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Nanoparticles trapped between mirrors might be a promising platform for quantum sensors. Courtesy: IQOQI Innsbruck The motional fluctuations of nanoparticles trapped between mirrors in optical cavities could form the basis for a new type of high-precision quantum sensor, according to calculations by researchers at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the University of Innsbruck in Austria
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SAN FRANCISCO – Ball Aerospace and Raytheon Intelligence & Space will begin developing ocean color sensors for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s next generation of geostationary weather satellites under contracts announced May 26. Under the firm-fixed-price contracts awarded by NASA, NOAA’s partner for the acquisition, each company will receive approximately $5.2 million to perform
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Sounds good: a healthy coral reef in Sulawesi, Indonesia. (Courtesy: Tim Lamont) Many people around the world enjoy doing crosswords, taking a few moments out of their day to test their knowledge and wordplay by answering clues to find words that complete the crossword grid. Crosswords are a puzzle that humans particularly excel at, so
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General Dynamics’ partners in this contract include Iridium, KSAT and Raytheon WASHINGTON — General Dynamics Mission Systems won a $324.5 million contract to operate the ground systems and manage network operations of the Space Development Agency’s low Earth orbit constellation, the agency announced May 26. The seven-year contract is for $162.9 million, with $161.5 million
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Russia’s war on Ukraine has demonstrated how a major energy exporter can achieve a choke-hold over its customers, leaving them very little way to get out of it. NATO has been limited in its response to the Ukrainian invasion by Europe’s dependence on Russian gas and oil. We need energy independence to break the grip
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Exploring cause and effect: A photo of the Sagnac interferometer used to generate polarization-entangled photon pairs during a basis measurement. (Courtesy: Davide Poderini/Sapienza University of Rome) Cause-and-effect explanations like “catnip causes cats to be happy”, “jokes cause laughter” and “exciting research causes Physics World articles” are a useful way to organize knowledge about the world.
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LONG BEACH, Calif. –  A panel of space logistics experts underscored the importance of open standards to encourage the growth of the market. Over the long term, open standards are necessary “if we really want to build infrastructure in space,” Karol Janik, technology manager for the Manufacturing Technology Centre, an independent U.K. research and technology
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Teleportation in progress Researchers at QuTech in the Netherlands with their quantum teleportation experiment. (Courtesy: QuTech)”> Teleportation in progress Researchers at QuTech in the Netherlands with their quantum teleportation experiment. (Courtesy: QuTech) Physicists in the Netherlands have shown for the first time that quantum information can be reliably teleported between network nodes that are not
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TAMPA, Fla. — Amazon Web Services announced May 24 it has picked 10 startups to join its second annual space accelerator program, which helps early-stage companies learn how to grow their businesses with cloud and analytic technologies.  The startups come from across the Earth observation, space situational awareness (SSA), launch, propulsion and space exploration markets.
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