Silex enriches zero spin silicon for quantum computing

Materials technology group Silex Systems has achieved target enrichment objectives in its project to demonstrate its ability to produce zero-spin silicon (ZS-Si) used to make computer chips for cutting edge quantum computers. ZS-Si is a unique form of isotopically enriched silicon allowing next-generation quantum processing chips to store data at the sub-atomic level. Silex’s technology…

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CSIRO’s On accelerate backs 10 deep-tech startups

CSIRO has announced 10 deep-tech game changers from Australia’s universities and research community selected to develop their innovative ventures through the science organisation’s ON Accelerate programme. The innovators backed include nascent companies working with AI, new materials, nasal vaccines, the Internet of Things (Iot) and plant proteins. They draw on a number of inspirations, in…

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Carbonix and H3 Dynamics to develop hydrogen-electric drone

Australian UAV producer Carbonix and hydrogen-focused H3 Dynamics are working together to develop and produce the first Australian hydrogen-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system (UAS). ‘Moving fast and starting now’, H3 Dynamics will be integrating its off-the-shelf hydrogen systems to Carbonix’ existing fleet of small unmanned VTOL systems – enabling training and…

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1414 Degrees’ SiBox system milestone

Energy storage system developer 1414 Degrees has successfully reached a major milestone in the development of its SiBox molten silicon energy storage demonstration module. A furnace has been installed and heated to 1420°C, with construction almost complete. According to the company: “What this means, is that we’re confident moving forward with the installation of our…

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