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Creating Matter That Behaves Like Luke Skywalker's Light Saber
2013-09-26 07:51:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have joined forces to create a never-before-seen form of matter that is said to behave like the legendary light sabers of Star Wars fame. Harvard physics professor Mikhail Lukin, MIT physics professor Vladan Vuletic and their colleagues were able to coax photons into binding together to form what they describe as “photonic molecules.” In...

Scientists Make Strides Toward Quantum Computing
2012-07-04 04:33:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Harvard scientists claim that they have solved a problem faced in quantum computing by using diamonds. One challenge quantum computing has faced is creating quantum bits that exist in a solid-state system at room temperature. Most systems rely on complex and expensive equipment designed to trap an atom or electron in a vacuum, and then cool the entire system to nearly absolute zero, or –459.67° Fahrenheit. The Harvard team...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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