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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Don't tell the ASPCA

Stable cats for quantum computers

The scientists used this ion trap to create
new quantum states (Photo: ETH Zurich)
Related source » Squeezed Schrödinger Cats - Deep Stuff: 'via Blog this'
[This related source is recommended in its entirety.]

“The Schrödinger cat prepared by professor Home and his collaborators is special in that the initial squeezing makes the ion states “left” and “right” particularly easy to distinguish. At the same time, it is also pretty large as the two ion states are far apart. “Even without the squeezing our “cat” is the largest one produced to date”, Home points out. “With the squeezing, the states “left” and “right” are even more distinguishable – they are as much as sixty times narrower than the separation between them”. All this isn’t just about scientific records, however, but also about practical applications. Squeezed Schrödinger cats are particularly stable against certain types of disturbances that would normally cause the cats to lose their quantum properties and become ordinary felines. That stability could, for instance, be exploited in order to realize quantum computers, which use quantum superposition states to do their calculations. Furthermore, ultra-precise measurements could be made less sensitive to unwanted external influences.”
— DEEP STUFF, May 26, 2015 (deepstuff.org)


What'll they think of next?
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Trentino

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Pomeriggio di foto immersi nella natura. La bellezza dell'istante by roberto scottini on 500px
Photograph Pomeriggio di foto immersi nella natura. La bellezza dell'istante by roberto scottini on 500px


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Girl on the Banks of the Volga

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Something change by
Alexander Smirnov on 500px
Photograph Something change by Alexander Smirnov on 500px


Post 2,642 Girl on the Banks of the Volga

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Friendship means never having to worry about size

Rule #2: Everybody loves a fun pic!


Best friends on BestWorldPix


Post 2,641 Friendship means never having to worry about size

Monday, May 25, 2015

Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


RalphSobanskiPhotography by Ralph Sobanski on 500px
Photograph RalphSobanskiPhotography by Ralph Sobanski on 500px


Post 2,640 Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami

Ione Bright

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Ione Bright, stage actress, 1912, Photo by
Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr. on HistoryInPics


Post 2,639 Ione Bright

Galaxy in the Sky with Trees

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


The Galaxy Tree, César Vega Toledano, et al., APOD


Post 2,635 Galaxy in the Sky with Trees

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Brigitte Bardot

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Bardot During 'Viva Maria' Shoot, 1965 on HistoryInPics


Post 2,637 Brigitte Bardot

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Heaven

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Falling in Heaven by Marvin Chao on 500px
Photograph Falling in Heaven by Marvin Chao on 500px


Post 2,636 Heaven

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Merger in the Sky with Black Holes

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


NGC 6240: Merging Galaxies, NASA, APOD


Post 2,635 Merger in the Sky with Black Holes

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Flora

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Flora.jpg by Kirill Sakrukin on 500px
Photograph Flora.jpg by Kirill Sakrukin on 500px


Post 2,634 Flora

Monday, May 18, 2015

Golden Hour

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Golden hour at the lake by Phil Kemper on 500px
Photograph Golden hour at the lake by Phil Kemper on 500px


Post 2,633 Golden Hour

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Yunhwi

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Paris on Fire by Shooting Wild on 500px
Photograph Paris on Fire by Shooting Wild on 500px


Post 2,632 Yunhwi

Pearl in the Sky with Mollusca

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


NGC 2440: Pearl of a New White Dwarf, H. Bond, et al., APOD


Post 2,631 Pearl in the Sky with Mollusca

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Caption Contest

What is he saying or thinking?



Post 2,630 Caption Contest

Friday, May 15, 2015

Catherine Deneuve, 1961

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Eighteen year old French film actress,
Catherine Deneuve, 1961, HistoryInPics


Post 2,629 Catherine Deneuve, 1961

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Fairbank Twins

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Ziegfeld Girls - Fairbank Twins (1922)
Alfred Cheney Johnston, HistoryInPics


Post 2,628 The Fairbank Twins

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gold in Blue

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


DSC_5029 by akphotopro on 500px
Photograph DSC_5029 by akphotopro  on 500px


Post 2,627 Gold in Blue