Lightest material created is 99.99 percent empty
A new metallic material that is nearly 100 times lighter than Styrofoam has been created by scientists, according to a paper published in Science. It has a density of 0.9mg/cm3 and is 99.99 percent open volume. Its micro-lattice design is similar to that of the Eiffel Tower, which is very weight-efficient.
Nokia, LG, Toshiba, others sued over patents
Last week, the California Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit against Nokia, LG Electronics and STMicroelectronics, among others, over allegedly infringing patents related to cellphone camera technology. Nine patents are under dispute, with handsets from the two electronics giants as well as Pantech allegedly violating its works. Caltech seeks unspecified damages for what it said in the suit was willful infringement.
Caltech makes headway in quantum HD tech
The California Institute of Technology believes it found a way to simultaneously transfer entire blocks of quantum information. It showed a proof-of-concept that can be applied in future quantum hard drives, and the team believes those products could compete with traditional, optical-based memory storage devices that use entanglement for access. The demonstration had the team transfer the state of four quantum memories to an optical signal and back again.