Next-Generation Quantum Computer: Ultra Sensitive Microwave Detector

The use of microwave spans an extensive range in our technological and scientific fields. We can use microwaves for radars, mobile communications, and even astronomy.
Recently, a combined team of scientists from Raytheon BBN Technologies, POSTECH, Harvard University, Spain’s Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Massachusett’s Institute of Technology, and Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science have worked together to develop a very ultrasensitive sensor to detect microwaves at the highest theoretical sensitivity possible.
As of today, we use a bolometer to detect microwave power. The team …

Using the Sun’s Energy to Create Clean Drinking Water

Drinkable water is necessary and vital for life. Despite this fact, it is unfortunate that approximately 1.1 billion people in the world cannot access clean water while 2.4 billion suffer from illnesses due to drinking unclean water.
Although there are advancements of science with water treatment methods to produce drinkable water, most of them are extremely costly. Thus countries with poor sectors can only produce them at a low productivity rate.
More recent technology has demonstrated great promise as an alternative to producing clean water. This technology is known as direct solar steam generation (DSSG) and it involves …

Masks Have Disrupted Our Facial Perception

Masks have been a necessity and a must-have when going out of the house today because of the worldwide pandemic, COVID 19. Unknown to most, wearing masks disrupts our way of perceiving and recognizing familiar faces. This has been a challenge that is common to us amid the pandemic.
Our face is among the most informative and essential aspects of our perception. With the emergence of the pandemic, almost everyone outside has started wearing masks. This event has created a stir in our ability of facial recognition.
Noted professors, Professor Ganel and Professor Freud from Ben-Gurion University of the Neveg (BGN) in Israel …

The Influence of Media on Our Understanding of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Several studies suggest that the media has dramatically impacted the general population’s understanding of this worldwide pandemic. Zhuling Liu, from the University at Buffalo, conducted a study on public support for COVID-19 responses based on cultural cognition, emotions and risk perception.
In his research, Liu found that individuals who believe that the distribution of social resources should be done based on social status and that people should be independent and fend for themselves are less likely to support the government’s decisions.
However, this fact will change and they will show support should a time …

The Swamp King: The Gigantic Prehistoric Crocodile That Emerged From Southeast Queensland

A few million years back, a prehistoric crocodile that measured about 5 meters in length was ruling the southeastern part of Queensland’s waterways. Due to its massive size, this prehistoric reptile was nicknamed the “Swamp King.”
The Swamp King fossils were unearthed during the 1980s and were identified by the scientists working at the University of Queensland as a new species of prehistoric crocodile. Its Latin name, Paludirex Vicente, is from the Latin word Paludirex, which means “Swamp King,” and Vicente, from Geoff Vincent, the person’s name who first discovered …