3D printing has helped create things like complex art and yachts, but some of the most life-changing applications have been made in biotech, where the relatively cheap process makes implants and bionic limbs accessible to those who may not otherwise have them.
“The results provide a very convenient laboratory example of what is known as a ‘dissipative soliton system’ which is a central concept in nonlinear science and also relevant to studies in other fields, such as biology, medicine and possibly even social sciences,” said John. M. Dudley, a researcher at the University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.
The rapid development of flexible and wearable electronics is giving rise to an exciting range of applications, from smart watches and flexible displays — such as smart phones, tablets, and TV — to smart fabrics, smart glass, transdermal patches, sensors, and more. With this rise, demand has increased for high-performance flexible batteries.
If a quantum processor is to run algorithms beyond the scope of classical simulations, a large number of qubits are required, along with low error rates on readout and logical operations, such as single and two-qubit gates.
A group of scientists have turned graphene into a superconductor, capable of carrying electricity with no resistance. The secret involved sandwiching two layers of graphene together and offsetting them by a ‘magic angle.’ This discovery could help scientists trying to develop superconductors that work at room temperatures.
By employing a technique called scanning tunnelling microscopy lithography, the scientists are able to directly measure each atom’s wavefunction, thereby determining its exact location in the chip. “We are the only group in the world who can actually see where our qubits are,”