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Quantum computer moves closer to reality

An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol in the UK has developed a new approach to quantum computing that could soon be used to perform complex calculations that cannot be done by today's computers.

Posted: Sep 29th, 2010

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REACH register to ensure traceability of nanomaterials

Ahead of a regulatory review next year, the Belgian EU Presidency is proposing to create a specific register for nanomaterials under the bloc's REACH chemicals regulation and wants to make it mandatory to label their presence in consumer products.

Posted: Sep 29th, 2010

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New technique allows 3-D visualization of quantum property

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new technique that maps the magnetic vector potential - one of the most important electromagnetic quantities and a foundation of quantum mechanics - in three dimensions.

Posted: Sep 29th, 2010

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Growing nanowires horizontally yields new benefit: Nano-LEDs

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an unexpected bonus - a new way to create nanowires that produce light similar to that from light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

Posted: Sep 29th, 2010

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Tiny generators turn waste heat into power

Using tiny structures called ferroelectric nanowires, a team of researchers can rapidly generate an electrical current in response to any change in the ambient temperature, harvesting otherwise wasted energy from thermal fluctuations.

Posted: Sep 28th, 2010

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