Essential component: Artist’s impression of an elementary link of the USTC quantum repeater based on two absorptive quantum memories, which are the sandwich-like structures. (Courtesy: Wang Guoyan and Ma Yanbing) Quantum repeaters that can store multiplexed signals; provide heralded signals of entanglement; and operate at telecommunications wavelengths have been developed by two independent research teams.
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This morning, Anna Heim and Alex Wilhelm dug into the EU insurtech market, interviewing European VCs and collating the biggest recent rounds to take the temperature of the waters across the pond: Alex Timm, CEO, Root Dan Preston, CEO, MetroMile Luca Bocchio, partner, Accel Florian Graillot, investor, Astorya.vc Stephen Brittain, director and founder, Insurtech Gateway
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A Bose-Einstein condensate of exciton-polaritons. (Credit: Johannes Michl) Physicists have taken a step towards realizing the smallest-ever solid-state laser by generating an exotic quantum state known as a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in quasiparticles consisting of both matter and light. Although the effect has so far only been observed at ultracold temperatures in atomically thin crystals
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The mission is part of the Space Force’s tactically responsive launch program WASHINGTON — A Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket launched the U.S. Space Force’s Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) mission June 13 at 1:11 a.m. Pacific from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.  The payload was successfully deployed to low Earth orbit, a Space Force spokesman said Sunday.
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Making progress on our Artemis Moon rocket, images from a close encounter with a Jovian moon, and a ring of fire for our Moon … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Making%20Progress%20on%20Our%20Artemis%20Moon%20Rocket%20on%20This%20Week%[email protected]%20%E2%80%93%20June%2011,%202021 Video Credits Producer/Writer: Andre Valentine Editor: Amy Leniart
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WASHINGTON — A U.S. Space Force mission scheduled to launch June 13 on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket is a monitoring satellite intended to provide “space domain awareness,” chief of space operations Gen. John Raymond said June 10. The mission named TacRL-2 is a technology demonstration satellite for the Space Force’s tactically responsive launch
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NEWS 11 June 2021 Massive science-funding bill passes US Senate — but China focus worries researchers Scientists praise the budget boost slated for the National Science Foundation, but worry the legislation could dampen international collaborations. Ariana Remmel Ariana Remmel View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on
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WASHINGTON — Despite facing the threat of cancellation for the second straight year, a NASA airborne observatory is continuing with regular operations. NASA’s fiscal year 2022 budget request, released May 28, included a proposal to end the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a modified Boeing 747 equipped with a 2.5-meter telescope to perform infrared
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Taken from the June 2021 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. The conceptual worlds of physics have long inspired artists and thinkers across disciplines. Anna Starkey explores how different approaches to visualizing physics can open up the way that society thinks
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CAREER COLUMN 11 June 2021 Six mentoring tips as we enter year two of COVID As the world recovers, students still need help to get back on track, say Ruth Gotian and Christine Pfund. Ruth Gotian 0 Ruth Gotian Ruth Gotian is the chief learning officer and assistant professor of education in anaesthesiology at Weill
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WASHINGTON — Phase Four has raised $26 million in a Series B round that will allow it to accelerate production of its satellite electric propulsion systems. The company announced June 11 it raised the round led by venture capital firm New Science Ventures LLC. The company had raised about $20 million in earlier funding rounds.
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Twelve years ago, Joby Aviation consisted of a team of seven engineers working out of founder JoeBen Bevirt’s ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains. Today, the startup has swelled to 800 people and a $6.6 billion valuation, ranking itself as the highest-valued electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) company in the industry. As in any
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[embedded content] On 14–18 June Physics World is celebrating Quantum Week, so today’s Red Folder is celebrating the growing influence that quantum science and technology is having on society. The Canadian rapper and playwright Baba Brinkman is not a physicist, but that hasn’t stopped him from writing and recording this wonderfully clever rap about quantum
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NATURE PODCAST 11 June 2021 Coronapod: counting the cost of long COVID How measuring case numbers and deaths overlooks the cost of disability caused by COVID Noah Baker & Sara Abdulla Noah Baker View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Sara Abdulla View author publications You can also
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TAMPA, Fla. — The United States and five other countries are banding together with the United Kingdom to develop a satellite-based quantum technology encryption network. The Federated Quantum System (FQS) will be based on the one British startup Arqit is developing for commercial customers, using quantum technology breakthroughs to guard against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. But
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Topology is a form of mathematics that describes the properties of objects that do not change during continuous deformations. The old joke is that a topologist struggles to tell the difference between a coffee mug and a doughnut. Both shapes have a single hole and if the doughnut was made of a sufficiently pliable material
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How do the blackest fish in the sea suddenly disappear? Many have tried to pictures of these ultra-black fishes, and only ended up taking a picture of the creature’s silhouette. In the darkness of the ocean, even surrounded by light, they literally disappear. This certain “ultra-black” creature is known as the Pacific blackdragon, and its ”ultra-blackness”
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A portal can be rendered invisible with the help of an artificial material. Credit: Getty Optics and photonics 11 June 2021 Not just sorcery: scientists build an invisible portal ‘Superscattering’ material is used to construct a mini-doorway that is invisible in the microwave portion of the spectrum. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on
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TAMPA, Fla. — Seraphim Capital plans to trade stakes it has amassed in space technology startups on the public market through an investment trust. The Seraphim Space Investment Trust will eventually comprise bets in 19 international startups, including satellite data specialist Spire Global, quantum encryption firm ArQit and space-based cellular network operator AST Space Mobile.
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Shiran Shalev Contributor Shiran Shalev is a principal at Battery Ventures, where he focuses primarily on software and consumer investments, including fintech. More posts by this contributor Why Breach Detection Is Your New Must-Have, Cyber Security Tool Aaron Rinberg Contributor More posts by this contributor Amazon’s one-two punch: How traditional retailers can fight back Lior
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It’s 1975 at Loring Air Force Base–the largest strategic Air Force base in America and a repository for nuclear weapons. Military officers at the base witness something unexplained. | For more Close Encounters, visit http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/close-encounters/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Subscribe to Science Channel! | http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel
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In this article VWS-DK ORSTED-DK GE Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images General Electric’s renewables unit and LafargeHolcim, the world’s biggest cement manufacturer, have struck a deal to explore the recycling of wind turbine blades. A memorandum of understanding will see the companies focus on exploring “circular economy solutions.” Business practices connected to the
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Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, could sustain serious damage in a relatively small earthquake. Credit: Aerial Archives/Alamy Seismology 11 June 2021 A small earthquake could pose a big risk to a US city The structure of faults beneath Salt Lake City, Utah, shows how the ground could liquefy during a shaking. Share on Twitter Share
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WASHINGTON — The European Space Agency has selected a Venus orbiter as its next medium-class science mission, just a week after NASA announced the section of two Venus missions of its own. ESA announced June 10 that EnVision will be the agency’s next M-class, or medium-class, science mission. The orbiter will carry a suite of
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