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Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified: Scientists invent ground-breaking new method that puts quantum computers within reach

December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a ground-breaking new method that puts the construction of large-scale quantum computers within reach of current technology.

Shape matters when light meets atom: Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices

December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Have you ever wondered how you see the world? Vision is about photons of light, which are packets of energy, interacting with the atoms or molecules in what you're looking at. Some photons reflect off...

UTSA study describes new minimally invasive device to treat cancer and other illnesses: Medicine diffusion capsule could locally treat multiple ailments and diseases over several weeks

December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
A new study by Lyle Hood, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), describes a new device that could revolutionize the delivery of medicine to tr...

Research Study: MetaSOLTM Shatters Solar Panel Efficiency Forecasts with Innovative New Coating: Coating Provides 1.2 Percent Absolute Enhancement to Triple Junction Solar Cells

December 7, 2016 - 7:45am
MetaShield LLC, a market leader in advanced glass-based coating technology, today announced an independent research study indicating its proprietary MetaSOLTM nanotechnology coating can provide a 1.2...

Deep insights from surface reactions: Researchers use Stampede supercomputer to study new chemical sensing methods, desalination and bacterial energy production

December 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Things that happen on the surface are often given short shrift compared to what goes on inside. But when it comes to chemical reactions, what occurs on the surface can mean the difference between a wo...

Quantum obstacle course changes material from superconductor to insulator

December 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from Brown University have demonstrated an unusual method of putting the brakes on superconductivity, the ability of a material to conduct an electrical current with zero resistance.

Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells

December 5, 2016 - 7:45am
•Research from the University of Surrey reveals scientists are able to improve the efficiency of solar cells more than threefold •The solar cells are a flexible, lightweight and environmentally-frien...

New technology of ultrahigh density optical storage researched at Kazan University: The ever-growing demand for storage devices stimulates scientists to find new ways of improving the performance of existing technologies

December 5, 2016 - 7:45am
According to current estimates, dozens of zettabytes of information will need to be placed somewhere by 2020. New physical principles must be found, the ones that facilitate the use of single atoms or...

Controlled electron pulses

December 5, 2016 - 7:45am
The discovery of photoemission, the emission of electrons from a material caused by light striking it, was an important element in the history of physics for the development of quantum mechanics. Scie...

Physics, photosynthesis and solar cells: Researchers combine quantum physics and photosynthesis to make discovery that could lead to highly efficient, green solar cells

December 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient. The findings were recently pu...

New method for analyzing crystal structure: Exotic materials called photonic crystals reveal their internal characteristics with new method

December 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A new technique developed by MIT researchers reveals the inner details of photonic crystals, synthetic materials whose exotic optical properties are the subject of widespread research.

Novel Electrode Structure Provides New Promise for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

December 3, 2016 - 10:06am
Lithium-sulfur batteries (Li-S) can hold as much as five times the energy per unit mass that lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries can. However, Li-S batteries suffer from the propensity for polysulfides to...

Inside tiny tubes, water turns solid when it should be boiling: MIT researchers discover astonishing behavior of water confined in carbon nanotubes

December 3, 2016 - 7:45am
It's a well-known fact that water, at sea level, starts to boil at a temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or 100 degrees Celsius. And scientists have long observed that when water is confined in ve...

IEDM: Leti CEO Marie Semeria to Give Opening-day Keynote on Impact of ‘Hyperconnectivity’ and IoT: Speech to Portray Key Role Nonprofit Research and Technology Organizations Play in Making Technology More Efficient and Ensuring Safety and Security

December 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Leti CEO Marie Semeria will present an opening-day keynote at IEDM 2016, one of the high-tech industry’s most prestigious annual events, on the topic of “Symbiotic Low-Power, Smart and Secure Technolo...

Bumpy surfaces, graphene beat the heat in devices: Rice University theory shows way to enhance heat sinks in future microelectronics

December 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Bumpy surfaces with graphene between would help dissipate heat in next-generation microelectronic devices, according to Rice University scientists.

Fabrication of a Miniature Paper-Based Electroosmotic Actuator

December 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Deepa Sritharan and Elisabeth Smela Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park,...

Nanobiotix Provides Update on Global Development of Lead Product NBTXR3: Seven clinical trials across the world: More than 2/3 of STS patients recruited in the “act.in.sarc” Phase II/III trial: Phase I/II prostate cancer trial now recruiting in the U.S.

December 1, 2016 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, today provides an update on the global devel...

Novel silicon etching technique crafts 3-D gradient refractive index micro-optics

December 1, 2016 - 7:45am
A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon (PSi), with broad impacts...

Single photon converter -- a key component of quantum internet

November 29, 2016 - 7:45am
A Polish-British team of physicists has constructed and tested a compact, efficient converter capable of modifying the quantum properties of individual photons. The new device should facilitate the co...

Leti and Grenoble Partners Demonstrate World’s 1st Qubit Device Fabricated in CMOS Process: Paper by Leti, Inac and University of Grenoble Alpes Published in Nature Communications

November 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, along with Inac, a fundamental research division of CEA, and the University of Grenoble Alpes have achieved the first demonstration of a quantum-dot-based spin qubit us...