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The Countdown, Episode 3: Quantum Teleportation, Mars Rover Mix Tape, MASER Beams, Funding Ax for Telescopes, Radiation Space Probes


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Chinese, European and Canadian scientists recently set distance records for quantum teleportation.

Links:
Quantum Teleportation Achieved Over Record Distances

Physicists Spooked by Faster-Than-Light Information Transfer
Quantum Entanglement – The Movie

Story 4

The Mars Curiosity Rover receives a morning wake-up call from NASA engineers.

Links:
NASA Reveals Mars Rover’s Morning Mix

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A physicist at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory has successfully created a room-temperature Maser, a breakthrough that has eluded science for nearly 60 years.

Links:
Microwave laser fulfills 60 years of promise

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Belt-tightening at the National Science Foundation may spell the end for two ground-based radio telescopes.

Links:
Major U.S. Telescopes Face Funding Ax

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Twin satellites, named the Radiation Belt Space Probes, are about to set off on a two-year mission to explore the Van Allen radiation belt. You should be able to watch the launch early tomorrow morning (4:07 a.m. EDT) on NASA TV.

Links:
Probes Will Live in Van Allen Belts

About the Author: Eric is the resident video producer and an associate editor at Scientific American. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in biochemistry and New York University with an M.A. in science journalism. His work has also appeared on the websites of Nature, Nature Medicine, Popular Science and The New York Times among many others. Follow on Twitter @EricROlson.

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  1. 1. tharriss 8:29 am 08/24/2012

    “William” T. Kirk? Really?

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