News tagged with science

The future of electronics—now in 2-D

The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past, as researchers from The Ohio State University work to turn germanium—the material of 1940s transistors—into a potential replacement for silicon.

Feb 14, 2015
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Time for the world's largest radio telescope

On a recent trip to Australia, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) visited one of the two sites of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - a global science and engineering project to build the worlds largest ...

Feb 13, 2015
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A 'Flickr-ing' view of the world, in 4-D

Imagine a version of Google Street View where you could hit the rewind button and see any point in time over the last five years. Cornell researchers are building something like that, at least for a few much-visited ...

Feb 13, 2015
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Coral-devouring seastar thrives in warming ocean

An Australasian research team that includes a University of Otago marine scientist has found that rising sea surface temperatures could help promote outbreaks of crown-of-thorns seastars (COTS) that have ...

Feb 13, 2015
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Exotic states materialize with supercomputers

Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect. The researchers published their results in the journal Science in Dec ...

Feb 12, 2015
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