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2012-01-25 04:17:07

A research team led by physicists at the University of California, Riverside has identified a property of "bilayer graphene" (BLG) that the researchers say is analogous to finding the Higgs boson in particle physics.

Physicists Mimic Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids Inside Single Atom
2012-01-25 04:06:50

Rice University physicists have gone to extremes to prove that Isaac Newton's classical laws of motion can apply in the atomic world: They've built an accurate model of part of the solar system inside a single atom of potassium.

2012-01-23 13:26:12

Physicists at the University of New South Wales have observed a new kind of interaction that can arise between electrons in a single-atom silicon transistor.

2012-01-17 12:41:02

An international team of researchers including scientists at Princeton University have achieved a 100-fold increase in the ability to maintain control the spins of electrons in a solid material, a key step in the development of ultrafast quantum computers.

How Many Atoms Does It Take To Store A Memory Bit?
2012-01-13 09:46:22

Researchers at International Business Machines (IBM) have discovered how to store a bit of information in just 12 atoms, a process that usually requires the use of a million or more atoms.

2012-01-10 15:03:47

University of California, Davis, researchers have proposed a radical new way of thinking about the chemical reactions between water and metal oxides, the most common minerals on Earth.

2012-01-06 09:49:02

The smallest wires ever developed in silicon - just one atom tall and four atoms wide - have been shown by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Melbourne University and Purdue University to have the same current-carrying capability as copper wires.

2012-01-06 09:45:06

The narrowest conducting wires in silicon ever made – just four atoms wide and one atom tall – have been shown to have the same electrical current carrying capability of copper.

2012-01-05 13:46:25

Thanks to a collaboration between scientists in San Sebastian and Japan, a relay reaction of hydrogen atoms at a single-molecule level has been observed in real-space.

2011-12-22 15:22:20

Physicists at Harvard University have realized a new way to cool synthetic materials by employing a quantum algorithm to remove excess energy.


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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.