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31st August 2020

50-fold increase in transistor density is possible by 2030

Intel's Chief Architect, Raja Koduri, has presented a roadmap for increasing the number of transistors able to fit on a chip by a factor of 50.

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20th August 2020

IBM reveals next-generation processor

IBM has revealed its first commercialised 7nm processor: the IBM POWER10.

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16th July 2020

Pentadiamond, a new addition to the carbon family

Pentadiamond has been theorised by scientists in Japan. They calculate it has a Young's modulus of almost 1700 GPa, compared with 1200 GPa for conventional diamond.

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13th June 2020

Carbon nanotube transistors make the leap from lab to factory floor

In a major leap forward for computer chip technology, researchers have shown that carbon nanotube transistors can be made rapidly in commercial facilities, with the same equipment used to manufacture traditional silicon-based transistors.

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31st May 2020

Nanodevices track how cells change from inside

For the first time, scientists have added microscopic tracking devices into the interior of cells, giving a peek into how development starts.

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30th May 2020

New 5G switches bring better battery life, higher bandwidth and speeds

As 5G hits the market, new U.S. Army-funded research has developed a radio-frequency switch that is over 50 times more energy efficient than what is used today.

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29th May 2020

A sensor only 11 atoms in size

Scientists report the creation of a sensor only 11 atoms in size, which is able to capture magnetic waves. This could lead to spintronics-based computers that work without heating.

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20th April 2020

Carbon nanostructure is stronger than diamonds

Researchers have designed plate-nanolattices – nanometre-scale carbon structures – that are stronger than diamonds as a ratio of strength to density.

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31st March 2020

New test can detect COVID-19 in just five minutes

A new portable molecular test can detect the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in just five minutes.

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22nd February 2020

3D atomic-scale image could lead to coronavirus vaccine

Using cryogenic electron microscopy – a Nobel Prize-winning technique – scientists have produced an atomic-level image of an essential protein required to access cells by SARS-CoV-2.

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2nd February 2020

Nanoparticle eats away plaque that causes heart attacks

Scientists in the U.S. have created a nanoparticle that eats away – from the inside out – portions of the plaques that cause heart attacks.

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28th December 2019

New laser method provides ultra-fast observations of electrons

Scientists have demonstrated X-ray Laser-Enhanced Attosecond Pulse generation (XLEAP), a new method for observing the movements of electrons on timescales measured in attoseconds.

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28th November 2019

1,000-times-faster fabrication of atomic-scale computers

A new atomic-scale manufacturing method could enable ultra-efficient computers.

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11th November 2019

Metals that float on water could lead to "unsinkable" ships

Scientists have demonstrated a new technique for creating superhydrophobic metals, using femtosecond laser bursts to "etch" the surfaces and trap air.

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3rd November 2019

Nanotech solar cells boost efficiency by 10%

Researchers have developed a new film that is applied to solar cells, which combines nanocrystals and microlenses to capture infrared light. This can increase the solar energy conversion efficiency by 10% or more.

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