News tagged with reliability

Diamonds are a probe’s best friend

Surface imperfections in devices such as gears or levers can have disastrous effects on reliability. Recent studies have demonstrated the usefulness of atomic force microscopes (AFMs) — instruments that use tiny silicon-based ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Argon cleaning helps trapped ions chill out

( -- The reliability of trapped-ion quantum information systems – a promising candidate technology for an eventual quantum computer – can be dramatically improved by giving the trap electrodes a good ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in General Physics
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Robot car to cut jams & prangs

Robotic car technology being developed at Oxford University that interprets its surroundings and makes decisions about where to go could eliminate the agony and cost of traffic jams.

dateOct 10, 2011 in Engineering
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