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Electrical control of quantum bits in silicon paves the way to large quantum computers: Breakthrough by Australian-led team should make the construction of large-scale quantum computers more affordable

April 14, 2015 - 7:45am
A UNSW-led research team has encoded quantum information in silicon using simple electrical pulses for the first time, bringing the construction of affordable large-scale quantum computers one step cl...
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Iran Unveils 6 Knowledge-Based Products

April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Iran on Saturday unveiled 6 new knowledge-based products in a ceremony in the presence of Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari at North Khorassan's science and technology park.
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How many gold atoms make gold metal?

April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Nanoscience Center at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, have shown that dramatic changes in the electronic properties of nanometre-sized chunks of gold occur in well-defined siz...
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Graphene looking promising for future spintronic devices

April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that large area graphene is able to preserve electron spin over an extended period, and communicate it over greater distances than had...
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Research could usher in next generation of batteries, fuel cells University of South Carolina and Clemson reseachers uncover clean interfaces

April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists from South Carolina's leading public universities--the University of South Carolina and Clemson University--have made a discovery that could dramatically improve the efficiency of batteries...
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How can you see an atom? (video)

April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Since ancient Greek times, philosophers and scientists have pondered the atom. For a couple thousand years, humans could only speculate on the structure and other properties of the smallest unit of ma...
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Quantum physics -- hot and cold at the same time: Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that a cloud of quantum particles can have several temperatures at once; the experiment provides new insight into the behavior of large quantum syst

April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Temperature is a very useful physical quantity. It allows us to make a simple statistical statement about the energy of particles swirling around on complicated paths without having to know the specif...
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National Space Society Awards Physicist Kip Thorne Its Mass Media Space Pioneer Award

April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
The National Space Society announces that physicist Dr. Kip Thorne is the recipient of its 2015 Space Pioneer Award for "Mass Media." This award will be presented at the National Space Society's 2015...
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Engineers now understand how complex carbon nanostructures form: Understanding how nanotube forests are created could lead to advancements in aerospace and biomedical applications

April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are microscopic tubular structures that engineers "grow" through a process conducted in a high-temperature furnace. The forces that create the CNT structures known as "forests"...
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Carnegie Mellon chemists create tiny gold nanoparticles that reflect nature's patterns

April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from Carnegie Mellon chemists has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibit...
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A glass fiber that brings light to a standstill: By coupling photons to atoms, light in a glass fiber can be slowed down to the speed of an express train; for a short while it can even be brought to a complete stop

April 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Light is an extremely useful tool for quantum communication, but it has one major disadvantage: it usually travels at the speed of light and cannot be kept in place. A team of scientists at the Vienna...
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New understanding of electromagnetism could enable 'antennas on a chip'

April 10, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have unravelled one of the mysteries of electromagnetism, which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electro...
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Reducing energy usage with nano-coatings

April 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Thermochromic nano-coatings employed appropriately can help reduce energy usage and generate savings. The coatings either absorb heat or permit its reflection, depending on their temperature. Research...
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DWI scientists program the lifetime of self-assembled nanostructures

April 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Materials that self-assemble and self-destruct once their work is done are highly advantageous for a number of applications - as components in temporary data storage systems or for medical devices. Fo...
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Cheap Nanocomposite with Electrocatalytic Application in Fuel Cells Synthesized in Iran

April 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of a nanocatalyst that is proper to be used in fuel cells.
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Iranian Scientists Use Ultrasound Waves to Produce Fullerene

April 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Kashan University used a simple, fast and effective method to produce fullerene nanostructures by applying ultrasound waves.
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Tunneling across a tiny gap:

April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Conduction and thermal radiation are two ways in which heat is transferred from one object to another: Conduction is the process by which heat flows between objects in physical contact, such as a pot...
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Future electronics based on carbon nanotubes: A team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign finds way to purify arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), possibly providing a step toward post-silicon circuits and devices

April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
The exceptional properties of tiny molecular cylinders known as carbon nanotubes have tantalized researchers for years because of the possibility they could serve as a successors to silicon in laying...
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UK National Graphene Institute Selects Bruker as Official Partner: World-Leading Graphene Research Facility Purchases Multiple Bruker AFMs

April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced an official partnership with the University of Manchester's National Graphene Institute (NGI), joining a select list of industrial collaborators. This...
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Carbon nanotube computing? Single-walled carbon nanotube composites show great promise for many things -- including use as a material in 'unconventional' computing

April 8, 2015 - 7:45am
As we approach the miniaturization limits of conventional electronics, alternatives to silicon-based transistors--the building blocks of the multitude of electronic devices we've come to rely on--are...
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