Air pollution can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack a day of cigarettes

Air pollution — especially ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change — accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study.

Source: Air pollution can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack a day of cigarettes — ScienceDaily

Schrödinger’s cat with 20 qubits: New record with entangled quantum bits 

Dead or alive, left-spinning or right-spinning — in the quantum world particles such as the famous analogy of Schrödinger’s cat can be all these things at the same time. An international team, together with experts from Forschungszentrum Jülich, have now succeeded in transforming 20 entangled quantum bits into such a state of superposition. The generation of such atomic Schrödinger cat states is regarded as an important step in the development of quantum computers.

Source: Schrödinger’s cat with 20 qubits: New record with entangled quantum bits — ScienceDaily