Quantum Breakthrough: Scientists Extend Qubit’s Life

Scientists have shown that they can extend the life of a molecular qubit by changing the surrounding crystal structure to be less symmetric. The asymmetry protects the qubit from noise, enabling it to hold information five times longer than if it existed in a symmetric structure. Credit: MIT/Dan Lorenza stability in asymmetry By breaking the … Read more

The study looks at a rare Icn-type supernova

Diagrams of the searcher for SN 2022ann (right) and its host galaxy, SDSS J101729.72–022535.6 (center and left). Credit: Davis et al. , 2022. An international team of astronomers has conducted optical and near-infrared observations of a rare Icn-type supernova known as SN 2022ann. Study results posted November 9 on a preprint server arXivsheds more light … Read more

Black holes are stronger than thought – magnetic fields reach deeper into galaxies

Artist’s conception of Cygnus A, surrounded by a ring of dust and debris with jets shooting out from its center. Magnetic fields trapping dust near the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core are illustrated. This initial study spurred a larger comparison of radio loudness with polarization and was included in the composite dataset. Credit: … Read more

Covering the cylinder with a magnetic coil tripled its energy output in a nuclear fusion test

(a) Schematic of the hohlraum magnetized NIF generated from AuTa4 With solenoid coil to withstand the current. (b) X-ray drive measured with an LEH instrument and incident laser powers for magnetized and non-magnetized AuTa4 hohlraum and two non-magnetic hohlraums. “BF” stands for “BigFoot,” which was the name of the previous ignition design. attributed to him: … Read more

Two black holes met by chance, creating something never seen before: ScienceAlert

Ripples in space-time caused by the collision black holes She taught us a lot about these mysterious things. these gravitational waves Coding information about black holes: their masses, the shape of the inner spiral toward each other, their spins, and their orientations. From this, scientists made sure that most of the collisions We’ve seen between … Read more

Consciousness may depend on quantum entanglement

Supercomputers can beat us at chess and perform more calculations per second than the human brain. But there are other tasks our brains perform routinely that computers simply can’t match — interpreting events and situations and using imagination, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Our brains are amazingly powerful computers, using not just neurons but the connections … Read more