A spinning fluid of quantum particles breaks up into a crystal formed from swirling, tornado-like structures — Image Credit: MIT Researchers

MIT researchers observed the spooky behavior of atoms when they make the shift from the classical to the quantum world

Quantum world is a strange place. This sub-atomic realm is not governed by conventional laws of classical physics and that is what makes it so intriguing. Things that may seem improbable in the everyday world may be perfectly possible in the quantum universe. …

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The state of Financial markets & Economies, Weekly Charts, Business Trends & Statistics

Stocks capped their worst week in almost two years as the benchmark U.S indices tumbled, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq, which fell 7% for the week — its worst weekly decline since October 2020. Both the S&P and Dow closed out their third straight week of losses, down 5.7% and…

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Skepticism around the multi-trillion dollar industry faded over the last year as institutional investment drove mainstream adoption

2021 in many ways turned out to be a turning point for the crypto industry. It wasn’t just the growing institutional investment and influence — the year saw a lot of new innovations filtering through. Many sub-sectors continued to grow in size and maturity, while promising new ones emerged. Some…

Landmark IPCC report last year, had signaled an imminent threat from Climate change and we are beginning to see its impact

Last year should have been an eye-opener for many climate change skeptics. The frequency and intensity of the weather events that we saw globally have validated the code red signaled in the landmark report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). …

Artist’s impression of planet WASP-103b and its host star — Image Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)

Shaped like a Rugby ball, WASP-103b has been deformed by the strong tidal forces between the planet & its host star

Over the years, astronomers have discovered thousands of exoplanet candidates — 4,903 to date, according to the NASA Exoplanet Archive. Scientists have not only gotten better with their techniques to spot these alien worlds, but advanced instruments have also helped them detect the geological features on these exoplanets. …

In addition to the usual control gate (red), there is also a program gate (blue) — Image Credit: TU Wien

We are entering a new age of adaptive transistors which can be switched in a flash to perform different logical tasks

As we move to a more digitized future, semiconductor chips have become an essential component of every electronic device. Recent supply chain problems caused by the pandemic have highlighted this issue — where a chip shortage has caused problems for manufacturers producing such devices & consumers demanding them. Although the…

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The state of Financial markets & Economies, Weekly Charts, Business Trends & Statistics

U.S stocks wrapped up the second straight week of this year in losses, as earnings reports from financial firms, weaker-than-expected retail sales, and falling consumer sentiment kept equities down most of the session on Friday. A late rally lifted the S&P 500 and Nasdaq into positive territory, while the Dow…

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This, however, doesn't tell the full story as the roaring adoption far outstripped the volume of the crypto crime

One of the biggest criticisms that digital assets face by the nay-sayers is that they are widely used in illicit and illegal activities. Darknet often harbors such cybercriminals and other gangs which engage in such nefarious activities. …

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Scientists have designed a new benchmark test to more accurately predict the performance of a quantum processor — to run a specific program without errors

Quantum computing is a game-changing technology, which is evolving fast. Breakthrough innovations in this space point to a not too distant future where these machines will become the norm. Theoretically speaking, quantum computers are machines that perform some tasks faster than supercomputers. Having said that, they are still in an…

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the successor to the Hubble telescope & the most ambitious and complex space observatory ever built

For almost three decades, the Hubble telescope acted as our eyes into the deep space — providing us with valuable information on our immediate cosmic neighborhood to the vast expanses of the universe. As this pioneering mission winds down, it is being replaced by one of the largest, most powerful…

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