Archive: 11/01/2010

Quantum computing with braids in flatland

Exotic anyon quasiparticles trapped in two dimensional sheets can entangle into braided structures that are less susceptible to the disturbances that disrupt individual quasiparticles in quantum computations.

Nov 01, 2010
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Finding our color center

The colorful Australian film Strictly Ballroom has been used in a breakthrough scientific experiment to locate the colour processing center in the human brain.

Nov 01, 2010
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Mount St. Helens rises from the Ashes

When Mount St. Helens blew its top in 1980, it wasn't a surprise that it happened, but even today the extent of the damage is hard to fathom. The eruption knocked down 100-foot trees like matchsticks and killed ...

Nov 01, 2010
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