In the 19th century the discovery of the Rosetta Stone unlocked the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Today, 21st century scientists are hoping that The Rosetta Mission will unlock space secrets; give us information about comets for example, their origins and their influence in space.
Scientists in the Netherlands have succeeded in controlling the building blocks of a future super-fast quantum computer. They are now able to manipulate these building blocks (qubits) with electrical rather than magnetic fields, as has been the common practice up till now. They have also been able to embed these qubits into semiconductor nanowires.
A humanoid robot will travel to the international space station this week on the final flight of the shuttle Discovery