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Expanding the Quantum Computing Toolbox

Expanding the Quantum Computing Toolbox

Have you ever wondered about the possibilities of uniting quantum mechanics and computer science? Yale researchers have made important progress towards the construction of more powerful quantum computers.

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China Launches World’s First Quantum Telecommunication Satellite

China Launches World’s First Quantum Telecommunication Satellite

China has launched the world’s first quantum satellite, which promises to probe new aspects of mysterious quantum communications. But as the technology can potentially create a spy-proof communications network, the entire world is eagerly watching the results.

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Star Wars: The return of improbable science

Star Wars: The return of improbable science

Star Wars: The Force Awakens captured the hearts of many; however, not all of its science-based action is plausible. Much of it would end in certain disaster, no matter what galaxy one calls home.

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A Self-Healing Spacecraft: Tri-layered polymer could better protect astronauts in space

A Self-Healing Spacecraft: Tri-layered polymer could better protect astronauts in space

A new material developed by researchers at the University of Michigan repairs itself of bullet holes within seconds. This invention has substantial implications for the future of aerospace engineering and space travel.

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Collaborate to Create: Innovative laser improves imaging abilities

Collaborate to Create: Innovative laser improves imaging abilities

A team of researchers across disciplines at Yale has invented a new semiconductor laser that will help improve biomedical imaging capabilities.

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Science or Science Fiction? Time Travel and Where We Are Now

Science or Science Fiction? Time Travel and Where We Are Now

Time travel has sparked imaginations for decades — but is it really possible? Many physicists believe so. Here is how we could do it.

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A Better Battery

A Better Battery

A team led by Yale postdoctoral student Dr. Won-Hee Ryu has engineered an ingenious catalytic membrane design that increases cyclability for lithium-air batteries.

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How to Save a Rocket: SpaceX’s plan for rocket recovery hits a few bumps

How to Save a Rocket: SpaceX’s plan for rocket recovery hits a few bumps

Rocket recovery could confer tremendous benefits on the cost and feasibility of space travel. SpaceX, a company with a goal of making private space travel a possibility, has been experimenting with technology for reusable booster rockets.

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Shining Light on the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

Shining Light on the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

The stones scattered throughout a dry, flat lakebed in Death Valley move parallel to each other by a force that has remained a mystery for decades. Researchers from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have debunked previous theories by seeing first-hand that slow-flowing thin sheets of ice are responsible for the phenomenon.

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Unsolved Mysteries: The Mpemba Effect

Unsolved Mysteries: The Mpemba Effect

In order to make water freeze faster, it should be heated first. Doesn’t make sense? The Mpemba effect, or the tendency of hot water to cool faster than cooler water, has baffled philosophers and scientists for millennia.

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