Archive: 07/6/2012

One step closer to quantum computers

EU researchers have developed novel ways of producing qubits that enhance their efficiency, potentially bringing the world one step closer to the ‘Holy Grail’ of supercomputing.

dateJul 06, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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Ladybirds thrive on organic aphids

Ladybird larvae that eat prey raised on organically-grown crops are more likely to survive than those eating aphids raised on crops grown with conventional fertiliser, a new experiment shows.

dateJul 06, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Improving air quality with no-till cropping

Studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists show some no-till management systems can lower atmospheric levels of PM10—soil particles and other material 10 microns or less in diameter that ...

dateJul 06, 2012 in Environment
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Scanning Webb's surrogate eye

(Phys.org) -- Engineer Erin Wilson adds aluminum tape to electrical cables to protect them from the cold during environmental testing of special optical equipment. These tests will verify the alignment of ...

dateJul 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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