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Everything is Connected

There are times in our lives when it’s easy to forget how connected everything is. Times when life gets a little too tough and stressful and we end up paying more attention to our own well being in a way that disregards the cost and the consequences to the world out there; the people, the environment and everything else that’s a part of it. We find ourselves being selfish – not because we want to be but because circumstances force us to be.

That’s how the world got into the state that it’s in now. Here’s a neat 20 minute video that explains it all.

On this website I’ll be exploring and adding videos and articles that help to expand and explain the rich and diverse complexity of the world we live in – complex but not complicated.


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It’s never too cold for quantum

The peculiar characteristics demonstrated by quantum critical points at absolute zero remain one of the great unsolved mysteries of science. […] Read More

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Detecting radio waves with entangled atoms

Researchers have harnessed the weirdness of quantum entanglement to detect ultra-faint radio signals, explains a new report. […] Read More

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It’s never too cold for quantum

The peculiar characteristics demonstrated by ‘quantum critical points’ at absolute zero remain one of the great unsolved mysteries of science. […] Read More

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Detecting radio waves with entangled atoms

In a study published in Physics Review Letters and highlighted by APS Physics, ICFO researchers demonstrate a new technique for the coherent detection of radio frequency magnetic fields using an atomic magnetometer. They used highly sensitive, nondestructive measurements to entangle the atoms while maintaining their collective coherence, and a new technique to allow the coherent buildup of signal from arbitrarily shaped waveforms. […] Read More

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Clarifiying complex chemical processes with quantum computers

Science and the IT industry have high hopes for quantum computing, but descriptions of possible applications tend to be vague. Researchers have now come up with a concrete example that demonstrates what quantum computers will actually be able to achieve in the future. […] Read More

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Research and design for carbon quantum dots catalysts

A new study that provides a new approach for the rational design of carbon quantum dots (CQD) modified catalysts with potential applications in energy and environmental areas. The study discusses the introduction of CQDs into Bi2WO6 photocatalyst and the demonstration of its good photocatalytic performance in pollutant degradation and hydrogen evolution. […] Read More

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Improving understanding of the quantum world with quantum dots

Quantum behavior plays a crucial role in novel and emergent material properties, such as superconductivity and magnetism. Unfortunately, it is still impossible to calculate the underlying quantum behavior, let alone fully understand it. Scientists of QuTech, the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience in Delft and TNO, in collaboration with ETH Zurich and the University of Maryland, have now succeeded in building an “artificial material” that mimics this type of quantum behavior…

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Using angles to improve the future of electronics

Coherent commensurate electronic states at the interface between misoriented graphene layers. […] Read More

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Metal-free nanoparticle could expand MRI use, tumor detection

A new metal-free nanoparticle could help circumvent the health- and age-related barriers to MRIs, which physicians use to investigate or confirm a broad range of medical issues. […] Read More

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Spin dynamics of graphene explained through supercomputing

A new paper sheds light on previously-unexplained results observed in experiments to detect and quantify the spin Hall effect in graphene-based heterostructures. […] Read More

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Marriage of microscopy techniques reveals 3-D structure of critical protein complex

Researchers have solved the three-dimensional structure of a complex that is essential for the correct sorting of chromosomes into eggs and sperm during reproductive cell division or meiosis. […] Read More

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From greenhouse gas to 3-D surface-microporous graphene

Tiny dents in the surface of graphene greatly enhances its potential as a supercapacitor. Even better, it can be made from carbon dioxide. […] Read More

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New technique to facilitate industrial production of various nanosheet-based devices

A research group has developed a novel technique to synthesize monolayer films composed of neatly tiled two-dimensional materials, such as oxide nanosheets and graphene, on substrate surfaces in as quickly as one minute. […] Read More

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