Category: Science

Physicists Encode One Qubit in Entangled States Distributed Over Several Particles

Physicists Encode One Qubit in Entangled States Distributed Over Several Particles

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

This 7-ion order applied for encoding one logical quantum bit can be used as a structure block for much larger quantum systems. The bigger the lattice, the more robust it becomes. (Illustration: IQOQI/Harald Ritsch)Source featured

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$2 Billion Plan to Restore Everglades Stuck in Congressional Limbo

$2 Billion Plan to Restore Everglades Stuck in Congressional Limbo

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eco Pond, seen to this place in the early morning, is the southernmost state on the mainland of Everglades National Park. PHOTOGRAPH BY KAREN GLASER In the 20th century the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drained a great deal of of Florida’s Everglades to prepare the wetlands because of development. At the dawn of the [...]

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A Path Toward a New Breed of Miniature Particle Accelerators

A Path Toward a New Breed of Miniature Particle Accelerators

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

3D Map of the longitudinal wakefield generated by the incoherent combination of 208 cheap-energy laser beamlets. In the space behind the driver, the wakefield is according to rule. Credit: Carlo Benedetti, Berkeley LabSource featured

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4 Key Takeaways From EPA’s New Rules for Power Plants

4 Key Takeaways From EPA’s New Rules for Power Plants

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Football players practice near a coal-fired power put in seed in West Virginia, a state that stands to be significantly affected by proposed EPA emissions rules announced Monday. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBB KENDRICK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE The fresh rules announced Monday to limit carbon emissions from U.S. sovereign plants represent President Barack Obama’s boldest essay yet [...]

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Zombie Spacecraft Rescue Planned by Private Group

Zombie Spacecraft Rescue Planned by Private Group

| June 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ISEE-3 spacecraft (illustrated beyond) has been lost in space ago 1997. ILLUSTRATION BY NASA A crew of NASA retirees, young hackers, and seasoned engineers has an audacious dream to rescue an sinful spacecraft that has been coasting, unwanted and unloved, end the solar system since the middle-1990s. Originally known as the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 [...]

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Gulls Be Gone: 10 Ways to Get Rid of Pesky Birds

Gulls Be Gone: 10 Ways to Get Rid of Pesky Birds

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gulls are regulars at trumpery dumps, beaches, and boardwalks, where they have power to become a nuisance. Photograph by Purcell Pictures, Inc., Alamy Their cries may rescind those long summer days at the margin, but seagulls that flock together can be pretty pesky, even bad despite our health. To keep them at bay, population have [...]

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Best Space Pictures: Sun Erupts, Gamma Rays Burst, and Fires Flare

Best Space Pictures: Sun Erupts, Gamma Rays Burst, and Fires Flare

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

An trope of the dust ring around nearby asterisk HR 4796A, in the constellation Centaurus.   Photograph by ESO/J.-L. Beuzit et al./SPHERE Consortium Europe’s unused exoplanet finder SPHERE captured what looks like the Eye of Sauron in some of the instrument’s first images. The “organ of vision” is really a ring of dust surrounding nearby [...]

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Engineers Design and Test a New Class of Solar-Sensitive Nanoparticles

Engineers Design and Test a New Class of Solar-Sensitive Nanoparticles

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

A figure of quantum dot. Credit: University of TorontoSource featured

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Species Extinction Happening 1,000 Times Faster Because of Humans?

Species Extinction Happening 1,000 Times Faster Because of Humans?

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The bright-headed or Cat Ba langur, shown hither at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Vietnam’s Cuc Phuong National Park, is a critically endangered metropolitan. Earth’s species are rapidly dwindling, due largely to habitat destruction and climate change. Photograph by Joel Sartore, www.joelsartore.com On May 19, 2010, at Joint Base Balad, boreal of Baghdad in [...]

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What Ate a 9-Foot Great White Shark? Another Great White?

What Ate a 9-Foot Great White Shark? Another Great White?

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A highminded white shark cruises off the Australian seaside. Photograph by Fred Bavendam, Minden/Corbis Speculation that a eminent white shark that went missing against Australia may have been devoured by another great white is making the Internet rounds this week, raising the trial of whether it was an case of shark cannibalism. The shark that [...]

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