18 Most Interesting Facts About Quantum Computers | 2018 Edition

Latest quantum computer chip

Quantum computers are not supposed to check your emails, update status, or do normal software/hardware tasks. Instead, they are based on something more complex – Quantum Mechanics. Quantum computer deals with particle much smaller than the size of atom. At such smaller scale, rules of physics do not make any sense. This is where exciting ...

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AI Can Predict Your Lifespan by Looking At Your Smartphone Data

iPhone app with AI Can Predict Your Lifespan

The new AI can precisely estimate biological age and major risk factors related to health.  It analyzes data collected by smartphones and wearable devices. Developers have released an app that observes how your daily activity pattern affects your life expectancy.   Many biological factors like gene expression, DNA and blood circulation levels show close correlation with age. ...

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What’s The Relation Between Periodic Table and Superconductivity?

relation betweenPeriodic table and superconductivity

Researchers have found a new high-temperature superconductive material – actinium hydrides.  They also created a method to measure hydrides superconductivity using the periodic table.  Superconductivity is the capability of specific material to conduct electric current with almost zero resistance. The material needs to be at extremely low temperature to behave as a superconductor. Some materials have ...

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Most Powerful Biosensor System Built With Copper and Graphene Oxide

most powerful biosensor

Researchers develop world’s first biosensor chips based copper and graphene oxide.  They’ve standard configuration, and thus are compatible with existing industrial biosensors.  They can be integrated in mobiles, wearable gadgets and even smart clothes. Biosensors are analytical instruments that convert a biological response into an electrical signal. Usually, a biosensor system contains biotransducer equipment, bio-recognition site, ...

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An Optical Circulator That Directs Light Without Using Magnets

Optical Circulator without magnet

Researchers develop a microscale vibrating glass ring that works as a circulator.  This small glass ring resonator interacts with light and directs it on an optical chip, without using magnets.  Circulators are crucial modules in communication technology. They transmit information from one node to another without any data loss in a network. Similarly an optical ...

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Promising Material For High-Speed, Secure Quantum Internet

Silicon Carbide enables High-Speed Quantum Internet

Physicists ‘rediscovered’ a material that could make ultrahigh-speed quantum internet a reality.  It’s silicon carbide (SiC).  It emits photons efficiently, and thus can transfer data at 1 Gbps on quantum cryptography protocols.  Quantum computing will soon revolutionize the digital machines. For the last couple of years, tech giants like IBM, Microsoft, Google, and leading research centers ...

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New Microscopy Technology Can Provide Unprecedented Details Of Cells

Zebrafish eye's cells - New Microscopy Technology

Scientists develop a new microscope that can image subcellular dynamics in multicellular organisms.  To do this, they’ve combined Lattice light-sheet microscopy and Adaptive optics techniques.  They were able to observe organelles’ behavior as they shape themselves within cells, in real time.  In 1665, Robert Hooke used a microscope to look at a small slice of cork and discovered ...

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Smartphones Are Destroying Earth Faster Than We Thought

Smartphones Are Destroying Earth

According to the ICT global emission report, the carbon emission from smartphones has tripled in last 10 years. iPhone 6s generated 57 percent more carbon dioxide than iPhone 4s. By 2020, smartphones alone will be responsible for 45 percent of total ICT emission. Over the last couple of decades, ICT (information and communication technology) devices ...

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter | 6 Things You Need To Know

NASA's Mars Helicopter

It’s official now, NASA is sending a small autonomous helicopter to Mars. It’s supposed to help scout intriguing targets for research on Mars. This is the first test of a heavier-than-air vehicle on another planet. Below, we have covered all interesting aspects of this Mars helicopter, that will answer all your questions. What It Will ...

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