Entanglement on demand

Citation: Entanglement on demand (2008, April 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-04-entanglement-demand.html One of the problems in quantum information processing is inefficiency. Photon entanglement is generally considered a leading candidate for quantum computing (it is used for teleportation and cryptography), but right now it is sort of a hit and miss proposition. “The only…

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New bus system tops off batteries in just 15 seconds

German city to test viability of inductive charging system on two real bus lines More information: www.tosa2013.com/en#/tosa2013 (Phys.org) —A new type of battery bus system being tested in Switzerland is able to operate continually by making use of flash-charging stations. Called Trolleybus Optimisation Systeme Alimentation (TOSA), the new bus and recharging system is currently being…

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Water circling drain experiments offer insight into black holes

Explore further A small international team of researchers has found that water waves created due to scattering from a spinning vortex can show rotational superradiance—an effect astrophysicists have predicted likely to occur in black holes, but which has never been replicated in a lab experiment. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, the…

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Feds Charge 80 People Over Massive Online Frau

Reed Saxon by NPR News Merrit Kennedy 8.23.19 4:10pm A Japanese woman met a person online in March 2016 who said he was a U.S. Army captain based in Syria.They quickly became close, exchanging messages over email. She thought she was in a romantic relationship with the man, who called himself Terry Garcia. Over the…

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After Fatal Crash Loved Ones Remember Racer J

After Fatal Crash, Loved Ones Remember Racer Jessi Combs… by NPR News Brakkton Booker 8.29.19 4:58pm Loved ones of Jessi Combs, a well-known racer and a host of the popular science-themed television show Mythbusters, are speaking out days after she died attempting to break her own land speed record. She was 39 years old. “I…

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Fikry might have been indifferent to my work

Gabrielle Zevin’s The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry is one of the most beautiful books I have read in a long long time. It doesn’t pander to baseless emotions to make the thoughts and feelings work, nor does it deal in excesses. The story of book shop owner A.J Fikry and how his life changes…

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Celebrating Innocence

The 12th edition of National School of Drama’s Jashnebachpan- the biggest children theatre festival, is here to enthrall children from all walks of life including the underprivileged. Over 1000 underprivileged children from Delhi NCR area witnessed the commencement ceremony in the NSD campus. NSD has also roped in Zonal Cultural Centers  to further encourage and…

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Come Norwesters drive against dengue initiated by KMC

Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has intensified its drive against Dengue in view of the nor’wester that is hitting the city. The state government has given Rs 3 crore to KMC to carry on with its anti Dengue drive. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed all civic bodies to…

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PostDiwali Delhi

If you woke up to a low-visibility morning post-Diwali, witnessing your air-sensitive toddler or asthmatic grandparent coughing up through the night, a decision to move to places with cleaner air may even have crossed your mind.Triggers like paddy burning in the neighbouring state to massive vehicular traffic or increasing pollen in the air as winter…

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Dakshineswar Skywalk to be unveiled ahead of Kali Puja

Kolkata: The Dakshineswar Skywalk is expected to be thrown open for pilgrims visiting Dakshineswar Temple, a day before Kali Puja. If everything goes as per schedule, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will unveil the skywalk on November 5.A senior official of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), the implementing agency, said that the skywalk is getting finishing…

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A culinary trip to China

Who would have known that something as looked-down-upon as turnip can be a definite delicacy? With Royal China’s delicious vegetarian starters one must think twice before underestimating vegetables. Even the blandest of raw materials seem to undergo a transformation through the hands of the chefs here at Royal China. Entering the restaurant, one would feel…

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Shaan Arijit get Bengal government music award

Kolkata: Popular singers Shaan and Arijit Singh were on Friday handed over the ‘Sangeet Mahasamman’ award constituted by the West Bengal government at the inaugural session of the Bengal music and folk culture festival here. Besides the duo, leading Bengali singers like Rupankar Bagchi, Raghab Chattopadhyay, Manomoy Bhattacharya, Saikat Mitra, Pratik Chowdhury and music director…

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Quantum theory may explain why jokes are funny

Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 789. Whether this pun makes you giggle or groan in pain, your reaction is a consequence of the ambiguity of the joke. Whether we find puns and jokes funny can be predicted using quantum theory, say scientists who are developing a mathematical model that can help decode the…

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Normal life unaffected in state

Kolkata: The foolproof measures of the state government ensured that normal life remained largely unaffected in Bengal on the first day of the two-day nationwide strike on Tuesday by the trade unions.The state government offices, educational institutions and even private companies recorded normal attendance. The IT sector and Port activities were normal and so were…

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KVIC launches ecofriendly hawansamagri

Fusing Mahatma Gandhi’s swabalamban (self-reliance) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachhata Ahbiyaan, the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises – Giriraj Singh launched environment-friendly shubh hawan samagri. Manufactured by Kumarappa National Handmade paper Institute (KNHPI) – a unit of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), the product was launched on September 12…

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Sealdah Division train services affected for three hours

Kolkata: Train services were suspended in Barasat-Hasnabad section of the Eastern Railway (ER), Sealdah Division, for more than three hours on Thursday morning after a group of people put up a blockade.The demonstration was held after the death of an under-trial prisoner who was arrested on May 3 when passengers were agitating due to the…

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Ingredients to look for in your beauty products

It is always important to see what ingredients beauty products have before you apply them on yourself. Always look for antioxidants and paraben free products to keep your skin healthy and glowing always, say experts. Beauty experts have suggested ingredients to look for in beauty products. Antioxidants: It is highly recommended to use products with…

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The Sad Life of the Real Elephant Man

Nothing unusual was recorded about the birth of Joseph Carey Merrick on August 5, 1862 — to the world better known as the Elephant Man. Only a few months before turning two, the first symptoms were there: some strange swelling appeared on the baby’s lips, and his skin started to change. Over time, the conditions…

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