Millions of virtual universes hint at how galaxies form

Creating millions of virtual universes and comparing them to observations of actual galaxies is a powerful new approach to studying galaxy formation.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers galaxies space stars

Recipe for light-trapping crystal may speed up communication

Researchers have plans for a microscopic crystal that can trap to wavelengths of light, which could lead to quantum computers and faster telecommunications.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | Aug. 7, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology crystals lasers light quantum-computers

Method may finally unleash graphene for faster computers

Today, computer components use copper, but graphene could make chips faster, lighter, and more reliable. New research solves the issues that kept it back.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers copper electronics graphene microchips nanotechnology

With a twist, graphene shows new kind of magnetism

"Accidental exploration" helped physicists discover a new kind of magnetism in graphene, one that had been predicted but not yet observed.

Ker Than-Caltech | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology graphene magnets materials-science physics quantum-computers

‘Quantum microphone’ can count individual particles of sound

A new "quantum microphone," the most sensitive in the world, is so precise it can measure single particles of sound, called phonons.

Ker Than-Stanford | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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

2D materials insight opens door for next-gen devices

A visualization of the electronic structure of semiconductors made with 2D materials may pave the way for quantum computers and better mobile devices.

U. Washington | July 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science mobile-devices physics quantum-computers semiconductors

Hot experiment brings molecular computing one step closer

The first measurement of heat transfer through a single molecule could pave the way for molecular computing.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | July 22, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers molecules nanotechnology physics temperature

Quantum control with light paves way for ultra-fast computers

A new method of controlling quantum properties with light could help scientists "create crazy-fast quantum computers by nudging supercurrents."

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers light quantum-physics superconductors

Graphene and germ combo paves way for futuristic tech

Making graphene nanomaterials with bacteria is easier, faster, and cheaper than current methods, and could pave the way for the electronics of the future.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | July 11, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology bacteria computers graphene materials-science nanotechnology

With BrainNet, 3 people play Tetris with their minds

"We wanted to know if a group of people could collaborate using only their brains. That's how we came up with the idea of BrainNet..."

Sarah McQuate-Washington | July 3, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains cognition computers gaming social-lives

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