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Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster
SPACE.COM Pulses of light from infrared lasers can speed up computer operations by a factor of 1 million, and may have opened the door to room-temperature quantum computing. 5 hours
Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate
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World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive
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What Can the Death of a Neutron Tell Us About Dark Matter?
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Study brings fresh insights into biology of malaria parasite
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Novel IR imaging offers rapid and reliable analysis of cancer tissues
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Nuclear plant shuts down unexpectedly in Washington state
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New insights into malaria parasite
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Observation of the quantum valley Hall state in ballistic graphene superlattices
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Gate-tuned quantum Hall states in Dirac semimetal (Cd1-xZnx)3As2
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Interface reconstruction with emerging charge ordering in hexagonal manganite
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Can a quantum drum vibrate and stand still at the same time?
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Magnonic interferometer paves way toward energy-efficient information processing devices
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Ghostly 'Lightning' Waves Discovered Inside a Nuclear Reactor
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Johns Hopkins' new project helps improve clinician response to deteriorating patient conditions
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Study: Single surface protein can amplify multiple key pathways in acute myeloid leukemia
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Ultraviolet Radiation from Low-Mass Stars Could Render Planets Uninhabitable
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Can a quantum drum vibrate and stand still at the same time?
PHYS.ORG Researchers have studied how a 'drumstick' made of light could make a microscopic 'drum' vibrate and stand still at the same time. 2 days
Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat
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SCIENCE DAILY The photosystem I (PSI)-ferrodoxin (Fd) complex is important in electron transfer during photosynthesis, through which plants convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into complex chemicals and oxygen. Scientists have recently crystallized the PSI-Fd complex for the first time.... 3 days
Smart technology helps improve outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer
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Prospects for harnessing biocide resistance for bioremediation and detoxification
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Supercomputing the emergence of material behavior
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Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat
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Keep the light off: A material with improved mechanical performance in the dark
PHYS.ORG Inorganic semiconductors such as silicon are indispensable in modern electronics because they possess tunable electrical conductivity between that of a metal and... 3 days
What we've learned about the nucleolus since you left school
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What we've learned about the nucleolus since you left school
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Vast ionized hydrogen cloud in the Whirlpool Galaxy revealed by ultra-sensitive telescope
SCIENCE DAILY No one has ever seen what astronomers first observed using a refurbished 75-year-old telescope in the Arizona mountains. What it was turned out to... 3 days
How China will reduce its carbon impact
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Researchers are creating a spot colder than the vacuum of space inside the International Space Station
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The secret to measuring an antineutrino's energy
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Researchers create a quantum entanglement between two physically separated ultra-cold atomic clouds
PHYS.ORG Members of the Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science of the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Science and Technology together with researchers from the... 3 days
New nuclear RNA retention activity discovered
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New mode of proton therapy for lung cancer developed by Beaumont shows promising results
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New nuclear RNA retention activity discovered
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Targeted biopsy for prostate cancer more effective than traditional method
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that MRI fusion biopsy -- coupling MRI and ultrasound to visualize suspicious lesions in the prostate gland and targeting the biopsy to that particular area... 4 days
Processes in the atomic microcosmos are revealed
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have successfully generated controlled electron pulses in the attosecond range. They used optical travelling waves that are formed by laser pulses of varying wavelengths. The movements of electrons in atoms were revealed using... 4 days
Chitinase genes (CHIAs) provide genomic footprints of a post-Cretaceous dietary radiation in placental mammals
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The fission yeast Stn1-Ten1 complex limits telomerase activity via its SUMO-interacting motif and promotes telomeres replication
Science Magazine Mammalian CST (CTC1-STN1-TEN1) complex fulfills numerous functions including rescue of the stalled replication forks and termination... 4 days
[Research Articles] Metarrestin, a perinucleolar compartment inhibitor, effectively suppresses metastasis
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Diagnosing breast cancer with an imaging pill
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The inside of a proton endures more pressure than anything else we’ve seen
SCIENCE-NEWS For the first time, scientists used experimental data to estimate the pressure inside a proton. 4 days
First measurement of subatomic particle's mechanical property reveals distribution of pressure inside proton
PHYS.ORG Inside every proton in every atom in the universe is a pressure cooker environment that surpasses the atom-crushing heart of a neutron... 4 days
