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The Birth of Topological Spintronics
The Birth of Topological Spintronics 23 July 2014The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more effcient approach to computer memory and logic will be described in the journal Nature on July 24, 2014. The research, led by Penn State University and Cornell University physicists, studies "spin torque" in devices that combine a standard magnetic material with a novel material known as a "topological insulator." The team's results show that such a scheme can be 10 times more effcient for controlling magnetic memory or logic than any other combination of materials measured to date.
Crowdfunding Campaign Underway to Support Student Research on Sustainable Agriculture
Crowdfunding Campaign Underway to Support Student Research on Sustainable Agriculture 18 July 2014A group of Penn State students led by Assistant Professor of Biology Charles Anderson has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support their new research project in sustainable agriculture, Fast Farming: Feeding a Hot, Dry World. The campaign is the first to launch under a new partnership between Penn State and USEED, a crowd funding platform that partners with universities to enable researchers to invite friends, family members, colleagues, alumni, and the public to support projects that are important to them.
Controversial Clues of Two 'Goldilocks Planets' That Might Support Life are Proven False
Controversial Clues of Two 'Goldilocks Planets' That Might Support Life are Proven False 03 July 2014Mysteries about controversial signals coming from a dwarf star considered to be a prime target in the search for extraterrestrial life now have been solved in research led by scientists at Penn State University.

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