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Scaling Quantum Computers to New Heights: Computer Science Leaps Ahead with Quantum Chips

Scaling Quantum Computers to New Heights: Computer Science Leaps Ahead with Quantum Chips

🕔14:26, 17.Jul 2016

Quantum technologies could unlock entirely new ways to view the world — but only if scientists can create stable methods of manipulating qubits. Researchers from the Yale Quantum Institute have integrated classical and quantum technologies to create scalable quantum information chips, heralding a paradigm shift for the field.

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Robot: Friend or Foe? The Answer Lies in Our Hands

Robot: Friend or Foe? The Answer Lies in Our Hands

🕔14:24, 17.Jul 2016

We enjoy seeing robots in many places, from film to the classroom, but you likely would rather not see a robot at your place of employment, working in your stead. With rising concern that robots may come to replace human workers, it is time to address this problem from all angles.

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Lithium Ion Batteries Take the Heat: New Self-Regulating Batteries Switch Off When Overheated

Lithium Ion Batteries Take the Heat: New Self-Regulating Batteries Switch Off When Overheated

🕔21:36, 23.Mar 2016

Batteries are found in everything from cell phones to cars, quietly powering our everyday existence. With rising pressures to find more renewable sources of energy, batteries hold immense potential to do even more — for example, to store the excess

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Biodegradable and Bulletproof: Modeling cellulose nanocrystals for success in the real world

Biodegradable and Bulletproof: Modeling cellulose nanocrystals for success in the real world

🕔13:31, 3.Feb 2016

A new model that predicts the properties of nanocellulose composites could lead to improved nanotechnology for all.

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Podcast Review: “The Infinite Monkey Cage” Delights All Audiences

Podcast Review: “The Infinite Monkey Cage” Delights All Audiences

🕔20:27, 2.Feb 2016

“When is a strawberry dead?” This quirky question is one of many that have sparked debates on BBC Radio 4’s science-meets-entertainment podcast, “The Infinite Monkey Cage.” It is indicative of the show’s character — nonsensical musings intertwined with a surprising

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Nature’s Blueprint: Solar cells inspired by plant cells

Nature’s Blueprint: Solar cells inspired by plant cells

🕔21:05, 4.Nov 2015

Scientists learn lessons from nature’s greenery, modeling the next generation of solar technology on plant cells.

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See-through Batteries: A Last Hurdle for Invisible Electronics

See-through Batteries: A Last Hurdle for Invisible Electronics

🕔20:39, 4.Nov 2015

A study led by André Taylor, associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering at Yale, presents a new method of creating transparent lithium-ion batteries. The development brings science closer than ever before to the realization of invisible electronics.

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Robots with Electronic Skin

Robots with Electronic Skin

🕔20:11, 4.Nov 2015

A research team at the University of Exeter has developed a new way to produce graphene that could allow for the creation of electronic skin.

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The Future of Electronics: Harnessing Nature’s Power of Self-Assembly

The Future of Electronics: Harnessing Nature’s Power of Self-Assembly

🕔20:07, 4.Nov 2015

Throw a potpourri of transistors into the bathtub, add some soap, and out comes a fully formed nanocomputer. Science fiction? Maybe not. Nanoscientists dream of coaxing electronic components to self-assemble into complex systems. In fact, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have taken a major step towards making self-assembling electronics a reality.

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Computer Analyses Predict Onset of Psychosis

Computer Analyses Predict Onset of Psychosis

🕔14:56, 4.Nov 2015

Many view mathematics and language as two distinct areas of study. But what if math could shed light on the significance of the speech patterns of someone at risk for developing psychosis? A recent computer algorithm developed by Guillermo Cecchi of IBM and Cheryl Corcoran and Gillinder Bedi of Columbia University demonstrates that mathematical speech analysis can lead to some fascinating findings.

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