Light harvesting in plants and bacteria cannot be properly explained by classical processes or by quantum ones. Now complexity theorists say the answer is a delicate interplay of both, an idea that could transform computation.
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The ability to self-assemble quantum components on the nanometre scale could revolutionise the future of computing
Unlike conventional semiconductors, graphene cannot be switched off, a problem that threatens to scupper its use in future generations of transistors. Now physicists think they've found a solution.
A new class of imaging device from Bell Labs can take more than one view of a scene at the same time or use the same data to create a single high-resolution image
Computer simulations show that, far from protecting coastal communities, islands can dramatically amplify the damaging impact of tsunamis.
An Australian team unveils the fundamental building block of a scalable quantum computer that could be embedded in today's silicon chips.
Magnetic fields decay rapidly and so have never been transmitted over long distances. Until now ...
Some clever biochemistry has led to the world's first enzyme-based memory capable of learning, say biochemists
As life has evolved, its complexity has increased exponentially, just like Moore's law. Now geneticists have extrapolated this trend backwards and found that by this measure, life is older than the Earth itself.
The risks associated with major IT projects are being vastly underestimated, according to the largest study of global IT projects ever undertaken.