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Here, Play With This Quantum Puppet

Here, Play With This Quantum Puppet

This week, Colorado-based startup ColdQuanta announced it has put “quantum matter on the cloud.” Which means — what exactly? To unpack this perfect pairing of buzz phrases: By “quantum matter,” ColdQuanta is referring to a collection of tens of thousands of rubidium atoms, cooled to near absolute zero. “On the…

How Did Some Animals Evolve Wings to Fly?

How Did Some Animals Evolve Wings to Fly?

Perhaps the first thing you notice when you see a bird is its amazing ability to fly. Modern birds fly using their “arms”, which have feathers and very strong flight muscles. But the ancestors of today’s birds couldn’t fly. Birds evolved from a group of dinosaurs called theropods, which walked…