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Researchers overcome noise problems in ultrasensitive measurements of tiny amounts of compounds
As the sensitivity of plasmonic sensors reaches new heights, so does the challenge of using tiny sample volumes. Dmitry Kalashnikov and co-workers at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute in Singapore have devised ...
Physics team uses pixel sensitivity of smartphone as a random generator for encryption
Nerve impulses can collide and continue unaffected
According to the traditional theory of nerves, two nerve impulses sent from opposite ends of a nerve annihilate when they collide. New research from the Niels Bohr Institute now shows that two colliding nerve ...
'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter.
Diamonds are a quantum computer's best friend
A new kind of quantum computer is being proposed by scientists from the TU Wien (Vienna) and Japan (National Institute of Informatics and NTT Basic Research Labs).
Exotic state of matter propels quantum computing theory
So far it exists mainly in theory, but if invented, the large-scale quantum computer would change computing forever. Rather than the classical data-encoding method using binary digits, a quantum computer would process information ...
Creating optical cables out of thin air
Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fiber to any point on earth, or even into space. That's what Howard Milchberg, professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering at ...
Harvesting energy from devices
If there's one thing nearly all modern technology has in common, it's heat. Whether it's your car, computer, television, or even refrigerator, they all generate large amounts of heat. And nearly all of it ...
Physicists propose way to use quantum bidding in bridge
Pairing up single atoms in silicon for quantum computing
(Phys.org) —Australian engineers detect in real-time the quantum spin properties of a pair of atoms inside a silicon chip, and disclose new method to perform quantum logic operations between two atoms.
Viewing deeper into the quantum world
One of the important tasks for quantum physics researchers and engineers is designing more sensitive instruments to study the tiny fields and forces that govern the world we live in. The most precise measuring ...
Steering chemical reactions with laser pulses
With ultra-short laser pulses, chemical reactions can be controlled at the Vienna University of Technology. Electrons have little mass and are therefore influenced by the laser, whereas the atomic nuclei ...
'Unbreakable' security codes inspired by nature
A revolutionary new method of encrypting confidential information has been patented by scientists at Lancaster University.
Controlling electron spins by light
Topological insulators are considered a very promising material class for the development of future electronic devices. A research team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has discovered, how light can be used to ...