The first commercial quantum computer that uses trapped ions for quantum bits (qubits) has been launched by the US-based start-up IonQ.
Scientists hope to retrieve rock samples that reveal the continent’s climate history
Do you remember learning about protons, neutrons, and electrons in grade school? Your teacher probably never told you what shape electrons are, and there’s a good reason: No one knew for sure! At least, we didn’t know until recently, when a scientific study showed us the shape of electrons.
In 2018, artificial intelligence took on new tasks, with these smarty-pants algorithms acing everything from disease diagnosis to crater counting.
A mind-bending new theory claims to make sense not just of the expanding universe and extra dimensions, but string theory and dark energy as well. According to the new model, proposed in the journal Physical Review Letters by researchers from Uppsala University, the entire universe is riding on an expanding bubble in an “additional dimension” — which
Yes, there is an ideal bauble ratio
Imagine being stuffed into a crowded train car and noticing a less crowded one just down the platform. You’d probably want to move over as soon as possible. Particles that follow this balancing act—known as osmosis—spontaneously move from an area of high concentration to one of low concentration. Now, scientists have used this tendency to create a power-producing membrane that can harvest electric current from nothing but salty water.
Posting pictures of your newborn baby on social media isn’t unusual.
Paul Shearing of UCL explains thermal runaway in lithium-based battery systems. For more comprehensive information on this issue, check out his paper ‘Identifying the Cause of Rupture of Li-Ion Batteries during Thermal Runaway’ in Advanced Science.
Merging an innovative modeling technique with old-fashioned sleuthing, researchers from the University of New Hampshire have shed new light on the mystery of pre-European archaeological monument sites in Michigan, even though 80 percent of the sites they’re studying no longer exist.