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3-D printed metamaterial shrinks when heated

Members of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Additive Manufacturing Initiative are among a group of researchers who have developed 3D printed materials with a unique property—instead of expanding when heated, they ...

dateOct 25, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Towards better metallic glasses

Researchers from the University of Bristol have used state-of-the-art computer simulation to test a theory from the 1950s that when atoms organise themselves into 3D pentagons they supress crystallisation.

dateOct 25, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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The exciting new age of quantum computing

What does the future hold for computing? Experts at the Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub (NQIT), based at Oxford University, believe our next great technological leap lies in the development of quantum computing.

dateOct 25, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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The quantum sniffer dog

As humans, we sniff out different scents and aromas using chemical receptors in our noses. In technological gas detection, however, there are a whole host of other methods available. One such method is to use infrared lasers, ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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UV light improves smartphone cameras

Photodetectors, which are used in a wide range of systems and devices from smartphones to space stations, are typically only sensitive to light within a certain narrow bandwidth. This presents numerous challenges to product ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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