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Possibility of finding new particle bleak: LHC scientists

Possibility of finding new particle bleak: LHC scientists

Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider have cleared at the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) that the discovery of new particle might be many years away.

The scientists were quite disappointed, as there was a lot of excitement when they started LHC to collect data as it showed a bump, but in the latest results they did not see any signs of a bump. David Charlton of Birmingham University said that the two separate LHC detectors, Atlas and CMS, have picked up matching bumps. But it could be considered only as a pure coincidence.

Small quantum computer developed with ability to run multiple algorithms

Small quantum computer developed with ability to run multiple algorithms

Researchers from the Joint Quantum Institute at Maryland University have created a five qubits trapped ion device that can be expanded up to 100 qubits. Qubits can be prepared in the states, ones and zeros owing to which they are able to carry out more calculations.

The researchers were able to develop a small quantum computer carrying out multiple algorithms by using a software-controlled laser pulses that manipulated ions into different pairs. Study’s lead researcher Shantanu Debnath said that by connecting any pair of qubits, they would be able to implement any algorithm.

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IBM‘s artificial neuron may create computers that mimic processing design of organic brains

IBM‘s artificial neuron may create computers that mimic processing design of organic brains

IBM has developed a working artificial neuron. Not one or two, but 500 of them have been created by IBM’s research center in Zurich. The faux neurons have been developed from well-known materials, which can be reduced to the scale of a few nanometers.

In the case of organic neurons, there are membranes present that act as signal gates that take certain amount of energy to absorb. In the case of neurons developed by the IBM, the above mentioned role is taken up by a square of Germanium-Antimony-Tellerium (GST).

Wave-propelled robot has medical applications as well as can enter complex areas for issue assessment

Wave-propelled robot has medical applications as well as can enter complex areas for issue assessment

Engineers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel have developed a new type of robot that can crawl into your stomach and assess you from within. This wave-propelled robot has been as named SAW and it can improve diagnostics in medical services sector. The researchers for the first time have used a wave-like motion to swim, crawl and climb through to pass through sand, grass and gravel. Its top speed is 1.2mph and SAW uses a single motor having no internal spine.

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Novel solar-powered technology results into no new emissions by removing carbon from atmosphere

Novel solar-powered technology results into no new emissions by removing carbon from atmosphere

Scientists are having big hopes from their new type of solar-powered technology that it can lessen climate change. In the journal Science, a team of scientists disclosed that they have developed a device that absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and with the help of sunlight, it is broken into a mix of carbon monoxide and hydrogen known as synthetis gas or syngas.

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Harvard University researchers reveal a robot with perching prowess: the RoboBee

Harvard University researchers reveal a robot with perching prowess: the RoboBee

Almost all flying species save their energy by perching occasionally. Engineers haven’t missed the opportunity to imitate this lazy energy-saving mode in drones. This energy saving mode will be helpful in the case of microbots that can't carry around heavy batteries.

Such hovering tiny bots can possibly be sent into dicey situations, including keeping an eye on wildfires, seeking precarious rubble for survivors of earthquake, checking air safety post a chemical spill, but they can’t do a great job in case they run short of battery.

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Researchers discover Novel Magnetic Behavior in TI at Room Temperature; Here’s How

Researchers discover Novel Magnetic Behavior in TI at Room Temperature; Here’s How

A novel magnetic behavior has been noticed on a material surface, claimed a research team, comprising researchers from a number of institutes. It may help in creating tiny and more efficient instruments.

According to researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Oak Ridge National Laboratory and others, they discovered magnetic behavior in hybrid topological insulator (TI) materials with the help of neutron scattering. The discovery was done at room temperature, they added.

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This mechanism could help improve performance of wide variety of everyday goods

This mechanism could help improve performance of wide variety of everyday goods

A research published recently in the journal Physical Review Letters has explained a new physical mechanism wherein particles get separated on the basis of their size while the wet coatings are getting dry. The finding can possibly enhance the performance of a huge number of everyday goods, ranging from paint to sunscreen.

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Researchers discover New Form of Elementary Particle: Four-flavored tetraquark

Researchers discover New Form of Elementary Particle: Four-flavored tetraquark

A ‘four-flavored’ tetraquark has been detected during DZero experiment by a research team led by Daria Zieminska, a physicist at Indiana University. It is a new form of tetraquark, which was first recorded by scientists on the Belle experiment in Japan in 2008. This new tetraquark has four quark flavors, which are up, down, strange and bottom. The discovery was announced on February 25.

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Low-frequency gravitational waves could soon be detectable by existing radio telescopes, study shows

Low-frequency gravitational waves could soon be detectable by existing radio telescopes, study shows

The gravitational waves that have been detected recently by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) belonged to two black holes merged into one. Both the black holes had a mass 30 times than that of our sun. Gravitational waves cover an extensive range of frequencies that need distinct technologies to detect.

A latest study from the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) has shown that the existing radio telescopes could soon detect low-frequency gravitational waves.

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