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Scientists Have 'Time-Reversed' Inside a Quantum Computer, and the Implications Are Huge

Scientists Have ‘Time-Reversed’ Inside a Quantum Computer, and the Implications Are Huge

Time: it is constantly lacking and we never have enough. Some say it’s an illusion, others say it flies like an arrow. Well, this arrow of time is a big headache in physics. Why does time have a particular direction? And can such a direction be reversed? A study, published in Scientific Reports, provides an …

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A fireball with unexpected features as seen by the Global Fireball Observatory camera at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, Alberta.

Scientists trace a fireball on a strange rocky meteoroid from the outskirts of the solar system

A rocky meteoroid that exploded over Canada last year was more extraordinary than it first appeared: it came from the outer solar system, where scientists thought only icy bodies existed. A cavalcade of professional and amateur astronomers took pictures and videos of the meteorites as it exploded over Alberta. Studying this data, the researchers determined …

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For the first time: Scientists formed a charged rare earth molecule on a metal surface and spun it

Breakthrough opens up new possibilities for research into atomic-scale manipulation of materials important for the future For the first time, scientists have formed a charged rare-earth molecule on a metal surface and rotated it using scanning tunneling microscopy. Scientists from Ohio University, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago have used scanning …

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Scientists are building a 'second sun' - can it save our dying planet?

Scientists are building a ‘second sun’ – can it save our dying planet?

Nuclear fusion. He’s an integral part of the time-traveling DeLorean in Back to the futureand it allows Doctor Octopus to harness “the power of the sun” in 2004 Spiderman 2 (a movie I’ve watched so many times on VHS that the villain’s feisty origin story was literally seared into my eight-year-old brain). Now, however, the …

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How American scientists got closer to a fusion energy dream

How American scientists got closer to a fusion energy dream

US scientists have achieved the first energy gain in a fusion reaction, the country’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has confirmed, heralding the breakthrough as proof that the technology could eventually provide an abundant and carbon free to fossil fuels. “It’s a historic achievement,” Granholm said at a news conference in Washington on Tuesday, confirming the …

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Why some scientists choose China's space station for research

Why some scientists choose China’s space station for research

Seeking to boost its prestige in the world, China is promoting its Tiangong orbital outpost as a space station available to scientists around the world, not just those living in other countries with established space programs. “We are ready to carry out more international cooperation and exchanges with countries and regions engaged in the peaceful …

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Scientists find new clues that dark matter may be made of dark photons

Scientists find new clues that dark matter may be made of dark photons

2D projection of the cosmic web obtained from a supercomputer simulation. Credit: Dr. Ewald Puchwein and the Sherwood-Relics collaboration Dark matter could be made of ultra-light dark photons that have warmed our universe: this is a new scenario proposed in a study recently published in Physical examination letters. This hypothesis, the authors say, is in …

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Scientists come up with a mind-bending plan to search for dark matter and new physics near the Sun

Scientists come up with a mind-bending plan to search for dark matter and new physics near the Sun

The sun. Image: NASA via Getty Images ABSTRACT breaks down mind-blowing scientific research, future technologies, new discoveries and major breakthroughs. Physicists have proposed a mind-boggling space mission that could finally reveal the true nature of dark matter, an enigmatic substance considered one of science’s greatest unsolved mysteries, a new study reports. Dark matter is about …

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Scientists thought carbon emissions had peaked.  They have never been so high.

Scientists thought carbon emissions had peaked. They have never been so high.

Comment this story Comment Towards the end of 2020, as the covid-19 pandemic continued to rage, a few climatologists and energy experts made a prediction. They estimated that emissions from fossil fuels – which had just plummeted thanks to the global pandemic – may never again reach the highs of 2019. Perhaps, they speculated, after …

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