Chemistry Nobel Laureate George Olah dies at age 89

Chemistry Nobel Laureate advanced carbocation chemistry and championed alternative energy technology By Mitch Jacoby George A. Olah, the Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Distinguished Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Southern California and the recipient of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has died. He was 89. Olah was a towering figure,

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IBM to build first commercial quantum computers

IBM has announced that it will start building the first ever commercially available universal quantum computers, called the IBM Q. Quantum computers are supposed to be massively more powerful than traditional machines.While conventional computers process their data using bits, with information stored in transistors that can either be on or off and are interpreted as values

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UK manufacturers start 2017 stronger than expected

British manufacturers are growing at the fastest pace in more than three years, helped by the fall in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote and a recovery in core markets, according to figures from manufacturing organisation EEF and consultancy BDO. The latest quarterly survey showed that UK firms reporting growth had risen

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Infineon DC-DC regulator aimed at Point of Load applications

Infineon is offering a DC-DC regulator aimed at high density Point of Load applications where efficiency, reliability and thermal behavior are important in NetCom, Telecom, Servers and Storage solutions. The voltage regulator employs a stability engine that makes it stable with ceramic capacitors without compensation for an easy design. The device, designated IR3883, can save up

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