Generating photons for communication in a quantum computing system

New technique provides a means of interconnection between processors, opening the way to a complete quantum computing platform.

Michaela Jarvis | Research Laboratory of Electronics • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: quantum-computing research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs research-laboratory-of-electronics lincoln-laboratory

Nickel alloy in e-cig devices may harm lungs

Nickel alloy heating elements in e-cigarette devices may pose more risk for significant lung injury than nicotine, THC, or vitamin E do, a new study shows.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
Oct. 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 electronic-cigarettes lungs metals health-and-medicine

Self-erasing chips could thwart counterfeit tech

A new self-erasing chip could help stop counterfeit electronics. It can store a secret message or authentication code for days before it disappears.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: electronics materials-science security science-and-technology

Cosmic rays may soon stymie quantum computing

Building quantum computers underground or designing radiation-proof qubits may be needed, researchers find.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 26, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: physics electronics quantum-computing research school-of-science computer-science-and-technology national-science-foundation-nsf department-of-energy-doe nuclear-power-and-reactors lincoln-laboratory

Five techniques we’re using to uncover the secrets of viruses

Viruses are too small to visualise with traditional microscopes.

Grace C Roberts, Research Fellow in Virology, Queen's University Belfast • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: coronavirus microscopy viruses fluorescence crystallography electron-microscopy

We're using microbes to clean up toxic electronic waste – here's how

Within the growing mountains of electronic waste, precious metals lie waiting to be recovered.

Sebastien Farnaud, Professor of Bio-innovation and Enterprise, Coventry University • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pollution recycling landfill groundwater bioremediation e-waste electronic-waste precious-metals

Teens who vape face much higher risk of COVID-19

Among young people tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, teens who vape were five to seven times more likely to be infected than those who did not.

Erin Digitale-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: teenagers covid-19 electronic-cigarettes lungs nicotine health-and-medicine

Coffee stains inspire optimal printing technique for electronics

Using an alcohol mixture, researchers modified how ink droplets dry, enabling cheap industrial-scale printing of electronic devices at unprecedented scales.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering advanced-materials graphene electronics printing

“Giant atoms” enable quantum processing and communication in one

Researchers devise an on-off system that allows high-fidelity operations and interconnection between processors.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
July 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics quantum-computing research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs research-laboratory-of-electronics lincoln-laboratory

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