With applications ranging from electronics to ships, the discovery that a graphene coating protects against corrosion gives the wonder material another string to its bow.
Qubits and Pieces
News from the frontline of the weird and wonderful world of quantum computing.
<p>Lucy Sherriff is a journalist, science geek and general liker of all things techie and clever. In a previous life she put her physics degree to moderately good use by writing about science for that other tech website, The Register. After a bit of a break, it seemed like a good time to start blogging about weird quantum stuff for ZDNet. And so here we are. </p>
The Australian-led breakthrough, using a single phosphorus atom embedded in a silicon chip, is a big step forward toward creating a quantum computer.
Work by scientists in the US on linking graphene to metal connectors paves the way for realistic electronic designs.
Norwegian scientists move to commercialise breakthrough that uses a molecular beam device to create gallium arsenide nanowires on a graphene substrate.
International researchers say their work paves the way for global quantum communications. Next up: the quantum internet?
Science meets almost-technology in Nokia's patent application for graphene tech with the potential for much smaller and lighter sensors than those used in most digital cameras.
The prospect of faster computers may have taken a step closer as US researchers create a patchwork graphene-boron-nitride hybrid to address graphene's band-gap shortcomings.
California researchers report a breakthrough with the creation of a solid-state quantum processor that could ultimately have a bearing on future cryptographic techniques.
MIT scientists create electronic components on material that answers graphene's main shortcoming.
The ALICE team is using the charmed quark as a probe to investigate the quark-gluon plasma that existed in the earliest days of the universe.
But their router is a proof-of-principle device rather than something capable of forming the basis of a future quantum internet.
Researchers' creation of a silicon-based field-effect transistor that mimics the electrical properties of graphene shows the battle for the future of electronics is still on.
Lithographic printing techniques, familiar from the microprocessor industry, may lay the groundwork for spinal cord repair
Is there anything Graphene can't do? The wonder material has added another string to its bow, as researchers have found it can aid artificial photosynthesis, which could help with the creation of renewable fuels
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