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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.
Ames Laboratory and several of its scientists were in the spotlight as the PBS television series NOVA aired a two-hour special, â€œHunting the Elements,â€ on Wednesday, April 4. Here, Ames Lab senior physicist Paul Canfield explains some of the properties of rare earth elements.
National Geographic correspondent Catherine T. Yang quotes Ames Lab senior materials scientist Bill McCallum in a story, "While Rare-Earth Trade Dispute Heats Up, Scientists Seek Alternatives" in the National Geographic's Daily News section. The story is part of a special series that explores energy issues. For more, visit The Great Energy Challenge.
|So what happened to the month of March? Or even the last half of February for that matter? Not that anyone is complaining but the unseasonably warm weather this month has things greened up and put things in bloom around the Lab about a month ahead of schedule. Here are a few photos of Spring being sprung ... early!|
|Ames Laboratory has teamed up with the American Red Cross to bring you the Blood Drive Challenge on Tuesday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 205 TASF. The Lab's goal this year is to collect 45 units.|
|TIAA-CREF announces individual counseling sessions at the Ames Laboratory, 251 TASF Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26. Space is limited so please sign up by calling 515-268-8601 to schedule an appointment with TIAA-CREF representative Paige Cook.|
|Genetic mutations to cellulose in plants could improve the conversion of cellulosic biomass into biofuels, according to a research team that included an Ames Laboratory scientist. The team recently published its findings in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.|
|The 36th Annual Early Bird Golf Tournament will be held Friday April 6 at the Honey Creek Golf Course south of Boone. And for once, it appears that the weather will be cooperating!|