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New pathway to valleytronics

A potential avenue to quantum computing currently generating quite the buzz in the high-tech industry is "valleytronics," in which information is coded based on the wavelike motion of electrons moving through ...

dateJan 27, 2015 in General Physics
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How bacteria control their size

Scientists have traditionally studied bacteria in large numbers, not individually. Working with tens of millions of cells in a culture flask, they tracked their growth by looking at how much the cells dimmed ...

dateJan 05, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Hyperbolic homogeneous polynomials, oh my!

Cutting-edge mathematics today, at least to the uninitiated, often sounds as if it bears no relation to the arithmetic we all learned in grade school. What do topology and combinatorics and n-dimensional ...

dateApr 21, 2014 in Mathematics
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Cards with microchips could become more common

The "chip" is coming. Amid relentless revelations of cyberthieves stealing our credit card and other personal data, there's a renewed push to fortify the plastic cards sitting in millions of Americans' wallets.

dateFeb 11, 2014 in Security
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