Monthly Archive: September 2018

Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record

  Michael Irving – The Chiense satellite Micius has helped break the quantum teleportation distance record, transmitting entangled photons across a distance of 1,200 km (746 mi) (Credit: Jian-Wei Pan). Chinese scientists have smashed the quantum entanglement distance record. Transmitting information through entangled …

 

Microwave/laser weapon takes out multiple drone swarms

  David Szondy – The vehicle-mounted laser combines a solid state laser with an advanced variant of the company’s Multi-Spectral Targeting System,  installed on a small, all-terrain Polaris militarized vehicle (Credit: Raytheon). An energy weapon system built by Raytheon has clocked up an impressive score …

Japan lands bouncing robots on asteroid Ryugu

  David Szondy – Artist’s concept of the two MINERVA-II1 rovers (Credit: JAXA). Japan has scored a space race double first by becoming the first nation to land not one, but two rovers on an asteroid. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has …