Classic idea clarifies weird quantum action in ultracold gas

An odd new experiment may offer a path towards a connection between classical and quantum physics. It's a goal scientists have chased for decades.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~8 min

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Our quantum internet breakthrough could help make hacking a thing of the past

New research shows how the next generation of ultra-secure communication could be possible with existing infrastructure.

Siddarth Koduru Joshi, Research Fellow in Quantum Communication, University of Bristol • conversation
Sept. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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Quantum cosmology explains anomalies beyond Einstein’s physics

Quantum cosmology takes us "beyond the continuum described by general relativity where Einstein's physics breaks down—for example beyond the Big Bang."

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Nanosatellites could beam ‘quantum internet’ to Earth

Tiny satellites could be the key to a global quantum internet network. That could mean internet from space on Earth, and communication between spacecraft.

National University of Singapore • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

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Electron ‘teleportation’ could push quantum computing forward

Quantum teleportation is an key way to transmit info in quantum computing. In a new step forward, researchers say it may be possible between electrons.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
June 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Quantum trick from nature provides ‘roadmap’ to better solar tech

Scientists think quantum coherence may play a role in photosynthesis. A new study shows it can offer a roadmap to better solar cells.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Physicists hunt for room-temperature superconductors that could revolutionize the world's energy system

Generating energy usually means wasted heat. Semiconductors let the electrons flow with zero waste – but so far scientists only know how to get them to work at ultra-low temperatures.

Pegor Aynajian, Associate Professor of Physics, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~9 min

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Quantum hardware could cut AI power needs

Sharing intelligence features between hardware and software would offset the energy demands of using artificial intelligence in more advanced applications.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

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Quantum entanglement could take GPS to the next level

New work on quantum entanglement could "improve the performance of any application that requires a network of sensors," researchers report.

Emily Dieckman-Arizona • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~9 min

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The quest to find the graviton may need to go quantum

A new study suggests a new approach to the search for the graviton: investigating gravity at the quantum level.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
March 16, 2020 ~3 min

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