Quantum oscillator responds to pressure

In the far future, superconducting quantum bits might serve as components of high-performance computers. Today already do they help better understand the structure of solids, as is reported by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute ...

Linux camp has key to Windows 8 boot lockout

(Phys.org)—Microsoft's rocky reputation with the open source community was not exactly obliterated with hardware news surrounding the upcoming launch of the operating system, Windows 8. Systems will come with Secure Boot ...

Austrian skydiver reached Mach 1.24: official (Update 2)

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner celebrated his unprecedented feat Monday after becoming the first man to break the sound barrier in a record-shattering, death-defying freefall jump from the edge of space.

Obama and Romney's social media face-off

Democrat Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney may be neck and neck in the polls as the November 6 election draws close, but on social networks, the US president is the clear winner.

Virginia Congress races aim to cross digital divide

Congressman Scott Rigell faces the tightest re-election battle in all of Virginia, so while he steps up his campaign ground game, the lawmaker is turning to what helped get him elected in the first place: social media.

Graphene researchers make a layer cake with atomic precision

Graphene and associated one-atom-thick crystals offer the possibility of a vast range of new materials and devices by stacking individual atomic layers on top of each other, new research from the University of Manchester ...

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