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(with video) Giant ion-trapped quantum computer takes shape

February 3, 2017 - 10:02am
University of Sussex researchers have put forward the first industrial blueprint for constructing a real-life large-scale machine that works thanks to electric connections.

2D crystal inks print functional electronic devices

February 2, 2017 - 3:56am
Biocompatible solutions can be used to make photodetector arrays and programmable logic memories.

Analogue black hole could be made from plasma mirror

February 1, 2017 - 3:55am
Proposed experiment could test information-loss paradox.

Ultrasound pulses help release neuromodulating drugs

January 30, 2017 - 7:30am
Technology could be used to safely and reversibly “turn off” specific areas of the brain.

Magnetic skyrmion 'brain' connections save energy

January 27, 2017 - 9:04am
Simulations suggest that ultralow-power-consumption magnetic skyrmion devices could mimic the memory and learning functions in neural synapses.

GLAD improves memories

January 27, 2017 - 1:18am
Glancing angle deposition can be used to fabricate non-volatile devices smaller than 100nm2 from organic semiconductors.

Metal monoxides for battery cathodes

January 26, 2017 - 7:55am
Could lithium-ion batteries go lithium-free?

Plasma holograms make good gratings for ultrahigh-intensity optics

January 25, 2017 - 6:15am
Technique could help in the development of a whole new range of techniques to manipulate ultraintense lasers and to generate structured, coherent short-wavelength sources.

Oxide nanowires made simple

January 23, 2017 - 4:57am
Georgia Tech researchers succeed in producing 1D nanostructures directly from bulk materials for the first time with a new and simple, cost-effective technique.

Optical supercavity drives tiny and efficient laser

January 23, 2017 - 4:04am
New laser is based on effect first predicted in 1929.

Hybrid perovskite LEDs break external quantum efficiency record

January 20, 2017 - 5:45am
New devices have an EQE of 10%.

3D imaging helps improve block copolymer templates

January 19, 2017 - 5:28am
Designing and fabricating improved templates for patterning electronics components with feature sizes of less than 5 nm.

Scaffoldless tissue engineering benefits from combined approach

January 18, 2017 - 5:48am
Combining techniques for cuing growth morphology with magnetic nanoparticles for levitation and manipulation proves a powerful and versatile tool for tissue engineering.

Plasmonic circuits brighten up

January 16, 2017 - 5:28am
New ultra-compact laser made from semiconductor nanowires and wafer-scale plasmonic waveguides could be used in next-generation optoelectronics devices and photonics circuits as well as in future data-communication technologies.

New super-resolution microscope combines Nobel-winning technologies

January 16, 2017 - 5:27am
New technique achieves nanometre-scale resolution quickly.

Topological surface states host n- and p-type fermions

January 12, 2017 - 6:42am
New findings might help test out a number of condensed-matter and particle-physics theories.

Silicon rods make highly selective thermal emitter

January 11, 2017 - 8:26am
New device produces intense light at near-infrared-to-visible wavelengths and might be used in high-efficiency solar cells.

Cool thermal switch exploits magnetic nanofluids

January 10, 2017 - 9:29am
A thermal switch design for cooling device surfaces uses magnetic nanofluids as the primary agent for thermal energy transport for the first time.

Improved battery capacity? Sounds like my cup of tea

January 9, 2017 - 7:11am
Researchers demonstrate a lithium ion-cell with a high-performance carbon-based anode produced by simple processing of waste tea leaves.

Superconducting nanowires in a strong magnetic field contain Majorana 'zero modes'

January 9, 2017 - 4:00am
Delocalized states of electrons with topological properties might be used as qubits in fault-tolerant quantum computers of the future.