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Industry collaboration leads to important milestone in the creation of a quantum computer

One of the obstacles for progress in the quest for a working quantum computer has been that the working devices that go into a quantum computer and perform the actual calculations, the qubits, have hitherto been made by universities and in small numbers. But in recent years, a pan-European collaboration has been exploring everyday transistors that are present in billions in all our mobile phones for their use as qubits.

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China launches GECAM all-sky scanner to study extreme cosmic events

China has successfully launched a space telescope to study some of the most energetic events in the universe. Lifting off today from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. local time, the Gravitational wave high-energy Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky Monitor (GECAM) represents one of the first new “all-sky” devices that will monitor fast-radio bursts, high-energy neutrinos and magnetars.

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Astronomers reveal most detailed atlas of the Milky Way

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the latest star map of the Milky Way taken by its €450m Gaia mission. Gaia’s third data set, released, contains high-precision measurements of nearly 2 billion stars, allowing astronomers to trace the various populations of older and younger stars out towards the very edge of our galaxy the so-called “galactic anticenter”.

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