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Google Quantum AI Reveals Photon Bound States Remain Strong Even Amidst Chaos

Google Quantum AI Reveals Photon Bound States Remain Strong Even Amidst Chaos

A ring of superconducting qubits can host “bound states” of microwave photons, where photons tend to clump together on neighboring qubit sites. Credit: Google Quantum AI Using a quantum processor, the researchers made the microwave photons unusually sticky. After convincing them to clump together in bound states, they discovered that these photon clusters survived in …

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The United States will ban the sale of shark fins.  Here's why.

The United States will ban the sale of shark fins. Here’s why.

Comment this story Comment To save a fearsome predator from extinction, the United States is set to implement a near-total ban on the buying and selling of sliced ​​shark fins. Late Thursday, the Senate approved language making it illegal, with few exceptions, to trade in shark fins. The provision, which the House had inserted into …

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Geopolitics goes into orbit with the space ambitions of the United States and China | East Asia Forum

Author: Saadia M Pekkanen, University of Washington Space stations are the harbinger of a growing bipolarity in international space relations. The United States leads the International Space Station (ISS) and will lead everything after it, but it is no longer considered the undisputed unipolar power in space. China now also has a national space station, …

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States Join Forces to Save Endangered Allegheny Woodrat

States Join Forces to Save Endangered Allegheny Woodrat

A captured Allegheny wood rat is released into its rocky home in Maryland’s Savage River State Forest. Dan Feller Wildlife managers in all Chesapeake Bay states have joined forces in perhaps a last-ditch effort to save the Allegheny woodrat. Notwithstanding its name, the squirrel-sized rodent is more closely related to mice and hamsters than to …

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