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New Bose–Einstein Condensate Created at Aalto University

New Bose–Einstein Condensate Created at Aalto University

The Bose- Einstein Condensate theory: A Diversification

Looking back, and I mean way back, Albert Einstein and Satyendra Bose came up with a theory that postulates something like this- that by using quantum mechanics, a large number of particles can behave like a concert, basically meaning as if they were a single particle. This theory came to be known as the Bose–Einstein Condensate theory. Fast forwarding a bit, the same theory was later enacted by a group of scientists in the year 1995, which created the first condensate of gas of alkali atoms using the Bose–Einstein Condensate theory.

Researchers today are trying to replicate the Bose–Einstein Condensate theory to make it more fitting for commercial and other applications. By using higher temperatures, faster timescales and smaller sizes, researchers are trying to make adjustments to the Bose- Einstein condensate theory to make it more suitable in a commercial setting. Previously, the Bose–Einstein Condensate theory had to be used in a setting where these factors were not present, but now to make it more viable, scientists have discovered a new way to replicate the Bose–Einstein Condensate theory taking into account these new factors.

The easier version of Bose–Einstein Condensate theory:

Scientists aim at changing the way the Bose- Einstein condensate theory is conducted by taking into account shorter time frames, smaller quantities and higher temperatures. The easier the method gets to replicate the Bose- Einstein condensate theory, the more it has use in various fields. Light sources, of a small size and of this kind could allow for faster information processing and can have exciting technological applications.

Solving the Problem of the Bose–Einstein Condensate theory:

One of the objectives of researchers was to use higher temperatures in replicating the Bose- Einstein condensate theory, so they have discovered a way to do this.

Using a condensed mixture of light and electrons, used in motion in gold nanorods arranged into a periodic array,Researchers were able to get the condensed particles to function as one using room temperature itself. Unlike the initial Bose–Einstein Condensate theory’s experiment the condensed particles did not need to be brought down to near absolute zero temperature, this is because the particles used in the new condensate were mostly light.

How was the new Bose–Einstein Condensate replicated?

The gold nano particle array was easy to create using modern methods of nanofabrication. Then light was passed near the nanorods. A major problem with this technique was that the entire process took about close to a picosecond or one trillionth of a second, which means that scientists could not be sure if what they were seeing was the real deal and by that I mean the real Bose- Einstein condensate theory or a normal laser light production.

Increasing the time…:

Whenever the condensate forms, a light is emitted through the gold nanorod. By getting a chance to observe the light, scientists would know how the condensation is formed. By altering the length of the gold nanorod, scientists would be able to actually see the light by converting distance into time.

This seeing of the Bose–Einstein Condensate theory is important as scientists needed to differentiate between a normal laser light and the light emitting from the Bose–Einstein Condensate theory.

Both the lights are very similar in appearance but there are fundamental differences in their properties, which means that the Bose- Einstein condensate theory’s light would have different technological applications than a normal laser light.

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An Augmented Reality Microscope for Cancer Detection

An Augmented Reality Microscope for Cancer Detection

Google’s Augmented Reality Microscope to Detect Cancer

When we hear the word cancer most of us go into shock. It is more the un-treatability of the disease rather than anything else that most gets to us. Sometimes it is even too far along to do anything but brace for the end. But the case of cancer is even worse in places where treatment is expensive or beyond the scope of many. At a recent event held at the American Association for Cancer research, Google unveiled a revolutionary form of cancer detection, called an augmented reality microscope that helps in detecting cancer in real time.

 

The whole process of seeking treatment, then discovering the cancer and the type and how far along it has progressed all takes up a lot of time and thus ultimately has a bearing on the quality of life for the individual. Therefore Google believes that the entire process of cancer detection could benefit from deep learning tools.

Adopting Augmented Reality Microscope in the process of cancer detection:

Using deep learning tools in the detection of cancer while it may be effective and quick would never the less be expensive. Another solution then thought of by Google was to use something similar yet feasible, something that could be used on by a small lab or even by developing countries for that matter.

Thus came along augmented reality microscope. This augmented reality microscope could greatly benefit organizations with limited funds in an easy to use manner. It also makes the work of cancer detection fast as it does everything in real time.

