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May 30, 2017

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May 30, 2017

Mar. 9, 2017 — Electrical and computer engineering researchers have created a magnetic tunnel junction that can be switched by a pulse of light lasting one trillionth of a second—a new record. This advancement ... read more

Dec. 27, 2016 — Researchers have made another important breakthrough in the field of future magnetic storage ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — In a step that brings silicon-based quantum computers closer to reality, researchers have built a device in which a single electron can pass its quantum information to a particle of ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — Majorana fermions are particles that could potentially be used as information units for a quantum computer. An experiment has confirmed their theory that Majorana fermions can be generated and ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — From stationary to flying qubits at speeds never reached before…. This feat brings us a little closer to the era when information is transmitted via quantum ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Engineers have created a new quantum bit that remains in a stable superposition for 10 times longer than previously achieved, dramatically expanding the number of calculations that could be performed ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Researchers have made a discovery that could lay the foundation for quantum superconducting devices. Their breakthrough solves one the main challenges to quantum computing: how to transmit spin ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional 'quantum wires' and observing the interactions between them. The results could be used to aid ... read more

Discovery Creates Future Opportunity in Quantum Computing

Sep. 6, 2016 — Perovskite systems have been shown to be highly efficient at converting sunlight to electricity. Now, scientists have discovered a new use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Researchers have built a record energy-efficient switch, which uses the interplay of electricity and a liquid form of light, in semiconductor microchips. The device could form the foundation of ... read more

July 26, 2016 — In computers of the future, information might be stored in the form of quantum bits. But how can a quantum bit be ... read more

Computer Design: Reducing the Power Consumption of Memories

July 21, 2016 — Device architecture that can tune a material’s magnetic properties could reduce the power consumption of ... read more

July 19, 2016 — With the rapid advance of miniaturization, data processing using electric currents faces tough challenges, some of which are insurmountable. Magnetic spin waves are a promising alternative for the ... read more

Surprising Qualities of Insulator Ring Surfaces

June 29, 2016 — Topological insulators behave like insulators at their core and allow good conductivity on their surface. They owe their characteristics to a new quantum state within the material discovered in 2007 ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Researchers have discovered an exceptional new quantum state within a superconducting material. This exceptional quantum state is characterized by a broken rotational symmetry -- in other words, if ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Scientists have developed a device capable of controlling magnetism at a lower current level than conventional spintronics devices. The new device was fabricated by combining a solid electrolyte with ... read more

Successful Demonstration of Nonvolatile Memory Sub-Nanosecond Operation Spells Good News for Internet of Things

June 17, 2016 — A research team has demonstrated he sub-nanosecond operation of a nonvolatile magnetic memory ... read more

June 13, 2016 — Researchers have used neutron scattering to uncover magnetic excitations in the metallic compound ytterbium-platinum-lead. Surprisingly, this three-dimensional material exhibits magnetic properties ... read more

June 13, 2016 — Harnessing the shared wave nature of light and matter, researchers have used light to explore some of the most intriguing questions in the quantum mechanics of ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Physicists have 'entangled' or linked together the properties of up to 219 beryllium ions (charged atoms) to create a quantum simulator. The simulator is designed to model and mimic complex ... read more

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