Showing posts with label technology today. Show all posts
Showing posts with label technology today. Show all posts

Friday, 12 September 2014

A New Quantum Particle Calculation Making Waves in Scientific Field

Quantum Particle
Researcher had successfully developed a new and more advanced way of measuring the wave functions, which describe the strange behaviour of subatomic particles. With this breakthrough development the quantum computing, secure wireless communications and quantum teleportation would come closer to reality than it was ever before.

A New Beginning

There is a small realm of scientific field, whichis known as quantum mechanics. It states that the particles can exist in multiple places at once through an unusual phenomenon called superposition. And in order to describe the huge number of positions and velocities which a particle can have at any given moment is measured through the use of wave functions.

Both the quantum computing and teleportation relies on particles, which can exist in multiple places at once.

Benefit of this Remarkable Research At a Glance

Wondering how this could be utilised in advancing the computing powers of the machines? Well the superposition of the particles would allow the computers in performing calculations and transferring information at a much faster rate than the conventional computers.

How This Could Be Achieved

Quantum computing and quantum teleportation would need huge systems with a large amount of quantum particles with the ability to interact to create many dimensions. When this is achieved in the proper order and in efficient manner then only both of it could turn into reality.

A lead researcher on this finding also stated that the huge multidimensional systems have complicated wave functions, which cannot be measured earlier due to inefficient traditional methods. But with the new method it is highly possible to calculate wave functions more accurately and faster and it will be beneficial for scientists in developing quantum technology for new generation.

How the Wave Functions are Calculated?

Earlier the wave function of a quantum system was calculated by taking a huge number of measurements and then estimating a function or an equation, which was best, suited for all the measurements. This old technique was called ‘direct measurement’, which used to measure the wave function by weakly measuring position and strongly measuring the momentum. This technique was suited only for the small systems with few dimensions but as with the advancement, the system grew bigger and bigger it became more and more difficult to accurately measure the wave functions.

Therefore, this new technique is developed called ‘compressed direct measurement’, which uses a series of random measurements of the position and momentum of the particles in their quantum state. Then an algorithm is assigned which finds the wave function, which is best, suited for a number of measurements. This new technique is about 350 times faster and just requires 20 percent of the measurements than the old one.

The Era of Quantum Tech

Researchers have asserted that the new direct measurement technique can mould the way of success for quantum computing. The regular computers handle ‘bits’ of information while a quantum computer could ‘qubits’ of information, which could be represented by either zero or one at the same time. Compressed direct measurement can help in reaching terahertz speed, which will give incredible speed in transferring data in the form T-rays. These waves have the ability to pass through most materials like paper, clothing etc. However, it should also be noted that these waves are difficult to detect and manipulate, therefore scientists would find difficulty in harnessing them into digital media. Furthermore, quantum is still a new idea in technology as well as an emerging field it will take time before becoming reality.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Intel Explores Wearable Devices for Parkinson's disease Research

Intel  Device
Intel is planning to implement wearable gadgets to keep track and monitor patients who are suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The gadgets may include smart watches or smart bands and these gadgets will allow collecting the data of the patients and then this data will be transferred to the researchers and then these researchers will do the analysis accordingly.

They are collaborating with the Michael J. Fox Foundation in order to carry out multiphase research which will include study of the neurodegenerative brain disease. According to study it is estimated that nearly Five million people from all around the world have been analyzed and diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Hence it is said to be second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's. So it’s a serious issue and must be taken care of so this is the reason why Intel took the initiation to make this research.

The preliminary target or goal is to determine the practicability of implementing wearable devices to track patients remotely and store the data which is collected using these in an open system that can be retrieved and used by scientists for further study.

In the next stage of the research and study the foundation will establish funds to monitor how patients are replying or responding to the provided medication. The array of wearable devices will be used to track the patient’s records that will be the part of research.

