The realization of measurement induced quantum phases on a trapped-ion quantum computer

The realization of measurement induced quantum phases on a trapped-ion quantum computer

The quantum computer used in this study at the University of Maryland. Credit: Noel et al Trapped-ion quantum computers are quantum devices in which trapped ions vibrate together and are fully isolated from the external environment. These computers can be particularly useful for investigating and realizing various quantum physics states. Researchers at NIST / University … Read more

A Dead Star Has Been Caught Ripping Apart Its Planetary System

A Dead Star Has Been Caught Ripping Apart Its Planetary System

When a star dies, what happens to its planets? Well, if that star is a certain white dwarf 86 light-years away, those planets are currently in the process of being torn apart and eaten by the star, like some grotesque cosmic performance of Kronos devouring his children. This is not entirely unusual for white dwarfs. … Read more

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to do science

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to do science

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Marcia Rieke (opens in new tab)Regents Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona NASA is scheduled to release the first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope on July 12, 2022. … Read more

BepiColombo lines up for second Mercury flyby

Science & Exploration 20/06/2022 3725 views 74 likes The ESA / JAXA BepiColombo mission is gearing up for its second close flyby of Mercury on 23 June. ESA’s spacecraft operation team is guiding BepiColombo through six gravity assists of the planet before entering orbit around it in 2025. Like its first encounter last year, this … Read more

Astronomers link 64 telescopes to observe the structure of the universe

Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public Domain An international team of astronomers have for the first time combined the power of 64 radio telescope dishes to detect the faint signatures of neutral hydrogen gas across cosmological scales. The feat was achieved using the South African-based MeerKAT telescope, a precursor to the world’s largest radio observatory, the … Read more

Animals grew back faster and smarter after mass extinction

The diversification of the saurichthyiform fishes (“lizard fish”) in the Middle Triassic of South China (eastern paleo-Tethys), reflecting the establishment of a complexly tiered marine ecosystem (or marine fish communities) with intensive predator-prey interactions along the food. chains. Credit: Feixiang Wu Paleontologists in the UK and China have shown that the natural world bounced back … Read more

Ant Brain Complexity Revealed for the First Time at a Cellular Level Using Single Cell Technology

Summary: Using single-cell technology, researchers discover how the social division of labor in an ant colony reflects in the functional specialization of the ant brain at a cellular level. Source: BGI Group International researchers led by China’s BGI-Research used single cell technology to study the brains of ants, explaining for the first time how the … Read more