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Controlling Nuclear Noise in Semiconductor Qubits

Fluctuations of nuclear spins may limit the lifetime of spin qubits. A technique is developed that gets such fluctuations under control.

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Harnessing The Power of Quantum Computing To Speed Up The Study Of Magnetic Materials

Magnetic materials could be at the forefront of an upcoming revolution in electronics.

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Quantum Risk Analysis

Using quantum algorithms, we have developed a new approach to risk analysis, provideing a significant speed increase over established classical algorithms.

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The Fundamentals of Mass Transport in Biopatterning

The patterning of molecules is critical in applications including microarrays, tissue engineering, biosensors, biomaterials and fundamental cell studies.

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Privacy by Design for Financial Services Organizations in the GDPR Era

IBM Research understands data privacy for a modern business and has developed state-of-the-art solutions for protecting data in the GDPR era.

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The Pockels Effect on Silicon: A New Material for Ultra-Fast Data Transfer

As data grows, so does the energy consumption required to store and process it, which is why scientists around the world are turning to light (photonics) as a means of moving data. The Pockels effect, an important phenomenon in certain materials, allows changing the optical properties of the material through an electrical stimulus. The effect […]

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Addressing Climate Change at a Major Source: Buildings

Can silica gel desiccant packs, often found in shoe boxes and electronics, be the answer to our energy challenges for buildings? A four-year project proves yes, sort of. According to the European Commission, heating and cooling in buildings and industry accounts for half of the EU’s energy consumption, and fossil fuels generate 84 percent of […]

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Restoring Balance in Machine Learning Datasets

If you want to teach a child what an elephant looks like, you have an infinite number of options. Take a photo from National Geographic, a stuffed animal of Dumbo, or an elephant keychain; show it to the child; and the next time he sees an object which looks like an elephant he will likely […]

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High-Yield and Ambient-Stable Molecular Devices via Semiconductor Fabrication

A team from IBM Research-Zurich and the Universities of Basel and Zurich developed a new technique to fabricate microelectronic devices by electrically contacting molecules at two well-defined termini. The method allows molecular integration on conventional silicon chips and by standard fabrication methods as used in semiconductor industry. The technique is based on depositing a nanoparticle […]

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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 scientists demonstrate 10x faster large-scale machine learning using GPUs

Together with EPFL scientists, our IBM Research team has developed a scheme for training big data sets quickly. It can process a 30 Gigabyte training dataset in less than one minute using a single graphics processing unit (GPU) — a 10× speedup over existing methods for limited memory training. The results, which efficiently utilize the […]

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Resilient Consensus Protocols for Blockchains

On the heels of the exciting blockchain news coming from SIBOS, in Vienna this week the 31st International Symposium on Distributed Computing took place, which also hosted a workshop entitled “Blockchain Technology and Theory”.  Researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working in distributed systems, cryptography, and security gathered there to discuss and exchanged their […]

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