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Magnetic Memory States Go Exponential

“A newly-discovered ability to stabilize and control exponential number of discrete magnetic states in a relatively simple structure may pave the way to multi-level magnetic memory with extremely large number of states per cell. Spintronics is a thriving branch of …

Mapping crystal shapes could fast-track 2D materials

“Experts call for global effort to clear hurdles to mass production Materials scientists at Rice University and the University of Pennsylvania are calling for a collective, global effort to fast-track the mass production of 2D materials like graphene and molybdenum …

Metal-Breathing Bacteria Could Transform Electronics, Biosensors, and More

“When the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium “breathes” in certain metal and sulfur compounds anaerobically, the way an aerobic organism would process oxygen, it produces materials that could be used to enhance electronics, electrochemical energy storage, and drug-delivery devices. The ability of …

Microsoft tests hydrogen fuel cells for backup power at datacenters

“In a worldwide first that could jumpstart a long-forecast clean energy economy built around the most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen fuel cells have powered a row of datacenter servers for 48 consecutive hours, Microsoft announced Monday. The feat …

NA62 experiment at CERN reports first evidence for ultra-rare process that could lead to new physics

“Scientists at CERN have reported on their first significant evidence for a process predicted by theory, paving the way for searches for evidence of new physics in particle processes that could explain dark matter and other mysteries of the universe …

NASA, ULA Launch Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet

“The agency’s Mars 2020 mission is on its way. It will land at Jezero Crater in about seven months, on Feb. 18, 2021. NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to …

Origami microbots: Centuries-old artform guides cutting-edge advances in tiny machines

“University of Michigan engineers create centimeter-sized robots capable of more than ever before Origami principles can unlock the potential of the smallest robots, enhancing speed, agility and control in machines no more than a centimeter in size. University of Michigan …

Quantum machines learn “quantum data”

“Skoltech scientists have shown that quantum enhanced machine learning can be used on quantum (as opposed to classical) data, overcoming a significant slowdown common to these applications and opening a “fertile ground to develop computational insights into quantum systems”. The …

‘Quantum negativity’ can power ultra-precise measurements

“Scientists have found that a physical property called ‘quantum negativity’ can be used to take more precise measurements of everything from molecular distances to gravitational waves. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, Harvard and MIT, have shown that quantum …

Randomness theory could hold key to internet security

“Is there an unbreakable code? The question has been central to cryptography for thousands of years, and lies at the heart of efforts to secure private information on the internet. In a new paper, Cornell Tech researchers identified a problem …