Researchers develop one of the world's smallest electronic circuits
A team of scientists, led by Guillaume Gervais from McGill's Physics Department and Mike Lilly from Sandia National Laboratories, has engineered one of the world's smallest electronic circuits. It is formed ...
New 3-D transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have created a new type of transistor made from a material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D structure instead of conventional flat computer chips.
Quantum computer components 'coalesce' to 'converse'
(PhysOrg.com) -- If quantum computers are ever to be realized, they likely will be made of different types of parts that will need to share information with one another, just like the memory and logic circuits ...
Physicists demonstrate the quantum von Neumann architecture
A new paradigm in quantum information processing has been demonstrated by physicists at UC Santa Barbara. Their results are published in this week's issue of Science Express online.
Narrowest bridges of gold are also the strongest, study finds
At an atomic scale, the tiniest bridge of gold -- that made of a single atom -- is actually the strongest, according to new research by engineers at the University at Buffalo's Laboratory for Quantum Devices.
Web-crawling the brain
The brain is a black box. A complex circuitry of neurons fires information through channels, much like the inner workings of a computer chip. But while computer processors are regimented with the deft economy of an assembly ...
Scientists say it's high 'NOON' for microwave photons
An important milestone toward the realization of a large-scale quantum computer, and further demonstration of a new level of the quantum control of light, were accomplished by a team of scientists at UC Santa ...
UMD advance lights possible new path to creating next gen computer chips
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Maryland researchers have made a breakthrough in the use of visible light for making tiny integrated circuits. Though their advance is probably at least a decade from commercial use, they say ...
Microfluidic integrated circuit could help enable home diagnostic tests (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- As a way to simplify lab-on-a-chip devices that could offer quicker, cheaper and more portable medical tests, University of Michigan researchers have created microfluidic integrated circuits.
Nanodragsters hit the street: Scientists roll agile hot rod out of micro-garage (Update)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists are getting better at building nanomachines, but Rice researchers continue to race ahead of the pack.
Rain or Shine? Computer Models How Brain Cells Reach a Decision
(PhysOrg.com) -- Yale University researchers have devised a computer model to explain how the brain makes decisions based on statistical probabilities-as, for instance, when a doctor makes a diagnosis based on several conflicting ...
Wizard at circuits, physics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Donhee Ham, Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, uses his personal energy and understanding of physics to design innovative integrated circuits.
Going plasmonic in search of faster computing, communications
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of European researchers has demonstrated some of the first commercially viable plasmonic devices, paving the way for a new era of high-speed communications and computing in which electronic ...
Growing geodesic carbon nanodomes
Researchers analyzing the assembly of graphene (sheets of carbon only one atom thick) on a surface of iridium have found that the sheets grow by first forming tiny carbon domes. The discovery offers new insight ...