Now we know how some bacteria ‘eat’ electricity to survive

Scientists have been curious about how bacteria that survive on electricity actually make the process happen. Now we know.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology bacteria electricity electrons

Electron switch may get us closer to quantum computers

Manipulating the state of electrons could get scientists a step closer to fully functional quantum computers.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electrons physics quantum-computers

‘Traffic light’ stops quantum waves in their tracks

A new way to direct electrons and their quantum waves with a "traffic light" could pave the way for quantum computers, applications in medicine, and more.

Cory Nealon-Buffalo | Sept. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electrons nanotechnology physics quantum-computing

X-ray ‘movie’ captures molecular motion in real time

Using X-ray pulses, researchers have been able to see molecular motion in real-time, something that was once impossible.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | July 17, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electrons imaging-technology molecules x-rays

‘Mini quantum collider’ may lead to better spintronics

A new testing ground for quantum systems could offer insights into spintronics, which could revolutionize computing.

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue | Feb. 4, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology atoms electrons lasers quantum-physics spintronics

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