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2011-04-01 01:13:43

On April 8, 2011, the scientific community will celebrate the centennial of the discovery of superconductivity—the ability of certain materials to conduct electricity without resistance when cooled below a specific temperature.

2011-04-01 01:12:47

Completing the story they started by creating synthetic magnetic fields,* scientists from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, have now made atoms act as if they were charged particles accelerated by electric fields.

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2011-03-27 11:15:00

Researchers study quantum dots to increase the amount of electricity solar panels produce.

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2011-03-27 10:15:00

Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a puzzling gap in the electronic structures of some high-temperature superconductors could indicate a new phase of matter.

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2011-03-21 07:10:14

Physicists at UCLA set out to design a better transistor and ended up discovering a new way to think about the structure of space.

2011-03-19 04:47:27

“The nation that controls magnetism will control the universe,” famed fictional detective Dick Tracy predicted back in 1935.

2011-03-15 14:37:53

University of Utah researchers built "spintronic" transistors and used them to align the magnetic "spins" of electrons for a record period of time in silicon chips at room temperature.

2011-03-09 18:22:48

Tomorrow's nonvolatile memory devices – computer memory that can retain stored information even when not powered – will profoundly change electronics, and Cornell University researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and optimizing their performance.

2011-03-08 15:52:48

Magnetic Random Access Memories (MRAM) are the most important new modules on the market of computer storage devices.

2011-03-07 14:14:20

Japanese researchers have been immersing iron-based compounds in hot alcoholic beverages such as red wine, sake and shochu to induce superconductivity.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.