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One String To Rule Them All
One String To Rule Them All

EPFL scientists have engineered a tiny guitar string that vibrates 1 billion times when plucked. They would like to use it as a microphone for light.

  • Writing And Deleting Magnets With Lasers
    Writing And Deleting Magnets With Lasers

    Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA have found a way to write and delete magnets in an alloy using a laser beam – a surprising effect.

  • From Insulator To Conductor In A Flash
    From Insulator To Conductor In A Flash

    A clever combination of novel technologies enables us to study promising materials for the electronics of tomorrow. Over the past decades, computers have become faster and faster and hard disks and storage chips have reached enormous capacities.

  • Sending Electrons On A Rollercoaster Ride
    Sending Electrons On A Rollercoaster Ride

    A first-of-its-kind x-ray instrument for frontier research with high-brightness x-rays is now in operation at Argonne National Laboratory. The new device utilizes a unique superconducting technology that speeds electrons on a path much like that of a rollercoaster.

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