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Detecting Dark Matter With Quantum Computers
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Detecting Dark Matter With Quantum Computers

A Fermilab scientist developed a way to use qubits to detect single photons produced by dark matter in the presence of a strong magnetic field.

Physicists Observe Wormhole Dynamics Using Quantum Computer
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Physicists Observe Wormhole Dynamics Using Quantum Computer

Physicists created a quantum experiment to study the dynamics of a specific type of theoretical wormhole that can predict quantum gravity.

Applying the Metaverse
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Applying the Metaverse

Business, entertainment, and fashion companies already are staking their claims in this enhanced virtual world.

Chicago Scientists Testing Unhackable Quantum Internet in Closet
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Chicago Scientists Testing Unhackable Quantum Internet in Closet

University of Chicago scientists are conducting quantum Internet research in a basement closet.

Advanced Control of a Six-Qubit Quantum Processor in Silicon
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Advanced Control of a Six-Qubit Quantum Processor in Silicon

Researchers at QuTech in the Netherlands have developed a chip with six silicon-based spin qubits that operates with a low-error rate, a development seen as a stepping...

Designing Quantum Materials on the Computer
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Designing Quantum Materials on the Computer

An international team including researchers from Rice University and the Technical University of Vienna have developed a theoretical method for identifying novel...

Competition Makes Big Datasets the Winners
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Competition Makes Big Datasets the Winners

Measurement has driven research groups to home in on the most popular datasets, but that may change as metrics shift to real-world quality.

How AI Is Driving the Esports Boom
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How AI Is Driving the Esports Boom

Artificial intelligence is helping the esports industry take the world by storm.

Quantum Annealing Can Beat Classical Computing in Limited Cases
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Quantum Annealing Can Beat Classical Computing in Limited Cases

Quantum annealing computers can run algorithms faster than classical computers in certain instances, but typically not when time is limited.

A Secret Language of Cells? Cell Computations Uncovered
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A Secret Language of Cells? Cell Computations Uncovered

Scientists at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and  EPFL's Blue Brain Project have published a theory describing a secret cell language...

Quantum Researchers Advance Error Handling
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Quantum Researchers Advance Error Handling

A team led by researchers at the Flatiron Institute discovered a new phase of matter that has the potential to act as long-term quantum information storage.

AI Designs Proteins With Potential for Medicines, Vaccines
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AI Designs Proteins With Potential for Medicines, Vaccines

University of Washington researchers developed an AI software that can design structures for proteins that do not exist, including compounds that might find use...

Deep Learning Method Worth Its Salt
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Deep Learning Method Worth Its Salt

A multi-institutional team of researchers led by the University of Cincinnati's Yu Shi has developed a technique for modeling the thermodynamic properties of molten...

Scientists Expand Entomological Research Using Genome Editing Algorithm
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Scientists Expand Entomological Research Using Genome Editing Algorithm

A team of scientists from Japan's Hiroshima University, the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences...

Formalizing Fairness
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Formalizing Fairness

Algorithmic fairness aims to remedy issues stemming from algorithmic bias.

Computer Science Proof Unveils Unexpected Form of Entanglement
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Computer Science Proof Unveils Unexpected Form of Entanglement

Three computer scientists have solved the NLTS conjecture, proving that systems of entangled particles can remain difficult to analyze even away from extremes. ...

Scientists Use Robots to Reveal How Predatory Fish Cope with Unpredictable Prey
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Scientists Use Robots to Reveal How Predatory Fish Cope with Unpredictable Prey

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Bristol used robots to demonstrate how predators adapt to overcome unpredictable behavior by their prey.

Improved Approach to the 'Traveling Salesperson Problem' Could Boost Logistics, Transport Sectors
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Improved Approach to the 'Traveling Salesperson Problem' Could Boost Logistics, Transport Sectors

Researchers have developed an enhanced approach to the Traveling Salesperson Problem that yields high-quality solutions at a faster rate than other cutting-edge...

Fake Faces Created by AI Look More Trustworthy than Real People
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Fake Faces Created by AI Look More Trustworthy than Real People

Researchers found that people have a hard time distinguishing images of human faces created by artificial intelligence from images of real faces.

Exploring the Strategies of Categorization
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Exploring the Strategies of Categorization

A novel methodology using pigeons has uncovered universal principles in categorization learning.
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