Ultra-light aluminum: Chemists report breakthrough in material design (24/09/2017)

If you drop an aluminum spoon in a sink full of water, the spoon will sink to the bottom. That's because aluminum, in its conventional form, is denser than water says Utah State University chemist Alexander Boldyrev.

New technique spots warning signs of extreme events (24/09/2017)

Many extreme events—from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an instability inside a gas turbine, to the sudden extinction of a previously hardy wildlife species—seem to occur without warning. It's often impossible to predict when such bursts of instability will strike, particularly in systems with a complex and ever-changing mix of players and pieces.

Quantum data takes a ride on sound waves (24/09/2017)

Yale scientists have created a simple-to-produce device that uses sound waves to store quantum information and convert it from one form to another, all inside a single, integrated chip.

A way to measure and control phonons (24/09/2017)

A team of researchers with the University of Vienna in Austria and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed a technique using photons for controlling and measuring phonons. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their technique and suggest that their work might have laid the groundwork toward a method to store information in a quantum computer.

A new way to enhance the capacity of memory devices (24/09/2017)

A Tomsk Polytechnic University study reveals how topological vortices found in low-dimensional materials can be both displaced and erased and restored again by the electrical field within nanoparticles. This may open exciting opportunities for memory devices or quantum computers in which information will be encrypted in the characteristics of topological vortices.

Quantum teleportation of patterns of light (24/09/2017)

Researchers have demonstrated entanglement swapping and teleportation of orbital angular momentum 'patterns' of light. This is a crucial step towards realizing a quantum repeater for high-dimensional entangled states.

Solar-to-fuel system recycles CO2 to make ethanol and ethylene (21/09/2017)

Scientists have harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and alcohols at efficiencies far greater than plants. The achievement marks a significant advance in the effort to move toward sustainable sources of fuel.

World's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules (21/09/2017)

Scientists have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules.

Filtering molecules from the water or air with nanomembranes (21/09/2017)

Free-standing carbon membranes that are a millionth of a millimeter thin. The nanomembranes can serve as ultrafine filters and as a protective layer.

Quantum machine learning (20/09/2017)

Scientists have presented a thorough review on quantum machine learning, its current status and future prospects. The reports contrasts machine learning using classical and quantum resources, identifying opportunities that quantum computing brings to this field