Editor’s Picks

  1. Researchers Can Now Tell How Accurate Two-Qubit Calculations In Silicon Really Are

    After being the first team to create a two-qubit gate in silicon in 2015, UNSW Sydney engineers are breaking new ground again: they have measured the accuracy of silicon two-qubit operations for the first time – and their results confirm the promise of silicon for quantum computing.

  2. Generating High-Quality Single Photons For Quantum Computing

    MIT researchers have designed a way to generate, at room temperature, more single photons for carrying quantum information. The design, they say, holds promise for the development of practical quantum computers.

  3. Computing Faster With Quasi-Particles

    In collaboration with researchers from Harvard University, researchers from the University of Würzburg have made an important step on the road to topological quantum computers. Now, they present their findings in the renowned scientific journal Nature.

  4. How To Create A Spotlight Of Sound With LEGO-Like Bricks

    Academics have created devices capable of manipulating sound in the same way as light – creating exciting new opportunities in entertainment and public communication.

  5. 2D Crystals Conforming To 3D Curves Create Strain For Engineering Quantum Devices

    A team led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory explored how atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) crystals can grow over 3D objects and how the curvature of those objects can stretch and strain the crystals.

  6. Earth's Magnetic Field Measured Using Artificial Stars At 90 Kilometers Altitude

    The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to create artificial stars, or laser guide stars (LGS), in this layer for improving the quality of astronomical observations.

  7. Just Like Toothpaste: Fluoride Radically Improves The Stability Of Perovskite Solar Cells
  8. Physicists Propose Perfect Material For Lasers

    Weyl semimetals are a recently discovered class of materials, in which charge carriers behave the way electrons and positrons do in particle accelerators. Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Ioffe Institute in St. Petersburg have shown that these materials represent perfect gain media for lasers.

  9. SLAC Fires Up Electron Gun For LCLS-II X-Ray Laser Upgrade

    Crews at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have powered up a new electron gun, a key component of the lab’s upgrade of its Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser, and last night it fired its first electrons.

  10. Solar Cell Defect Mystery Solved After Decades Of Global Effort

    A team of scientists at The University of Manchester has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the world.