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World's smallest transistor switches current with a single atom in solid state

At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), physicist Professor Thomas Schimmel and his team have developed a single-atom transistor, the smallest transistor worldwide. This quantum electronics component switches electrical current by controlled repositioning of a single atom, now also in the solid state in a gel electrolyte. The single-atom [...] Read more

These Swirls of Light Could Be Signs of a Previous Universe Existing Before Ours

If our Universe happened to be locked in an eternal heartbeat of expansion and collapse, black holes would leave an impression. And it could look just like a number of swirls recently detected in the faint echo of light at the edge of space. |SOURCE| It's hardly the smoking gun for what's called the conformal cyclic cosmology (CCC) model, [...] Read more

Flow Batteries Could Revolutionise Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Researchers from the University of Glasgow suggest that electric cars could be charged and operational far quicker by using a revolutionary type of energy storage. |SOURCE| A new type of energy storage system could revolutionise electric car charging times and energy storage, according to researchers from the University of Glasgow. In a paper [...] Read more

Sleeplessness Is Ruining Your Social Life

Everyone knows how it feels to waste precious nighttime hours on Facebook and become too tired to interact with actual people the next day. New research from the University of California, Berkeley sheds light on that phenomenon, showing that sleeplessness might be even more detrimental to your social life than it already seems. Sleep deprivation, [...] Read more

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