Delhi Recorded an All-Time High Temperature at 48 Degrees Celsius

New Delhi temperature broke record, when the mercury touched a historical maximum of 48 degrees Celsius in parts of the national capital.

The severe heat waves continue affecting north and central India, with record high temperatures in many cities.

In Uttar Pradesh, Banda was the hottest area on Monday at 49.2 degrees Celsius, seven degrees above normal. In Churu, Rajasthan, temperature recorded at 50.3 degrees Celsius and the Medical Department issued a warning not to go outside, except in emergency situations.

The southwest winds for Tuesday can make the temperature drop one or two marks. However, the heat wave will persist, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional weather forecasting chief, Kuldeep Srivastava, said.

Meteorologists declare a heat wave in large areas when the mercury touches 45 degree Celsius for two consecutive days and a severe heat wave is declared when the temperature rises to 47 degrees Celsius for two days.

For small areas, such as New Delhi, a heat wave is declared if the maximum temperature is recorded at 45 degrees Celsius even for one day, the IMD said.

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Chinese Scientists Set New Quantum Computing Record

Chinese physicists have managed to break the quantum computing world record, achieving quantum entanglement of 18 qubits, surpassing the previous record of 10.

Large-scale quantum computing is considered the next major leap in computing technology, and could potentially surpass the physical limits imposed on current computers.

Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon in which two or more entangled sub atomic particles, or qubits, can affect each other simultaneously regardless of distance. The counter-intuitive concept breaks both classical physical laws and common sense, but in the weird world of quantum mechanics such interactions have the possibility to revolutionize technology.

Quantum entangled particles demonstrate dependent physical properties despite distance. For example, the position, momentum or polarization of a quantum entangled particle could be correlated to that of other particles regardless of the distance between them.

It has been known at least since 1935, when several physicists – including Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrodinger – published papers describing the paradoxes encountered at the small particle or 'quantum' level.

Such a phenomenon is believed by some to have potential in constructing network technology.

The field of research has a long way to go, however, as the quantum entanglement effect is extremely unstable and must overcome decoherence caused by outside interference.

Physicist Pan Jianwei, at the University of Science and Technology of China, was able to achieve a stable 18-qubit state, a major step toward being able to do quantum processing. Pan is also the previous record holder, having previously achieved a 10 qubit state in 2017.

China has also announced it is launching a new space science program that will include the launch of four new research satellites to research the origin of the universe, black holes and gravitational waves.

The program will include a satellite named the Einstein Probe, which will detect X-ray emitters, something useful in detecting high energy distant objects such as quasars and black holes.

The Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterpart All-Sky Monitor satellite will research gravitational waves, a burgeoning field of research in physics. Although gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein and early 20th century physicists researching General Relativity, only recently have we been able to detect them.

The Solar Wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, or Smile, is a joint effort between Chinese and European scientists and will study the interactions between solar wind and Earth's magnetosphere.

Similarly, the Advanced Space-Borne Solar Observatory will study the relationship between solar magnetic fields, solar flares and coronal mass ejections, which pose a danger to communications systems.

In recent years, China has launched several notable satellites, including projects to investigate dark matter and experimental quantum physics.

Baseball: Matanzas sets record of wins in Cuban National series

Matanzas became the new record-holder of wins in a 90-game season of the Cuban National Baseball Series by reaching 67 victories when knocking out 16-1 Granma, surpassing the previous record set by Industriales (66) in 2003.

Lefty Irandy Castro (5-1) earned the win while Yanier Gonzalez got his sixth loss and there were offensive highlight for Yordanis Samon, Erwin Caballero and Yasiel Santoya, who all homered for the cause of the Crocodiles.

Thus, the squad managed by Victor Mesa swept away Granma after allowing them only two runs in this sub-series, they had already won Saturday´s two games (10-0 and 6-1), and also increased their winning streak to six.

DH Samon now appears leader in several stats such as hits (124), doubles (26), RBIs (74), runs (63) and total bases (183).

In Sunday other games, Holguín beat Villa Clara 7-6 and Camagüey defeated 8-7 the defending champion Ciego de Avila.

However, these results did not change the standings, so, with only one subseries left, it is almost certain that Ciego de Avila and Villa Clara to be the other opponents in the opening of the postseason.

Standings

G W L AVE DIF Streak L-10
MTZ 87 67 20 .770 - + 6 8-2
CAV 87 56 31 .644 11,0 - 2 4-6
VCL 87 50 37 .575 17,0 - 1 5-5
GRA 87 48 39 .552 19,0 - 3 2-8
HOL 87 42 45 .483 25,0 + 1 6-4
CMG 87 38 49 .437 29,0 + 2 5-5

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Qva Libre musical group works in a new record

Havana.- Cuban funk-alternative rock group Qva Libre, that has become one of the most popular ones of the Island due to its peculiar style, is presently working in a new record that will include several guests. 

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