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Computer Chip Technology Repurposed for Making Reflective Nanostructures

Applied Physicist Andrei Faraon Focuses his Metamaterials Research in a New Direction

A team of engineers at Caltech has discovered how to use computer-chip manufacturing technologies to create the kind of …

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Laser-cooled ions contribute to better understanding of friction

Physics supports biology: Researchers from PTB have developed a model system to investigate friction phenomena with atomic precision

This model system consists of laser-cooled ions, which arrange themselves in so-called Coulomb crystals. With these, the…

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Why you might trust a quantum computer with secrets -- even over the Internet

Researchers in Singapore and Australia suggest you could operate a quantum computer in the cloud without revealing your data or the program you're running

Writing in Physical Review X on 11 July, researchers in Singapore and Australia propose a way you could use a quantum co…

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Atomic cousins team up in early quantum networking node

Researchers use different ion species for storage and communication

With a single species, manipulating the communication ion with a laser could easily corrupt the storage ion. In several …

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The wave nature of light in super-slow motion

Physicists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (FSU) achieve high-precision measurement of the wave characteristics of focused, ultra-short light pulses

The results are of fundamental relevance to understanding the interactions between light and matter and will make it pos…

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World's First Demonstration of Space Quantum Communication Using a Microsatellite

A big step toward building a truly-secure global communication network

The technology developed in this project demonstrated that satellite quantum communication can be implemented by using l…

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Better than Star Wars: Chemistry discovery yields 3-D table-top objects crafted from light

Photoswitch chemistry allows construction of light shapes into structures that have volume and are viewable from 360 degrees, making them useful for biomedical imaging, teaching, engineering, TV, movies, video games and more

A scientist's dream of 3-D projections like those he saw years ago in a Star Wars movie has led to new technology for ma…

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OPTAGLIO prepares technology for machine reading of holograms

A document examined will be put into a movable machine and shined on with the proper color light from the proper directi…

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Thin photodetector could increase performance without adding bulk

Now, in a nanoscale photodetector that combines a unique fabrication method and light-trapping structures, a team of eng…

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Technique for measuring and controlling electron state is a breakthrough in quantum computing

UCLA physicists devise new approach to manipulate silicon ‘qubits’

By shooting fast electrical pulses of voltage through them, the scientists were able to move single electrons in and out…

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Nanoscale motion sends light into overdrive

Researchers demonstrate record strong conversion of motion into light

AMOLF researchers have developed nanoscale strings whose motion can be converted to light signals with unprecedented str…

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A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology

First demo of patented technology smartphone app at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition aims to eliminate counterfeiting

For the first time, the team will be showcasing this new technology via a smartphone app which can read whether a produc…

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Recreating interstellar ions with lasers

The scientists found H3+ when they used a strong-field laser to initiate a reaction and a second femtosecond laser to pr…

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Atos launches the highest-performing quantum simulator in the world

The ‘Atos Quantum Learning Machine’ is based on a universal programming language driven by a new ultra-compact supercomputer

Amongst the calculating capabilities offered by quantum computing is quasi-instantaneous factorization in prime numbers …

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The Voxon VX1, 3D Volumetric Display now commercially available

The Voxon VX1 is the world’s first 3D volumetric display – a 3D, real-time, interactive hologram which can be viewed fro…

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Supercool breakthrough brings new quantum benchmark

By gently prodding a swirling cloud of supercooled lithium atoms with a pair of lasers, and observing the atoms’ respons…

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Tiny magnetic tremors unlock exotic superconductivity

These findings, recently published in Science Advances, make Ni-Bi an appealing choice for use in future quantum compute…

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Supersensitive through quantum entanglement

Stuttgart physicists are taking the next step towards more sensitive sensors

Semiconductor quantum dots are ideally suited for the generation of entangled light states. These quantum emitters can b…

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Researchers use lasers to display ‘true’ 3-D objects

Their device is the next step in what is known as 3-D volumetric display, where viewers can see images in three dimensio…

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Seeing the Forest Through the Trees with a New LiDAR System

Researchers from the Naval Research Laboratory use gated digital holography methods to develop foliage penetrating LiDAR that can survey obscured ground

With a specially designed laser system and a new methodology based on gated digital holography, research from the Naval …

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