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Electrical control of nuclear spin qubits

Researchers succeeded in making an important step towards quantum computers. Using a spin cascade in single-molecule magnet, the scientists demonstrated how nuclear spins can be manipulated with electric fields. Electric manipulation allows for a quick and specific switching of quantum bits.

Jun 6th, 2014

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DARPA Z-Man program demonstrates human climbing like geckos

DARPA's Z-Man program has demonstrated the first known human climbing of a glass wall using climbing devices inspired by geckos. The historic ascent involved a 218-pound climber ascending and descending 25 feet of glass, while also carrying an additional 50-pound load in one trial, with no climbing equipment other than a pair of hand-held, gecko-inspired paddles.Bio-inspired climbing technology could increase troop safety and freedom of maneuver.

Jun 5th, 2014

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Molecular self-assembly scales up from nanometers to millimeters

A joint effort of the Aalto University of Helsinki, the Politecnico di Milano, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has now demonstrated that it is possible to align molecular self-assemblies from nanometers to millimeters without the intervention of external stimuli.

Jun 4th, 2014

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Quantum criticality observed in new class of materials

Quantum criticality, the strange electronic state that may be intimately related to high-temperature superconductivity, is notoriously difficult to study, but the first findings of a 'quantum critical point' in a category of materials known as 'oxypnictides' could lead to a broader understanding of the quantum phenomenon.

Jun 4th, 2014

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Crystal nanoflowers and the future of architectural chemistry (w/video)

In this video, follow Harvard researchers Wim L. Noorduin and Joanna Aizenberg as they break down their process, showing how they developed these crystal 'flowers' using a beaker and two chemicals, manipulating the surrounding conditions to form them. Their research could potentially change our understanding of how structures are formed in nature, which may open the door for a new approach to nanotechnology.

Jun 4th, 2014

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Laserpulse erzeugen Nano-Antennen

Nur zwei kurze Laserblitze benötigt man an der TU Wien um an einer Aluminium-Oberfläche Nano-Strukturen zu erzeugen, die den photoelektrischen Effekt des Materials drastisch verstärken.

Jun 4th, 2014

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