Archive: 11/14/2013

Quantum world record smashed

A normally fragile quantum state has been shown to survive at room temperature for a world record 39 minutes, overcoming a key barrier towards building ultrafast quantum computers.

dateNov 14, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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NASA's next 'top model,' the fruit fly

NASA finds the common fruit fly—Drosophila melanogaster—quite an attractive "model," but not in the way you might think. This tiny insect is a biomedical research model that can reveal the basis for he ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in Space Exploration
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A six-minute journey to study Comet ISON

In an example of an extremely tight turnaround, a NASA-funded team has spent six months preparing for a mid-November launch to observe Comet ISON during a six-minute sounding rocket flight. The Far-ultraviolet ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in Space Exploration
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