Densest Object on Earth Made From Compressed Copper

Densest Object on Earth Made From Compressed Copper Brian Wang | January 13, 2020 | Lawrence Livermore’s National Lab’s National Ignition Facility compressed microscopic copper samples with pressures of 30 million atmospheres to triple the density of copper. This created the densest object on the planet for a brief moment in time. They used diamond…

Very Fast Quantum Calculations with Germanium Transistors

Very Fast Quantum Calculations with Germanium Transistors Brian Wang | January 15, 2020 | The researchers at QuTech, a collaboration of TU Delft and TNO, have built two germanium transistors that can be the building blocks for fast quantum computing. Before this work it was not possible to perform quantum calculations using only transistors. Other…

Berkeley National Lab Will Make 100 Times Brighter Beams at Key Energies,

Berkeley National Lab Will Make 100 Times Brighter Beams at Key Energies, Brian Wang | January 29, 2020 | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the DOE are upgrading the Advanced Light Source (ALS). The combination of the accumulator ring and upgraded main storage ring will enable at least 100 times brighter beams at key energies,…

McConnell reiterates that Senate would confirm a Supreme Court nominee if there’s a vacancy this year

Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday again reiterated his position that the GOP-led Senate would confirm a nominee to any Supreme Court vacancy that occurred this election year, despite leaving a seat vacant in 2016 and preventin…

Trump makes 86 false claims over two weeks, including whoppers about Bloomberg, Pelosi and Social Security

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump made 31 false claims last week and 55 the week before, including 22 at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, in late January and 13 in an official speech at a community college in Charlotte, North Carolina, in early Febr…