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IBM Scientists Measure the Energy Levels of Single Molecules on Insulators

Our understanding of single-molecule electronics has become clearer and the answer involved using a common household item – salt. Building off of a previous paper in 2009, where IBM scientists and collaborators demonstrated the ability to measure the charge state of individual atoms using noncontact atomic force microscopy (AFM), they have now taken it a […]

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IBM Fellow Heike Riel awarded prestigious prize for women

What inventions are indispensable to you? What innovations have revolutionized your life? We are looking for 25 women whose inventions change our world. These questions were posed to the Internet earlier this year by EDITION F, a German news and lifestyle website for women, with cooperation by some of Germany’s leading news outlets including  Zeit […]

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From IoT and vines grow the fruits of innovation

Innovation is a company principle shared by both IBM and E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world’s largest family-owned winery, headquartered in Modesto, California. While the Internet of Things (IoT) and wine don’t seem like obvious partners, the two companies found a common purpose focused on growing the best quality grapes while optimizing the amount […]

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Of Big Brains and Tiny Devices: Here Comes the Internet of the Body

How does a gifted student in Switzerland in the 1980s apply his talents? On precision mechanics and watchmaking, of course. Before becoming the multifaceted scientist he is today, Bruno Michel started out as a watchmaking apprentice. But at the time the watch industry was facing a challenging period and its four-century dominance was coming to […]

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