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Superconducting circuits, simplified

Computer chips with superconducting circuits circuits with zero electrical resistance would be 50 to 100 times as energy efficient as today's chips an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data centers ... - Read More

Atomic trigger shatters mystery of how glass deforms

Throw a rock through a window made of silica glass and the brittle insulating oxide pane shatters But whack a golf ball with a club made of metallic glass a resilient conductor that looks like ... - Read More

Magnetic mirrors enable new technologies by reflecting light in uncanny ways

As in Alice's journey through the looking glass to Wonderland mirrors in the real world can sometimes behave in surprising and unexpected ways including a new class of mirror that works like no other As ... - Read More

Method for detecting extremely rare inert gas isotopes for water dating

In the earth and environmental sciences radioactive isotopes atom variants that decay over time play a major role in age determination A radioactive isotope of the inert gas argon 39Ar for example is used to ... - Read More

Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized in ordinary kitchen microwave oven

Swedish and Chinese researchers show how a unique nano alloy composed of palladium nano islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction the most important reaction in ... - Read More

Charged graphene gives DNA a stage to perform molecular gymnastics

When Illinois researchers set out to investigate a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics Fast accurate ... - Read More

Revving up fluorescence for superfast LEDs

Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1 000 times faster than normal setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing superfast light emitting diodes LEDs and quantum ... - Read More

New records set for silicon quantum computing

Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of super powerful quantum computers The teams created two types ... - Read More

Variable glass coatings to stop condensation on windows

Thin film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing solar cells and touchscreens With the Megatron® sputtering system it is now possible for the first time to vary the ... - Read More

Magnetic superconductor: Strange bedfellows

Chemists at Ludwig Maximilias Universitaet LMU in Munich have synthesized a ferromagnetic superconducting compound that is amenable to chemical modification opening the route to detailed studies of this rare combination of physical properties Superconductivity and ... - Read More

Urine of tiny migrating marine animals affects ocean chemistry

The largest migration on the planet is the movement of small animals from the surface of the open ocean where they feed on plants under cover of darkness to the sunless depths where they hide ... - Read More

Chemists uncover new role of a key base in organic synthesis

An international team of chemists has discovered a new piece to the puzzle of how a powerful base used in organic synthesis cesium carbonate plays a pivotal role during a catalytic reaction The research published ... - Read More

A cost-effective and energy-efficient approach to carbon capture

Carbon capture is a process by which waste carbon dioxide CO2 released by factories and power plants is collected and stored away in order to reduce global carbon emissions There are two major ways of ... - Read More

Discovery of new subatomic particle, type of meson, to 'transform' understanding of fundamental force of nature

The discovery of a new particle will transform our understanding of the fundamental force of nature that binds the nuclei of atoms researchers argue Led by scientists from the University of Warwick the discovery of ... - Read More

A quick look at electron-boson coupling: Researchers use ultrafast spectroscopy on many body effects

Imagine being able to tune the properties of a solid material just by flashing pulses of light on it for example turning an insulator into a superconductor That is just one potential payoff down the ... - Read More

Atmospheric chemistry hinges on better physics model

New theoretical physics models could help us better grasp the atmospheric chemistry of ozone depletion Indeed understanding photoabsorption of nitrous oxide N2O a process which involves the transfer of the energy of a photon to ... - Read More

New material steals oxygen from air

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations The stored oxygen can be released again when and where it is needed We do ... - Read More

Crumpled graphene could power future stretchable electronics

When someone crumples a sheet of paper that usually means it's about to be thrown away But researchers have now found that crumpling a piece of graphene paper a material formed by bonding together layers ... - Read More

New material steals oxygen from the air: One spoonful absorbs all the oxygen in a room

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations Just one spoon of the substance is enough to absorb all the oxygen in a ... - Read More

Nanoparticles give up forensic secrets

A group of researchers from Switzerland has thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left at crime scenes Publishing their results today 2 October in IOP ... - Read More
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