Goodyear working on Tyres to make cars fly.

Goodyear working on Tyres to make cars fly.   Goodyear introduces its latest concept tire at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The Goodyear AERO concept is a two-in-one tire designed for the autonomous, flying cars of the future. This concept would work both as a tire for driving on the road and a “propeller” for flying through the sky. “While the AERO is a purely conceptual design, some of…

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Ernie goes Quantum

Ernie, the premium bond number generator, has gone quantum, and will run through 79 billion premium bonds to pluck out 3 million winners in just 12 minutes each month. The first Ernie (Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment) was built in 1956 and was the size of a van.The last one, Ernie 4 was built in 2004 was no bigger than your old DVD player. Come to today and Ernie’s quantum…

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Electromagnetic Frequency Radiation Shielding

There are several methods and I’d recommend a combination. For your home internet, use only ethernet cables to connect to the internet. You can start by getting into your router and switching off the wifi setting and having your internet run through cable. Use TP-Link or similar. TP-Link Adaptors do the job fine. For walls there are two basic options, materials for walls and other large surfaces and areas or…

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Your Neighbour’s Amazon Ring Camera Could Be Spying On You.

Just got an email from Neighbourhood Watch about sharing your CCTV and Amazon ‘Ring’ footage. You might want to consider privacy issues before going ahead and joining. Consider how your friends, relatives and neighbours might feel if they knew your home CCTV or Amazon ‘Ring’ doorbell was linked to a police crime prevention or surveillance system. Think about it. Having a CCTV or ‘Ring’ doorbell will certainly deter criminals and…

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Eye in the Sky: Real-time Drone Surveillance System (DSS)

Eye in the Sky: Real-time Drone Surveillance System (DSS) Discovery Channel’s Seeker covered Skylab’s paper titled ‘Eye in the Sky: Real-time Drone Surveillance System (DSS) for Violent Individuals Identification using ScatterNet Hybrid Deep Learning Network’. The paper will appear in the Efficient Deep Learning for Computer Vision (ECV) workshop at IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2018. Author (s): Amarjot Singh (University of Cambridge), Devendra Patil (NIT Warangal India),…

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When you search, they find you

When you search, they find you Information. We live in the Information Age, or the Digital Age. It used to be that ‘knowledge is power.’ That’s changed to ‘Information is Power’.  Almost every day we hear, see or read about some way in which information about us, someone else, an event, has been used or abused. Social media organisations like Facebook allow other organisations like Cambridge Analytica (CA)  to exploit…

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Warp Speed – how close are we?

Everybody knows ‘the speed of light’ is fast. The only thing faster is Chuck Norris, who, the legend goes, can turn out the lights and be under the covers before the room gets dark. But just how fast is light? And does it always move the exact same speed? Can we use light to transmit data in a way that harnesses its speed as one of the fastest actors in…

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The Future of Display Technology: MicroLED

Over the years, many high-tech screen technologies have come and gone. From traditional tube televisions to projectors, plasma screens to LCD and now oLEDs, the consumer market has seen all manner of screen formats, definitions, and materials. As the smartphone, tablet, and high-def TV markets have exploded, there is a non-stop arms race between manufacturers to make screens that are thinner, smaller, brighter, and higher-definition than the competition. Usually, these…

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News | What Looks Like Ceres on Earth?

With its dark, heavily cratered surface interrupted by tantalizing bright spots, Ceres may not remind you of our home planet Earth at first glance. The dwarf planet, which orbits the Sun in the vast asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is also far smaller than Earth (in both mass and diameter). With its frigid temperature and lack of atmosphere, we’re pretty sure Ceres can’t support life as we know it.…

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Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet, sooner than you think

Snaking beneath roads and strung across oceans, hundreds of thousands of miles of cables and their connections make up the backbone of the internet. Despite its magnitude, this network is increasingly vulnerable to sea levels inching their way higher, according to research presented at an academic conference in Montreal this week. The findings estimate that within 15 years, thousands of miles of what should be land-bound cables in the United…

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LibreOffice. The Best Free Alternative to Microsoft Office

LibreOffice. The Best Free Alternative to Microsoft Office. You can’t be blamed for believing you have no choice but to use Microsoft Office for your word processing, spreadsheet and other formal, work related activities. You might even believe that any free alternative is incompatible, hard to use and simply too much trouble. You couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve been using LibreOffice for several years now. I’ve created and exchanged Word…

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The CPU, Hard Drive and Memory

The CPU, Hard Drive and Memory The basics of what goes into every computer It’s understandable to be confused about the Central Processing Unit (CPU), memory, hard drive, So here’s an explanation in terms that I hope will hep you understand what function these components perform. I’ll start with the Hard Drive, also known as the Hard Disk; this is like your bookshelf, it stores all your application programs; your…

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Thousands of Swedes are inserting microchips into themselves – here’s why

