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Quantum Computing Is Facing A Component Shortage… Without A Nuclear Arms Race

If you thought the great GPU shortage of 2017/18 was bad, try being a quantum researcher. Shortages of specialised quantum hardware and ex-military nuclear material could stifle further development in the field. With growing applications for qubit’s entangled state, exotic … Continue reading

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Calculating Quantum Computing’s Future

In 1982, Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard Feynman conceived of an ultrapowerful calculator that relies on microscopic particles to operate. He called his idea a “quantum” computer, referring to the laws that govern nature at a subatomic level. Today, some of … Continue reading

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The Gasturbine Modular Helium Reactor

The Gas Turbine – Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR) couples a High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR) with a Brayton power conversion cycle to produce electricity at high efficiency. It is based on HTGR technology developed over the past 40 years that … Continue reading

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150 years since the discovery of helium

On 20 October 1868, Norman Lockyer discovered helium. Associate Curator of Chemistry Rupert Cole tells the story. ‘At last!’ exclaimed a weary Norman Lockyer to himself, as his fatigued eye finally accepted what it had witnessed. Looking down his spectroscope, … Continue reading

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Pollution Prompts Den Bosch To Ban The Release Of Helium Balloons

The Den Bosch city council decided on Tuesday night to ban the release of helium balloons in the municipality. The balloons pollute nature and are dangerous for animals, the council parties who supported the ban said, NU.nl reports. This follows … Continue reading

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