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posted in August 2004

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Teleportation exits realm of sci-fi
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
The problem with teleportation — the real beam-me-up-Scotty kind — is not its principles, which appear to be sound, but in the devil's details.
Tangled states
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
The intense search for semiconductors that can house quantum states can be traced to the promise they hold for the future of computing.
Don't exceed speed of light
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
In Einstein's prophetic world, fact is stranger than fiction. In the TV show Star Trek, beam-me-up-Scotty teleportation was only possible within the range of the "transporter," but in Einstein's world, teleportation is not limited by range.
Toyota reports silicon carbide wafer advance
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories Inc. (Aichi, Japan) will announce the development of ultrahigh-quality single-crystal silicon carbide 3-inch wafers at the Fifth European Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials, which begins Tuesday in Bologna, Italy.
Nanoscale parts get binding aid
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8/23/2004   Post a comment
Nanoscale particles that are easy to manufacture piecemeal — but hard to assemble — may benefit from a new "sticky patch" technology that researchers at the University of Michigan say enables nanoscale self-assembly.
Bonding breakthrough may ease MRAM design
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
For all their promise, magnetic random-access memories have barely made it out of the lab due to problems plaguing their scaling to smaller sizes — namely, the need for lower drive current and thinner metallization.
Researchers simplify quantum-dot manufacture
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
A research team from the State University of New York at Buffalo claims to have discovered a simple way to mass-produce semiconductor nanocrystals precisely, in nearly any desirable size, using a technique based on self-assembly and room-temperature chemistry.
Quantum dots poised for production line
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8/10/2004   Post a comment
University researchers are using self-assembly techniques and chip-related chemistry to develop a process for mass producing tiny crystals called quantum dots.
Wireless transceiver-on-chip now possible, team says
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8/9/2004   Post a comment
A research team from Michigan-based universities says it has succeeded in integrating the last two components needed to create a one-chip wireless transceiver.

Ever since Texas Instruments Inc. and Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. cross-licensed their technologies to offer the first commercially available microchips in 1961, two components had continued to resist shrinkage-the antenna and the time base.
Futuristic factories make mesh
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8/9/2004   Post a comment
It is the holy grail of the factory floor: hundreds of sensors wirelessly connected, monitoring motors for problems and drastically reducing energy consumption — all with the precision and rhythm of a philharmonic orchestra.
Wireless transceiver-on-chip now possible
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8/3/2004   Post a comment
A research team from Michigan-based universities says it has succeeded in integrating the last two components needed to create a one-chip wireless transceiver.
Jumbo magnet in Florida expects to exert a worldwide pull
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8/2/2004   Post a comment
An enormous magnet, boasting a rock-steady field and a bore twice the size found elsewhere, is expected to draw the global scientific community to its Florida home.


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