US university unit cuts off from Web after cyberattack
Penn State University said Friday that the computer network of its college of engineering was disconnected from the Internet after a cyberattack "by a threat actor based in China."
Engineers build first sub-10-nm carbon nanotube transistor
Quantum physicist explains $100K offer for proof scaled-up quantum computing is impossible
Physicists find new order in quantum electronic material
Two Rutgers physics professors have proposed an explanation for a new type of order, or symmetry, in an exotic material made with uranium – a theory that may one day lead to enhanced computer displays and data storage systems ...
Graphene could yield cheaper optical chips
Graphene—which consists of atom-thick sheets of carbon atoms arranged hexagonally—is the new wonder material: Flexible, lightweight and incredibly conductive electrically, it's also the strongest material ...
Disney's magical vision calls for 3-D printed optical elements (w/ Video)
An unlikely competitor for diamond as the best thermal conductor
An unlikely material, cubic boron arsenide, could deliver an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity – on par with the industry standard set by costly diamond – researchers report in the current issue of the journal ...
Simulation shows it's possible to move H2O@C60 using electrical charge
Israeli inventor has backers for cardboard bicycle
Securing the cloud: New algorithm solves major problem with homomorphic encryption
Homomorphic encryption is one of the most exciting new research topics in cryptography, which promises to make cloud computing perfectly secure. With it, a Web user would send encrypted data to a server in ...
Superconducting qualities of topological insulators demonstrated
(Phys.org) —Topological insulators (TIs) are an exciting new type of material that on their surface carry electric current, but within their bulk, act as insulators. Since the discovery of TIs about a decade ...
Bering Strait may be global temperature stabilizer
Kinect@Home crowdsources for 3-D models
Cutting the graphene cake
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the University of Manchester have demonstrated that graphene can be used as a building block to create new 3D crystal structures which are not confined by what nature can produce.