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Q and A with Tara Astigarraga, IBM Master Inventor is...


Earlier this month the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) announced the recipients of the 2016 AISES Professional of the Year Awards. Among those being honored was IBM Master...

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November 21, 2016

Building IBM’s inventions


When most visitors tour IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, an hour north of New York City, they are often shown the wall of Fellows, a portrait...

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September 6, 2016

Accelerating early disease detection with nanobiotechnology


Imagine this scenario:  Annual physical examinations are supplemented by an affordable home diagnostic chip, allowing you to regularly monitor your baseline health with just a simple urine sample. Though outwardly...

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August 1, 2016

Materials scientists teach nanowires how to ‘dance’


The ultra-high vacuum electron microscope tucked away in a lab down a nondescript aisle on the ground floor of the IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center (itself tucked away in...

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July 29, 2016

Students try hand at cracking quantum code


This week I had the opportunity to return to the University of Waterloo, where I had been a visiting scholar while I was a PhD student at MIT...

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June 10, 2016

Taking microelectronics research to the atomic size future and beyond


At the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., tucked between office desks and meeting rooms, there is approximately 40,000 square feet of cleanroom space which comprises the...

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June 3, 2016

The science of tutoring Watson to understand Korean


Born and raised in India, Abe Ittycheriah, has had a fairly cosmopolitan upbringing. He’s also lived in Mexico City and St. Johns in Newfoundland; he went to high school in...

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May 18, 2016

Farming at nanoscale dimensions


At IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center we use a technique called self-assembly to grow and directly control nanostructures that could one day form parts of integrated circuits. Self-assembly looks...

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March 16, 2016

Cryptography gets a boost with nanotechnology


How carbon nanotubes’ purity and positioning imperfections hold the key to new advances in cryptography This week, Nature Nanotechnology published a paper by a team of research scientists from IBM...

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February 22, 2016

Q&A With IBM’s AAAS Fellows


This month, two scientists from IBM Research were awarded the distinction of Fellow by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Drs. Anna Topol and Andreas Heinrich were...

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November 30, 2015