News tagged with conduct electricity

Two dynamos drive Jupiter's magnetic field

( —Superlatives are the trademark of the planet Jupiter. The magnetic field at the top edge of the cloud surrounding the largest member of the solar system is around ten times stronger than Earth's, and is by far ...

dateAug 21, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

Quantum computers have yet to materialise. Yet, scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster. One such approach relies on quantum dots—a kind of artificial atom, easily controlled ...

dateJul 24, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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Super-stretchable yarn is made of graphene

( —A simple, scalable method of making strong, stretchable graphene oxide fibers that are easily scrolled into yarns and have strengths approaching that of Kevlar is possible, according to Penn State and Shinshu ...

dateJun 23, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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