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Asian scientists develop ‘atomic Lego set’ that allows observation of electrons

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  • A group of researchers from China, Hong Kong and Japan have developed an “atomic Lego set,” a device made of specially structured carbon atoms to observe the properties and behavior of electrons.
  • The scientists used the device discovered a previously unobserved intermediate phase in electrons as they changed from a crystal to a liquid state.
  • Nanjing University’s Cheng Bin, who co-led the study, called the phase “neither solid nor liquid” but a “quantum disorder.”
  • The researchers were also able to simulate other complex quantum processes by simply fine-tuning the electric or magnetic fields in the material.
  • Thequantum simulator could open the door to advanced new materials that could be used in future technologies, according to the research team.

A team of scientists from China, Hong Kong and Japan have developed a quantum simulator that allows them to observe the properties and behavior of electrons.

According to the study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, the research team built an “atomic Lego set” using graphene, a layer of carbon atoms arranged in a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice nanostructure.

Tokyo Police arrest 24-year-old suspect dubbed the ‘Lego Kid’ for stealing toys

  • Naoto Daitoku, 24, and his two accomplices, aged 17 and 19, were arrested on June 24 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police on suspicion of stealing 12 toys on the evening of Dec. 16, 2021.
  • The thieves were reported to have been shoplifting Lego blocks and other toys from a mall toy store in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward, which earned Daitoku the nickname “Lego Kid” among the staff.
  • Daitoku and his 17-year-old accomplice denied the charges of shoplifting 55,000 yen (approximately $402) worth of toys.
  • The 19-year-old suspect reportedly admitted to the police that all three of them stole the toys and sold them afterwards.
  • It was revealed that the three suspects became acquainted through “toritetsu,” a community of railway enthusiasts whose hobbies include taking pictures of trains.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 24-year-old man dubbed the “Lego Kid” among toy store staff in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward.

Naoto Daitoku and his two accomplices, aged 17 and 19, were arrested on June 24 on suspicion of stealing 12 toys on the evening of Dec. 16, 2021.

Lego debuts three sets celebrating the Year of the Tiger, Lunar New Year

lego lunar new year
  • LEGO recently introduced three 2022 ​​Lunar New Year sets.
  • The sets include: Lunar New Year Traditions, Lunar New Year Ice Festival and Majestic Tiger.

Danish toy company Lego unveiled three sets for the launch of their 2022 ​​Lunar New Year edition.

Each of the sets includes six brick-built scenes featuring traditional Chinese festivals a Lunar New Year Festival, a Spring Festival ice skating park and a 3-in-1 Lego Majestic Tiger to mark the Year of the Tiger. 

Fake Lego Sets of ISIS Terrorists From China Pulled From Singaporean Stores

Singaporean retailers — both online and offline — reportedly pulled out knock-off toy sets of Lego depicting notorious terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, commonly known and referred to as ISIS.

The made-in-China knock-off toys were spotted being sold by 8 Series, a retail store located in People’s Park Center in Outram, Singapore, as well as on the online local store Carousell, according to The Straits Times.

Chinese Artist Spends 3 Days Creating $15,000 Lego Sculpture, Gets Destroyed in 1 Hour

A Chinese Lego artist who spent three days and thousands of dollars to create a sculpture of a character from the film “Zootopia” was able to exhibit his work for one hour before it was destroyed by a child.

The Lego artist, who goes by the name Mr. Zhao, created a sculpture of Nick Wilde for an exhibit at Wanda Plaza in Ningbo, across the bay and south of Shanghai.

Master Builder Creates Insane Pop-Up Castle Out of Lego

If you thought you were an expert lego builder, think again. This man just blew all amateur lego builders out of the water with his extraordinary lego architectural skills. Last week, YouTube user Talapz uploaded a video of his LEGO pop-up Himeji Castle. The castle can stand on its own and fold into itself like a book.

It took him a year and three months to create his beautiful LEGO masterpiece.

Legos Will No Longer Be Made Out of Plastic

Lego, the iconic construction block toy, will be going through some changes over the next decade to become more environmentally friendly.

Lego plans to invest $1 billion over the next 15 years to replace the plastic materials currently used to make the iconic building blocks with something less impactful on the climate while also making their products’ packaging more environmentally sustainable. Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp explained: