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Help Wanted: U.S. Government Is Seeking Advice from Quantum Computing Experts
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Help Wanted: U.S. Government Is Seeking Advice from Quantum Computing Experts

The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for experts to guide the White House and federal agencies through the weird world of quantum information science.

Scientists Discover New State of Matter
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Scientists Discover New State of Matter

A team of physicists has uncovered a new state of matter that could increase storage capabilities in electronic devices and enhance quantum computing.

Mathematician Solves Computer Science Conjecture in Two Pages
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Mathematician Solves Computer Science Conjecture in Two Pages

The sensitivity conjecture stumped many top computer scientists for decades, yet the new proof is so simple that one researcher summed it up in a single tweet. ...

Will Your Future Computer Be Made ­sing Bacteria?
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Will Your Future Computer Be Made ­sing Bacteria?

Researchers have developed a novel approach to producing graphene materials in the lab: mixing oxidized graphite with bacteria.

Cyborg-Like Microchip Powered by Living Cells
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Cyborg-Like Microchip Powered by Living Cells

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have developed the first microchip valve powered by living cells.

How Electronic Skin Could Help People With Disabilities
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How Electronic Skin Could Help People With Disabilities

Researchers are developing wearable technology that could be used to control devices, receive information, and even register sensation.

Researchers Cast Neural Nets to Simulate Molecular Motion
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Researchers Cast Neural Nets to Simulate Molecular Motion

New work shows that machine learning allows quantum mechanics to be efficiently applied to molecular simulations for drug development, detonation physics, and other...

Theory Confirmation Leads to Breakthrough in Superconductor Science
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Theory Confirmation Leads to Breakthrough in Superconductor Science

A Harvard/Argonne team has cleared up a decades-old mystery about the reverse Hall effect in high-temperature superconductors.

Light-Matter Interaction ­nlocks Properties for Quantum Devices
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Light-Matter Interaction ­nlocks Properties for Quantum Devices

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have come up with a way to manipulate tungsten diselenide to unlock its potential to enable smaller, more efficient...

Networking With Ghosts in the Machine . . . and Speaking Kettles
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Networking With Ghosts in the Machine . . . and Speaking Kettles

Researchers at Lancaster University conducted interviews with household objects as part of an experiment to understand users' relationship with the Internet of...

Beyond 1 and 0: Engineers Develop Potential Successor to Shrinking Transistors
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Beyond 1 and 0: Engineers Develop Potential Successor to Shrinking Transistors

A team of researchers has developed multi-value transistors that feature intermediate states between the on and off states of binary devices, allowing more operations...

Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Power Generation from Human Sweat
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Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Power Generation from Human Sweat

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $452,000 grant to engineering faculty at Binghamton University to investigate generating power from human sweat...

Engineers Create 'Lifelike' Material With Artificial Metabolism
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Engineers Create 'Lifelike' Material With Artificial Metabolism

Engineers have constructed a DNA material with capabilities of metabolism, self-assembly, and organization—three key traits of life.

Scientists Predict 'Internet of Thoughts' Within Decades
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Scientists Predict 'Internet of Thoughts' Within Decades

A Human Brain/Cloud Interface will give people instant access to vast knowledge and computing power via thought alone, experts predict.

In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical ­niverse
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In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical ­niverse

On the evening of March 19, the mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck gathered with revelers at the Institute for Advanced Study for a champagne reception.

Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere
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Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world's first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life. ...

Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated
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Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated

In the wake of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes, people are thinking about how much of their air travel is handled by software...

Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military
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Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military

President Donald Trump and his top U.S. military adviser met with Google's CEO about concerns that Silicon Valley's AI collaborations in China may benefit the Chinese...

Computer Scientists Create Reprogrammable Molecular Computing System
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Computer Scientists Create Reprogrammable Molecular Computing System

Computer scientists have designed DNA molecules that can carry out reprogrammable computations, which suggests that molecular self-assembly could be a reliable...

Researchers Discover New Material to Help Power Electronics
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Researchers Discover New Material to Help Power Electronics

A research team at Ohio State University have discovered a dual-personality material that displays in-plane electron and cross-plane hole conduction in thermopower...
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