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Boffins take the long view on digital storage

Boffins take the long view on digital storage

Computer scientists have unveiled details of a project to develop technology for the long-term storage of digital data..
Apr 23 2008 7:29AM
Boffins build world's smallest transistor

Boffins build world's smallest transistor

Researchers at the University of Manchester claim to have created the world's smallest transistor from graphene, measuring just one atom thick and 10 atoms wide..
Apr 22 2008 7:36AM
Boffins look to 'self-healing' materials

Boffins look to 'self-healing' materials

Scientists have published details of projects being carried out across Europe to create self-repairing materials..
Apr 21 2008 7:47AM
Boffins promise 500,000GB iPod

Boffins promise 500,000GB iPod

A nanotechnology breakthrough at the University of Glasgow could pave the way for MP3 players with a storage capacity 150,000 times greater than today's top-of-the-range devices..
Apr 18 2008 7:15AM
US boffins look to terahertz optical computers

US boffins look to terahertz optical computers

Engineers at the University of Utah have demonstrated "an early step" towards creating superfast computers that run on far-infrared light instead of electricity..
Apr 16 2008 7:45AM
Boffins build non-flammable lithium ion battery

Boffins build non-flammable lithium ion battery

German researchers have unveiled details of a non-flammable lithium-ion battery based on a polymer electrolyte..
Apr 15 2008 3:02PM
Boffins fire up world's most powerful laser

Boffins fire up world's most powerful laser

The Texas Petawatt laser has become the highest powered laser in the world, after delivering more than one petawatt (one quadrillion watts) of laser power..
Apr 10 2008 7:31AM
Boffins enlist laptops in quake research

Boffins enlist laptops in quake research

Researchers at the University of California Riverside are asking PC users to help with earthquake research..
Apr 4 2008 7:18AM
US boffins boost fingerprint recognition security

US boffins boost fingerprint recognition security

Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (Nist) have created fingerprint identification technology that meets the standardised accuracy criteria for federal identification cards..
Apr 4 2008 7:18AM
Boffins build flexible chips

Boffins build flexible chips

Scientists have managed to build silicon circuits that can be bent, twisted and even stretched, according to a paper published in Science magazine..
Mar 29 2008 11:01AM
Bristol boffins bring quantum computing closer

Bristol boffins bring quantum computing closer

Quantum computers have come a step closer thanks to the efforts of physicists at Bristol University..
Mar 29 2008 11:01AM
Boffins devise organic molecular microchips

Boffins devise organic molecular microchips

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Nist) have identified an "evolutionary link" between today's microelectronics built from semiconductor compounds, and future generations of devices made largely from complex organic molecules..
Mar 21 2008 9:20AM
Boffins to build robotic spy-bat

Boffins to build robotic spy-bat

Scientists at the University of Michigan have been awarded a US$10 million grant from the US military to develop a 6 inch robotic bat to be used in surveillance operations..
Mar 20 2008 2:22PM
Boffins bounce photons off satellite

Boffins bounce photons off satellite

Scientists have successfully hit a satellite with a stream of protons in an experiment to build a global quantum-encrypted communications network..
Mar 19 2008 2:36PM
Boffins build world's smallest nano-photonic switch

Boffins build world's smallest nano-photonic switch

Scientists at IBM have built the world's tiniest nano-photonic switch with a footprint about 100 times smaller than the cross section of a human hair. The breakthrough brings Big Blue another step closer to creating chips that use light rather than electrons to transmit data..
Mar 18 2008 7:21AM
Boffins promise inkjet-built solar panels

Boffins promise inkjet-built solar panels

Researchers at Konarka Technologies have demonstrated a new method of manufacturing solar cells using highly efficient inkjet printing techniques..
Mar 11 2008 3:51PM
IBM boffins inch closer to nano-transistors

IBM boffins inch closer to nano-transistors

Researchers at IBM claim to have cleared a major hurdle in the building of nanoscale transistors..
Mar 11 2008 7:51AM
Boffins build real-time facial analysis system

Boffins build real-time facial analysis system

Boffins at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen have demonstrated a rapid facial analysis system that can gauge emotional reactions..
Mar 7 2008 2:50PM
Boffins boost solar cell efficiency

Boffins boost solar cell efficiency

A team of US researchers has developed an anode coating strategy which they claim significantly enhances the efficiency of solar energy power conversion..
Feb 26 2008 7:07AM
Boffins build world's strongest laser

Boffins build world's strongest laser

Scientists from the University of Michigan claim to have created the world's most powerful laser..
Feb 19 2008 8:10AM

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