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Breakthrough in understanding of magnetic monopoles could signal new technologies
A breakthrough in understanding how the quasi-particles known as magnetic monopoles behave could lead to the development of new technologies to replace electric charges. (2019-08-14)

Schrödinger's cat with 20 qubits
Dead or alive, left-spinning or right-spinning -- in the quantum world particles such as the famous analogy of Schrödinger's cat can be all these things at the same time. An international team, together with experts from Forschungszentrum Jülich, have now succeeded in transforming 20 entangled quantum bits into such a state of superposition. The generation of such atomic Schrödinger cat states is regarded as an important step in the development of quantum computers. (2019-08-13)

Sharp meets flat in tunable 2D material
Rice University scientists have created unique two-dimensional flakes with two distinct personalities: molybdenum diselenide on one side of a sharp divide with rhenium diselenide on the other. The materials show promise for optoelectronics. (2019-08-12)

Ultracold quantum particles break classical symmetry
Many phenomena of the natural world evidence symmetries in their dynamic evolution which help researchers to better understand a system's inner mechanism. In quantum physics, however, these symmetries are not always achieved. In laboratory experiments with ultracold lithium atoms, researchers from the Center for Quantum Dynamics at Heidelberg University have proven for the first time the theoretically predicted deviation from classical symmetry. (2019-08-09)

A key piece to understanding how quantum gravity affects low-energy physics
In a new study, led by researchers from SISSA (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati), the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Waterloo, a solid theoretical framework is provided to discuss modifications to the Unruh effect caused by the microstructure of space-time. (2019-08-08)

New design strategy brightens up the future of perovskite-based light-emitting diodes
Scientists at Tokyo Tech discover a new strategy to design incredibly efficient perovskite-based LEDs with record-setting brightness by leveraging the quantum confinement effect. (2019-08-08)

Designing a light-trapping, color-converting crystal
A recipe for creating a microscopic crystal structure that can hold 2 wavelengths of light at once is a step toward faster telecommunications and quantum computers. (2019-08-07)

Quantum momentum
Occasionally we come across a problem in classical mechanics that poses particular difficulties for translation into the quantum world. A new mathematical model published in EPJ D has provided some insights into one of them: momentum. The model uses another classical concept, that of time-of-flight. (2019-08-07)

Unique electrical properties in quantum materials can be controlled using light
A new study from Penn researchers found that Weyl semimetals, a class of quantum materials, have bulk quantum states whose electrical properties can be controlled using light. (2019-08-05)

Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria
A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in just 40 minutes, potentially saving patient lives. (2019-08-04)

Researchers create first-ever 'map' of global labor flow
A new study from Indiana University reveals the ebb and flow of labor -- as well as industries and skills -- across the global economy using data on 130 million job transitions among 500 workers on the world's largest professional social network, LinkedIn. (2019-08-02)

Quantum entanglement in chemical reactions? Now there's a way to find out
For the first time, scientists have developed a practical way to measure quantum entanglement in chemical reactions. (2019-08-02)

Turning water into ice in the quantum realm
When you pop a tray of water into the freezer, you get ice cubes. Now, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Toronto have achieved a similar transition using clouds of ultracold atoms. (2019-08-02)

Synthesizing single-crystalline hexagonal graphene quantum dots
A KAIST team has designed a novel strategy for synthesizing single-crystalline graphene quantum dots, which emit stable blue light. The research team confirmed that a display made of their synthesized graphene quantum dots successfully emitted blue light with stable electric pressure, reportedly resolving the long-standing challenges of blue light emission in manufactured displays. (2019-08-02)

NYU physicist receives US Department of Energy Early Career Award
New York University physicist Jiehang Zhang has received an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. (2019-08-01)

Is your supercomputer stumped? There may be a quantum solution
A new study led by a Berkeley Lab physicist details how a quantum computing technique called 'quantum annealing' can be used to solve problems relevant to fundamental questions in nuclear physics about the subatomic building blocks of all matter. It could also help answer other vexing questions in science and industry, too. (2019-08-01)

Promising new solar-powered path to hydrogen fuel production
Engineers at Lehigh University are the first to utilize a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a catalyst that uses the energy of captured sunlight to split water molecules to produce hydrogen. The synthesis process is performed at room temperature and under ambient pressure, overcoming the sustainability and scalability challenges of previously reported methods. (2019-08-01)

Light for the nanoworld
An international team headed up by Alexander Holleitner and Jonathan Finley, physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has succeeded in placing light sources in atomically thin material layers with an accuracy of just a few nanometers. The new method allows for a multitude of applications in quantum technologies, from quantum sensors and transistors in smartphones through to new encryption technologies for data transmission. (2019-08-01)

Quantum computers to clarify the connection between the quantum and classical worlds
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a new quantum computing algorithm that offers a clearer understanding of the quantum-to-classical transition, which could help model systems on the cusp of quantum and classical worlds, such as biological proteins, and also resolve questions about how quantum mechanics applies to large-scale objects. (2019-07-31)

Successful first trial for dizziness monitoring device
A ground-breaking device to help patients with dizziness problems has moved a step forward following a successful research study. The Continuous Ambulatory Vestibular Assessment (CAVA) device aims to speed up the diagnosis of the most common causes of dizziness. The study shows the results of the biggest collection of continuous eye movement data after testing the effectiveness of the wearable diagnostic headset. And finds the technology to be 99 per cent accurate at detecting eye flicker (nystagmus). (2019-07-31)

Experimental observation of a new class of materials: Excitonic insulators
A FLEET study has found evidence of a new phase of matter predicted in the 1960s: the excitonic insulator, which has been keenly pursued by condensed matter physicists and 2D material scientists. The unique signatures of an excitonic insulating phase were observed in antimony Sb(110) nanoflakes. The University of Wollongong/Monash University collaboration provides a novel strategy to search for more excitonic insulators, which are potentially capable of carrying exicton superfluids. (2019-07-30)

