As you might have already realised, I quite enjoy to share news about future technologies. In this occasion I have considered this article, which covers different new technologies in what is called the Internet Of Things.
Not only your fridge will order directly when you run out of milk, but sensors will change the ambient light accordingly to protect you from depression or skin cancer, to cite just a couple of examples.
Enjoy the article by clicking on the picture below!
Where are the limits? Could it be than in a not so distant future robots will surround us and be part of our daily life?
Could robots start reasoning? It seems that scientists have moved forward on developing algorithms which help computer to start using logic for relational reasoning.
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Don't be afraid, we are not yet THERE.
Research in Photonics opens up a new world of new technologies. The applications of optics in almost all sciences is just everywhere around us.
This time I would like to share with you this article about the bionic eye, where optoelectronic technology makes possible sight restoration. Click on the image below to know more.
The bionic man is here!
Amazing as it sounds, IBM plans to commercialize a "quantum computer" this year! But do not get so excited just yet... the race towards the first actual quantum computer is still on!
If you want to know more, just click on the image below. You have more information also HERE.
You can find by clicking in the image below an article I have written about quantum computation, hope you enjoy it!
I do not think I have deppen enough into the winning theme of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics.
The winners have been Thouless, Haldane and Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter".
But what does topology mean?
To begin with, the definition of topology is as follows: the mathematical study of the properties that are preserved through deformations, twistings, and stretchings of objects.
You can access below an explanatory video about the topology, as a mathematical concept.
Now, geometry and mathematics, what is the physical relationship with matter?
By clicking on the image below you can access all kind of relevant information about topological phases.
Thanks to Satoshi Tanda, from Hokkaido University, for the image.
Some time ago Sciencefreaktion dedicated a post to Quantum biology (LINK). One of the topics in the discussion was photosynthesis. Now imagine that we could design a solar cell at a quantum level based on how plants extract energy from the sun. It seems that this idea came up to a physicist in California, and a group of researchers have realised the design of this quantum photocell. Discover more below!
The final objective is to build a quantum computer. Nevertheless, before the goal is reached, there are several important milestones in quantum simulation. An alternative to solve extremely difficult problems is called an "Ising Machine". Discover more about it here and by clicking on the picture below.