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New ‘switch’ could power quantum computing

A light lattice that traps atoms may help scientists build networks of quantum information transmitters. Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the...

3-D images, with only one photon per pixel

Lidar rangefinders, which are common tools in surveying and in autonomous-vehicle control, among other applications, gauge depth by emitting short bursts of laser light...

In quantum computing, light may lead the way

Light might be able to play a bigger, more versatile role in the future of quantum computing, according to new research by Yale University...

What if quantum physics worked on a macroscopic level?

Quantum physics concerns a world of infinitely small things. But for years, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have been attempting to...

Trillion-frame-per-second video

MIT researchers have created a new imaging system that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion exposures per second. That’s fast...

Debunking solar energy efficiency measurements

In recent years, developers have been investigating light-harvesting thin film solar panels made from nanotechnology -- -- and promoting efficiency metrics to make the technology marketable. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher is providing new...

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