Another advantage thought of by the team behind the augmented reality microscope was that this method of detecting cancer would increase awareness and adoption of deep learning tools not only when it comes to cancer but also in the medical field in general.

What does an Augmented Reality microscope do?

Using just an ordinary light microscope, which is something used worldwide by pathologists, Google added AI tech and augmented reality features to it. Then Google used neural networks to identify cancer cells in human tissue.

Finally a slide containing human tissue is seen under the modified microscope. The image of the slide is sent to a computer where the AI system identifies cancer causing cells in the human tissue demarcated with an outline which is then shown on the slide a person is looking at.

So a person then sees on the same slide, the same human tissue, but now with an outline depicting the cancer cells in the tissue. The entire process is done in real time and even accounts for when the pathologist moves the slide to get a better look or to view the tissue at a different angle.

At present Google has tested the augmented reality microscope in detecting breast and prostate cancers. Besides testing for other cancers as well, Google also states that the augmented reality microscope could be also used in detecting tuberculosis and malaria and other infections in the human body.

 

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Race to the Future: Advanced Vehicle Technologies at the Texas Motor Speedway

Race to the Future: Advanced Vehicle Technologies at the Texas Motor Speedway

The Future of Driving is here with Advanced Vehicle Technologies

Autonomous vehicles or self-driving cars are here to stay but what many of us don’t really know is what powers these amazing vehicles. What is the tech that goes behind all that hard work and drives the vehicle with no human intervention. The Advanced power system Labs is all set to demonstrate to the world- Advanced Vehicle Technologies in O’Reilly 500. The Advanced Power Systems Labs aims at creating awareness about self- driven cars with Advanced Vehicle Technologies and their responses to the environment.At the even to be held at Fort Worth Texas, APS Labs will be developing and testing the communication between vehicles and the capability of these autonomous cars to use their environmental detection sensors to reduce fuel and other electrical charge needs using Advanced Vehicle Technologies.

The O’Reilly 500 event in Fort Worth Texas:

APS Labs will be testing autonomous cars in an environment where people already love cars. NASCAR fans at the event will be able to test and even drive vehicles with Advanced Vehicle Technologies. The Chevy Volt 2017 will be the car up for test drives at the O’Reilly 500 event.

The Volts will be hooked up to sensors that will send data at real time to the lab in a truck that will be stationed close by to the event.

The whole point of the APS Lab in being there is to create awareness so a part of the Advanced Vehicle Technologies, besides testing out these autonomous vehicles with Advanced Vehicle Technologies, will be to allow people to meet with engineers behind this tech and get to know the advancement that goes behind the wheel, safety precautions and cloud computing that will correlate data and help in building the next generation of motor vehicles.

The next Generation Car with Advanced Vehicle Technologies:

Autonomous vehicles is not the only car feature that is on display in the O’Reilly event, APS Labs also wants to create a vehicle with Advanced Vehicle Technologies that is low on consumption of fuel.

To create an energy efficient vehicle is a common aim in today’s world and to do that APS Labs is trying to improve power train control tech which is the tech that powers the pick- up of a vehicle. Another way that APS Labs aims at reducing fuel consumption is through enhancing the communications between vehicles, the communication between the vehicle and the infrastructure and the communication between the vehicle to traffic.  For all this to work, these systems require cloud computing.

The testing of the Autonomous Vehicles with Advanced Vehicle Technologies:

APS Labs aims at testing the response of such  vehicles with Advanced Vehicle Technologies in an actual setting and in real time. The lab which is situated close by to the event will be able to receive real time feedback from the cars that will send data from the car via sensors.

It is very important that research takes place in a real life environment rather that a stimulated one. With Adequate testing and control of the cars on the field, researchers were able to improve Advanced Vehicle Technologies dealing with powertrain and reduce fuel consumption by 20%. In this objective APS Labs has been successful and not only that, it has also created awareness among people about the Advanced Vehicle Technologies in such cars.

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Google is Shuttering its URL Shortening Service

Google is Shuttering its URL Shortening Service

Google’s URL shortening service closing down and Firebase Dynamic Links coming up!

Google launched it’s URL shortening Service back in 2009 when URL’s needed to be shortened and users needed to send short versions of URLs in order to share links and it was also a way to measure traffic online. After Google’s URL shortening service, many other URL shortening services have come up. Since 2009 the way and means by which people look for information and content on the web has changed with many now using mobile devices, Assistants and the like to search for data online.

