be used to design and explore new classes of knots with specific behaviors.

2 Jan 2020 Science

New gel boosts cell survival in damaged brain tissue

A novel way to transplant cells using a ‘hydrogel’ offers new hope for people with brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease and stroke patients.

27 Dec 2019 Advanced Function Materials

In leap for quantum computing, silicon quantum bits establish a long-distance relationship

Princeton scientists demonstrate that two silicon quantum bits can communicate across relatively long distances in a turning point for the technology.

25 Dec 2019 Nature

A fast and inexpensive device to capture and identify viruses

The World Health Organization states that early detection can halt virus spread by enabling rapid deployment of countermeasures.

23 Dec 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

The coolest LEGO ® in the universe

Its special properties mean it could be useful in the development of quantum computing.

23 Dec 2019 Scientific Reports KEYWORDS

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