Using rigorous computer calculations, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Institution of Washington have established evidence that supercooled silicon experiences a liquid-liquid phase transition, where at a certain temperature two different states of liquid silicon exist.
To keep the manufacturing and the larger community well informed about what's radical and revolutionary in innovation, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces its annual Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture.
How does the human brain run itself without any software? Find that out, say European researchers, and a whole new field of neural computing will open up. A prototype 'brain on a chip' is already working.
An international team of researchers has developed an organic material with an unprecedented combination of high optical quality and strong ability to mediate light-light interaction and has engineered the integration of this material with silicon technology so it can be used in optical telecommunication devices.
The process to turn propane into industrially necessary propylene has been expensive and environmentally unfriendly. That was until scientists at U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory devised a greener way to take this important step in chemical catalysis.
Scientists in Japan and Korea have developed a quantum theory that explains how temperature and quantum fluctuations - a direct consequence of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle - affect the properties of materials called multiferroics.