With many people now using apps, Assistants and more to search for information on the net, Google is planning to close down its URL shortening service and start Firebase Dynamic Links as a way to cater to the new and emerging trend that is focused on these new methods of browsing the world wide web.

What is Firebase Dynamic Links going to do?

FDL’s or Firebase dynamic Links are smart URL’s that will send a user to a location in IOS, Android or any web app. With the new service on its way many of the old goo.gl features of Google’s URL shortening Service will shut down. But the existing shortened URL’s will continue to send users to the right destinations.

So what about consumers to Google’s URL shortening Service?

New users to Google’s URL Shortening Service will not be able to use the services of goo.gl coming April 13, 2018. In this case all new users will have to shift over to Firebase Dynamic Links or any other URL shortening service that is out there. Google recommends using popular services like Ow.ly or Bitly to shorten links.

For those having existing short links they can continue to use the URL shortening service uptil 30 March 2019. After that all services of Google’s URL shortening services will stop and until this period existing customers can migrate their links to FDL. Already shortened links made by goo.gl will still redirect to their intended locations after this period too.

Coming to Developers who use Google’s URL Shortening Service:

New developers on the block will have to use FDL APIs starting May 30, 2018 while developers using URL Shortener API can use this service till March 30, 2019 after which Google will discontinue the API.

To create new short links API, Google recommends using FDL APIs. When using FDL short Links, it will automatically detect the user’s platform and send the user to the app or web based version accordingly.

Just like Consumers all developer’s links will continue to function after this period but all the migrations to FDL will discontinue.

Firebase Dynamic Links is Google’s way of refocusing efforts after the closing down of their URL Shortening Service. With the new FDL users will now be able to create QR codes and redirect people directly to an app whether it be in IOS or Android. FDL is a smart URL shortening Service that comes after goo.gl

 

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Google Pay Got Your Transit Ticket, Starting In Las Vegas

Google Pay Got Your Transit Ticket, Starting In Las Vegas

Google has combined the Android Pay and Google Wallet into a service known as Google Pay.

With this Google App you can make payments online, in stores and even to buy tickets for traveling on the Las Vegas Monorail.

It is a fast and easy way to make payments as well as keeping all your information safe and secure. Google Pay does not share your card number and hence all your information is secure. You do not need to enter your payment information.

With Google Pay, check out is faster with just your device and no need for cash payment.

You can pay your friends or even make instant transfers with the help of Google App.

In order to purchase and use tickets for traveling by the Las Vegas Monorail, Google Pay has been unveiled by Google.

Riders on the monorail can buy their tickets online through the Monorail site on their Android phones. The tickets will be saved to Google Pay and with just waving your phone at the fare gate, you can board. A blue check mark appears on the screen to accept your ticket.

These online tickets are powered by NXP’s Mifare technology (Dutch Technology). The  app will also show you all recent transactions and the location of the nearest monorail station.

In the near future, Google promises the use of Google Pay for transit to more cities. Google Pay will offer support for purchase of tickets and transit passes.

Using Google Pay for tickets

One can get their tickets on the  app on their phone and can use it for traveling on the Las Vegas Monorail without the need for your debit or credit card.

You need to buy a ticket or a pass from the Monorail website and save it on your phone. Hold your phone at the NFC (Near Field Communication) terminal at the fare gate, without actually opening the Google  app. Your pass will automatically appear when there is a connection.

The ticket which is saved on the Google Pay app will show you the locations where it will be accepted, the nearest monorail station and also the breakdown of your recent travel history.

As of now, Las Vegas Monorail is the first to adopt this app feature for travel and transit. Many more cities are expected to follow.

The best place to start the Google Pay app was the Las Vegas Monorail as it is considered to have the most advanced urban transportation systems in the world. The monorail has only 7 stations and the entire ride can be completed in just 15 minutes. The added advantage is that the Las Vegas Monorail is privately owned and operated.

Google Pay has got a fast and simple way to make payments in various places. The added advantage is that the Google Pay app protects all your payment information with multiple layers of security. You get more from your loyalty and rewards cards with Google Pay. With it you have easy check outs with Google products like Google Play, Chrome, You Tube Red by using the cards saved to your Google account.

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