How does one make and measure a qubit? The problem has engaged scientists for years. Many arrangements have been proposed and some demonstrated, each with its advantages and disadvantages, including tricky schemes involving superconducting tunnel junctions, quantum dots, neutral atoms in optical lattices, trapped ions probed by lasers, and so on.
University of New South Wales' (UNSW) ARC Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence has again asserted its leadership in solar cell technology by reporting the first silicon solar cell to achieve the milestone of 25 per cent effiency.
With a $1.6M grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, UC San Diego NanoEngineering professor Joseph Wang will lead a project to create a 'field hospital on a chip' that soldiers can wear on the battlefield.
A zinc oxide nanorod field-effect transistor (FET), the first of its kind as a nano device in China, was successfully fabricated by scientists with the Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The Bio Meets Nano and IT conference in Oulu, Finland from December 9-11, 2008, brings together companies, organisations and research groups with the purpose of enhancing international and interdisciplinary business collaboration in the fields of life sciences, micro- and nanotechnology and information technology.
Vladimir Torchilin, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of pharmaceutical sciences at Northeastern University?s Bouve College of Health Sciences, was recently awarded a 5-year, $1.54 million grant from the National Institutes of Health?s (NIH) National Cancer Institute to investigate ways to increase the efficacy of nanocarrier-based pharmaceuticals for drug and gene therapy.
Charles Rosenblatt, professor of physics and macromolecular science at Case Western Reserve University, and his research group have developed a method of 3D optical imaging of anisotropic fluids such as liquid crystals, with volumetric resolution one thousand times smaller than existing techniques.
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are reporting a new way of creating computer chips that could revitalize optical lithography, a patterning technique that dominates modern integrated circuits manufacturing.
Scientists are reporting development of a device that could serve as the electronic reader for a coming generation of 'wellness cards', specimen holders used to diagnose disease from a drop of a patient's saliva or blood.
Pioneering research begins to develop electronics that simulate the cognitive capabilities and efficiencies of the biological brain as part of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency?s (DARPA) SyNAPSE, or Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics, program.
Researchers from all over the world will gather at Florida State University for a major international conference that focuses on predicting the properties of materials and finding new ways to improve these properties.