Massive quantum entanglement experiment could help solve a physics mystery – Radio Australia

Radio AustraliaMassive quantum entanglement experiment could help solve a physics mysteryRadio AustraliaBut a team of physicists has for the first time kept two vibrating metal membranes, each made of trillions of atoms, entangled for a good half hour, according to a study published today in Nature. The membranes may seem infinitesimal to us, at around …

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FDA Approves Test for Spontaneous Preterm Birth

QIAGEN won FDA's OK to introduce its PartoSure test for estimating the risk of spontaneous preterm birth to be used for women that are experiencing symptoms of preterm labor. The test identifies the presence of placental alpha microglobulin-1 , a pretty good indicator that the fetal membrane has suffered a break.

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Facebook turns on AV1 technology to speed up video streaming – CNET

The social network takes its first steps to send video using a new technology that can cut your data use, improve quality, and deliver videos faster.

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A $229 iPhone case? Are you kidding? – CNET

A company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, makes artisan wood cases that aren’t cheap. But they are unique.

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Samsung Pay: What you need to know (FAQ) – CNET

Here’s how Samsung Pay works and what you need to use the mobile payment system.

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Researchers Confine Light to Space of One Atom in Nanophotonics Advance

Using graphene, researchers have found a way to confine light down to a space that is one atom thick. The ability to confine light to such a small space could pave the way for ultrasmall optoelectronic devices.

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Experiment shows Einstein’s quantum ‘spooky action’ approaches the human scale – The Conversation AU

The Conversation AUExperiment shows Einstein's quantum 'spooky action' approaches the human scaleThe Conversation AUQuantum physics is often defined as the physics of the very small – think atoms, electrons and photons. But we have managed to demonstrate one of the quirky features of quantum physics at a much larger scale. In a paper published today in Nature, we …

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Tiny frequency combs are reliable measurement tools

In an advance that could shrink many measurement technologies, scientists have demonstrated the first miniaturized devices that can generate desired frequencies, or colors, of light precisely enough to be traced to an international measurement standard.

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Turning graphene into light nanosensors

Graphene has many properties, but it does not absorb light very well. To remedy this, physicists resort to embedding a sheet of graphene in a flat photonic crystal. Scientists now demonstrate that by altering the temperature in such a hybrid cavity structure, they can tune its capacity for optical absorption. This means graphene-based nano-devices could potentially be used as temperature-sensitive sensors.

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Rabies trick could help treat Parkinson’s Disease

The rabies virus wreaks havoc on the brain, triggering psychosis and death. To get where it needs to go, the virus must first trick the nervous system and cross the blood brain barrier — a process that makes it of interest in drug design. Now, scientists report a way to exploit the rabies virus machinery to deliver a Parkinson’s disease medication directly to the brain.

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