Holding Together a Quantum Computer with Scotch Tape


Have you sometimes found that when you’re facing a really tough problem, an old kindergarten trick can sometimes work quite perfectly? Well apparently that can extend to quantum computers as well. At the University of Toronto, researchers have combined superconducting materials and semiconducting materials using good, wholesome two-sided Scotch tape. Quantum computing is a highly […]

Awesome Science Stuff That Happened Today [Sep 12]


It was a great day for science-loving geeks everywhere. Today’s big haps, in no particular order: Soccer gets a newer, creepier bioengineered makeover Photo: John O’Shea Synthetic soccer balls are so last century. (Replace “soccer balls” with “footballs” if you’re not American.) After making waves at last year’s Abandon Normal Devices festival with his throwback […]