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New High-Powered Organic Batteries

New High-Powered Organic Batteries

Chemists from the University of Texas developed new organic batteries that offer lightweight energy storage. Unlike similar developments, their new battery does not rely on toxic heavy metals, making it a potential ecologic replacement for current batteries.   Illustration of ...

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SEM of Untreated Water Specimen

SEM of Untreated Water Specimen

This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an untreated water specimen extracted from a wild stream mainly used to control flooding during inclement weather, revealed the presence of unidentified organisms, which included bacteria, protozoa, and algae. In this particular view, ...

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Lasers Lengthen Quantum Bit Memory

Lasers Lengthen Quantum Bit Memory

Scientists from the University of Michigan have discovered a new feedback reaction that has the capability to stabilise the magnetic field of a quantum dot. Using lasers, the team lengthened the stable existence of a quantum bit to more than ...

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Controlling Quantum States

Controlling Quantum States

An international team of researchers has demonstrated that it can manipulate the quantum state of a single electron in a silicon transistor by placing the electron in two places at once. Their breakthrough could point the way towards a practical ...

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Electron Traps that Compute

Electron Traps that Compute

The “Quantum Photonics Group” researchers at ETH Zurich, Switzerland have created superimposed quantum dots, which are able to ‘trap’ single electrons. Created using a semiconductor material, energy in these dots can be influenced by lasers. The researchers were successful in ...

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Heavy Metals

Heavy Metals

A team of physicists recently found that an atomic nucleus can hold many more neutrons than what was previously considered possible. In experiments conducted earlier this year, researchers created and detected one new ultra-heavy isotope of magnesium – magnesium-40 – ...

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