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  1. Understanding Brain Functions Using Upconversion Nanoparticles

    Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have worked with an international research team to jointly develop a novel approach for deep brain stimulation.

  2. Better Together: Silicon Qubits Plus Light Add Up To New Quantum Computing Capability

    A silicon-based quantum computing device could be closer than ever due to a new experimental device that demonstrates the potential to use light as a messenger to connect quantum bits of information — known as qubits — that are not immediately adjacent to each other.

  3. ESO’s VLT Working As 16-Metre Telescope For First Time

    The ESPRESSO instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile has for the first time been used to combine light from all four of the 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes. Combining light from the Unit Telescopes in this way makes the VLT the largest optical telescope in existence in terms of collecting area.

  4. Scientists Forge A Quantum Leap In Quantum Communication

    Quantum communication, which ensures absolute data security, is one of the most advanced branches of the "second quantum revolution" In quantum communication, the participating parties can detect any attempt at eavesdropping by resorting to the fundamental principle of quantum mechanics – a measurement affects the measured quantity.

  5. 'Optically Pumped' Laser Closer To Improving Processing Speed Of Sensors

    Imagine creating a material for the digital information highway that allows a fast lane of laser light that zips data past the traditional silicon chips.

  6. Seeing Optical Parametric Oscillators In A New Light

    Stanford researchers have bucked standard guidelines to retool a formerly finicky device to shoot ultrafast light pulses useful in remote sensing and diagnostic applications.

  7. Interference As A New Method For Cooling Quantum Devices

    Quantum computer parts are sensitive and need to be cooled to very low temperatures. Their tiny size makes them particularly susceptible to a temperature increase due to the thermal noise that is produced by environment and or other components nearby.

  8. Particle Interactions Calculated On Titan Support The Search For New Physics Discoveries

    Nuclear physicists are using the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, Titan, at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to study particle interactions important to energy production in the Sun and stars and to propel the search for new physics discoveries.

  9. Quantum Dots Display Promise For Polymers

    Rice University scientists plan to employ the power of the sun to build functional synthetic polymers using photosensitive quantum dots — microscopic semiconducting particles — as a catalyst.

  10. New Silicon Chip For Helping Build Quantum Computers And Securing Our Information

    Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs have demonstrated a new type of silicon chip that can help building and testing quantum computers and could find their way into your mobile phone to secure information.