Thousands of Swedes are inserting microchips into themselves – here’s why Chips with everything. www.shutterstock.com Moa Petersén, Lund University Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards, into their bodies. Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a heavy wallet. But for many…

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Designer materials with completely random structures might enable quantum computing

Topological randomness may be the answer for lossless electronics and making the nuts and bolts of quantum computers. Complete randomness in the structures of superconductors and insulators could lower the requirements of pristine crystalline ordering — and make them more accessible to industry. Read More

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NOvA experiment sees strong evidence for antineutrino oscillation

The NOvA collaboration has announced its first results using antineutrinos, and has seen strong evidence of muon antineutrinos oscillating into electron antineutrinos over long distances, a phenomenon that has never been unambiguously observed. Read More

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Atomic clock comparison confirms key assumptions of ‘Einstein’s elevator’

By comparing different types of remote atomic clocks, physicists have performed the most accurate test ever of a key principle underlying Albert Einstein’s famous theory of general relativity, which describes how gravity relates to space and time. Read More

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Direct coupling of the Higgs boson to the top quark observed

An observation made by the CMS experiment at CERN unambiguously demonstrates the interaction of the Higgs boson and top quarks, which are the heaviest known subatomic particles. This major milestone is an important step forward in our understanding of the origins of mass. Read More

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Findings could spur energy-saving electronics, quantum computing

Physicists has demonstrated a way to conduct electricity between transistors without energy loss, opening the door to low-power electronics and, potentially, quantum computing that would be far faster than today’s computers. Their findings involved using a special mix of materials with magnetic and insulator properties. Read More

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Spooky quantum particle pairs fly like weird curveballs

Some particles that can be in two places at the same time and are not just particles but also waves, in this case, fermions, appear to move in even weirder ways than previously thought. Theoretical physicists applied extreme computing power for a week to predict the movements of fermions by including quantum optics, or light-like, ideas in their mathematical, theoretical modeling. Read More

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Physicists use terahertz flashes to uncover state of matter hidden by superconductivity

A research team has developed a new quantum switching scheme that gives them access to new and hidden states of matter. If researchers can learn to control the hidden state, further stabilize it and determine whether it’s suitable for quantum logic operations, it could allow researchers to use it for quantum computing and other practical functions. Read More

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Transferring quantum information using sound

Scientists have found a new way to transfer quantum information. They propose using tiny mechanical vibrations. The atoms are coupled with each other by ‘phonons’ — the smallest quantum mechanical units of vibrations or sound waves. Read More

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Detecting the birth and death of a phonon

Phonons are discrete units of vibrational energy predicted by quantum mechanics that correspond to collective oscillations of atoms inside a molecule or a crystal. When such vibrations are produced by light interacting with a material, the vibrational energy can be transferred back and forth between individual phonons and individual packets of light energy, the photons. This process is called the Raman effect. Read More

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Quantum stopwatch stores time in a quantum memory

Physicists have developed a “quantum stopwatch”—a method that stores time (in the form of states of quantum clocks) in a quantum memory. In doing so, the method avoids the accumulation of errors that usually occurs when measuring the duration of a sequence of events. In this way, the quantum stopwatch increases the accuracy of measuring time at the quantum level, which is essential for applications such as GPS, astronomy research,…

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Mono-energetic neutrinos with enough energy to produce a muon

Scientists recently reexamined data from the MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab taken between 2009 and 2011, and they found the first direct evidence of mono-energetic neutrinos, or neutrinos with definite energy, that are energetic enough to produce a muon. Read More

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Transferring quantum information using sound

Quantum physics has led to new types of sensors, secure data transmission methods and researchers are working toward computers. However, the main obstacle is finding the right way to couple and precisely control a sufficient number of quantum systems (for example, individual atoms). Read More

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Seeing the light? Study illuminates how quantum magnets mimic light

What is light? It sounds like a simple question, but it is one that has occupied some of the best scientific minds for centuries. Read More

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Seeing the light? Study illuminates how quantum magnets mimic light

What is light? It sounds like a simple question, but it is one that has occupied some of the best scientific minds for centuries. Read More

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Single molecular insulator pushes boundaries of current state of the art

Researchers have synthesized the first molecule capable of insulating at the nanometer scale more effectively than a vacuum barrier. The team’s insight was to exploit the wave nature of electrons. By designing an extremely rigid silicon-based molecule under 1 nm in length that exhibited comprehensive destructive interference signatures, they devised a novel technique for blocking tunnelling conduction. This new design principle has the potential to support continued miniaturization of classic…

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Study develops a model enhancing particle beam efficiency

Inspired by tokamaks, researchers create via computer simulation an alternative for better control, in accelerators, of the particles’ chaotic trajectories. Read More

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Scientists go deep to quantify perovskite properties

Scientists have discovered properties in naturally occurring solution-processed quantum wells that are likely to impact the growing field of low-cost perovskite based optoelectronics. They created a general scaling law that researchers can use to determine how to tune the electronic properties of 2D perovskite-based materials for devices. Read More

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