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Particle-wave duality demonstrated with largest molecules yet

WiGig breaks 1-watt barrier, 5Gbps wireless hopefully on its way to smartphones

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Panasonic has developed a new WiGig radio chip that uses less than 1 watt of power, making it the most power-efficient WiGig radio chip in the world. The new chip is intended to be used in mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, hence the extremely low power requirements.Prior to the...
WiGig breaks 1-watt barrier, 5Gbps wireless hopefully on its way to smartphones

1 Molecule Computes Thousands of Times Faster Than a PC

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alexhiggins732 writes with this tantalizing PopSci snippet: "A demo of a quantum calculation carried out by Japanese researchers has yielded some pretty mind-blowing results: a single molecule can perform a complex calculation thousands of times faster than a conventional computer. A proof-of-principle test run of a discrete Fourier transform —...
1 Molecule Computes Thousands of Times Faster Than a PC

Compounds coax HIV out of hiding so it can be eliminated

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HIV "buds" out of immune cells, like this T cell. Dr. Tom Folks, NIAID Chemists have built molecules that flush out human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hiding inside immune cells. While these compounds do not cure the virus that causes AIDS, they could be a powerful addition to current treatments,...
Compounds coax HIV out of hiding so it can be eliminated

Researchers create working quantum bit in silicon, pave way for PCs of the future

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If you've been paying attention, you know the quantum computing revolution is coming -- and so far the world has a mini quantum network, not to mention the $10,000 D-Wave One, to show for it. Researchers from the University of Melbourne and University College, London, have now developed the...
Researchers create working quantum bit in silicon, pave way for PCs of the future
Apple Unveils Totally Redesigned 27″ And 21.5″ iMac: Thinner, SSD/HD Fusion Drive, Starting At $1299
Beyond lies the wub: a history of dubstep

DVD's cheap trick boosts sensing

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Researchers using a prominent technique in the imaging of cells and sensing of molecules discover a boost to its sensitivity - by using a $10 DVD....
DVD's cheap trick boosts sensing

Photosynthesis molecules from yard waste can provide the basis of low-cost solar power

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Scientists are increasingly focused on finding renewable sources of power, and a researcher at MIT is working on putting together one such source that's primarily fueled by the sun and old yard waste. Andreas Mershin, a physicist and research affiliate at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, has...
Photosynthesis molecules from yard waste can provide the basis of low-cost solar power

Nanotech device could step in for dogs to sniff out explosives

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Scientists say their tech is inspired by the canine olfactory mucus layer, which absorbs and then concentrates airborne molecules. [Read more]...
Nanotech device could step in for dogs to sniff out explosives
IBM researchers claim breakthrough in chip-manufacturing using carbon nanotubes

Please Try to Contain Yourselves: NYU Professors Develop a Real Live Tractor Beam

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(Photo: Dvice) Advanced 3D printing technology is getting close to resembling replicators from Star Trek and iPads look a whole lot like the gadgets Geordi was always carrying around. Now, physicists have taken another step towards making Starfleet technology a reality by inventing a working tractor beam, which is essentially a laser...
Please Try to Contain Yourselves: NYU Professors Develop a Real Live Tractor Beam

Researchers find that life on Earth could have originated from space ice dust

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This week, researchers announced that they used a powerful telescope called the Green Bank Telescope to identify two of the most sought-after life-forming molecules -- and they've found them floating on ice grains near the center of the galaxy....
Researchers find that life on Earth could have originated from space ice dust

Announcing APDB: The World's Fastest Database

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The Relational Database is dead. It had a long, distinguished life that started in 1970 with Dr. Edgar F. Codd, but it has since seen its day. Like the sextant, slide rule, and punch card, relational databases are becoming relics of the past as the industry moves towards better, faster,...
Announcing APDB: The World's Fastest Database

'White smells' are to odors what white noise is to sound

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Shutterstock The featureless soundscape known as white noise is effectively as neutral as music can get for humans—too many frequencies are combined in one waveform and the human ear just isn't able to pick any specific detail out. The same thing happens with white light, which contains all the...
'White smells' are to odors what white noise is to sound

