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New hologram technology created with nanoantennas

Researchers have created tiny holograms using a 'metasurface' capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution displays and information processing.

Nov 15th, 2013

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Quantum world record smashed

A normally fragile quantum state has been shown to survive at room temperature for a world record 39 minutes, overcoming a key barrier towards building ultrafast quantum computers.

Nov 14th, 2013

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Nanomagnets arise at 2-D boundaries

When you squeeze atoms, you don't get atom juice. You get magnets. According to a new theory by Rice University scientists, imperfections in certain two-dimensional materials create the conditions by which nanoscale magnetic fields arise.

Nov 14th, 2013

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Carbon nanotube field electron emitters will get space testing

A pair of carbon nanotube arrays will be flying in space by the end of the year to test technology that could provide more efficient micro-propulsion for future spacecraft. The arrays will support what is expected to be the first-ever space-based testing of carbon nanotubes as electron emitters.

Nov 14th, 2013

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Single-atom bit forms smallest memory in the world

One atom equals one bit: According to this design principle, we would like to construct magnetic data memories in the future. Researchers now have ixed a single atom on a surface such that the magnetic spin remained stable for ten minutes.

Nov 14th, 2013

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