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Posted: 19 Jun 19, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Scientists are exploring the use of Rydberg-atoms as antennae for the reception of radio-waves, which has applications in deep space communications and other situations where a signal is covered in a lot of noise, or a signal is simply extremely weak, as well as radio transmissions that require a high degree of security.

To do so, they had a little help from Queen:

"The team used their quantum system to pick up stereo—with one atomic species recording the instrumental and another the vocal at two different sets of laser frequencies. They selected a Queen track—"Under Pressure"—to test if their system could handle Freddie Mercury's extensive vocal range.

"One of the reasons for cutting stereo was to show that this one receiver can pick up two channels simultaneously, which is difficult with conventional receivers," said Holloway, who explained that although it is the early days for atomic communications, there is potential to use this to improve the security of communications."

Read the full article here: https://phys.org/news/2019-06-quantum-music-ears.html .


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Posted: 20 Jun 19, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One, two, three, four
Rydberg atoms
Nobody cares
Nobody gives a damn
Yeah
Look at yourself
You need help
You need life
So don't try bullshit us
As a whole
Assa hole.

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Posted: 21 Jun 19, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Thanks for the share. It's interesting using atomic dispersion to recreate encode etc. Hopefully this'll prove more interesting in years to come... I'm pretty sure he chose under pressure as a kind of joke (atoms typically volatile) and because of Queen's peak popularity in this decade. It ensures wider readership.

I WAS going to say this could offer useful in checking celestial signals but that might not be so, until something is quantified and determined for its original source and purpose (*i.e. whether it was communication, sounds or just a random reaction)

I've never seen the film "CONTACT" but this could prove something worthwhile like the concepts explored. Maybe even to pinpoint the hour and date of when the Sun supernovas and ends our worldly existence ;)


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Posted: 21 Jun 19, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE "DICTOROBITARY"!



Or as you humans call it... "language computer".


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