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Upgrading a Hybrid Computing Algorithm

Researchers outline a protocol for performing a popular quantum-classical machine-learning algorithm with a so-called measurement-based quantum computer, which could allow for more resource-efficient calculations. Read More »

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Cooling a Thermal Cloud to a Supersolid

When a cloud of cold atoms goes through a supersolid phase transition, its coexisting superfluid and crystalline phases do not emerge simultaneously. Read More »

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Customizing Thermal Emission

Theorists have shown that patterned surfaces can transform the emission from a hot object into a polarized, focused light beam. Read More »

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When Sci-Fi Predicts the Future—and When it Doesn’t

Breaking the laws of nature isn’t the only reason that some science fiction ideas never make it off the written page or out of a movie set. Read More »

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A Computer Memory Based on Cold Atoms and Light

Merging ideas from neuroscience, machine learning, and quantum technology, researchers propose a new information-storage device. Read More »

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Visualizing Flow Fields Around Colloids

A new technique for measuring displacements of tiny particles in a fluid reveals a previously unseen hydrodynamic flow pattern that could provide intel on the interface’s mechanical properties.   Read More »

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An Active Particle in an Activity “Well”

A self-propelled particle trapped in a potential well defined by energy availability, has a unique swimming pattern that comes from hidden currents in the fluid in which it swims. Read More »

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Quantum Machine Learning for Data Classification

Quantum machine-learning techniques speed up the task of classifying data delivered by a small network of quantum sensors. Read More »

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How a Virus Rolls Itself Across a Cell Surface

To infect a cell, the flu virus needs to move, and a new theory suggests how it does that. Read More »

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