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Vesta in Dawn's rear view mirror

(—NASA's Dawn mission is releasing two parting views of the giant asteroid Vesta, using images that were among the last taken by the spacecraft as it departed its companion for the last year.

dateSep 11, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Chasing clouds on Venus

(—Clouds regularly punctuate Earth's blue sky, but on Venus the clouds never part, for the planet is wrapped entirely in a 20 km-thick veil of carbon dioxide and sulphuric dioxide haze.

dateOct 08, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Quantum simulation of a relativistic particle

( -- Researchers of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck, Austria used a calcium ion to simulate a relativistic quantum particle, demonstrating a phenomenon that has not ...

dateJan 06, 2010 in Quantum Physics
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Disentangling information from photons

Theoretical physicist Filippo Miatto and colleagues from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, have found a new method of reliably assessing the information contained in photon pairs used for applications in cryptography ...

dateJul 12, 2012 in General Physics
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Solving big problems with new quantum algorithm

( -- In a recently published paper, Aram Harrow at the University of Bristol and colleagues from MIT in the United States have discovered a quantum algorithm that solves large problems much faster than conventional ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Quantum Physics
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