UCSB sensor sniffs explosives through microfluidics, might replace Rover at the airport (video)

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We're sure that most sniffer dogs would rather be playing fetch than hunting for bombs in luggage. If UC Santa Barbara has its way with a new sensor, those canines will have a lot more free time on their hands. The device manages a snout-like sensitivity by concentrating molecules...
UCSB sensor sniffs explosives through microfluidics, might replace Rover at the airport (video)
Atomic force microscope measures strength of chemical bonds

The first ever images of a molecule as it makes and breaks atomic bonds

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Physicists at the DoE's Berkeley Lab in California have captured the first ever high-resolution images of a molecule as it makes and breaks chemical bonds to form different molecules. As you can see above, the most shocking thing is that these molecules are virtually identical to the skeletal diagrams that...
The first ever images of a molecule as it makes and breaks atomic bonds

Real-life tractor beam developed at NYU

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Physicists at New York University have demonstrated a micro-tractor beam capable of pushing and pulling molecules. The system by David B. Ruffner and David G. Grier consists of a set of superimposed Bessel beams—beams which do not spread and are capable of self healing after partial obstruction—which is able to...
Real-life tractor beam developed at NYU

Today's Scuttlebot: Flying Robot Insects and Drawing With Molecules

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include police going undercover to stop the sales of stolen cellphones, an argument that no one can look good wearing Google Glass and a look through the eyes of...
Today's Scuttlebot: Flying Robot Insects and Drawing With Molecules

Gold nanodots bring us closer to single-molecule sensors

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The streptavidin protein, which set off a sensor once four molecules accumulated. Washington.edu Detection of substances on the single-molecule level could provide a helpful too for pharmacology, medicine, and product safety. But toxic or otherwise unwanted substances sometimes have a low molecular weight, making them hard to sense. To...
Gold nanodots bring us closer to single-molecule sensors

Researchers mimic relativity and the Higgs field in graphene-like material

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The behavior of electrons and other particles depends on their environment. In particular, the interactions inside materials can alter the collective properties of the material's electrons, producing what are effectively new "particles"—known as quasiparticles—with correspondingly new behaviors. The surfaces of solids are fertile ground for quasiparticles, since they are...
Researchers mimic relativity and the Higgs field in graphene-like material
Google PageRank algorithm used in tool to model interactions between molecules
Scientists create waterproof, magnetic, and even antibacterial paper

Researchers Build Evolving Brain Computer?

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destinyland writes "We have mimicked how neurons behave in the brain," announces an international research team from Japan and Michigan Tech. They've built an "evolutionary circuit" in a molecular computer that evolves to solve complex problems, and the molecular computer also exhibits brain-like massive parallel processing. "The neat part is,...
Researchers Build Evolving Brain Computer?

Linking simple chemistry to something like life

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A computer model of a growing membrane. Szostak Lab Origin of life researchers have made impressive progress in recent years, showing that simple chemicals can combine to make nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA and RNA. Given the right conditions, these nucleotides can combine into ever-longer stretches of RNA....
Linking simple chemistry to something like life
MP3 files written as DNA with storage density of 2.2 petabytes per gram

New Changes To Twitter's Embedded Tweets

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It seems there are more changes at Twitter than to the molecules of a frozen burrito in a microwave. On the heels of last month's API change (and scare), Twitter is tweaking content delivery. Twitter product manager Brian Ellin wrote in a blog post last week that the firm is "launching a new...
New Changes To Twitter's Embedded Tweets

Scientists develop composite material to enhance device response time

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Ever feel like your phone is taking an awfully long time to register that swipe to unlock? Well, scientists from Imperial College London and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology are developing a solution that could mean faster response times. By combining polymer semiconductors and small molecules into...
Scientists develop composite material to enhance device response time
Researchers pave way for much brighter OLEDs
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