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Diamond-based light sources will lay a foundation for quantum communications of the future: Electrified quantum diamond can become the heart of quantum networks and computers of the future

August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Dmitry Fedyanin from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Mario Agio from the University of Siegen and LENS have predicted that artificial defects in the crystal lattice of diamond can b...

Record-breaking logic gate 'another important milestone' on road to quantum computers

August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Oxford have achieved a quantum logic gate with record-breaking 99.9% precision, reaching the benchmark required theoretically to build a quantum computer.

Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form

August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both.

Putting the pressure on platinum: Hokkaido University researchers have synthesised a uniquely structured platinum-based superconducting material

August 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Superconductors are materials that, when cooled below a certain temperature, conduct free-flowing electricity without it being impeded by resistance. They are used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power my...

Next generation anode to improve lithium-ion batteries: Silicon-tin nanocomposite developed at UCR could lead to low cost, long lasting rechargeable batteries for electronic devices and electric vehicles

August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have created a new silicon-tin nanocomposite anode that could lead to lithium-ion batteries that can be charged and discharged more times before...

'Second skin' protects soldiers from biological and chemical agents

August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
In work that aims to protect soldiers from biological and chemical threats, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists has created a material that is highly breathable yet protective...

ORNL optimizes formula for cadmium-tellurium solar cells

August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Solar cells based on cadmium and tellurium could move closer to theoretical levels of efficiency because of some sleuthing by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Perpetual 'ice water': Stable solid-liquid state revealed in nanoparticles: Gallium nanoparticles that are both solid and liquid are stable over a range of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit

August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Imagine pouring a glass of ice water and having the ice cubes remain unchanged hours later, even under a broiler's heat or in the very back corner of the freezer.

Better contrast agents based on nanoparticles

August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of Basel have developed nanoparticles which can serve as efficient contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. This new type of nanoparticles produce around ten times...

Gentle cancer treatment using nanoparticles works

August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Cancer treatments based on laser irridation of tiny nanoparticles that are injected directly into the cancer tumor are working and can destroy the cancer from within. Researchers from the Niels Bohr I...

Challenging the 'rigidity' for smart soft electronics

August 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Soft electronic devices, such as a smartphone on your wrist and a folding screen in your pocket, are looking to much improve your lifestyle in the not-too-distant future. That is, if we could find way...

University of Toronto chemists create vitamin-driven battery: Environmentally friendly battery is long-lasting and high voltage

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of University of Toronto chemists has created a battery that stores energy in a biologically derived unit, paving the way for cheaper consumer electronics that are easier on the environment.

Programmable ions set the stage for general-purpose quantum computers: A new quantum computer module combines proven techniques with advances in hardware and software

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum computers promise speedy solutions to some difficult problems, but building large-scale, general-purpose quantum devices is a problem fraught with technical challenges.

'Liquid fingerprinting' technique instantly identifies unknown liquids: Ability to instantly identify unknown liquids in the field could aid first responders, improve plant safety

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A new company will commercialize sensing technology invented at Harvard University that can perform instant, in-field characterization of the chemical make-up and material properties of unknown liquid...

W.M. Keck Foundation awards Cal State LA a $375,000 research and education grant

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Cal State LA has been awarded a grant to educate tomorrow’s leaders in the interdisciplinary field of paper microfluidics.

Towards the T-1000: Liquid metals propel future electronics: Self-propelling liquid metals a critical step to future elastic electronics

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Science fiction is inching closer to reality with the development of revolutionary self-propelling liquid metals -- a critical step towards future elastic electronics.

Carbon nanotube 'stitches' make stronger, lighter composites: Method to reinforce these materials could help make airplane frames lighter, more damage-resistant

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
The newest Airbus and Boeing passenger jets flying today are made primarily from advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic -- extremely light, durable materials that reduce...

Bridging the gap between the quantum and classical worlds

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
In the quantum world, physicists study the tiny particles that make up our classical world - neutrons, electrons, photons - either one at a time or in small numbers because the behaviour of the partic...

Lucintel identifies and prioritizes opportunities for alumina trihydrate (ATH) fillers in the global composites industry

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the alumina trihydrate (ATH) fillers market looks good with opportunities in the electrical and electronics and transportation app...