Iceland drills worlds deepest well to tap energy from rivers of magma

Iceland drills worlds deepest well to tap energy from rivers of magma

Icelands geothermal project could lead to similar projects in the US that could power the whole continent Iceland, already a juggernaut in the world of sustainability, is about to turn up the heat on its geothermal efforts. Since September, engineers in southwestern Iceland have been slowly drilling into the earth...

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Scientists slam carbon out of diamonds to create the first quantum computing bridge

Scientists slam carbon out of diamonds to create the first quantum computing bridge

WHY THIS MATTERS New breakthrough paves the way for the first practical quantum computers.   Quantum computers are a reality but unlike the first traditional computers, which were large enough to fill a room, most of today’s quantum computers are very small with one, five, or even 16 qubits at their...

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New electronics breakthrough lets devices run for years without batteries

New electronics breakthrough lets devices run for years without batteries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New transistor design scavenges energy and paves the way for ultra low power electronics.   Transistors are found in almost every electronic device and now a new ultra low power transistor design from the engineers at the University of Cambridge that lets them operate by ‘scavenging’ energy...

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