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Phys.org / A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a graphene device that's thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special traits. It easily switches from ...

7 hours ago in Nanotechnology
Phys.org / First-ever visualizations of electrical gating effects on electronic structure

Scientists have visualised the electronic structure in a microelectronic device for the first time, opening up opportunities for finely-tuned high performance electronic devices.

9 hours ago in Nanotechnology
Phys.org / Study suggests girls' advantage in reading explains gender gap in math fields

A pair of researchers, one with the Paris School of Economics, the other with CNRS, UMR8545, Paris-Jourdan Sciences-Economiques, has found a possible reason for the gender gap in math fields—girls have an advantage in reading. ...

12 hours ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / Two-qubit gate: the speediest quantum operation yet

A group of scientists led by 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons have achieved the first two-qubit gate between atom qubits in silicon—a major milestone on the team's quest to build an atom-scale quantum ...

10 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / Spawn of the triffid? Tiny organisms give us glimpse into complex evolutionary tale

Two newly discovered organisms point to the existence of an ancient organism that resembled a tiny version of the lumbering, human-eating science fiction plants known as 'triffids,' according to research in Nature.

10 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Community size matters when people create a new language

Why are languages so different from each other? After comparing more than 2000 languages, scientists noticed that languages with more speakers are usually simpler than smaller languages. For instance, most English nouns can ...

5 hours ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / What counts for our climate: Carbon budgets untangled

A new study published in Nature identifies relevant factors that affect estimates of remaining carbon budgets, and thereby untangles the differences to make estimates more easily comparable, which will help decision-makers ...

10 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / Improving the odds of synthetic chemistry success

Chemistry is more than just mixing compound A with compound B to make compound C. There are catalysts that affect the reaction rate, as well as the physical conditions of the reaction and any intermediate steps that lead ...

10 hours ago in Chemistry
Phys.org / Correcting historic sea surface temperature measurements

Something odd happened in the oceans in the early 20th century. The North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific appeared to warm twice as much as the global average while the Northwest Pacific cooled over several decades.

8 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / Win or lose: Rigged card game sheds light on inequality, fairness

Researchers at Cornell University are using a rigged card game to shed light on perceptions of inequality.

7 hours ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / Iceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings

Before being colonised by the Vikings, Iceland was lush with forests but the fearsome warriors razed everything to the ground and the nation is now struggling to reforest the island.

20 hours ago in Earth
Tech Xplore / A method to reduce the number of neurons in recurrent neural networks

A team of researchers at Queen's University, in Canada, have recently proposed a new method to downsize random recurrent neural networks (rRNN), a class of artificial neural networks that is often used to make predictions ...

13 hours ago in Machine Learning & AI