These wearable smart devices will provide a useful method to keep track of patients from their work or homes, and the best part is that it will also allow people in the most rural parts of the country to get involved in the research. It’s a true fact that people of rural areas don’t have much resource to get involved in such type of research practices because they neither have much money nor they have any knowledge to understand such high projects so they are only concerned with their personal life hence they are not interested in such research. But Intel has always found the technical solution of every problem and this Parkinson’s disease research is the best example of this. So hats off to Intel Corporation.

These wearable gadgets will be provided to almost every patient who is suffering from the Parkinson’s disease. The research will take place in different phases and the details that will be obtained using these smart gadgets will be stored in the system that will be open to scientists for purpose of study. And these results will be analyzed by them and thus without any actual participation of patients the proper output in the form of medication will be discovered.

Now the most interesting part is the wearable devices that will be used. It is estimated that the wearable devices would be designed in such a way that patient or participant may wear it for whole research duration comfortably. It should be light weighted and should look good on wearing. Hence the smart watches are selected as the best device for this. But also it is in the news that they will work with Basis Science which is well known for its wrist band and this wrist band will measure the heart rate of the person wearing this.

So let’s hope that this research will be successful soon because it will help the patients suffering from Parkinson’s to get rid of this disease and live a healthy life.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Google acquires a start-up Bump to improve Android

Google confirmed the acquisition of the start-up “Bump”. Founded in 2008, it publishes an application that makes it easy to share data between two Smartphones by bumping against each other Bump is an editor application that enables the sharing of data between two Smartphones by simply rattling. Google should incorporate all or part of this technology to Android and, or perhaps some Smartphones. The peculiarity of the system is that it does not use NFC. The application detects the sensor information from the Smartphone when "bump" and sends them to a server where an algorithm will analyze and find the same features on the other end. Once identified the two Smartphones, data exchange can take place. Bump was a great success with over 100 million downloads. Last year, the company launched a photo sharing service called Flock. Google has not revealed its plans for the use of these technologies, but it is quite likely to be used either for Android or for some of its services. It may use it as an exclusive feature on the Motorola Smartphones! Bump will continue to operate normally, for the moment and can be read on the blog of the start-up. The amount of the acquisition was not disclosed, but a web source quotes that a sum of between 30 and 60 million.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Travel on Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) Train over 500km / h

Are you dreamed of boarding a floating train, then you have to go to Japan now! Yes, The Japanese have done it! Known as JR Maglev, the magnetic levitation vehicle has successful in their last test, the attain an impressive speed of 500 km / h! The Central Japan Railway Company has revived their test maglev train. Currently, the longest and fastest in the world, JR Maglev (abbreviation for magnetic levitation) was tested on a line for about 42 kilometers. The machine has reached a speed of nearly 500 kilometers per hour. After five successive test stops and some project years, Japanese finally begin to build a magnetic line connecting the two cities Nogoya and Tokyo. A journey of about 285 kilometers, which normally lasts 95 minutes and with this high-speed train, will be reduced to 40 minutes by 2027. For comparison, the Amtraks Acela Express makes the journey from Boston to New York takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 338 kilometers. A distance that can be traveled less than an hour by JR Maglev. By 2045, JR Central hopes to expand the line to Osaka, which will reduce the number of passengers who frequently take flights between the two cities. When it is built, the magnetic line reread Tokyo airport to train at low speed Nagoya. The latter part of other rail systems that use magnetic rails to reduce friction problems but also offer more stability.

While the Japanese magnetic process promises an impressive technology, it still reins some concern on the part of the Japanese people who think that the machine is not large enough to support its weight. By itself, the extension of the line up to Nagoya will cost between 52 and 90 billion, mainly because of the mountainous landscape and towns that make it difficult to achieve straight rails. According to the Bloomberg financial group, there is a good chance that the building faces significant delays. Fortunately, JR Central is a highly profitable business with a history that allowed making big profits and thanks to its current high-speed trains. The company had cash of $ 2.95 billion according to their latest financial report. With a number of loan and bond that can easily allow the financing of an infrastructure project of this magnitude. It will take a little longer to appear before the floating trains that could change the way we travel and allow us to move much faster.