Researchers enrich silver chemistry
Researchers from Russia and Saudi Arabia have proposed an efficient method for obtaining fundamental data necessary for understanding chemical and physical processes involving substances in the gaseous state. The proposed numerical protocol predicts the thermal effect of gas-phase formation of silver compounds and their absolute entropy. This includes first-ever such data for over 90 compounds. The findings are important for the practical applications of substances containing silver: in water and wound disinfection, photography, rainmaking via cloud seeding, etc. (2019-07-30)

Imaging of exotic quantum particles as building blocks for quantum computing
Researchers have imaged an exotic quantum particle -- called a Majorana fermion -- that can be used as a building block for future qubits and eventually the realization of quantum computers. (2019-07-29)

How can you reliably spot a fake smile? Ask a computer
Real and fake smiles can be tricky to tell apart, but researchers at the University of Bradford have now developed computer software that can spot false facial expressions. (2019-07-29)

Travelling towards a quantum internet at light speed
Osaka University researchers demonstrated a new method for transmitting quantum information over long distances by using circularly polarized light to flip the spin state of an electron on a quantum dot. This work may show the way towards a completely secure 'quantum internet.' (2019-07-29)

Scientists film molecular rotation
Scientists have used precisely tuned pulses of laser light to film the ultrafast rotation of a molecule. The resulting 'molecular movie' tracks one and a half revolutions of carbonyl sulphide (OCS) -- a rod-shaped molecule consisting of one oxygen, one carbon and one sulphur atom -- taking place within 125 trillionths of a second, at a high temporal and spatial resolution. The team is presenting their findings in the journal Nature Communications. (2019-07-29)

Stanford physicists discover new quantum trick for graphene: Magnetism
Physicists were stunned when two twisted sheets of graphene showed signs of superconductivity. Now Stanford scientists have shown that the wonder material also generates a type of magnetism once only dreamed of theoretically. (2019-07-26)

Stanford physicists count sound particles with quantum microphone
A device that eavesdrops on the quantum whispers of atoms could form the basis of a new type of quantum computer. (2019-07-26)

A good first step toward nontoxic solar cells
A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found what they believe is a more stable, less toxic semiconductor for solar applications, using a novel double mineral discovered through data analytics and quantum-mechanical calculations. (2019-07-26)

Virginia Tech researchers lead breakthrough in quantum computing
A team of Virginia Tech chemistry and physics researchers have advanced quantum simulation by devising an algorithm that can more efficiently calculate the properties of molecules on a noisy quantum computer. (2019-07-25)

Transforming biology to design next-generation computers, using a surprise ingredient
A Purdue University group has found ways of transforming structures that occur naturally in cell membranes to create other architectures, like parallel 1nm-wide line segments, more applicable to computing. (2019-07-25)

Valleytronics core theory for future high-efficiency semiconductor technology
Professor Jae Dong Lee's team developed anomalous current and suggested a control mechanism by forming valley domain. Valley domain will become new killer contents of 2D semiconductor technology. (2019-07-24)

Developing technologies that run on light
Researchers are designing a nanoscale photon diode -- a necessary component that could bring us closer to faster, more energy-efficient computers and communications that replace electricity with light. (2019-07-24)

Army project may advance quantum materials, efficient communication networks
A US Army project exploring novel applications of superconducting resonators has discovered these systems may be used to simulate quantum materials impossible to otherwise fabricate. Additionally, they may provide insights to open and fundamental questions in quantum mechanics and gravity. (2019-07-24)

Study reveals top tools for pinpointing genetic drivers of disease
A new benchmarking study has determined the best analysis tools for identifying errors in a patient's DNA that are responsible for driving disease. Being able to pinpoint these 'genomic rearrangements' is vital for understanding how illnesses occur, and therefore, how best to treat them. (2019-07-24)

Physicists have let light through the plane of the world's thinnest semiconductor crystal
An international research team has studied how photons travel in the plane of the world's thinnest semiconductor crystal. The results of the physicists' work open the way to the creation of monoatomic optical transistors - components for quantum computers, potentially capable of making calculations at the speed of light. (2019-07-23)

When the pigeon and the letter do not travel together
In standard communication the pigeon always carries the message; the information is linked to a physical entity/particle. Counter to intuition, in a new counterfactual communication protocol published in NPJ Quantum Information, scientists from the University of Vienna, the University of Cambridge and the MIT have experimentally demonstrated that in quantum mechanics this is not always true, thereby contradicting a crucial premise of communication theory. (2019-07-23)

Stretch-sensing glove captures interactive hand poses accurately
Capturing interactive hand poses in real time and with realistic results is a well-examined problem in computing, particularly human-centered computing and motion capture technology. A global team of computer scientists from ETH Zurich and New York University have further advanced this area of research by developing a user-friendly, stretch-sensing data glove to capture real-time, interactive hand poses with much more precision. (2019-07-23)

NIST physicists create record-setting quantum motion
Showcasing precise control at the quantum level, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method for making an ion (electrically charged atom) display exact quantities of quantum-level motion -- any specific amount up to 100 packets of energy or 'quanta,' more than five times the previous record high of 17. (2019-07-22)

Flexible user interface distribution for ubiquitous multi-device interaction
KAIST researchers have developed mobile software platform technology that allows a mobile application (app) to be executed simultaneously and more dynamically on multiple smart devices. Its high flexibility and broad applicability can help accelerate a shift from the current single-device paradigm to a multiple one, which enables users to utilize mobile apps in ways previously unthinkable. (2019-07-19)

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