There’s a team of experts from the MIT and Rice University has recently discovered a new method for creating qubits. All this could revolutionize both cancer research and quantum computing.
The most mind-blowing thing is that all it takes for this is some household bleach and UV light.
Using UV light and bleach for hunting cancer
The Next Web writes that “qubits are the basic units of information used in quantum computing. Typically, when scientists create them, they go through a complex process involving lasers or shearing single photons off of light using complex, difficult-to-work-with reactants that produce unwanted side-effects.”
It’s been also reported that such time-consuming methods often need trial-and-error and seldom produce perfect results.
On the other hand, the method that’s been created by the MIT/Rice team is quick and easy compared to what we addressed above.
More than that, it always manages to produce perfect single-photon generators.
Illuminating tumors for cancer detection
This involves the “creation of fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes by shining UV light at the chemical compound NaCIO (common household bleach).”
These defects are a part of an imaging system that can illuminate tumors for cancer detection.
This groundbreaking method not only makes it easier to create them, but they’re also much brighter using the team’s technique.
Ching-Wei Lin, a co-author on the team’s research paper walked to MIT News and said the following:
“We can now quickly synthesize these fluorescent quantum defects within a minute, simply using household bleach and light. And we can produce them at large scale easily.”
Another cancer-related discovery
Regarding cancer, it’s been recently reported something really interesting regarding a trigger for the horrible disease.
Researchers concluded that broken heart syndrome can be triggered by mental and physical stress and that psychological stress might not be the only inducing factor of the disease.
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