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Quantum computers

The Race to Build a Quantum Computer

Tasks that take billions of years done in just minutes. That’s the quantum revolution coming to computing and it’s set to transform our whole...
Advanced Light Sourcevideo

Toward a New Light: Advanced Light Source Upgrade Project Moves Forward

The Advanced Light Source (ALS), a scientific user facility at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has received federal...
quantum information

Quantum Information Science: Making the Leap

Quantum information science will contribute to one of the next revolutions in computing, but realizing that promise will stretch our scientific understanding and technological...
machine learning

MagnetPredictor: Predicting the Magnetic Properties of Materials

Permanent magnets used in electric cars and wind turbines currently contain rare earth metals. Reducing the amount of these elements in magnets is important,...
artificial intelligence system

Artificial Intelligence Project to Help Bring the Power of the Sun...

To capture and control the process of fusion that powers the sun and stars in facilities on Earth called tokamaks, scientists must confront disruptions...
microelectronics

Ultra-Secure, Ultra-Reliable Trusted Microelectronics Development Project Will Focus on Hardware First

The sophisticated spy-vs.-spy of cybersecurity and cyberattacks has reached the point where even the foundational hardware and materials of electronic devices needs to be...
brain scans

Revealing Brain Scans: AI Can Predict Personality

MRI image data can reveal information on a person’s personality traits. This was shown by scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Düsseldorf...
superlubricity

Microscale Superlubricity Could Pave Way for Future Improved Electromechanical Devices

Lubricity measures the reduction in mechanical friction and wear by a lubricant. These are the main causes of component failure and energy loss in...
amyloid fibrils

Researchers Find Clues About Formation of Toxic Fibrils Involved in Neurodegenerative...

Researchers in the Technion’s Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering have discovered a relation between the structure of α-helical strands in proteins and the formation...
silicon photonics

NAU Scientist Contributes to Significant Advance in Silicon Photonics

Northern Arizona University assistant professor Ryan Behunin collaborated with a team of physicists from Yale and the University of Texas at Austin in discovering an innovative...
Regenerative Heart Valves

Computer-Designed Customized Regenerative Heart Valves

Producing living tissue or organs based on human cells is one of the main research fields in regenerative medicine. Tissue engineering, which involves growing...
artificial intelligence

After Uber, Tesla Incidents, Can Artificial Intelligence Be Trusted?

Given the choice of riding in an Uber driven by a human or a self-driving version, which would you choose? Considering last month’s fatal crash...
quantum bitsvideo

Precision Atom Qubits Achieve Milestone

The unique Australian approach of creating quantum bits from precisely positioned individual atoms in silicon is reaping major rewards, with UNSW Sydney-led scientists showing...
plant cells

A Jigsaw Puzzle of Plant Cells

Plant cells are under tremendous pressure. To prevent themselves from bursting, plants had to come up with something unique: According to scientists from the...
Silicon Nanoparticles

Mining Hardware Helps Scientists Gain Insight into Silicon Nanoparticles

Researchers from ITMO University and their international colleagues have developed the first three-dimensional dynamic model of an interaction between light and silicon nanoparticles. They...
viruses

Workbench for Virus Design

Bacteriophages, known informally as phages, are viruses that can attack and kill specific bacteria. They occur everywhere in the natural world. Precisely because they...
Camera technology

Low-Latency Image Data Compression

Up to 12 cameras are currently installed in new vehicle models, mostly in the headlights or taillights and the side mirrors. An on-board computer...
topological insulator laservideo

The Future of Semiconductor Lasing: Topological Insulator Lasers

Researchers at the Technion and in the U.S. have developed a new, highly efficient coherent and robust semiconductor laser system: the topological insulator laser. The...
brain-computer interface

People with Tetraplegia Gain Rapid Use of Brain-Computer Interface

For a brain-computer interface (BCI) to be truly useful for a person with tetraplegia, it should be ready whenever it’s needed, with minimal expert...
wireless communication

Beyond 5G

Imagine a roomful of 1,000 students all simultaneously experiencing an augmented reality lecture and demonstration. Or, how about riding in an autonomous vehicle that...