Canadian Scientists Use Scotch Tape To Turn Semiconductors into Superconductors

September 14, 2012 by  
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A team from the University of Toronto has developed a new technique that transforms semiconductors into superconductors using the most simple of products — Scotch tape. The international team of physicists used the household product  to induce high-temperature superconductivity in a semiconductor for the first time, and they believe it could pave the way for new devices with greater energy-efficiency. If Scotch tape is the latest breakthrough product in the world of physics, surely it’s only a matter of time before Blu-Tac steps up to the plate, right? Read the rest of Canadian Scientists Use Scotch Tape To Turn Semiconductors into Superconductors Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , devices , physicists , physics , quantum computing , scotch tape , semiconductors , superconductors , University of Toronto

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American University of Cairo’s Arkan House is an Impressive Last-Minute Solar Decathlon Design

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Florida International University Creates Massive Wall of Wind to Simulate Hurricane Conditions

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For homebuilders, constructing a house that can withstand hurricane winds can be tricky, because the only way to run a test is to wait for a major storm to develop. Florida International University just changed all that with its Wall of Wind , a hurricane research facility with 12 massive fans that can brew up wind speeds of up to 157 m.p.h – the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane. Five years in the making, the $8-million facility is now up and running, and researchers hope that the lessons learned at the Wall of Wind can help prevent serious property loss the next time a major hurricane hits the southern US. Read the rest of Florida International University Creates Massive Wall of Wind to Simulate Hurricane Conditions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: florida , florida international university , Hurricane , Hurricane Andrew , hurricane resistant , hurricane-resistant buildings , hurricanes , Miami , tropical storms , Wall of Wind , WOW

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