News tagged with information transfer

Improved interface for a quantum internet

A quantum network requires efficient interfaces over which information can be transferred from matter to light and back. In the current issue of Physical Review Letters, Innsbruck physicists led by Rainer ...

dateJan 15, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Making new species without sex

Occasionally, two different plant species interbreed with each other in nature. This usually causes problems since the genetic information of both parents does not match. But sometimes nature uses a trick. ...

dateJun 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Tracking trains with satellite precision

Taking a cue from how ESA controls satellites, Spanish railways now have their own high-tech upgrade to keep travellers abreast of when the next train is going to pull into the station.

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Engineering
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Using photons to manage data

Managing light to carry computer data, such as text, audio and video, is possible today with laser light beams that are guided along a fibre-optic cable. These waves consist of countless billions of photons, ...

dateNov 02, 2011 in Optics & Photonics
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