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New research could pave the way for advanced, multifunctional computer chips

New research by a team from Oak Ridge Laboratory (ORNL) shows that certain complex materials are capable of self-organizing themselves into electrical circuits, at micro- and nanoscales. The breakthrough, the scientists believe, could usher in a new generation of microprocessors that are significantly more efficient than currently available silicon-based computer chips. Recently published in the…



Cars of the future could be powered by hydrogen from algae, new study states

This is the age of hydrogen fuel, thanks to its abundance and impressive zero-emission credentials. With companies like Toyota and Hyundai coming up with futuristic hydrogen-powered vehicles, scientists across the world are working to make this incredible clean energy more readily available. To that end, researchers from Tel Aviv University have developed new strains of…


New research shows that carbon nanotube transistors are twice as efficient as silicon varities

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have shown for the first time that transistors fashioned out of carbon nanotubes are actually twice as efficient as regular silicon varieties. This comes after decades of research regarding how carbon nanotubes can be used to design the next generation of computers. Speaking about the breakthrough, recently published in…