materials science http://kplu.org en Chance Finding at WSU Lights Up Possibilities in Physics, Computing http://kplu.org/post/chance-finding-wsu-lights-possibilities-physics-computing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An </span><a href="http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/wsu-add111313.php" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">accidental breakthrough </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">by Washington State University researchers might someday lead to much more powerful computers.</span></p><p>It began when graduate student Marianne Tarun was working with a particular kind of crystal, strontium titanate, in a WSU physics lab. The crystal has strange electrical properties, which interests engineers and computer scientists.</p><p>One day she discovered, to her surprise, that something had changed.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:31:01 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 11105 at http://kplu.org Chance Finding at WSU Lights Up Possibilities in Physics, Computing