Best of Last Week – A quantum shortcut, a ten-engine plane and cell phones that bother babies in utero

(—Once again, it was a good week for physics as a team of researchers found a quantum shortcut that could speed up many quantum technologies—they devised a new method for preparing quantum states for many-body systems that combines shortcuts to adiabaticity with optimal control. Also, another team of researchers demonstrated a new chip architecture that may provide the foundation for a quantum computer—a new device that allows more electrodes to be placed on a chip. —> Read More