System Bits: Nov. 11

How transistors operate at absolute zero Research led by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and Caltech in California have demonstrated how noise in a microwave amplifier is limited by self-heating at very low temperatures, which is expected to be of importance for future discoveries in such as quantum computers and radio astronomy. The team also included researchers ... » read more

System Bits: Oct. 8

The next big thing in particle accelerators Stanford University engineers have helped create what may be the next big thing in particle accelerators – and it fits on a fingertip. In a project that included scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a linear accelerator two miles long, accelerators energized charged particles to accomplish a ran... » read more