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Scientists Control Superconductivity Using Spin Currents

Scientists Control Superconductivity Using Spin Currents

A group of researchers from Korea and the United States have been working on a project designed to control superconductivity of regions within an iron-based superconductor. These superconductors have the ability to conduct electricity with virtually no resistance below a certain temperature. They also exhibit unique properties that allow them to alternate between superconducting and… Continue Reading

Building Trust Between Humans and Artificial Intelligence

Building Trust Between Humans and Artificial Intelligence

  Humanity has long had an overwhelming distrust of artificial intelligence, and blockbuster films do not do much to help with their depictions of AI as sentient beings which eventually begin to question why they are following the commands of humans when they have long surpassed us. Although artificial intelligence is a far cry from… Continue Reading

Aerial Imaging Designed to Detect Disease, Damages in Crops

Aerial Imaging Designed to Detect Disease, Damages in Crops

Oakland-based startup Ceres Imaging is working to detect pests and diseases in corn and soybean fields before an outbreak. They announced last month that they raised $5 million for their Series A fund in May, allowing them to partner with an agricultural cooperative serving in five counties in central Illinois.   Conception, Planning, and Implementation… Continue Reading

Researchers Create Negative Mass Superconductor

Researchers Create Negative Mass Superconductor

  Researchers from the University of Rochester have recently created particles with negative mass through an interaction between an atomically thin superconductor and confined light in an optical microcavity. Objects with negative mass react in ways opposite that which is typically expected of them. According to Nick Vamivakas, associate professor of quantum optics and quantum… Continue Reading

Poole Says to Update Phones Despite Software Slowdown

Poole Says to Update Phones Despite Software Slowdown

  Apple iPhone users hit the internet recently to relay their frustration over a noticeable software slowdown that occurred after the release of an update. It began with a reddit user, who stated that their iPhone 6S had been “very slow” over the course of a few weeks, despite several updates. However, after replacing the… Continue Reading

Toronto-Area Mayors Ramp Up GTA Tech Scene

Toronto-Area Mayors Ramp Up GTA Tech Scene

​ Mayor John Tory, Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, and the regional chairs of Durham and York on a promotional blitz intended to attract technology and innovation businesses to the Greater Toronto Area. Global Toronto CEO Toby Lennox said, “Every now and then we’re going to want mayors and chairs to meet… Continue Reading

Quantum Computer in the Works

Quantum Computer in the Works

  ​Tech giants Google, IBM, and Intel are racing to build a quantum computer using a method pioneered by Yale professor Robert Schoelkopf. As they compete to create a machine capable of accelerating everything from drug discovery to artificial intelligence, they face fierce competition from Silicon Valley startup Rigetti Computing Robert Schoelkopf himself. ​After conducting… Continue Reading

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