Quantum physics has led to new types of sensors, secure data transmission methods and researchers are working toward computers. However, the main obstacle is finding the right way to couple and precisely control a sufficient number of quantum systems (for example, individual atoms). A team of researchers from TU Wien and Harvard University has found
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Taken together, cement production, iron- and steelmaking, and natural-gas leaks rival transportation in their effects on climate While our June 2018 special report, “Blueprints for a Miracle,” covers many of the key sources of greenhouse gases and strategies for their mitigation, the report does not address three rather substantial sources. The production of cement—the primary
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A platinum-group chemical element called ruthenium (Ru) is the fourth single element to have unique ferromagnetic properties at room temperature. Ferromagnetism is the basic mechanism by which certain materials form permanent magnets, or are attracted to magnets. The use of ferromagnetism reaches back as far as ancient times when lodestone was used for navigation. Since then only three
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