Alizah Gul Memon's articles

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Earlier last month, thermostat-company Honeywell announced that it had managed to create the world’s most powerful quantum computer, leaving behind the two major rivals in the field – Google and IBM. Honeywell claimed that its system works using more efficient technology. IBM and Google use superconducting quantum bits (“qubits”) in their systems, but Honeywell decided […]
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Vivek Venkatraman Krishnan and his team at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, detected relativistic frame dragging while studying a celestial laboratory located thousands of light-years away. The results were published in Science on January 30. Discovered in 1999, the laboratory, in the direction of the Southern Cross constellation, consists of […]
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A team of astronomers used NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) to observe the galaxy M77, some 47 million light-years from Earth, finding its magnetic field to be closely correlated with the galaxy’s star-filled spiral arms.Galaxies come in various shapes and forms. Some may be spherical, some disk-like, while some spiral around a central […]
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Remember LIGO – the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory – that made headlines in 2016 for detecting gravitational waves for the very first time? Now, in 2019, scientists aim to design a gravitational-wave detector much smaller than its predecessor. While LIGO has arms 4 km long, a team of physicists and astronomers from Northwestern University wish […]
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In a world where the word “supremacy” has negative political connotations (does “white supremacy” ring a bell?), John Preskill, a professor of theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology, couldn’t find a more accurate term to describe the advantages of Quantum Physics over its classical counterpart, which is why he coined the term “quantum […]
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The quantum revolution mainly involve visible wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum, but everything changed when Shabir Barzanjeh and his team at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria used special properties of quantum mechanics to make measurements that were not previously possible. Together, they used entangled microwaves to create a quantum radar. The radar works […]
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Planting trees to save the environment has been chanted like a mantra for decades now, but the extent to which trees could actually make a difference was still not clear until recently when Tom Crowther, a professor of global ecosystem ecology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, published a study in Science […]
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Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, found that energy required to train a common AI model was equivalent to nearly five times the lifetime emissions of the average American car, including its manufacture! The paper specifically focused on determining carbon emissions for the subfield of AI called NLP (Natural-Language Processing). The researchers looked at […]
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Elena Murchikova, a theoretical astrophysicist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., worked with her colleagues to use data gathered in 2015 by the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) to discover a thin accretion disk of cool gas extremely close to Milky Way’s black hole, Sagittarius A*. Material from the inner disk was […]

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