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Bacterial nanowires: Not what we thought they were

For the past 10 years, scientists have been fascinated by a type of "electric bacteria" that shoots out long tendrils like electric wires, using them to power themselves and transfer electricity to a variety of solid surfaces.

dateAug 18, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Move over, silicon, there's a new circuit in town

( —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 describe how they have ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Nanophysics
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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 ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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