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.
An international team of physicists from the United States and China this week offered a new theory to both explain and predict the complex quantum behavior of a new class of high-temperature superconductors.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced the recipients of its 2009 University Researcher Awards, Dr. Anantha Chandrakasan of MIT and Dr. Kang Wang of UCLA. The awards were presented at the annual SIA Washington conference on March 12.