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physicsNew Charge Quantum Interference Device developed

An international collaboration, including researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Royal Holloway, University of London, has successfully demonstrated a quantum coherent effect in a new quantum device made out of continuous superconducting wire – the Charge Quantum Interference …

astronomyGround based superconducting cameras and telescopes for measure CMB with 100 times more sensitivity

The ‘Stage-4’ ground-based cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiment, CMB-S4, consisting of dedicated telescopes equipped with highly sensitive superconducting cameras operating at the South Pole, the high Chilean Atacama plateau, and possibly northern hemisphere sites, will provide a dramatic leap forward …

analogSuperconducting Synapse many times faster than human synapses could enable faster artificial brains

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a superconducting switch that “learns” like a biological system and could connect processors and store memories in future computers operating like the human brain. Above – Illustrations showing …

batteriesResearchers find lost continent Mauritia part of break of ancient 200 million year old Gondwana super-continent

Lava-covered piece of continent is an ancient remnant, left over from the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago. Scientists have confirmed the existence of a “lost continent” under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius …

diamondSwitzerland votes to keep nuclear power which provides 35% of electricity

Switzerland has voted to keep their nuclear reactors. Five nuclear reactors provide over one-third of Switzerland’s electricity. Nuclear power is Switzerland’s second largest source of electricity, providing about 35% of electricity in 2015 and complementing 52% hydro to give the …

airplaneCarnival of Space 483

1. Universe Today – Preview: Comet 45P/Honda–Mrkos–Pajdušáková Brightens in December Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková From October 1st, 2011 taken with a 10″/3.8 Newtonian and CCD imager. Image credit and copyright: Michael Jäger. 2. Wall Street Journal – Make the Solar System Great …

airplaneRussia indicates that they are matching US hard and soft military exoskeleton development

Russian designers are to present the third-generation Ratnik (“Warrior”) combat gear to the world in seven years, the TASS news agency has reported (in Russian), citing the press service of the Central Research Institute for Precision Machine Building (TsNIITochMash, a …

physicsVertical takeoff and landing boxwing planes capable of twice the speed of helicopters

Elytron Aerospace is designing box wing aircraft to provide the vertical take-off and landing capability of helicopters combined with the speed and efficiency advantages of fixed wing aircraft. Elytron’s solution provides greater safety, speed, and simplicity of operation over any …

physicsData Analytics for Accurate Genomic Predictions can accelerate plant breeding by turbocharging gene banks

A new study led by an Iowa State University agronomist may help scientists sift through vast amounts of plant seeds stored in gene bank facilities across the globe to identify those useful to plant breeders attempting to produce better varieties. …

adiabatic quantum computerUS research make progress to supercavitation submarines able to go thousands of miles per hour

Engineers from Penn State Applied Research Laboratory have a new approach for supercavitation which could enable submarines traveling at hundreds of miles per hour. In theory, a supercavitating vessel could reach the speed of sound underwater, or about 5,800km/h, which …