Finnish Quantum Institute announced | EurekAlert! Science News

Aalto University, University of Helsinki and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have signed an agreement to collaborate on quantum science and technology, under the umbrella of InstituteQ: The Finnish Quantum Institute. InstituteQ brings together expertise in research, education, and innovation to drive Finland’s world-leading quantum technology research.

‘Our goals are threefold,’ explains Professor Jukka Pekola, Aalto University, ‘firstly, to coordinate our national research efforts; secondly, to provide the best possible education, both in graduate and industrial programs; and thirdly, in driving innovation.’

‘It is widely recognised that the expertise level in the workforce is currently a major bottleneck in developing quantum technology,’ explains Professor Sabrina Maniscalco, University of Helsinki, ‘By combining and coordinating our resources, we will be able to grow expertise in new directions.’

All three of the founder institutions have decades of experience in the research, teaching and commercialisation of quantum science and technology. By joining

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Five SF Stories That Embrace the Scientifically Improbable Reactionless Drive

Recently, physicists around the world were astounded to learn that painstaking testing of the visionary EmDrive revealed that the device produces no discernable thrust. By “astounded,” I mean “not astounded” and by “visionary,” I mean “almost certainly nonsensical from word one.” A cynical physicist might say the EmDrive produces thrust by violating conservation of momentum. This is unfair, because the EmDrive does not produce thrust at all.

One can understand the attraction of a reactionless drive. It comes down to the rocket equation, which presents steely-eyed rocket persons with a choice between annoyingly limited delta-v (and accordingly restricted choice of orbits), or exhaust streams energetic to a degree we don’t currently know how to manage.

The equation in question is delta-v = Vexhaust Ln(Mo/Mf) or as all the cool kids are phrasing it these days, Mo/Mf = e(delta v/Vexhaust)

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Degree For Life: UVU’s Hospitality Management program made this student feel right at home | Higher Education

Angie Milbourn is a single mother of three children. She’s been working toward a college degree since she graduated from high school. It’s been a challenging and convoluted journey to UVU’s new Hospitality Management program, but it also has been rewarding and successful.

Her journey started at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), where she received an associate degree in general studies. She considered studying culinary arts and nutrition, but she decided they weren’t the right fit.

“I started to think about what I wanted to do,” Milbourn says. “I realized that I really like people and events. Hospitality management seemed like a good choice to me, and I shifted gears.”

She compared hospitality management programs at universities across the state. Milbourn discovered UVU’s online program was not only the least expensive option but also ranked as one of the best in the state and offered a plethora of helpful programs

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Quabbin senior Julia Hamel to enroll at Worcester State, join women’s basketball program

BARRE — Living the dream.

That’s how Quabbin Regional senior Julia Hamel feels these days, having signed a commitment letter last month to attend Worcester State University, where the 18-year-old will enroll as an early childhood education major and become a member of the Lancers’ women’s basketball program.

“Worcester State has actually been my dream school, my No. 1 school since I was in the sixth grade,” Hamel said during a phone interview recently. “It’s always been where I wanted to go. But, it also helped that the basketball program is amazing and the school’s early childhood education major is considered one of the top programs of its kind in New England.”

Hamel, a senior captain for the Panthers this season, averaged 8.2 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists per game while helping to lead Quabbin to an 11-1 record and the Pod 6 championship. After starting 1-1, the Panthers

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