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Combining electronic and photonic chips enables new record in super-fast quantum light detection

Bristol researchers have developed a tiny device that paves the way for higher performance quantum computers and quantum communications, making them significantly faster than the current state-of-the-art. Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) and Université Côte d‘Azur have made a new miniaturized light detector to measure quantum features of light in more […]

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Detection of a short, intense radio burst in Milky Way could help resolve origins of mysterious phenomenon

New data from a Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from the McGill Space Institute and McGill University Department of Physics, strongly suggest that magnetars – a type of neutron star believed to have an extremely powerful magnetic field – could be the source of some fast radio bursts (FRBs). Though much research has been done to explain the […]

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Detection of a short, intense radio burst in Milky Way could help resolve origins of mysterious phenomenon

New data from a Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from the McGill Space Institute and McGill University Department of Physics, strongly suggest that magnetars – a type of neutron star believed to have an extremely powerful magnetic field – could be the source of some fast radio bursts (FRBs). Though much research has been done to explain the […]

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Night vision obstacle detection and avoidance based on Bio-Inspired Vision Sensors

The rise of autonomous vehicles relies on collision avoidance systems. Usually, they employ vision sensors. Yet, detecting obstacles during the night is a challenging task with traditional cameras. A recent study on arXiv.org suggests using event-based cameras for this task. Besides other advantages, they can perform in all lighting conditions. Image courtesy of Pexels. A […]

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Night vision obstacle detection and avoidance based on Bio-Inspired Vision Sensors

The rise of autonomous vehicles relies on collision avoidance systems. Usually, they employ vision sensors. Yet, detecting obstacles during the night is a challenging task with traditional cameras. A recent study on arXiv.org suggests using event-based cameras for this task. Besides other advantages, they can perform in all lighting conditions. Image courtesy of Pexels. A […]