The genius of welding systems Gasparas Kazlauskas is unknown in Lithuania, and it seems he has never been such here. Radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTG) produced with the help of the welding tool he has designed and patented were flew with the Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 to the surface of the Moon and left there for the rest of the days.
In the 2012 edition of ‘Secret of Success’ issued by the European Commission for the European SME Week, among others, the sole representative of Lithuania the company UAB Ruptela is also sharing its achievements. The publication presents the best small and medium-sized companies that has started as small businesses but eventually has successfully established themselves in the market and started to export their goods and services to other countries
In a newly published study, researchers from the HZB Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics have shown that graphene retains its properties when coated with a thin silicon film, paving the way for new possibilities in solar cells.
A new study from Yale University shows that scientists can create and control a large quantum mechanical system built on photons, suggesting that they might be able to expand the role of photons in quantum information systems. Light might be able to play a bigger, more versatile role in the future of quantum computing, according to new research by Yale University scientists. Continue reading “Physicists Create and Control a Large Quantum System Built on Photons” »
By focusing an ultrashort laser beam onto a graphene oxide polymer, researchers have developed a new material for multimode optical recording.
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Increasingly, quantum computers are predicted to be the next great leap in computational power — but in reality they are more likely to be the next next great leap. Right now we have to tailor experimental quantum chips to their particular mathematical process of interest, literally build them to solve a specific problem; today’s silicon solutions will reach the peak of their potential long before we can go buy Intel or AMD’s new plug-and-play quantum processor.
Continue reading “Scientists use DNA to shape graphene into the transistor of the future” »
Similar to using Python or Java to write code for a computer, chemists soon could be able to use a structured set of instructions to “program” how DNA molecules interact in a test tube or cell.
A team led by the University of Washington has developed a programming language for chemistry that it hopes will streamline efforts to design a network that can guide the behavior of chemical-reaction mixtures in the same way that embedded electronic controllers guide cars, robots and other devices.
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New steps of Lithuania towards space are being made by developing nanosatellites. Two working groups are working towards the development of concepts for the international project QB50. This time, we present a nanosatellite being designed by Space Science and Technology Institute (KMTI) Continue reading “Lithuanian satellite with a reaction sphere is being prepared for launching” »