The discovery 30 years ago of soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research. Now, there appears to be a new ball on the pitch.
Newly discovered specimens support a more ancient origin for viruses, perhaps all the way back to the origins of life.
Researchers have created a flexible, energy-efficient hybrid circuit made from carbon nanotube that could one day replace silicon.
Lead author and PhD student Martin Ringbauer, from UQ’s School of Mathematics and Physics, said the study used photons – single particles of light – to simulate quantum particles travelling through time and study their behaviour, possibly revealing bizarre aspects of modern physics.
D-wave computers are designed to implement a single quantum algorithm called quantum annealing. Are these computers really quantum? Researchers have found strong evidence that qubits in a processor running the algorithm are entangled quantum mechanically.
Imperial College London physicists have discovered how to create matter from light - a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorised 80 years ago.
She was famous for discovering the structure of organic molecules
In partnership with NASA, [Google] announced the Quantum A.I. Lab, a place where researchers from around the world can experiment with the incredible powers and possibilities of quantum computing.
Dye-coloured nanoparticles, or nanotags, can be added to objects in varnishes or inks. A scanner is then used to detect them and determine their vibrational spectrum, like fingerprints.
Despite our successes at describing the inner workings of the universe (Higgs, anyone?), there are still some gaping holes in our knowledge. Where's our Grand Unified Theory or our Theory of Everything? And why is Einstein's General Relativity still at odds with Quantum Mechanics? Why should we want to unify them anyway?
Physicists at the University of Hamburg managed for the first time to individually write and delete single skyrmions, a knot-like magnetic entity. Such vortex-shaped magnetic structures exhibit unique properties which make them promising candidates for future data storage devices. Skyrmions have been in the focus of active research for the last years; however, up to now these states have been merely investigated, a controlled manipulation has not been achieved.
In a newly published study, engineers from Monash University detail a new strategy to engineer graphene-based supercapacitors, making them viable for widespread use in renewable energy storage, portable electronics and electric vehicles.