Big oil’s next gusher is at the nanoscale


Last year the world consumed almost 97 million barrels of oil per day. What if I told you that many more barrels still remain in those same wells? Deep inside...

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Chemistry

April 11, 2017

Publishing in Science: Predicting how molecules smell


Although the Roman philosopher Lucretius was right when he wrote that odors were caused by a flow of atoms emitted by objects, smell may still be the least understood of...

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Chemistry

February 19, 2017

IBM 5 in 5: Smart Sensors will detect environmental pollution...


Our team brings together a variety of disciplines including silicon photonics, spectroscopy, materials science and physical analytics to create new sensing technologies that can pinpoint and monitor the quality of...

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January 5, 2017

Imaging atoms on 2D atomic crystals in liquids


IBM scientists in Zurich have achieved another breakthrough in the field of atom-by-atom imaging and metrology.

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August 12, 2016