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New 2-D quantum materials for nanoelectronics

MIT team provides theoretical roadmap to making 2-D electronics with novel properties. Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials […]

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Laser from a plane discovers goldmines in Spain

Las Médulas in León is considered to be the largest opencast goldmine of the Roman Empire, but the search for this metal extended many kilometres further south-east to the Erica […]

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Controlling a material with voltage

Technique could let a small electrical signal change materials’ electrical, thermal, and optical characteristics. A new way of switching the magnetic properties of a material using just a small applied […]

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Giving LEDs a cozy, warm glow

A novel temperature-dependent coating on white LEDs creates warmer colors when the lights are dimmed When the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded this October to three Japanese-born scientists […]

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A revolution in higher education

Sanjay Sarma is leading an educational revolution now underway in higher education. “Michelangelo didn’t attend a semester of lectures,” says Sanjay Sarma, “he learned in the studio with a master […]

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Spiral laser beam creates quantum whirlpool

Physicists at ANU have engineered a spiral laser beam and used it to create a whirlpool of hybrid light-matter particles called polaritons. “Creating circulating currents of polaritons – vortices – […]

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Fighting crime through crowdsourcing

University of Miami researchers are developing a computing model that uses crowdsourcing to combine and optimize human efforts and machine computing, to perform complex tasks Crowdsourcing utilizes the input of […]

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A Piece of the Quantum Puzzle

UCSB physicists demonstrate the high level of controllability needed to explore ideas in quantum simulations While the Martinis Lab at UC Santa Barbara has been focusing on quantum computation, former postdoctoral […]