Super-fast quantum search achieved with individual atoms

Researchers at the University of Michigan have been able to use a small quantum computer consisting of two atoms to do a super-fast data base search. This same system could someday be scaled to a much larger quantum computer ...

Research Urges Drivers to Put Down the Cell Phone

Many of us use our cell phones while driving. We try to be careful. We keep our eyes on traffic and try to maintain a safe distance from the car in front of us while we talk on the phone. There’s no harm, right? Two researchers ...

Voyages to the Sun

Humanity's epic voyages to the Moon are well known, the stuff of history. But what about voyages to the Sun? Though they do not involve human spacecraft, those voyages are no less epic. And on the occasion of the tenth anniversary ...

New foam issue may delay shuttle launch

NASA might delay the next U.S. space shuttle launch because of recently discovered cracks in a foam "ramp" on the shuttle's external fuel tank.

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