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2012-01-17 12:41:02

Breakthrough in coordinating electrons advances goal of quantum computing An international team of researchers including scientists at Princeton University have achieved a 100-fold increase in the ability to maintain control the spins of electrons in a solid material, a key step in the development of ultrafast quantum computers. Until recently, the best attempts at such control lasted for only a fraction of a second. But researchers Stephen Lyon and Alexei Tyryshkin have found a way to...

2008-07-21 03:00:25

By Karen Jonas POMONA - Residents of drought-prone Southern California know that water conservation is important, and some different techniques to recycle and conserve water were discussed at a workshop Sunday at Cal Poly Pomona. Southern California has about 15 million residents living in a region that is considered a coastal desert, according to Stephen Lyon, who led a workshop that briefly discussed traditional water recycling, which uses chemicals to purify water. But his main...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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