Scientists have believed building a large-scale quantum computer will only be possible if there’s a revolution in classical computing and device engineering. However, now the scaling-up of quantum information systems no longer seems a distant dream since a new phase of matter will play a crucial role in the scale-up. Researchers from the University of Sydney, Stanford University, and Microsoft have created a microcircuit that will aid this scale-up. 

Storing and transmitting information in two-dimensional circuits of electronic devices has been possible since the 60’s. Expanding the possibilities, the University of Cambridge has now created a nanoscale magnetic circuit that moves along three dimensions of space.     

In a suburb of Beijing, a self-sustaining ecosystem with minimal resources has been created for four students and aspiring astronauts of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Lunar Palace 365, a 200-day isolation experiment in a simulated space station in Beijing is part of a preparatory space exploration project.  

Electronics on very thin substrates have shown remarkable flexibility and lightness. Researchers have now been able to develop a new form of thin-film technology that is very flexible and functional. Read on to find out more.