Quantum computing photon qubit communication advances

Two major steps toward putting quantum computers into real practice — sending a photon signal on demand from a qubit onto wires and transmitting the signal to a second, distant qubit — have been brought about by a team of scientists at Yale. They report that superconducting qubits, or artificial atoms, have been able to …

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Efficient Wireless power transmission

WiPower uses induction (magnetic coupling) to transfer power from the base station to the receiving devices. They are claiming 68% efficiency in the transfer of power and believe that they can achieve 80% efficiency. A regular power cord is 58% efficient. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with …

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Nanoparticle drug delivery, part 1

I am going to be starting an ongoing series of articles on some of the near term nanotechnology. I am spinning it off in its own blog. Here is the nanoparticle drug delivery site The Drug delivery is a multi-billion dollar business. Some calculate it as a 9.8 billion business. Led by the strong growth …

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Femtoseconds changes in reflexivity useful for optical switching

In a recent experiment short laser pulses, falling on an organic salt target, momentarily changed the material from an insulator (a bad reflector of light) to a semi-metal (good reflector of light). The change in reflectivity this large—more than 100%-has never been achieved before in a photonic material; photo-induced changes are usually more like a …

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Where is mechanosynthesis? In progress but underfunded.

IEEE Spectrum asks where is my mechanosynthesis? Richard Smalley proposed a carbon nanotube energy grid back in 1995 digg_url= ‘http://advancednano.blogspot.com/2007/09/where-is-mechanosynthesis-in-progress.html’; digg_skin =’compact’;reddit_url=’http://advancednano.blogspot.com/2007/09/where-is-mechanosynthesis-in-progress.html’reddit_url=advancednano.blogspot.com/2007/09/where-is-mechanosynthesis-in-progress.html Where is this carbon nanotube energy grid ?Where is there even one test of commercial carbon nanotube quantum wiring ?They received at least $11 million to work specifically on this project. Billions have …

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Google’s lunar robot rover X-prize of $30 million

Cnet reports Google has funded a lunar rover robot X-prize of $30 million Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging …

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Carnival of space 19

Carnival of space 19 is up at universe today I had made a contribution with my ideas for improving the minimag orion nuclear rocket Colony Worlds suggests which worlds to colonize first Universe today considers a submarine for Europa Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million …

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McKinsey Global Institute analyzes the US dollar and yuan

The US current account deficit was a record $857 billion in 2006 A 45% depreciation of the dollar against the yuan would not result in balanced U.S. bilateral trade with China. The cost advantage of most Chinese exports is simply too great to be eliminated by currency movements alone. Moreover, many of the goods that …

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Centenarians have protective genes

Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered favorable “longevity” genes that protect very old people from the effects of bad genes. People who live to a hundred have just as many if not more bad genes which cause disease as people who live shorter lives but they have genes …

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Quantum computer RAM blueprints

Three physicists in Italy and the US have proposed a method for retrieving quantum information from memory that should make total quantum recall more reliable. A quantum computer uses not bits but qubits, which can be a blend of 0 and 1 – a quantum superposition of the two states. Therefore, in quantum RAM, the …

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Rocket powered mechanical arm, ten times power of commercial arms

We are getting closer to cyborgs that are as strong and as fast as people. The prototype rocket powered mechanical arm can lift (curl) about 20 to 25 pounds – three to four times more than current commercial arms – and can do so three to four times faster. “That means it has about 10 …

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