Silicon

05.25.15
Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas
05.25.15

Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) havi...

By J. Fingas,   05.25.15
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02.01.15
Entangled photons on a chip could lead to super-fast computers
02.01.15

Entangled photons on a chip could lead to super-fast computers

Photon entanglement is one of the odder properties of quantum physics, but it promises a lot for c...

By J. Fingas,   02.01.15
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04.25.14
The world's smallest magazine cover is 2,000 times smaller than a grain of salt
04.25.14

The world's smallest magazine cover is 2,000 times smaller than a grain of salt

No, National Geographic Kids didn't forget to buy colored ink -- that's a blown-up view of the sma...

By J. Fingas,   04.25.14
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11.18.13
Researchers create self-healing batteries inspired by artificial robot skin
11.18.13

Researchers create self-healing batteries inspired by artificial robot skin

In the race to create a better battery, scientists have gazed longingly at silicon, prized for its...

By S. Dent,   11.18.13
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09.10.13
Intel announces Quark system on a chip, the company's smallest to date
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09.10.13

Intel announces Quark system on a chip, the company's smallest to date

The hits keep coming from IDF. After showing off svelte new 14nm silicon built for laptops, CEO Br...

By M. Gorman,   09.10.13
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09.05.13
Researchers claim 'almost instantaneous' quantum computing breakthrough
09.05.13

Researchers claim 'almost instantaneous' quantum computing breakthrough

Silicon is great, but we're tickling the edges of its speed limit. As a result, researchers at Ore...

By T. Seppala,   09.05.13
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02.21.13
NXP's silicon fingerprinting promises to annoy the heck out of ID hackers
02.21.13

NXP's silicon fingerprinting promises to annoy the heck out of ID hackers

It's 2013 and white hat hackers like Adam Laurie are still breaking into ID chips that are suppose...

By S. Sakr,   02.21.13
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02.13.13
USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes
02.13.13

USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes

There's no shortage of attempts to build a better battery, usually with a few caveats. USC may hav...

By J. Fingas,   02.13.13
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01.25.13
University of Michigan makes silicon from liquid metal, aims for low-cost chips
01.25.13

University of Michigan makes silicon from liquid metal, aims for low-cost chips

Forming silicon normally requires extreme temperatures of more than 2,000F, with the expensive ene...

By J. Fingas,   01.25.13
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