Archive: February, 2008

New paper: Entanglement of remote spins with unequal coupling to an optically active mediator

A new paper on the arXiv today. In this one we describe how to implement entangling gates between two quantum dots, mediated by a third optically excited quantum dot. Suppose you have three quantum dots in a row. The central one is of a different species and does not ordinarily interact with the neighboring two. […]

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Australia says sorry

Yesterday Australia’s Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made a formal apology to the ‘stolen generation’, a generation of aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their parents and put into convents for their upbringing. Many of these children never saw their parents again. One of the most shocking aspects of these policies is that they continued […]

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McCain doesn’t know whether condoms prevent HIV

So this is great. John McCain, someone who has a good chance of becoming the next President of the United States, doesn’t know whether condoms prevent the spread of HIV. Fantastic, does the future of humanity get any better than that. Q: “What about grants for sex education in the United States? Should they include […]

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