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Running an LED In Reverse Could Cool Future Computers
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Running an LED In Reverse Could Cool Future Computers

Researchers at the University of Michigan ran an LED with electrodes reversed in order to cool another device mere nanometers away. The approach could lead to new...

Fish Scales Could Make Wearable Electronics More Sustainable
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Fish Scales Could Make Wearable Electronics More Sustainable

Flexible temporary electronic displays could be derived from fish scales, a plentiful, environmentally friendly, and biodegradable alternative to plastic.

Building Foundations for Solid Science
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Building Foundations for Solid Science

Valentino "Tino" Cooper of Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses theory, modeling, and computation to improve fundamental understanding of advanced materials for next...

Half of Technology Workers Want to Find a New Job in 2020
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Half of Technology Workers Want to Find a New Job in 2020

A survey by recruitment firm Harvey Nash found half of 1,200 technology professionals in the U.K. would like to switch jobs in 2020, with salary and work-life balance...

Researchers' Materials Show Strange Electron Properties
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Researchers' Materials Show Strange Electron Properties

Researchers have developed a method to observe a new class of topological materials, called Weyl semimetals, with unusual electronic properties that could be useful...

Nanowires Hold Promise for Wearable Tech
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Nanowires Hold Promise for Wearable Tech

Researchers have found a way to have nanowires exhibit current-carrying capacity that exceeds the current density of most semiconducting nanowires.

Engineers Mix and Match Materials to Make New Stretchy Electronics
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Engineers Mix and Match Materials to Make New Stretchy Electronics

A process developed by a team from multiple universities may be the key to manufacturing flexible stacked and three-dimensional electronic structures with multiple...

Alphabet Has a Second, Secretive Quantum Computing Team
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Alphabet Has a Second, Secretive Quantum Computing Team

Google's parent touted its quantum supremacy achievement last year. It doesn't talk about a group at its secretive X lab that's working on quantum software.

Reinventing the Computer With Brain-Inspired Neuromorphic Computing
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Reinventing the Computer With Brain-Inspired Neuromorphic Computing

Brain-inspired neuromorphic computing paves the way forward with new directions in computing hardware, algorithms, architectures, and materials.

UVM, Tufts Team Builds 'Living' Robots
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UVM, Tufts Team Builds 'Living' Robots

A team from the University of Vermont and Tufts University has repurposed living cells from frog embryos and assembled them into millimeter-wide life-forms called...

Brain-Like Device May Forecast Future of Computer Technology
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Brain-Like Device May Forecast Future of Computer Technology

Researchers at UCLA and Japan's National Institute for Materials Science say their work may revolutionize modern computers.

Scientists See Useful Defects In Potential New Semiconductor
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Scientists See Useful Defects In Potential New Semiconductor

A research team has reported seeing atomic scale defects in beta gallium oxide that could be useful in the way the semiconductor is deployed and functions.

Thermodynamics Could Be the Future of Computing, Researchers Say
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Thermodynamics Could Be the Future of Computing, Researchers Say

As Moore's Law reaches its limits, thermodynamic computing might prove to be the future of the field, says a new report from an international team of 38 researchers...

Supercomputers Model the Universe's Building Blocks
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Supercomputers Model the Universe's Building Blocks

Physicist Gaute Hagen uses Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Summit supercomputer to run advanced models of atomic nuclei to study their structures and interactions...

Using Light to Speed Up Computation
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Using Light to Speed Up Computation

A new type of photonic integrated circuit called a PAXEL, for photonic accelerator, shows promise for high-speed, energy-efficient computing.

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.
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