The University of Maryland has been awarded $10.3 million in stimulus funds by the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to build an advanced quantum science lab.
The world took a big step closer today to a green and more sustainable communications future with the launch of Green Touch, a global consortium organized by Bell Labs whose goal is to create the technologies needed to make communications networks 1000 times more energy efficient than they are today.
Die umweltfreundliche Herstellung ausreichender Mengen Wasserstoffs beschaeftigt die Forschung seit langem. Als mikroskopisch kleine Fabrik steht dabei die Gruenalge Chlamydomonas reinhardtii im Mittelpunkt, die unter Stress Wasserstoff bilden kann. Bochumer Biologen ist es jetzt gelungen, die dafuer verantwortlichen Bestandteile der Alge zu isolieren und die Produktion ins Reagenzglas zu verlegen.
For the first time, physicists have convincingly demonstrated that physically separated particles in solid-state devices can be quantum-mechanically entangled. The achievement is analogous to the quantum entanglement of light, except that it involves particles in circuitry instead of photons in optical systems.
Die Ausbildung von ueberdurchschnittlich qualifizierten jungen Ingenieuren und Ingenieurinnen im Graduiertenkolleg 'Disperse Systeme fuer Elektronikanwendungen' der Uni Erlangen-Nuernberg ist bis zum Herbst 2014 gesichert. Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft uebernimmt die Foerderung ab April 2010 fuer weitere viereinhalb Jahre; die Foerdersumme betraegt 5,16 Millionen Euro.
In an important first for a promising new technology, scientists have used a quantum computer to calculate the precise energy of molecular hydrogen. This groundbreaking approach to molecular simulations could have profound implications not just for quantum chemistry, but also for a range of fields from cryptography to materials science.
A new version of RTDNEGF (1.3.2) has been recently deployed on the nanoHUB website. RTDNEGF is a simulator for Resonant Tunneling Diodes (RTD) that implements the Non Equilibrium Green Formalism (NEGF) as its principal computational model.
With ultimate research targets ranging from off-shore wind power and coral reef ecology to quantum physics and nanotechnology, the 12 projects will launch more than $250 million in new laboratory construction projects beginning early this year.
To overcome the problems associated with metallic implants, many research organizations and commercial companies have tried to develop orthopedic implants that have a bioactive surface to promote cellular adhesion and bony in-growth. Efforts have been made to create a stable fit that more closely resembles the original tissue, thus eliminating the need for additional surgery to repair the damage or gaps.
New experiments on a recently discovered class of iron-based superconductors suggest that the ability of their electrons to conduct electricity without resistance is directly connected with the magnetic properties of those electrons.