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New photon device offers ‘x-ray vision’ through fog

Using a new algorithm, researchers have reconstructed the movements of individual particles of light to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions. It’s like a...

This tiny instrument could measure the faintest magnetic fields

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a minuscule instrument able to detect extremely faint magnetic fields. At the heart of the superconducting quantum...

Your paper notebook could become your next tablet

Scientists hope their new technology can help transform paper sheets from a notebook into a music player interface and make food packaging interactive. Purdue engineers...

Zwicky Transient Facility finds closest known asteroid to fly by Earth

On August 16, the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), a robotic survey camera located at Palomar Observatory near San Diego, spotted an asteroid that had,...

Scientists find way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer

If we can harness it, quantum technology promises fantastic new possibilities. But first, scientists need to coax quantum systems to stay yoked for longer than...

Black silicon photodetector breaks the 100% efficiency limit

Scientists have developed a black silicon photodetector that has reached above 130% efficiency. Thus, for the first time, a photovoltaic device has exceeded the 100%...

Yale physicists create an error-correcting cat for quantum computers

Yale physicists have developed an error-correcting cat -- a new device that combines the Schrödinger's cat concept of superposition (a physical system existing in...

Scientists find the remnant of an ancient globular cluster

Scientists discovered a stellar stream composed of the remnants of an ancient globular cluster that was torn apart by the Milky Way's gravity 2...

Scientists create new device to light up the way for quantum technologies

Researchers at CRANN and Trinity College Dublin have created an innovative new device that will emit single particles of light, or photons, from quantum...

Radiation could slow corrosion of some materials, says study

In certain alloys, exposure to proton irradiation can extend the material’s lifetime, study finds. Radiation nearly always degrades the materials exposed to it, hastening their...

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