How frequency combs have enhanced fundamental science research

It almost sounds like a riddle: What tool has transformed basic scientific research and led to new technologies in so many different fields—timekeeping, medical research, communications, remote sensing, astronomy, just ...

Paleontologists pioneer laser-beam scanning of dinosaur fossils

A team of scientists based largely at the University of Kansas and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Washington has developed methods of using commercial-grade laser equipment to find and analyze fossils ...

How losing information can benefit quantum computing

Suggesting that quantum computers might benefit from losing some data, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have entangled—linked the quantum properties of—two ions by leaking judiciously ...

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