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Miniaturization of Quantum Computers Possible With New Electronic Cooling Technology

Researchers have successfully demonstrated a new electronic refrigeration technology that can enable major leaps in the development of quantum computers. Present quantum computers require extremely complicated and large cooling infrastructure that is based on mixture of different isotopes of helium. The new electronic cooling technology could replace these cryogenic liquid …

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NASA’s experimental X-59 supersonic jet could be built by the end of 2020.

NASA’s new experimental supersonic X-plane is on a fast track to fly The plane, officially named X-59 QueSST in 2018 and often referred to as just X-59, was greenlit for final assembly during a critical design review in 2019. With this plane, NASA aims to create an ultraquiet craft that can travel over land …

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HOW TECHNOLOGY AND APPS COULD ALLOW THE UK TO LEAVE LOCKDOWN – BUT IMPOSE NEW RESTRICTIONS OF THEIR OWN

Apps could be key to giving citizens their freedom back, but should not be used as a way to constrain that liberty in other ways, activists warn Phone apps and other technology are proving to be a key way for countries to come out of coronavirus lockdown – but also pose privacy and civil rights threats …

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US astronauts aboard International Space Station brace for return to Earth amid Covid-19 pandemic

It is quite surreal for us to see this whole situation unfolding on the planet below,’ NASA’s Jessica Meir says Astronauts currently residing aboard the International Space Station have braced for returning to Earth amid the coronavirus pandemic. When speaking to CBS News, astronaut Jessica Meir confessed she expects to feel more isolated upon returning to Earth during the …

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Coronavirus: Lives could be at risk from thousands of new ventilators for the NHS, warn safety experts

Devices ‘being designed and manufactured quickly by firms with little or no healthcare knowledge or manufacturing experience of medical devices’ The rush to create thousands of new ventilators for the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak could cost lives if staff make inadvertent mistakes due to different machine designs, experts have …

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