Electronics & Semiconductors

From bits to p-bits: One step closer to probabilistic computing

Tohoku University scientists in Japan have developed a mathematical description of what happens within tiny magnets as they fluctuate between states when an electric current and magnetic field are applied. Their findings, ...

Engineering

There's nothing boring about tunnels

Hidden beneath every major city are networks of underground tunnels. Many of them are used daily by commuters on trains, or light-rail or traveling by road.

Engineering

Tiny, cheap solution for quantum-secure encryption

It's fairly reasonable to assume that an encrypted email can't be seen by prying eyes. That's because in order to break through most of the encryption systems we use on a day-to-day basis, unless you are the intended recipient, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Fire tests show that Austria's tunnels are fit for electric cars

The actual potential danger in the event of an accident with an e-car is still relatively unknown, but unsettling images of e-vehicles on fire are already widespread. We know that the energy storage systems of e-vehicles ...

Engineering

Students break new ground in Hyperloop challenge

Imagine living in a city in the distant (or maybe not-so-distant) future: You need to make an appointment across town, so you step into a pod in an underground tunnel. From there, you're whizzed at breakneck speeds through ...

Energy & Green Tech

Fukushima nuclear water to be released via undersea tunnel

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Wednesday it plans to build an undersea tunnel so that massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water can be released into the ocean about 1 kilometer ...

Engineering

Should planes be more like birds?

Would planes be better if they were more like birds? Engineers from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College have been studying our feathered-friends to answer this very question, the answer to which will ...

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