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Study puts spin into quantum technologies

The ability to control the spin of atom-like impurities in 2D material hexagonal boron-nitride demonstrated.

24 Feb 2020 Nature Materials

Watching magnetic nano ‘tornadoes’ in 3D

Scientists have developed a three-dimensional imaging technique to observe complex behaviours in magnets, including fast-moving waves and 'tornadoes' thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

24 Feb 2020 Nature Nanotechnology

New droplet-based electricity generator: A drop of water generates 140V power, lighting up 100 LED bulbs

Generating electricity from raindrops efficiently has gone one step further.

5 Feb 2020 Nature

Making light work

McMaster and Harvard researchers create 'intelligent' interaction between light and material, establishing a promising new platform for computing.

3 Feb 2020 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Detection of very high frequency magnetic resonance could revolutionize electronics

The research has applications in ultrafast and spin-based nanoscale devices

27 Jan 2020 Nature

UofT researchers find: Most engineered nanoparticles enter tumours through cells, not between them

University of Toronto researchers have discovered that an active rather than passive process dictates which nanoparticles enter solid tumours, upending decades of thinking in the field of cancer nanomedicine and pointing toward more effective nanotherapies.

19 Jan 2020 Nature Materials

Evonetix collaborate with imec to scale-up chip-based technology production for third generation DNA synthesis platform

The novel silicon chip is a key component of Evonetix’s desktop DNA platform which, once fully developed, will facilitate and enable the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology.

16 Jan 2020

Tuning optical resonators gives researchers control over transparency

Method has ramifications for quantum computing, communications and more.

13 Jan 2020 Nature Physics

Nano antennas for data transfer

Directional antennas for light could be used to exchange data between different processor cores with little loss and at the speed of light. To enable antennas to operate with the very short wavelengths of visible light, such directional antennas have to be shrunk to nanometre scale.

8 Jan 2020 Nature Communications

Monash develops world’s most efficient lithium-sulfur battery

Monash University researchers have developed the world's most efficient lithium-sulphur battery, capable of powering a smartphone for five continuous days.

3 Jan 2020 Science Advances

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