The Countdown

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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.


Quantum Teleportation Achieved Over Record Distances

Physicists Spooked by Faster-Than-Light Information Transfer

Quantum Entanglement - The Movie

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


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.


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.


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.


Probes Will Live in Van Allen Belts

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