Molecular Layer Etching Can Help Semiconductors scaling Beyond Moore’s Law

Argonne National Labs have developed a new technique, molecular layer etching, that may help develop microelectronics and show the way beyond Moore’s Law. Molecular layer etching could enable fabricating and controlling material geometries at the nanoscale, which could open new doors in microelectronics and extend beyond traditional Moore’s Law scaling. Chemistry Matters- Molecular Layer Etching …

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Path to Million Qubit Quantum Computers Using Atoms and Lasers

Atom Computing is building quantum computers using individually controlled atoms. As one of the world’s leading researchers in atomic clocks and neutral atoms, Benjamin Bloom (co-founder of Atom Computing) built the world’s fastest atomic clock, and it is considered the most precise and accurate measurement ever performed. Ben has shown that neutral atoms could be …

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Quantum Technology NEEDS Atomically Precise Manufacturing

Zyvex Labs has the goal of Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM). They are researching and developing tools for creating quantum computers, analog quantum simulation devices and other transformational systems that require atomic precision. Developed as part of this effort, ZyVector turns the world-class ScientaOmicron VT-STM into an STM lithography tool, creating the only complete commercial solution …

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Harvard researchers created solid metallic hydrogen in the lab and studied it – This is already huge but could be fantastic if properties are as predicted

Harvard researchers have studied and observed solid hydrogen under pressure at low temperatures. With increasing pressure we observe changes in the sample, going from transparent, to black, to a reflective metal, the latter studied at a pressure of 495 GPa. They have measured the reflectance as a function of wavelength in the visible spectrum finding …

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World data transmission speed record of 1.125 Terabits per second

A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group. They achieved a rate of 1.125 Tb/s as part of research on the capacity limits of optical transmission systems, designed to address the growing demand for fast data rates. Lead researcher, Dr …

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China’s Economy in a report Summarized for the US Congress

There is a congressional report on China’s economy. China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the U.S. (43 pages). China’s economic rise has significant implications for the United States and hence is of major interest to Congress. On the one hand, China is a large (and potentially huge) export market for the United …

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Carnival of Space 308 – Multiverse evidence and exoplanets

The Carnival of Space 308 is up at Pam Hoffma’s Spacer blog Andrew Fracknoi – Exploring the Universe – On the discovery of 6 or 7 planets around the nearby faint star Gliese 667c, at least three of which are in the star’s habitable zone. Discusses the implications of the discovery for the search for …

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Further evidence of 600-1000 km/s flow across 2.5 billion light years which might mean an attraction from another universe

Researchers analyzing the three-year WMAP data using the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect, found evidence of a “surprisingly coherent” 600–1000 km/s flow of clusters toward a 20-degree patch of sky between the constellations of Centaurus and Vela. Evidence of the existence of ‘multiverse’ was revealed for the first time by a cosmic map of background radiation data …

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Navy program for 50 Kilowatt truck mounted lasers for shooting down drones

The US Navy has a truck mounted laser weapons program. The Laser Weapon System has the following requirements – * lasing profile including full-power lasing for up to 120 seconds followed by a 20 minute recharge to 80% of total capacity (power and thermal) – this lasing period is cumulative between recharges, and may be …

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Cheap and efficient Hydrogen Extraction from Biomass appears to be a gamechanger

Virginia Tech researchers liberates high-purity hydrogen under mild reaction conditions at 122 degree Fahrenheit and normal atmospheric pressure. The biocatalysts used to release the hydrogen are a group of enzymes artificially isolated from different microorganisms that thrive at extreme temperatures, some of which could grow at around the boiling point of water. This discovery is …

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China developing low to medium speed maglev as light rail alternative

China’s first medium-low speed maglev line using Chinese technology is scheduled to launch in Beijing before March 2013 The medium-low speed S1 Line will make China only the second country, after Japan, to have such a line, said Chang, who led the research team that developed the magnetic levitation, or maglev, technology. As one of …

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