Physicists Create New Form of Light

Physicists Create New Form of Light

New Form of Light to help in Quantum Computing?

Using light to transfer information is nothing new. Today we see optical fibers being used for just that. But what if light or photons could be used in distributing quantum information in a unique never-seen-before-kind of way? Researchers have found a way to create a new form of light by getting photons to come together and stay together.

Taking a simple example of placing two torches facing one and another with the beams on, you will notice that the light just passes by the other beam without anything interesting happening.

This is what light or photons do, they do not interact with other photon particles. But researchers have found a way to create a situation in which these light particles or photons interact with one and another to create a new form of light. What’s more is that this new form of light does not even require bending the laws of physics to achieve this scenario.

How can these photons be made to interact to create this new form of light?

Researchers have observed that photons can stick together and create a new form of light. With current experimentation, they have found groups of three photons sticking together to create a new form of photonic matter.

Researchers shone a very weak beam of light through a cloud of rubidium atoms and discovered that the photons came out in groups of two and three creating a new form of light.

Further observation also noted that photons, that normally travel at the speed of light now became slower and more sluggish than before, the newly combined photons now took on a fraction of an electron’s mass. The newly formed photonic matter now moved at 100,000 times slower than what it did before. If photons could be made to interact in such ways to create a new form of light, then these newly formed photonic matter could be harnessed to perform incredibly complex quantum computations in a very short span of time.

The Experiment in creating a new form of Light:

Getting photons to interact with one and other has been a life long struggle for many scientists but not anymore. In 2013 scientists struggles came to fruition when they were able to combine photons and create a new form of photonic matter or new form of light.

In the experiment, researchers used a cloud of rubidium atoms that they cooled to create a state of immobilized atoms. Researchers then shone a very weak beam of light through the cloud. Measurements after this process yielded a solution that researchers were waiting years for. The photons combined with each other in groups of twos and threes and remained together even after the experiment, creating a new form of matter.

The newly formed photonic matter or new form of light was found have a strong bond meaning that the photons had interacted with the other photons strongly.

Scientists came up with an explanation as to how this was happening. When photons pass through the cloud of rubidium atoms, they land from one atom to the next and while landing on an atom, the photon becomes a polariton which is a hybrid between a photon and a rubidium atom. Two polaritons react with one and other through their atomic component. At reaching the edge of the cloud, the atom component remains back and the newly joined photons leave the cloud, giving a new form of light.

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Google Announced ARCore 1.0 New Updates to Google Lens and Smartphones

Google Announced ARCore 1.0 New Updates to Google Lens and Smartphones

Google’s ARCore to begin its 1.0 journey

Google’s ARCore has just entered its 1.0 phase. The augmented reality platform has moved on from the experimental stage and onto actual usage in over 100 million android devices worldwide. Currently pixel phone users could place “Stranger Things” and “Stars Wars” objects into the real world. With ARCore 1.0, users of augmented reality can now develop their own creations and place them in the augmented reality context.

Phones that did not fall under the preview stage of ARCore 1.0 can now have a first time look at augmented reality through the ARCore concept.

Phones that ARCore 1.0 compatible:

Google launched ARCore 1.0as a preview in August 2017 in only on a limited number of phones.

Google has brought ARCore 1.0 to pixel, pixel 2 and their XL counterparts, Galaxy S7, S8, S7 edge, S8+, Note 8, One Plus 5, ASUS Zenfone AR and LGE’s V30 and V30 +. This may be only a small portion of the total phones that are out there but Google had hit the target market with this lot achieving a total of 100 million phones at launch.

But all is not lost, Google is closely partnering up with LGE, Samsung, Huawei, ASUS, Motorola, Xiaomi, Vivo and Sony Mobile to bring the AR world to the world. We can hope to see ARCore on soon to be launched phones by these brands. With the-soon-to-be-launched Samsung Galaxy S9, you can hope to see ARCore 1.0 as one of the apps marketed on the phone.

