Physicist Alexei Ustinov on Russian qubits and the prospects for their use

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July 1, 2013 it was reported that scientists from the Russian Quantum Center (RCC) And the Laboratory of superconducting metamaterials MISA in Russia for the first time measured the qubit. The work was done under the guidance of professor and member of the Scientific Council of the RCC Alexei Ustinov. What is a cubit? It looks like, what it is made of? Finally, as this is the qubit can be measured and what it might come in handy? These and many other questions of "Heathcliff"

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Figure skating: Russians took two gold on the Grand Prix in Paris

The Russians Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won the fourth stage of the Grand Prix figure skating competition in Paris in sports pairs. By the sum of the short and long programs athletes scored 194.13 points.

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This is the second consecutive victory for Russian couple at the Grand Prix. In late October, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won the gold medal in figure skating at the second stage of the Grand Prix Skate Canada.

In Paris, followed by a pair of Volosozhar — Trankov second place was another Russian pair: Faith Bazarov and Yuri Larionov

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Figure skating: 14-year-old Russian and Russian sports pair won the Grand Prix in Canada

14-year-old figure skater Elizabeth Tuktamysheva won Skate Canada in the Canadian city of Mississauga. For Russia it is a solo debut at the start of the adult Grand Prix.

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Tuktamysheva, who led after the short program, the results showed any second result (117.81 points), second only to Japanese wife Akiko Suzuki (119.44). Following two rentals Tuktamysheva gained 177.38 points to guarantee her first place. "Silver" got Suzuki (172.26), "bronze" an American Ashley Wagner (165.48).

After Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won a pair of sports competitions. The Russians, who led after the short program,

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Skaters Volosozhar / Trankov have set a world record in Oberstdorf

World champions Russians Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took the lead in the tournament Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, showing a new best result in the history of pair skating on to score points in the short program.

 

Volosozhar and Trankov perfectly executed short program at the tournament in Oberstdorf and got it for 81.65 points. This is the best result in the history of pair skating after the introduction of the current system of judging. The second are the Germans Maylin Wende / Daniel Wende, third in Natasha Purich / Mervin Tran of

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Skaters Volosozhar / Trankov won the Grand Prix Skate America

Russian sports pair Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov won the first stage of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating — Tournament "Skate America", which takes place in Kent near Seattle. The Russians were in the lead after the short program, and on Sunday the other contenders skated better and arbitrary. As a result, Volosozhar and Trankov finished with a score of 195.07 performance score, ahead of the nearest competitor by 10 points.

The second event took place on the Chinese Pang Qing / Tong Jian (185.16), and the third — the American duo of Danny Cady /

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Figure skater Elena Radionova won the tournament Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf

Junior world champion in 2013 Russian Elena Radionova won the tournament Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, ahead of more than 25 points twice world champion in adult Japanese girl Miki Ando.

 

Radionova for stunning and complex elements of any program (the only failure was at the double axel) gained 123.52 points. The total amount of 14-year-old Russian figure skater was 188.21 points. Ando, for which this was the first tournament after a break of 2.5 years, scored 162.86 points. Third place went to American Ashley Cain — 162.39 points.

Earlier, winning the pairs

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LPI has proposed a new method for transmitting microwave signals in the plasma waveguide

The plasma channel for the transmission of energy at a distance, which was once said the famous engineer Nikola Tesla, is not fiction. Scientists from the Institute of Physics. PN Lebedev Physical Institute learned to create a plasma microwave waveguides directly along the corridor of their work. A new way to transport the microwave signal in the sliding mode, developed by LPI, will reach a record distance — at least 1 km.

Krypton-Fluoride laser amplifier and optics to form a ring beam of ultraviolet used to create a plasma microwave waveguide. Creating extended plasma structures became possible after the

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LPI won the tender for the development of light sources based on colloidal quantum dots

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PN Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FIAN) was the winner in the competition for the right to sign with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation government contract to perform exploratory research (R &D) in the Federal Target Program "Research and development on priority directions of scientific-technological complex of Russia for 2007-2012". Scientific research topic — "Efficient light sources based on organic compounds with colloidal quantum dots."

As a result, future work will be the creation of an organic light emitting diode using quantum dots, as well as general

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Street Theatre Festival is held in Arkhangelsk

June 20 in Arkhangelsk opened the annual festival of street theater. Crowds of citizens firmly stuck to the pavement on which the multicolored ribbon stretched string actors, comedians. Who just was not in a noisy carnival procession: great white camels, incredible coloring monster, alien red man-monsters. They now and then rushed into the crowd, greeted, hugged, we click on the memory … Almost an hour comedians entertained the audience. Then, in the regional drama theater the official opening of the festival. Throughout the week, Arkhangelsk and visitors can see more than 50 performances presented by artists from Russia,

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The festival of snow and ice sculptures opens in Yakutsk

The competition festival of snow and ice sculptures "Legends of Yakutia" kicks off on Friday in the ice park in Yakutsk, said the city administration.

"With the arrival of spring masters give yakutians sparkling, crystal sculptures, bizarre and mysterious glittering in the sun during the day and at night — the light of lanterns. Become a traditional competition of ice and snow sculptures — a real fairy tale. A shapeless block of ice to turn into exquisite pieces and give holiday for children and adults — a skill only a true storyteller, "- said in a statement.

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