Two UK-based companies are designing missions to clear hazardous space junk alongside the launch of a new programme to back cutting-edge space technology, the UK Space Agency has announced.
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With the help of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have discovered indications of a “hot spot” orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole in the middle of the galaxy.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sanctioned up to $50 million to introduce a new milestone-centered fusion development program as approved in the Energy Act of 2020.
There has been a lot of buzz about quantum computers and for good reason. The futuristic computers are designed to mimic what happens in nature at microscopic scales, which means they have the power to better understand the quantum realm and speed up the discovery of new materials, including pharmaceuticals, environmentally friendly chemicals, and more.
The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), a growing intellectual hub for the research and development of quantum technology, has added several new corporate partners: State Farm, QuEra Computing Inc., PsiQuantum, qBraid, and QuantCAD LLC. In addition, Le Lab Quantique (LLQ), a Paris-based think tank, will join as a nonprofit partner.
The mysterious nature of deep-space electromagnetic radio wave pulses has baffled scientists for more than 15 years, and a recently published study has added to this intregue.
An SES-led consortium of 20 European companies, with the European Space Agency (ESA) and European Commission support, will design, develop, launch and operate the EAGLE-1 satellite-based end-to-end system for secure Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), enabling in-orbit validation and demonstration of next-generation cyber-security across Europe.
Of late, entangled photons, as a prevalent quantum light source, have been extensively employed in quantum communication, quantum imaging, quantum computing, optical interferometry, and other domains.
Thomas Steindl of the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Astro- and Particle Physics has shown for the first time that the early stage of stars affects their biography.
As a member of Q-NEXT, JPMorgan Chase will work toward advancing quantum technologies for fundamental algorithms, including in finance.
Many state-of-the-art technologies work at incredibly low temperatures. Superconducting microprocessors and quantum computers promise to revolutionize computation, but scientists need to keep them just above absolute zero (-459.67 °Fahrenheit) to protect their delicate states. Still, ultra-cold components have to interface with room temperature systems, providing both a challenge and an opportunity for engineers.
For the first time, physicists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have successfully managed to use powerful alternating magnetic fields to produce a new kind of spin wave that was formerly only theoretically projected.
A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have devised a new quantum algorithm to compute the lowest energies of molecules at specific configurations during chemical reactions, including when their chemical bonds are broken.
Sitting a mile below ground in an abandoned gold mine in South Dakota is a gigantic cylinder holding 10 tons of purified liquid xenon closely watched by more than 250 scientists around the world.
It is believed to be exceedingly rare and slow, but if it actually exists, it would redefine the laws of physics: it's called neutrinoless double beta decay (NDBD).