Will ARCore 1.0 be better than what is already out there?

Google’s ARCore is much like Apple’s ARKit, but the one essential difference is that with Google’s ARCore you can place any creation or creations on a number of surfaces, be it horizontal or vertical. Google’s ARCore 1.0 has a better understanding of the environment and the surfaces on which objects can be placed.

You will be able to place virtual objects on any sort of plane be it a floor, wall, table or cabinet. Moving forward and being a bit more creative you could also place objects onto the palm of your hand or on your pillow.

With ARCore 1.0 you can now put virtual objects on a lot more surfaces even textured surfaces.

Other Google products to hit the floor soon:

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Sony Introduces Dual-Camera Shooting Solution for Sony RX0

Sony Introduces Dual-Camera Shooting Solution for

Sony introduces a new trigger cable for the Sony RX0 that allows capture with two cameras

Sony has presented last year at IFA 2017 the new Sony RX0, a powerful action camera that seeks to leave behind the GoPro cameras.

Of course, all the great benefits of the device make it not affordable for everyone.  The Sony RX0 stands out for having a completely new design, which leaves in the past the look of its previous Action Cam. The new design of Sony RX0 is much closer to the GoPro, but includes all the Sony technology.

The Sony RX0 comes equipped with an Exmor RS one-inch sensor, something rarely seen in the field of action cameras (which usually use double-sized sensors). The camera of Sony Sony RX0 has a resolution of 15.3 / 21 megapixels, as well as internal DRAM memory and a BIONZ X processor.

In addition, the Sony RX0 includes a Zeiss lens of 24 mm with aperture f / 4, which allows you to have the highest quality wide-angle of all action cameras on the market. It also has a 1.5-inch LCD screen and an HDMI output, something that does not include any other camera of its kind.

Today Sony has declared the most modern accomplice that is added to its choice of solutions for the Sony RX0, an innovative trigger cable, the VMC-MM2 reproduction that facilitates to crash the hurdles among snap style and visual appearance. The VMC-MM2 is a novel solution for snapping by two cameras, as it permits the user to confine two various shapes of content by the same time.

The mega solid elements along with the excellent image eminence obtainable with the Sony RX0 create it an ultimate associate intended for other cameras or for capture through two cameras.  By mingling the Sony RX0 through other cameras Sony α or Cyber-shot through Multi Interface Shoe or else a plunk / dais, photographers can make use of the Sony RX0 as a corresponding camera to concurrently snap premium images.

The VMC-MM2 snap photos in addition to videos on the same time, merely through pushing the shutter knob of the main camera. This permits the user to snap a moment in two various ways differs the perspective of view, the intensity or the frame rate, between other things, affording two different types of terms and rising the sum of captured content as well as the prospective tender for the clients. Its coiled cable devise among a right-angled connector keep the wire mess-free and left from the EVF as you work.

This Sony RX0 dual camera shooting structure is chiefly helpful for photographers as well as reporters who work at Marriages, events or else press conferences. It proposes the prospect to snap quite a lot of viewpoints using various viewing perspectives that can be abbreviated and exhibited in appalling sequence.  The innovative VMC-MM2 will be on racks in Europe in April 2018 for € 55.

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Light Controls Two-Atom Quantum Computation

Light Controls Two-Atom Quantum Computation

Scientists Reveal That It the Light Which Controls the Two Atom Quantum Computation

We all dream about a hassle and extremely quick travelling convenience not limited to the just the cities few kilometres apart but oceans apart. Scientists have found that the research in the realm of the quantum physics especially of the quantum computation can help in making such dreams into a reality. Currently efforts are towards creating such large quantum networks which can enable the single light quanta filled with quantum information to be transferred to large distances. If scientists are able to build such quantum networks then it will serve as the fundamental building blocks for creating a highly refined version of such technology allowing for the transmission of information and matter across large distances.

