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The Next Frontier: Real-Life Invisibility Cloaks

The Next Frontier: Real-Life Invisibility Cloaks

As scientists in the fields of optics and applied physics continue to make strides in temporal and optical cloaking, the eventual development of a real life invisibility cloak has become a distinct possibility.

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A Breakthrough for Quantum Communication

A Breakthrough for Quantum Communication

Researchers from Yale University led by Professor Hong Tang have successfully embedded extremely sensitive single-photon detectors on nanophotonic circuits. The advantages of the new single-photon detector include increased detection efficiency, direct integration on the chip, count rates in the gigahertz speed, high temporal resolution, and negligible dark counts.

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2012: Not Quite the End of the World

2012: Not Quite the End of the World

2012 marked a new frontier for the world of science. The discovery of a subatomic particle, new insight into the function of the human genome, and the extension of quantum teleportation are just a few of the year’s extraordinary scientific highlights.

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3. 2. 1. Blast off…?

3. 2. 1. Blast off…?

Companies like California-based SpaceX have gradually become more prevalent in the United States — a change that indicates progress toward further outer space exploration.

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Quantum Teleportation: A More Secure Information Processing Platform

Quantum Teleportation: A More Secure Information Processing Platform

Researchers have broken a distance record for quantum teleportation, a fast and secure communication technology.

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Mitchell Smooke Awarded the Zeldovich Medal

Mitchell Smooke Awarded the Zeldovich Medal

Professor Mitchell Smooke has received the Zeldovich Medal for his research in combustion theory.

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Q&A: What Does Space Smell Like?

Q&A: What Does Space Smell Like?

A whiff of the final frontier.

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Q&A: What is the Higgs Boson?

Q&A: What is the Higgs Boson?

The science behind the “God particle.”

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One of the Many Quirks of Quantum

One of the Many Quirks of Quantum

Yale Professors Jack Harris and Leonid Glazman developed a new detector to settle a decades-old debate about the existence and nature of non-dissipating quantum currents.

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Will a Magnetic Pole Shift Mean the End of the World?

Will a Magnetic Pole Shift Mean the End of the World?

Why a sudden reversal of your compass to point South is part of a natural phenomenon.

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