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Physics - Electroengineering - 13.12.2010
In the future: processing and memory on a single chip
In the future: processing and memory on a single chip
Researchers have shown that a magnetically polarised current can be manipulated by electric fields. This important discovery opens up the prospect of simultaneously processing and storing data on electrons held in the molecular structure of computer chips - combining computer memory and processing power on the same chip.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 15.11.2010
‘Space-time cloak’ to conceal events revealed in new study
‘Space-time cloak’ to conceal events revealed in new study
'Space-time cloak' to conceal events revealed in new study Cloak allows objects to move undetected, according to a paper in the Journal of Optics - News release Scientists have developed a recipe for manipulating the speed of light as it passes over an object, making it theoretically possible to 'cloak' the object's movement so that an observer doesn't notice, according to a paper in the Journal of Optics .

Physics - Electroengineering - 09.11.2010
Quantum computers a step closer to reality thanks to new finding
Quantum computers a step closer to reality thanks to new finding
Quantum computers a step closer to reality thanks to new finding Quantum computers may be much easier to build than previously thought, suggests a new study in Physical Review Letters Quantum computers should be much easier to build than previously thought, because they can still work with a large number of faulty or even missing components, according to a study published today in Physical Review Letters .

Physics - Electroengineering - 02.11.2010
Unique duality: Princeton-led team discovers 'exotic' superconductor with metallic surface
A new material with a split personality - part superconductor, part metal - has been observed by a Princeton University-led research team. The discovery may have implications for the development of next-generation electronics that could transform the way information is stored and processed. The new material - a crystal called a topological superconductor - has two electronic identities at once.

Environment - Electroengineering - 25.08.2010
Switzerland’s biggest solar energy park starts power generation
The construction of the biggest Solar Park in Switzerland is taking shape as the first photovoltaic panels come on stream.

Electroengineering - Physics - 18.08.2010
Ho-hum to high performance: A boring material, when 'stretched,' could lead to electronics revolution
Ho-hum to high performance: A boring material, when ’stretched,’ could lead to electronics revolution
The oxide compound europium titanate is pretty boring on its own. But sliced nanometers thin and physically stretched on a specially designed template, it takes on properties that could revolutionize the electronics industry, according to Cornell-led research. The research team, publishing Aug. 19, reports that thin films of europium titanate become both ferroelectric - electrically polarized - and ferromagnetic - exhibiting a permanent magnetic field - when laid and stretched across a substrate of dysprosium scandate, another type of oxide.

Mechanical Engineering - Electroengineering - 01.07.2010
Alcedo – the flying avalanche transceiver
Alcedo – the flying avalanche transceiver
Today's trend in winter sports draws more and more people away from the designated slopes. Free riding and ski tours experience a massive boost in popularity.

Physics - Electroengineering - 03.06.2010
Glimpse of heavy electrons reveals "hidden order"
The remarkable breakthrough helps validate theory behind the observed increase in specific heat of the material. Researchers unravel 25-year-old physics mystery LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, June 3, 2010—Unconventional use of a well-known scientific instrument has helped scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and other institutions unravel a 25-year-old physics mystery and reveal a "hidden order” of the electronic structure inside an unusual superconducting material.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 31.05.2010
Mobile Web users prefer mobile version over standard Web
Mobile versions of websites are very popular - but are rarely offered. This is the result of a study by the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, which shows that Austria's mobile Internet surfers clearly prefer websites that are specially optimized for cell phones.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 26.05.2010
New technology will make election voting more efficient
Time-consuming manual vote-counts and ballot boxes could soon be consigned to the history books, thanks to innovative new secure voting technology. The system is being developed by computer scientists at the Universities of Surrey and Birmingham, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg.

Physics - Electroengineering - 30.03.2010
Large Hadron Collider Shatters Particles and World Record
On March 30, physicists in Geneva successfully smashed together two proton beams energized with seven trillion electron volts, breaking the previous world record by 350 percent and setting the stage for new insights into the forces of nature and full dimensions of space. The breakthrough marks an important step forward for Columbia physicists, who have played a significant role in carrying out the experiment.

Physics - Electroengineering - 29.03.2010
Graphene photodetectors for high-speed optical communications
Although silicon has dominated solid-state electronics for more than four decades, a variety of other materials are used in photonic devices to expand the wavelength range of operation and improve performance. Electrical engineer Thomas Müller from the Institute of Photonics at the Vienna University of Technology has published the research results in cooperation with the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598, USA.

Physics - Electroengineering - 28.03.2010
New approach to water desalination
New approach to water desalination
A single unit of the new desalination device, fabricated on a layer of silicone. In the Y-shaped channel (in red), seawater enters from the right, and fresh water leaves through the lower channel at left, while concentrated brine leaves through the upper channel. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A new approach to desalination being developed by researchers at MIT and in Korea could lead to small, portable desalination units that could be powered by solar cells or batteries and could deliver enough fresh water to supply the needs of a family or small village.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 24.03.2010
A system that's worth its salt
A system that's worth its salt
Potable water is often in high demand and short supply following a natural disaster like the Haiti earthquake or Hurricane Katrina.