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Eberly College of Science
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers
-- Fastest-spinning brown-dwarf star is detected by its bursts of radio waves
-- Penn State, TB Alliance, and GSK partner to discover new treatments for TB

Also in this issue: Media Highlights.

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TOP STORIES:

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers
The era of quantum computers is one step closer as a result of research published in the current issue of the journal Science. The research team has devised and demonstrated a new way to pack a lot more quantum computing power into a much smaller space and with much greater control than ever before. The research advance, using a 3-dimensional array of atoms in quantum states called quantum bits -- or qubits -- was made by David S. Weiss, professor of physics at Penn State University, and three students on his lab team.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/_ZPcC7Kb
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Fastest-spinning brown-dwarf star is detected by its bursts of radio waves
Astronomers have detected what may be the most-rapidly-rotating, ultra-cool, brown-dwarf star ever seen. The super-fast rotation period was measured by using the 305-meter Arecibo radio telescope -- the same telescope that was used to discover the first planets ever found outside our solar system.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/FJbNG4Vb
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Penn State, TB Alliance, and GSK partner to discover new treatments for TB
A new collaboration between TB Alliance, GSK, and scientists in the Eberly College of Science seeks to find new small molecules that can be used to create antibiotics in the fight against tuberculosis (TB).

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/RnqKKx2v
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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

The Verge - Thursday, June 23, 2016
Men pass on less DNA to their children than women
Researchers speculate that it's evolutionarily advantageous for roundworms — and other organisms like humans — to do away with that extra dad DNA.

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