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

Tags: physics light gps sensors electrons quantum-physics science-and-technology navigation radio-waves

Tabletop particle accelerator could probe for other dimensions

A new method could pave the way for shrinking particle accelerators from the length of Rhode Island to the length of a dining room table.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
April 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: physics lasers electrons particles science-and-technology

Electron ‘track switch’ sheds light on photosynthesis

Like a train that always goes right at a switch in the tracks, electrons always go one way in photosynthesis. Now researchers have flipped the direction.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: bacteria plants light photosynthesis electrons science-and-technology

Cooper pairs reveal a new state of matter

Cooper pairs, electron duos that enable superconductivity, can also conduct electricity as normal metals do, researchers report.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Nov. 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: physics electricity superconductors matter electrons higgs-boson science-and-technology

Now we know how some bacteria ‘eat’ electricity to survive

Scientists have been curious about how bacteria that survive on electricity actually make the process happen. Now we know.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 8, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: bacteria electricity electrons featured science-and-technology

Electron switch may get us closer to quantum computers

Manipulating the state of electrons could get scientists a step closer to fully functional quantum computers.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
Oct. 1, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: physics quantum-computers electrons science-and-technology

‘Traffic light’ stops quantum waves in their tracks

A new way to direct electrons and their quantum waves with a "traffic light" could pave the way for quantum computers, applications in medicine, and more.

Cory Nealon-Buffalo • futurity
Sept. 17, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: physics nanotechnology quantum-computing electrons science-and-technology

X-ray ‘movie’ captures molecular motion in real time

Using X-ray pulses, researchers have been able to see molecular motion in real-time, something that was once impossible.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
July 17, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: molecules electrons science-and-technology imaging-technology x-rays

‘Mini quantum collider’ may lead to better spintronics

A new testing ground for quantum systems could offer insights into spintronics, which could revolutionize computing.

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 4, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: spintronics lasers atoms electrons quantum-physics science-and-technology

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