New Worlds in a River of Young Stars Discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

5edek4/ February 4, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Using observations from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international team of astronomers has discovered a trio of hot worlds larger than Earth orbiting a much younger version of our Sun called TOI 451. The system resides in the recently discovered Pisces-Eridanus stream, a collection of stars less than 3% the age of our solar system that stretches across

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Using Lasers to Create Miniature Robots From Bubbles

5edek4/ January 17, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Robots are widely used to build cars, paint airplanes and sew clothing in factories, but the assembly of microscopic components, such as those for biomedical applications, has not yet been automated. Lasers could be the solution. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have used lasers to create miniature robots from bubbles that lift, drop and manipulate small

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New “Fast Forward” Algorithm Could Unleash the Power of Quantum Computers

5edek4/ December 17, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

A new algorithm that fast forwards simulations could bring greater use ability to current and near-term quantum computers, opening the way for applications to run past strict time limits that hamper many quantum calculations. “Quantum computers have a limited time to perform calculations before their useful quantum nature, which we call coherence, breaks down,” said Andrew Sornborger of the Computer,

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Game-Changer in Future Solar Technology: New Perovskite Solar Modules With Greater Size, Power and Stability

5edek4/ November 17, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Perovskites are projected to be a game-changer in future solar technology but currently suffer from a short operational lifespan and drops in efficiency when scaled up to a larger sizeScientists have improved the stability and efficiency of solar cell modules by mixing the precursor materials with ammonium chloride during fabricationThe perovskite active layer in the improved solar modules are thicker

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Holographic Display Improvements Poised to Enhance Virtual and Augmented Reality

5edek4/ October 17, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Researchers have developed a new approach that improves the image quality and contrast for holographic displays. The new technology could help improve near-eye displays used for virtual and augmented reality applications. “Augmented and virtual reality systems are poised to have a transformative impact on our society by providing a seamless interface between a user and the digital world,” said research

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