future timeline technology singularity humanity
 
Blogs »
 
 

Physics

 
 

Physics

 
 
 
   
 
future timeline

9th April 2021

First ever 3D atomic imaging of amorphous solid

Researchers have solved a 100-year-old problem in science – capturing the 3D structure of an amorphous solid, in this case metallic glass.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

17th March 2021

First model of physical warp drives

A theoretical way to create a sub-light warp drive has been described that does not require negative mass. This could enable fast travel through our Solar System and onwards to distant star systems.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

16th March 2021

Earth's oxygen will last another billion years

A new study calculates how long Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere will persist, with a most likely timeframe of 1.08 billion years until the planet is rendered uninhabitable for most life.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

13th March 2021

Doubling of antimatter created in the laboratory

Scientists have achieved a breakthrough in the production of antimatter in the laboratory, with a near 100% increase.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

11th March 2021

New data cable exceeds 100 Gbit/s

Researchers have developed a new data transfer system that is 20 times faster than USB 3.0.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

26th February 2021

Holographic touchscreens could improve public hygiene

Two companies from Japan have partnered to develop a new holographic display system that could eliminate the need to touch physical surfaces in public environments.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

11th February 2021

New device for scaling up quantum computers

Scientists in Australia have developed a new cryogenic computer system called Gooseberry which has potential for scaling up quantum computers from dozens to thousands of qubits.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

28th January 2021

Wireless brain linkage gets DARPA funding

A new DARPA-funded project aims to create non-invasive, head-worn devices with two-way brain links. As well as helping blind patients to perceive the world around them, it could lead to wireless control of external devices and might even augment a healthy user's vision.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

4th January 2021

Scientists find way to boost desalination efficiency by up to 40%

Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have determined that desalination membranes are inconsistent in density and mass distribution, and shown a way to increase their efficiency by up to 40 per cent.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

18th December 2020

Milestone towards a viable quantum internet

Scientists at Fermilab in the U.S. have demonstrated, for the first time, sustained and long-distance teleportation of qubits of photons with fidelity greater than 90%.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

5th December 2020

China claims quantum supremacy

Chinese researchers claim to have achieved quantum supremacy, using a 76-qubit system, which performed calculations at 100 trillion times the speed of classical supercomputers.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

14th November 2020

New technology could turn Moon dust into oxygen and useful metals

British firm Metalysis has won a European Space Agency contract to develop technology to turn Moon dust and rocks into oxygen, leaving behind metal powders for use in construction.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 
future timeline

24th October 2020

World record resolution in cryo-electron microscopy

A novel technique developed by researchers in Germany can visualise individual atoms in a protein with cryo-electron microscopy for the first time.

Read more...

future timeline

 
 

« Previous