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Breakthrough material is barely more than air

An airy, shock-absorbing nickel lattice of extremely low density could improve vehicles, aircraft, and batteries, its creators predict.

By Nov. 18, 2011

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Breakthrough material is barely more than air

This story was initially published with incorrect collaboration partners. The original lattice work was in conjunction with the University of Southern California, but the low-density work was with Caltech and the University of California at Irvine.

By Nov. 18, 2011

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IBM's graphene-based circuitry could boost wireless communications

Researchers at Big Blue improved graphene-based radio receiver performance by attaching the fragile form of carbon material at the end of the chipmaking process.

By Jan. 30, 2014

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How the nuclear age burst onto the world from a squash court

On Road Trip 2013, CNET's Daniel Terdiman traveled to the Argonne National Lab to find out the history of the world's first nuclear reaction, Chicago Pile-1.

By Jul. 3, 2013

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With Blue Waters, supercomputing goes national

In March, the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications unveiled Blue Waters. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked out our new national supercomputer.

By Jul. 4, 2013

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Are we in the Matrix? Science looks for signs we're not real

Some say the odds are good that we're living in a computer simulation, and a few researchers think they might know how to find out the truth.

By Dec. 13, 2013

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Wonder material graphene taught to act electronically

Rice University researchers develop a technique to modify the surface of graphene, a step toward controlling it like a semiconductor for multi-purpose electronic circuits, optics, and chemical sensors.

By Nov. 30, 2011

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Intellectual Ventures settles patent lawsuit with Microsemi

The settlement marks the fifth lawsuit resolved in recent months by the controversial patent holding company, which claims control of more than 40,000 intellectual-property assets.

By Jan. 21, 2013

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Startup Soraa lights up with 'LED 2.0'

The startup sees a 75 percent boost in efficiency with its LED bulb, a new material platform for bringing down the cost of LEDs for general lighting.

By Feb. 7, 2012

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IBM hits graphene transistor breakthrough

Big Blue touts a radio-frequency graphene transistor with the highest frequency so far--100GHz--en route to new communications devices and electronics.

By Feb. 5, 2010