System Bits: March 11

Colored diamonds: a superconductor’s best friend Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and UCLA have figured out that colored diamonds can measure the tiny magnetic fields in high-temperature superconductors, providing a new tool to probe these much ballyhooed but poorly understood materials. Diamond sensors will give us m... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: March 11

Multiferroic materials In an advance aimed at making future electronic devices far more energy-efficient than current technologies, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have made major improvements in computer processing using an emerging class of magnetic materials called multiferroics. The team used multiferroic magnetic materials to reduce the... » read more