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interviewMolecular magnets closer to application in quantum computing

In a Nature Communications publication, the results of the collaboration between scientists of the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), the University of Parma, ISIS and the University of Manchester, the (Cr7Ni)2 dimer has been used as a benchmark system to demonstrate the …

alphagoLithium ion batteries have lower energy density than goose fat but completely redesigning the plane could still enable an electric plane revolution

Pratt and Whitney’s Michael Winter gave an overview of future plane engines. He noted that lithium ion batteries have lower energy density than goose fat and honey. Rechargable batteries are not that far off in terms of cost for energy …

chinaMercedes creates digital camouflage for a car

Mashable – Mercedes placed a mat of LEDs across one side of the vehicle and mounting a video-shooting Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR camera on the other side to provide a one directional illusion of background camouflage The resolution …

buildingsPutin is rehabilitating the image of Brezhnev and the Brezhnev era

While many in Russia and the West see Mr. Brezhnev’s reign as one of stagnant totalitarianism, for Mr. Putin’s spokesman the analogy isn’t a bad thing at all. “Brezhnev wasn’t a minus for the history of our country, he was …

communicationStartram launch system

StarTram is a proposal for a maglev space launch system. The initial Generation 1 facility would be cargo only, launching from a mountain peak at 3 km to 7 km altitude with an evacuated tube staying at local surface level, …

artificial intelligenceDiamond Quantum Memory – Chip-Scale Nanofabrication of Single Spins and Spin Arrays in Diamond

Nanoletters – Chip-Scale Nanofabrication of Single Spins and Spin Arrays in Diamond Scientists have developed a new way to manipulate atoms inside diamond crystals so that they store information long enough to function as quantum memory, which encodes information not …

colonizationRemaining heat in Unit 2 and 50 operators at control bunker

Heiko Timmers, a physicist with the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, said it would be difficult to control the nuclear reactors damaged by Japan’s worst earthquake on record. The situation may become more difficult …