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Breakthrough technique could make electronics smaller, better

An international group of researchers from the University of Minnesota, Argonne National Laboratory and Seoul National University have discovered a groundbreaking technique in manufacturing...

New rechargeable flow battery enables cheaper, large-scale energy storage

MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn’t rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity. The device, they say,...

Bubbles are the new lenses for nanoscale light beams

Bending light beams to your whim sounds like a job for a wizard or an a complex array of bulky mirrors, lenses and prisms,...

Evolution will punish you if you’re selfish and mean

Two Michigan State University evolutionary biologists offer new evidence that evolution doesn't favor the selfish, disproving a theory popularized in 2012. "We found evolution will...

Cheaper iPads? Engineers discover novel technology for producing ‘electronic ink’

Electronic touch pads that cost just a few dollars and solar cells that cost the same as roof shingles are one step closer to...

Size and Memory Both Matter in Quantum Computing

With their promise of unimaginable speed and huge capacity, quantum computers stand to revolutionize the world of information processing. They have the potential to...

Tiny ocean plants use turbulence for travel to social gatherings

Tiny ocean plants, or phytoplankton, were long thought to be passive drifters in the sea — unable to defy even the weakest currents, or...

Quantum engines must break down

Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and need to be modified, according to new research from University...

Making memories: Practical quantum computing moves closer to reality

Researchers have developed a new way to design quantum memory, bringing quantum computers a step closer to reality. The results will appear June 19 in...

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