News tagged with mechanical system

A new path for killing pathogenic bacteria

Bacteria that cause tuberculosis, leprosy and other diseases, survive by switching between two different types of metabolism. EPFL scientists have now discovered that this switch is controlled by a mechanism that constantly ...

dateAug 24, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Better tests for Schrodinger cats (Updated)

In a classical world, objects have pre-existing properties, physical influences are local and cannot travel faster than the speed of light, and it is in principle possible to measure the properties of macroscopic systems ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Mechanical quanta see the light

Interconnecting different quantum systems is important for future quantum computing architectures, but has proven difficult to achieve. Researchers from the TU Delft and the University of Vienna have now realized a first ...

dateJan 19, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Video: Moderating extremes in building design

Leon Glicksman designs buildings with an eye toward improved energy efficiency, and, like many of his MIT colleagues, he brings with him a high-tech portfolio. He develops aerogel panels to improve insulation and software ...

dateOct 06, 2015 in Engineering
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