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Researchers Develop First Quantum Device Of Its Kind

Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
Researchers Develop First Quantum Device Of Its Kind

In what they are calling a major milestone, the researchers in the Martinis Lab have developed quantum circuitry that self-checks for errors and suppresses them, preserving the qubits’ state(s) and imbuing the system with the highly sought-after reliability that will prove foundational for the building of large-scale superconducting quantum computers.

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The Science That Stumped Einstein

Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
The Science That Stumped Einstein

In 1908, the physics world woke up to a puzzle whose layers have continued to stump the greatest scientists of the century ever since. That year, Dutch physicist Kamerlingh Onnes cooled mercury down to -450° Fahrenheit and discovered—to his astonishment—that it could conduct electricity perfectly. And then for the next 50 years, no one could explain why. Einstein spent a lot of time thinking about it. But he never came up with an answer.

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