|Scientists have overcome a major hurdle facing quantum computing: how to protect quantum information from degradation by the environment while simultaneously performing computation in a solid-state quantum system. The research was reported in the April 5 issue of Nature.|
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|Ames Laboratory is celebrating it's 65th anniversary in 2012 and a number of events and activities have been planned throughout the month of May to mark the occasion.|
|On April 5, 30 employees were honored for their years of service to the Ames Laboratory at the annual service awards luncheon. Employees were recognized for 10 to 45 years of service, and five-year intervals in between. Fran Laabs, pictured with Ames Lab Director Alex King, was the longest serving employee with 45 years of service.|
|Ames Laboratory scientists have designed a method to evaluate different conductors for use in metamaterial structures, which are engineered to exhibit properties not possible in natural materials. The work was reported this month in Nature Photonics.|
|May is National Bike to Work Month, May 14-18 is Bike to Work Week and May 18 is Bike to Work Day. For Ames Lab employees who commit to ride for even a day, there'll be a special incentive ... besides the fact that you'll be helping reduce the Lab's carbon footprint and getting some beneficial exercise. There's even a team competition for the more dedicated riders.|
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory have designed a method to evaluate different conductors for use in metamaterial structures, which are engineered to exhibit properties not possible in natural materials. The work was reported this month in Nature Photonics.
New York Times reporter Jim Witkin writes about efforts to develop new types of magnets for use in hybrid and electric vehicles, including research by Ames Lab senior metallurgist Bill McCallum who is working to develop a rare-earth magnet that uses more abundant cerium in place of neodymium. McCallum's work is being funded through a recent grant by ARPA-E, the Department of Energy's advanced research agency.