Quantum Computation: Discovering the gates

A group of scientists at Max Plank institute of Quantum Optics has come up with a new concept of the quantum gates. Scientist has developed an optical activity in which two atoms were trapped inside and photons were impinged in it to generate an interaction. This particular interaction helped in finding the base characteristics of the gate operations which can be seen easily between the two atoms.

The new method has left every spellbound and also helped in showcasing the advantages of its uniqueness which can certainly in making the longer distance ravel within few seconds a possibility in future.With quantum computation it was found that that the gate mechanism can easily be used as an experimental platform while the two atom gate can be utilized as a building block to act as a quantum repeater.

How this Quantum Computation experiment was conducted?

The major element utilized in the experiment was an asymmetric high-finesse optical resonator which had two mirrors. One was a high reflection mirror while other was the mirror with a finite transmission capability.

Later on in this experiment two electrically neutral rubidium atoms were simply trapped within the centre of the cavity.Now each of the atoms was infused one qubit of quantum information which helps in the quantum computation. In order to open up the gates these single protons are moved through the semi-transparent mirror.

As per the different initial state of the atom it results in different scenarios which aren’t within the control of the scientists. When both the atoms reaches the non-coupling state as shown by the photons then kit enter the cavity and a light is passed through the two mirrors build up to initiate the experiment.

Quantum Computation; Opening a door into future

The mechanism which rules the gate operation is quite simple and marvellous as it has just one physical step.This gate mechanism has helped the scientist to travel distance between the qubits of just 2-12 micrometres but with time they will be able to travel a larger distance.

The best thing about this experiment is that it doesn’t rely on any special or specific kind of platform and it can applied on a wide variety of atoms, ions and other solid state quantum dots as well and ushering a new era in the quantum computation.

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Android Messages App Sheds Light on Google’s Plan to Take on iMessage

Android Messages App Sheds Light on Google’s Plan to Take on iMessage

Rumor has it than Google is planning to bring it’s Android messaging app up to date with the likes of Apple’s iMesssages. The current Android messages is stuck in the stone age and is in need of a much needed revamp. Android messages is said to have some unused coding that hints at new features on its platform.

Google has been planning for years to do something with Android messages. Last year it announced a plan to work with various carriers and device makers to bring out a new messaging standard that is known as Rich Communications Services. Rich Communications Services has already been adopted by many service providers and apps and allows users to share GIFs, stickers as well as their location. This is what many users have come to expect from any messaging app.

Google’s plans for Android Messages:

New code has been unearthed in Android messages which hints at a web based browsing service that can be connected to via a QR based code and a payment service via the app, like Apple’s pay app.

The code on Android messaging apps hints at linking your phone or PC through a QR based system. This feature on Android messages is rumored to have support on various browsing platforms such as Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and internet explorer.

There is also news of a prompt feature asking users to enable chat features such as sending high quality photos and messaging over the Wi Fi all of which will be supported by Google.

With this web based browsing, Google aims at bringing Android messages up to date and also removes the need for unnecessary carrier or manufacturer’s messaging apps that were never that good anyway.

In trying to come to par with Apple’s Pay Cash, Google seems to be introducing a version of Pay Cash in Android messages. With phrases such as ‘Pay with Google’, ‘Order Summary’, ‘Payments Summary’ it is hard to imagine anything else. The Android messaging based Pay Cash seems to be for paying cash to businesses for services rendered as well as receiving cash. There is not much news to go on at present.

One of the main reasons why iPhone users stick to Apple is cited as their messaging platform. Apple users can send messages to one another without the need of standard SMS or MMS services and as many of the user’s family and friends have an Apple device, there seems to be a lot of cost saving in it for them if they use Apple’s own messaging service.

With Google’s updated Android messages, it will now be able to come to same level as Apple’s iMessages. Many Apple users who are ready to take the leap from Apple to Google will be now more than ready to do so with this newer version of Android Messages. What’s more if this version of Android messages, does not lock users into a single platform, then this newer and updated version of android messages will be even more of a boon for users.

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