Tailor-made synthesis of cyclic chemicals by means of enzymes
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VA health care study: Many prostate cancer patients choose active surveillance over immediate therapy
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Entangled atoms shine in unison
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Processes in the atomic microcosmos revealed
PHYS.ORG Physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have successfully generated controlled electron pulses in the attosecond range. They used optical traveling waves formed by laser pulses of varying wavelengths. The movements of electrons in atoms were revealed using... 4 days
Study: MRI fusion biopsy outperforms standard prostate biopsy
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ASTRO WATCH A study led in part by physicists at the Indiana University Center for the Exploration of... 5 days
Weird new form of nuclear matter might lie just beyond experimenters’ grasp
Science Magazine Rethink of “quark matter” also torpedoes notion of Earth-eating particles called strangelets 5 days
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Science Magazine Rethink of "quark matter" also torpedoes notion of Earth-eating particles called strangelets 5 days
Cleveland Clinic researcher wins NCI grant to delve into cancer genetics and radiation effectiveness
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Explanation for puzzling quantum oscillations has been found
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A Pioneering NASA Satellite Just Fell to Earth After 2 Decades in Space
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Electron-Shooting Carbon Nanotubes Could Improve Our Understanding of Asteroids
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Carbon-recycling system: Two-electron chemical reactions using light energy, gold
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Team achieves two-electron chemical reactions using light energy, gold
PHYS.ORG Scientists are one step closer to building a carbon-recycling system that can harvest solar energy to efficiently convert CO2 and water into liquid fuels. By optimizing many parts of the... 5 days
Physicists developing quantum-enhanced sensors for real-life applications
PHYS.ORG A University of Oklahoma physicist, Alberto M. Marino, is developing quantum-enhanced sensors that could find their way into applications ranging from biomedical to chemical detection. 5 days
Astonishing effect enables better palladium catalysts
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Heat shock system helps bug come back to life after drying up
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Anti-Radiation Vest to Get Deep-Space Test Next Year
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Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster
LIVE SCIENCE Pulses of light from infrared lasers can speed up computer operations by a factor of 1 million, and may have opened the door to room-temperature quantum computing. 6 days
High-sensitivity microsensors on the horizon
SCIENCE DAILY A new article explains how scientists borrowed concepts from quantum mechanics to build new microsensors that can enable data gathering from hard-to-monitor environments. 6 days
Deeper understanding of quantum chaos may be the key to quantum computers
SCIENCE DAILY New research gives insight into a recent experiment that was able to manipulate an unprecedented number of atoms through a quantum simulator. This new... 6 days
Study shows how bacteria guide electron flow for efficient energy generation
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Deeper understanding of quantum chaos may be the key to quantum computers
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Earthquake science could have predicted North Korea's nuclear climbdown
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New quantum probability rule offers novel perspective of wave function collapse
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A micro-thermometer to record tiny temperature changes
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A chip that allows for two-dimensional quantum walks
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Nuclear Bomb Test Moved North Korea Mountain, Satellite Images Show
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Tracking the threat of asteroids and comets
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A micro-thermometer to record tiny temperature changes
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Largest-ever 3-D quantum chip for boosting analog quantum computing
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Van Allen Radiation Belts: Facts & Findings
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The Chernobyl Cover-Up: How Officials Botched Evacuating an Irradiated City
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Dozens of binaries from Milky Way's globular clusters could be detectable by LISA
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Global Experiment Challenges Einstein’s Principle of Local Realism: BIG Bell Test
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Phase behaviors of colloidal analogs of bent-core liquid crystals
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High-flux soft x-ray harmonic generation from ionization-shaped few-cycle laser pulses
Science Magazine Laser-driven high-harmonic generation provides the only demonstrated route to generating stable, tabletop attosecond x-ray pulses but has low flux compared to other x-ray technologies. We show that high-harmonic... 1 week
Experimental two-dimensional quantum walk on a photonic chip
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Spin- and valley-polarized one-way Klein tunneling in photonic topological insulators
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Toward tailoring Majorana bound states in artificially constructed magnetic atom chains on elemental superconductors
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X-rays from tabletop lasers allows scientists to peer through the 'water window'
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NICER mission finds an X-ray pulsar in a record-fast orbit
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Profiling extreme beams: Scientists devise new diagnostic for cutting-edge and next-gen particle accelerators
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Light could make semiconductor computers a million times faster or even go quantum
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Voltage loss in electrically conductive bacteria
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Does light experience time?
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