Modeling the Creation of Cratons, Earth’s Secret Keepers

The continents, the solid blocks of land beneath our feet, weren’t always as strong as they’ve come to be. Now, scientists from Monash University in Australia have devised a new mechanism to explain how the roots of the continents—cratons—came to be. Using numerical models to simulate the conditions of Archean era Earth, the […]

Industry collaboration leads to important milestone in the creation of a quantum computer

IMAGE: (a) Scanning electron image of one of the Foundry-fabricated quantum dot devices. Four quantum dots can be formed in the silicon (dark grey), using four independent control wires (light grey)…. view more  Credit: Fabio Ansaloni Quantum computer: One of the obstacles for progress in the quest for a working quantum computer has been that the […]

Important milestone in the creation of a quantum computer — ScienceDaily

Quantum computer: One of the obstacles for progress in the quest for a working quantum computer has been that the working devices that go into a quantum computer and perform the actual calculations, the qubits, have hitherto been made by universities and in small numbers. But in recent years, a pan-European collaboration, in partnership with […]

Wolves alter wetland creation and recolonization by killing ecosystem engineers

Beavers, one of nature’s most prolific ecosystem engineers, can be a substantial summer food source for wolves in many boreal ecosystems. By killing beavers, wolves alter wetland creation and recolonization patterns in boreal ecosystems, and in turn, all of the important ecological processes associated with beaver-created wetlands. Credit: Voyageurs Wolf Project. Beavers are some of […]