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  1. lithium atoms confined in lasers
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    Physicists exploit a quantum rule to create a new kind of crystal

    Cold atoms can form crystals as a result of the Pauli exclusion principle.

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  2. Illustration of a hard edge
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    A newfound superconducting current travels only along a material’s edge

    In a first, scientists spot electricity flowing without resistance on the rim of a topological superconductor.

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  3. Researchers from QuTech work
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    New quantum computers can operate at higher temperatures

    Silicon chips operate at higher temperatures than many others, raising hopes for building quantum integrated circuits.

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  4. illustration of orbiting black holes
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    Quantum mechanics means some black hole orbits are impossible to predict

    Computer simulations reveal that foreseeing the paths of three orbiting objects sometimes requires precision better than the quantum limit.

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  5. entanglement illustration
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    Scientists entangled quantum memories linked over long distances

    The entanglement of quantum ‘hard drives’ is a crucial step toward creating a quantum internet.

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  6. nanoparticle
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    Scientists cooled a nanoparticle to the quantum limit

    Physicists decreased a nanoparticle’s motion to the lowest level allowed by quantum mechanics.

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  7. quantum entanglement illustration
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    A quantum strategy could verify the solutions to unsolvable problems — in theory

    A quantum technique for verifying solutions to difficult problems could apply to an “unbelievably huge” class of puzzles.

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  8. Sycamore
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    Google claimed quantum supremacy in 2019 — and sparked controversy

    Google’s quantum computer outperformed the most powerful supercomputer on a task, the company reported. But some scientists aren’t fully convinced.

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  9. electromagnetic waves illustration
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    Quantum jitter lets heat travel across a vacuum

    In a first, scientists observed tiny, vibrating membranes exchanging heat due to quantum fluctuations.

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