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

Tags: nanotechnology internet satellites quantum-physics science-and-technology

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

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

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

Tags: plants materials-science photosynthesis biomimicry quantum-physics science-and-technology

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

Tags: sustainability artificial-intelligence electricity materials-science quantum-physics science-and-technology

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

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

Tags: physics space gravity quantum-physics science-and-technology

Quantum weirdness rewrites rules about heat in empty space

Upending a basic tenet of classical physics, researchers have found that heat energy can travel through a vacuum thanks to invisible quantum fluctuations.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
Jan. 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: energy heat quantum-physics science-and-technology vacuum

Something funky happens to metal melting point under pressure

The melting point of metals usually goes up under pressure, but it may actually go down with about 300,000 times the pressure of Earth's atmosphere.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: temperature metals quantum-physics featured science-and-technology melting pressure

‘Quantum microphone’ can count individual particles of sound

A new "quantum microphone," the most sensitive in the world, is so precise it can measure single particles of sound, called phonons.

Ker Than-Stanford • futurity
July 25, 2019 ~7 min

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

Quantum control with light paves way for ultra-fast computers

A new method of controlling quantum properties with light could help scientists "create crazy-fast quantum computers by nudging supercurrents."

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
July 16, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: light superconductors computers quantum-physics science-and-technology

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