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Shedding light on the era of Dark silicon

We will soon live in an era where perhaps more than 80 per cent of computer processors' transistors must be powered off and 'remain dark' at any time to prevent the chip from overheating. Researchers are racing against time to find smart solutions to the rapidly advancing era of 'dark silicon'.

Posted: Sep 7th, 2015

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Carbon nanotubes open new path toward quantum information technologies

The ability to generate single photons on demand holds the key to realization of such a communication scheme. By demonstrating that incorporation of pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes into a silicon dioxide matrix could lead to creation of solitary oxygen dopant state capable of fluctuation-free, room-temperature single photon emission, researchers revealed a new path toward on-demand single photon generation.

Posted: Sep 7th, 2015

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Scientists witness and measure displacement of atoms

This research provides immediate insights into lithium-ion battery performance and far-reaching implications for the design of new materials for energy generation and storage, next gen computing, green technologies, and other areas.

Posted: Sep 7th, 2015

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Spins on the edge

The edges of thin films could provide an ideal laboratory for studying the behavior of electron spins.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2015

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Making nanowires from protein and DNA

Using computational and experimental methods, researchers at Caltech have developed a technique for creating so-called protein-DNA nanowires - a hybrid biomaterial that could have important applications.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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Long-sought chiral anomaly detected in crystalline material

A new study presents evidence for a long-sought phenomenon - first theorized in the 1960s and predicted to be found in crystals in 1983 - called the 'chiral anomaly' in a metallic compound of sodium and bismuth. The additional finding of an increase in conductivity in the material may suggest ways to improve electrical conductance and minimize energy consumption in future electronic devices.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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Molecular scientists unexpectedly produce new type of glass

A new could offer a simple way to improve the efficiency of electronic devices such as light-emitting diodes, optical fibers and solar cells. It also could have important theoretical implications for understanding the still surprisingly mysterious materials called glasses.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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A future without cleaning

Self-cleaning windows, stain-resistant automobile interiors, graffiti-proof walls - there is a long list of things that we wish could have a surface to which dirt wouldn't stick.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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Organic 'computers' made of DNA could process data inside our bodies

We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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