Trashing the ocean

(PhysOrg.com) -- UC Irvine professor William Cooper follows the trail of plastic debris that's spreading from the coast to the deep sea.

Taiwan LCD maker to pay $30 million fine in US case

A Taiwanese maker of liquid crystal display panels has agreed to pay a 30-million-dollar fine for its role in a price-fixing conspiracy, the US Justice Department said Tuesday.

Fast-tracking the manufacture of glasses

Old glass is not the same as new glass -- and the difference is not just due to manufacturing techniques. Unlike crystalline solids, glasses change as they age, increasing packing density and stability. Ideally, a glass should ...

Diamonds and the holy grail of quantum computing

Since Richard Feynman's first envisioned the quantum computer in 1982, there have been many studies of potential candidates -- computers that use quantum bits, or qubits, capable of holding an more than one value at a time ...

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