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New Alternative to Traditional Semiconductors

Researchers from Ohio State University have introduced innovative technology that allows manufacturing plastic computer memory devices. Their invention utilizes the spin of electrons – a known physical phenomenon – to perform reading and writing operations, and it could help produce ...

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Higgs Will Wait – LHC Temporarily Shut Down

Higgs Will Wait – LHC Temporarily Shut Down

During its first week of operation, the performance of CERN’s new collider exceeded expectations. Only days later a fault occurred, involving a liquid helium leak and demanding a shutdown of the collider. Repairs require heating the collider and will therefore ...

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Magnet Controlled Camera

Magnet Controlled Camera

A team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in Sankt Ingbert, Germany, led by Dr. Frank Volke, has developed a tiny magnet controlled camera that can take pictures of the upper gastro-intestinal tract. This device is easily controlled from ...

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World’s Largest Superconducting Magnet

World’s Largest Superconducting Magnet

The Barrel Toroid superconducting magnet is part of the ATLAS detector, one of the four big particle experiments on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), currently under construction at the CERN Laboratory in Switzerland. Among the questions ATLAS will focus on ...

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