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Quantum dots - DTU Fotonik

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Two layers of InAs quantum dots in InP matrix, emitting at 1.57 ┬Ám wavelength. The image is in cross-section geometry taken by high-resolution scanning ...

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xkcd • View topic - Is Quantum Mechanics REALLY "Unintuitive?"

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I'm still learning quantum mechanics, and I find the hardest part of learning it is dealing with how people try to teach it and compare particles to other things.

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Researchers Add Printed OLEDs to the List of Quantum Dots ...

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A wide range of quantum dots applications is being studied: solar cells, transistors, diode lasers and light emitting diodes. Now researchers add printed OLEDs ...

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Google Buys Quantum Computer for Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA

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To some of us, wicked fast quantum computers seem like the stuff of theory and some far off future. Not so if you work at Google or NASA. In a sign the technology is creeping closer to practical use, Google, NASA, and the non-profit Universities Space ...

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Quantum physics: The quantum atom

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Quantum physics: The quantum atom. One hundred years after Niels Bohr published his model of the atom, a special issue of Nature explores its legacy — and how much there is still to learn about atomic structure. 05 June 2013. ILLUSTRATION: THOMAS ...

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NASA's Spitzer Sees Milky Way's Blooming Countryside

New views from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show blooming stars in our Milky Way galaxy's more barren territories, far from its crowded core.

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The Drama of Quantum Physics Takes to the Stage

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Theoretical physicist Brian Greene presented and narrated "Spooky Action: The Drama of Quantum Physics," an event combining elements of a college-level physics lecture, history lesson, and theatrical performance. [Wacky Physics: The Coolest Little ...

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Graphene Super capacitor as battery? - Physics Forums

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I have been hearing about the possibility of a graphene super capacitor for quite some time now, but it still seems they are not readily available. Is there anyway ...

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NASA Chandra, Spitzer Study Suggests Black Holes Abundant Among The Earliest Stars

By comparing infrared and X-ray background signals across the same stretch of sky, an international team of astronomers has discovered evidence of a significant number of black holes that accompanied the first stars in the universe.

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XCOR COO Warns That Proposed State Department Rule ... - Slashdot

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MarkWhittington writes "Andrew Nelson, the chief operating officer of XCOR Aerospace, a company that proposes to take paying customers on suborbital jaunts ...

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Space tourists: Book your trip now - CNN.com Video

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Passenger trips to space could just be a year away. CNN's Felicia Taylor reports.

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NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Solar Satellite

NASA's next scientific satellite, which is scheduled for launch June 26, will provide the most detailed look ever at the sun's lower atmosphere or interface region.

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NASA's Hubble Maps 3-D Structure of Ejected Material Around Erupting Star

A flash of light from a stellar outburst has provided a rare look at the 3-D structure of material ejected by an erupting nova. Astronomers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to observe the light emitted by the close double-star system T Pyxidis, or T Pyx, a recurring nova, during its latest outburst in April 2011.

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NASA to Host June 5 Teleconference on Curiosity Mars Rover

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5, to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission and activities of the Curiosity rover.

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NASA Partners With the LEGO Group for Design and Build Contest

NASA and the LEGO Group are partnering to inspire the next generation of aerospace engineers by offering a new design competition. The competition will spur students of all ages to use the toy bricks in building models of future airplanes and spacecraft.

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NASA Awards Aircraft Operations Support Contract

NASA has selected L-3 Vertex Aerospace of Madison, Miss., to support the operations of all aircraft assigned to the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base and the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in nearby Palmdale, Calif.

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NASA Announces Major Airborne Pollution/Climate Study June 6

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 6, to announce a new airborne science campaign over the southern United States. The campaign will investigate how air pollution and natural emissions affect climate and the atmosphere.

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NASA Exercises Contract Option on Engineering Support Contract

NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., has exercised the second option of its Technology, Engineering, and Aerospace Mission Support (TEAMS) 2 contract with Analytical Mechanics Associates Inc. (AMA), also of Hampton, to continue providing engineering support to the center.

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NASA's Swift Produces Best Ultraviolet Maps of the Nearest Galaxies

Astronomers at NASA and Pennsylvania State University have used NASA's Swift satellite to create the most detailed ultraviolet light surveys ever of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the two closest major galaxies.

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Asteroid mining firm wants world's first crowdfunded space ...

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JavaScript disabled Please enable JavaScript to use My News My Clippings My Comments ... A privately owned asteroid mining firm backed in part by Google's ...

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So where are we up to with dark matter › StarStuffABC Science

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Dark matter pioneer Professor Ken Freeman discusses the latest research in the ... Subjects astronomyspace planetsandasteroids theuniverse geology physics ...

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Quantum Dots in Displays Get a New Tool - IEEE Spectrum

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New method for measuring the spectral properties of quantum dots should improve manufacturing processes.

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The Incredible World of Graphene

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If graphene is new to you, the best way to describe it is that it's a totally new, man-made material that will turn the world on its head. Although graphene is about as high-tech as it comes, it also sits in my camp as it's derived from graphite, a ...

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asteroid mining news, opinion, analysis, photos and video.

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3D Manufacturing in Space

NASA is a government leader in 3D printing for engineering applications. The technology holds tremendous potential for future space exploration.





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Planetary Resources Raises over $200K on 1st Day of Campaign

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NEW YORK — A commercial asteroid-mining company aiming to launch a crowdfunded space telescope raised more than $200,000 on the first day of its Kickstarter campaign. Planetary Resources, a private venture with its sights set on mining near-Earth ...

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New catalyst for fuel cells made from graphene could help boost renewable ...

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The material consists of carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles created from graphene, to which nitrogen is introduced. Chung and his team found a simple way to make the new material in one step, using iron acetate and cyanamide, a chemical commonly ...

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Planetary Resources Raises over $200K on 1st Day of Campaign

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NEW YORK — A commercial asteroid-mining company aiming to launch a crowdfunded space telescope raised more than $200,000 on the first day of its Kickstarter campaign. Planetary Resources, a private venture with its sights set on mining near-Earth ...

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Asteroids make for more than mines - The potential of space-based manufacturing

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There is plenty of science fiction that features automated factories churning away in the dark of space, building everything from spaceships to our coming robotic overlords. But the idea has always seemed like the most unlikely kind of science fiction.

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NASA Google Quantum Computer: The World's Most Expensive Computer ...

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Who would have thought that quantum physics would find its way into a computer? Just last Friday, NASA teamed up with Google to invest in the world's first quantum computer. This computer is no MacBook Pro: At the steep price of $15 million, this doozy ...

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Quantum Dots in Displays Get a New Tool

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The method, which was published in the journal Nature Chemistry ("Direct probe of spectral inhomogeneity reveals synthetic tunability of single-nanocrystal spectral line widths"), starts by shining a laser into the quantum dots and then measuring the ...

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Telescope could answer dark matter mystery Science

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... light at the center of the Milky Way might be a product of elusive dark matter ... from astronomy to zoology Join the adventure on Twitter and Facebook ...

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