University of Southern California

Move over, silicon, there's a new circuit in town

(Phys.org) —When it comes to electronics, silicon will now have to share the spotlight. In a paper recently published in Nature Communications, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering descri ...

Jun 17, 2014
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USC's 'print-a-house' construction technology

Caterpillar, the world's largest manufacturer of construction equipment, is starting to support research on the "Contour Crafting" automated construction system that its creator believes will one day be able ...

Aug 28, 2008
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Women end up less happy than men

Less able to achieve their life goals, women end up unhappier than men later in life – even though they start out happier, reveals new research by Anke Plagnol of the University of Cambridge, and University of Southern ...

Jul 29, 2008
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Quantum computer built inside a diamond

Diamonds are forever – or, at least, the effects of this diamond on quantum computing may be. A team that includes scientists from USC has built a quantum computer in a diamond, the first of its kind to include protection ...

Apr 04, 2012
4.7 / 5 (29) 8 | with audio podcast

Scientists twist light to send data

(Phys.org) -- A multi-national team led by USC with researchers hailing from the U.S., China, Pakistan and Israel has developed a system of transmitting data using twisted beams of light at ultra-high speeds ...

Jun 25, 2012
4.9 / 5 (24) 10 | with audio podcast