A viable quantum internet — a network in which information stored in qubits is shared over long distances through entanglement — would transform the fields of data storage, precision sensing and computing, ushering in a new era of communication.
This month, scientists at Fermilab, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory, and their partners took a significant step in the direction of realizing a quantum internet.
California-based Logistic Gliders says it would be able to move goods up to 70 miles away and they are designed to be released from a conventional aircraft at altitudes of 25,000ft.
This “urban mining” map reveals the valuables hiding in our e-waste mountains Via Alphr: If you were determined to find a positive in the news that we generated the weight of 4,500 Eiffel Towers in electronic waste in 2016, you might cling to one solitary fact. The report estimated that buried in this e-waste mountain is an estimated $55 billion worth of precious metals.
Most plastics degrade when they’re recycled. But scientists have developed a new kind of plastic, called PBTL, that retains its strength no matter how many times it’s broken down and remolded.