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Teeny-Weeny Rules for Itty-Bitty Atom Clusters

January 15, 2007

Berkeley has become the first government body in the United States — and possibly anywhere, according to some analysts — to explicitly regulate businesses that make or use nanoparticles.

The new regulation requires businesses to annually identify any materials they use or produce with at least one dimension of 100 nanometers or less, no matter how small the quantities. They must also share what they know about how toxic… read more

‘Telecoupling’ describes how distance is shrinking and connections are strengthening between nature and humans

February 22, 2011

Understanding and managing how humans and nature sustainably coexist is now so sweeping and lightning fast that it’s spawned a new concept: “telecoupling.”

Joining its popular cousins telecommuting and television, telecoupling is the way Jack Liu, director of the Human-Nature Lab/Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University, is describing how distance is shrinking and connections are strengthening between nature and humans.

The “Telecoupling… read more

Telenoid R1: Hiroshi Ishiguro’s newest and strangest android

August 2, 2010


Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro has just unveiled a new teleoperated android: a strange robotic creature called the Telenoid R1.

Ishiguro and his collaborators say the idea was to create a teleoperated robot that could appear male or female, old or young, and that could be easily transported.

They hope it will be used as a new communication device, with applications in remote work, remote education, and elderly… read more

Teleoperated Design Revealed for Assistant Robots

April 30, 2009

Readybot, a research group that last year released videos of a simple prototype cleaning robot, has revealed that the robot is managed through a combination of cloud-based software and skilled remote teleoperators.

Teleportation goes long distance

August 20, 2004

Physicists have carried out successful quantum teleportation of qubits with polarization-encoded photons over a distance of 600 meters.

Teleportation: Express Lane Space Travel

July 12, 2005

In his new book, Teleportation – The Impossible Leap, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., writer David Darling contends that “”One way or another, teleportation is going to play a major role in all our futures. It will be a fundamental process at the heart of quantum computers, which will themselves radically change the world.”

Darling senses the day may not be far off for routine teleportation of… read more

Teleportation: The leap from fact to fiction in new movie Jumper

January 21, 2008

Fact met fiction when a Hollywood actor Hayden Christensen, of Star Wars fame, and director Doug Liman sat down with two MIT physicists to compare the reality of teleportation to the special-effects version in the upcoming movie Jumper.

Teleporter sends ions on long-distance journey

February 4, 2009

University of Maryland researchers have built a teleporter capable of sending the state of ytterbium ions from one side of the lab to the other; something that until now had only been possible with photons.

A laser beam makes each ion emit a photon. Each ion-photon pair is “entangled” in a shared quantum state in which what happens to one particle can affect the other, no matter how far… read more

Teleporting information achieved by TU Delft

A key step toward a "quantum internet"
June 2, 2014

(Credit: TU Delft)

Teleporting people through space, as in Star Trek, is impossible by the laws of physics, but researchers at TU Delft‘s Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have succeeded in teleporting information.

Using quantum entanglement, they transferred the information contained in a quantum bit in a diamond to a quantum bit in another diamond three meters away, without the information having traveled through the intervening space.

The… read more

Teleporting larger objects becomes real possibility

February 11, 2002

The dream of teleporting atoms and molecules — and maybe even larger objects — has become a real possibility for the first time. The advance is thanks to physicists who have suggested a method that in theory could be used to “entangle” absolutely any kind of particle.
Quantum entanglement is the bizarre property that allows two particles to behave as one, no matter how far apart they are. Until now,… read more

Telepresence robot helps program brain and spine stimulators remotely

January 18, 2013

RP-7 home telepresence device (credit: Ivar Mendez et al./Neurosurgery)

With the rapidly expanding use of brain and spinal cord stimulation therapy (neuromodulation), “remote presence” (telepresence) technologies may help to meet the demand for experts to perform stimulator programming, reports a study published in Neurosurgery.

The preliminary study by Dr. Ivar Mendez of Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, supports the feasibility and safety of using a telepresence robot (“RP-7″) to increase… read more

Telepresence robots take to the air

May 14, 2011

Tobita Hiroaki and colleagues at Sony Computer Science Laboratories in Tokyo have created a prototype floating telepresence bot using a helium blimp outfitted with a projected video screen and propellers for steering. It could provide a more maneuverable alternative to ground-based telepresence bots.

It could provide a more maneuverable alternative to ground-based telepresence bots.because it can negotiate desks, chairs, stairs, and other workplace obstacles potentially… read more

Telepresence TV

May 28, 2007

High-end videoconferencing — rebranded as “telepresence” — is delivering on its promise as an alternative to traditional business travel.

The high-definition TV images are sharp. Broadband fiber-optic cable has replaced tired telephone lines. And the equipment is often installed in studios that are handsome and appropriately corporate.

Telescope could focus light without a mirror or lens

May 2, 2008

Observatoire Midi Pyrenees astronomers have proposed building a space telescope powerful enough to see Earth-sized planets within 30 light years of Earth.

The telescope would be a Fresnel imager, focusing light by passing it through a pattern of holes carved in an opaque sheet. Because it relies on a foil sheet rather than a massive mirror, it would weigh less and therefore be less expensive to launch compared to… read more

Telescopes of the World, Unite! A Cosmic Database Emerges

May 20, 2003

In the past 25 years, the number of CCD pixels (each acting as a miniature astronomical instrument) in all the world’s telescopes has exponentially increased by a factor of 3,000, a beneficiary of Moore’s Law.

The resulting total amount of astronomical data collected every year is doubling; surveys of millions of astronomical objects now contain about 100 terabytes of distributed data in the “National Virtual Observatory.”

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