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CERN researchers discover an exotic particle with a long life

Researchers from the LHCb experiment at CERN recently presented a new discovery. The team discovered a new particle they labeled as TCC+, which is a tetraquark. A tetraquark is an exotic hadron that contains two quarks and two antiquarks. It is the longest-lived exotic matter particle ever discovered and the first to contain a pair of heavy quarks and two light antiquarks. Quarks are the fundamental building blocks matter is constructed of, combining to form hadrons, primarily baryons, such as the proton and the neutron, consisting of three quarks and mesons formed in a quark-antiquark pair.

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CERN researchers discover an exotic particle with a long life

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The power of a quantum computer

A conventional computer uses electricity within its silicon chips. Small amounts of electrical current are turned on or off. It represents true and false, or the binary numbers one and zero.

But a quantum computer changes individual quantum elements such as electrons or photons, called qubits. Due to their 'spin', electrons can be up or down, and photons vertical or horizontal at the same time. This quantum superposition means that a qubit is in both states at once.

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How a quantum computer is different from your laptop, explained by a scientist

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