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Breakthrough development of flexible 1D-1R memory cell array

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With the introduction of curved smartphones, flexible electronic goods are gradually moving to the center stages of various markets. Flexible display technology is the culmination of the latest, cutting-edge electric cell device technology.  Scientists have now developed a bendable organic carbon nano compound-based 64bit memory. It shows improved data performance by limiting the direction of electric currents. Continue reading “Breakthrough development of flexible 1D-1R memory cell array” »

Graphene “Bubbles” and High Efficiency Electronics

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A team of researchers has discovered that graphene can be stretched to create tiny nanobubbles in which electrons generate the same energy levels that otherwise would require an extremely strong magnetic field. The discovery provides a clue to the manipulation of electrons in graphene, which in turn could lead to a new generation of ultra-small, ultra-efficient electronic devices. Continue reading “Graphene “Bubbles” and High Efficiency Electronics” »

Crossbar nanowire chips for beyond-Moore’s-law electronics

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As transistor technology continues its march forward with smaller, faster components, we’re getting ever closer to the point at which the realities of atomic scale will put an end to Moore’s law — unless we find a way around it. A team of researchers from Harvard and non-profit research company Mitre have devised a possible solution to the problem using nanowires (NW) in tiny processors. Continue reading “Crossbar nanowire chips for beyond-Moore’s-law electronics” »

V2V: What are vehicle-to-vehicle communications and how do they work?

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V2V: What are vehicle-to-vehicle communications and how do they work?
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications moved one step closer to reality this week with the Obama administration’s plans to push the technology forward.

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Origami: Simple secret to creating flexible lithium-ion batteries

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The surprisingly simple secret to creating flexible, high-power lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at Arizona State University have fused the mystical arts of origami with modern materials science to create a high-performance, flexible lithium-ion battery. Continue reading “Origami: Simple secret to creating flexible lithium-ion batteries” »

A single-atom engine breaks the laws of physics and progress in quantum computing

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A new invention from Germany’s University of Mainz is not only the world’s smallest engine by an enormous margin, it may have broken a theoretical limit for engine efficiency. The device, a so-called “atomic engine,” produces power thanks to the movements of just a single atom trapped and manipulated. It’s an incredible achievement that, while not particularly useful for engineering in the short term, could revolutionize our understanding of the quantum world. Plus, it’s really neat. Continue reading “A single-atom engine breaks the laws of physics and progress in quantum computing” »

IBM is developing 10,000 times faster graphene chip

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IBM builds graphene chip that’s 10,000 times faster, using standard CMOS processes. Engineers at IBM Research have built the world’s most advanced graphene-based chip, with performance that’s 10,000 times better than previous graphene ICs. The key to the breakthrough is a new manufacturing technique that allows the graphene to be deposited on the chip without it being damaged (something that has heretofore been very hard to achieve).
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This story will self-destruct in five seconds: DARPA begins work on self-destructing electronics

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DARPA, the United States’ military research agency, has announced its intention to fund and develop technology that self-destructs.

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Diamond defect boosts quantum technology

New research shows that a remarkable defect in synthetic diamond produced by chemical vapor deposition allows researchers to measure, witness, and potentially manipulate electrons in a manner that could lead to new “quantum technology” for information processing. The study is published in the January 31, 2014, issue of Physical Review Letters.

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Sugar-powered biobattery has 10 times the energy storage of lithium

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As you probably know, from sucking down cans of Coke and masticating on candy, sugar — glucose, fructose, sucrose, dextrose — is an excellent source of energy. Biologically speaking, sugar molecules are energy-dense, easy to transport, and cheap to digest. There is a reason why almost every living cell on Earth generates its energy (ATP) from glucose.

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Berkeley Researchers Create First Soluble 2D Supramolecular Organic Frameworks

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Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated the first soluble single-layer 2D honeycomb supramolecular organic framework that combines the ordering and porous features of metal-organic frameworks with the solubility of supramolecular polymers. Continue reading “Berkeley Researchers Create First Soluble 2D Supramolecular Organic Frameworks” »

Graphene “Sandwich” Protects Microscopic Materials from Radiation

Graphene Controls Radiation Damage

By placing microscopic materials between two sheets of graphene, researchers have discovered a new technique that protects microscopic materials from the harmful effects of radiation when under the microscope. This technique could soon be the key to enabling the direct study of every single individual atom in a protein chain.

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Scientists Discover New Asymmetric Topological Insulator

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A team of scientists has discovered a new asymmetric topological insulator made of many layers of BiTeCl, which enables electrical current to flow differently along its top surface than along its bottom. Continue reading “Scientists Discover New Asymmetric Topological Insulator” »

Breakthrough in Quantum Cryptography Demonstrates “Perfectly Secure” Bit Commitment

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For the first time, researchers have demonstrated perfectly secure bit commitment, sending encrypted data between pairs of sites in Geneva and Singapore. Continue reading “Breakthrough in Quantum Cryptography Demonstrates “Perfectly Secure” Bit Commitment” »

Researchers Demonstrate A Single Atom Light Switch

Researchers Develop a Single Atom Light Switch

In a newly published study, researchers from the Vienna University of Technology demonstrate highly efficient switching of optical signals between two optical fibers controlled by a single atom. Continue reading “Researchers Demonstrate A Single Atom Light Switch” »