Mechanics

Metasurface Entangled Photons

New invention triggers one of quantum mechanics’ strangest and most useful phenomena

In this artist’s rendering of a metasurface, light travels through tiny rectangular structures — the building blocks of the metasurface — and produces entangled pairs of photons of different wavelengths. The device was designed, fabricated and tested through a collaboration between Sandia National Laboratories and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.Image courtesy …

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Super Mario Kart at 30: How the 16-Bit Limit Created Franchise-Defining Mechanics

Super Mario Kart at 30: How the 16-Bit Limit Created Franchise-Defining Mechanics

Image: Nintendo The Mario Kart series today is very different from when Super Mario Kart was released for the Super NES in 1992. Of course, the visuals have been noticeably improved, and thanks to the release of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Accelerator Course Pass and the mobile version of Mario Kart Tour, we now …

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