The world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs. Clever concept, I have always admired the Japanese.
Source: Lettuce see the future: Japanese farmer builds high-tech Indoor veggie factory (via GE Reports).
Shigeharu Shimamura shows his produce:
Materials can be described as being on a spectrum from a perfectly ordered crystal to a perfectly disordered anticrystal.
“Just as a perfect crystal has very well defined properties, the anticrystal has well defined properties, and we can think of real materials as being somewhere in between the two.”
Green laser light enters the water-filled, quartz chamber from the left and hits the bubble of xenon gas (center). Sound waves compress the bubble 30,000 times per second, repeatedly turning it into a 10,000-kelvin, 1-micrometer-wide ball of plasma. The black object in the foreground collects the scattered laser light.
The superconducting quantum circuit with five Xmon qubits (cross-shaped devices) placed in a linear array. The quantum device shows logic gates with fidelities at the surface code threshold for fault tolerance.
Photo credit: Erik Lucero