Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Space Race To Create Quantum Satellite

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After 50 years of Earth satellites, quantum satellites are now being designed.
Photograph of a prototype of the Tiros-1 satellite in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the first successful weather satellite launched in 1960 (Image Source: Wikipedia.org ). A photograph mural of Tiros-1 was displayed on the east wall of the Great Hall of Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s; in 2004, this wall was removed to install a large window for the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, now using the Buhl Planetarium building.

Mar. 1, 2013 — In this month's special edition of Physics World, focusing on quantum physics, Thomas Jennewein and Brendon Higgins from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada, describe how a quantum space race is under way to create the world's first global quantum-communication network.

The field of quantum communication the science of transmitting quantum states from one place to another  has received significant attention in the last few years owing to the discovery of quantum cryptography.

More - Link >>> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130228194653.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fspace_time+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Space+%26+Time+News%29

Sources:  Institute of Physics (IOP), ScienceDaily.com .

More on the Tiros Satellite Mural at Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science:
Link >>> http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhlexhibits.htm#satmurals

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