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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
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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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Gate-tuned quantum Hall states in Dirac semimetal (Cd1-xZnx)3As2
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Interplay of cation and anion redox in Li4Mn2O5 cathode material and prediction of improved Li4(Mn,M)2O5 electrodes for Li-ion batteries
Science Magazine Significant research effort has focused on improving the specific energy... 2 days
Interface reconstruction with emerging charge ordering in hexagonal manganite
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Research offers new insights into malaria parasite
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Can a quantum drum vibrate and stand still at the same time?
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Gravity Assist Podcast: TESS, with Martin Still
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Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat
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Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat
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Evaluating active pressure management of induced earthquakes
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What we've learned about the nucleolus since you left school
SCIENCE DAILY The size of a cell's nucleolus may reveal how long that cell, or even the organism it belongs to, will live. Over the past few years, researchers have... 3 days
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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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Astronomers Find Evidence for Stars Forming Only 250 Million Years after Big Bang
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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 nuclear RNA retention activity discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Gene expression involves mRNA transport from its place of synthesis to the cytoplasm where protein translation occurs. However, many non-coding RNA species do not follow this flow and new data now demonstrate how cells prevent the... 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
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Astronomers Resist NASA Push to Delay Astrophysics Decadal Survey
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[Research Articles] Metarrestin, a perinucleolar compartment inhibitor, effectively suppresses metastasis
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New device could increase battery life of electronic devices by more than a hundred-fold
PHYS.ORG Among the chief complaints for smartphone, laptop and other battery-operated electronics users is that the battery life is too short... 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
New device could increase battery life of electronics by a hundred-fold
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SCIENCE DAILY Researchers studied the glass-forming ability of two simple systems, establishing the 'thermodynamic interface penalty,' which is an indicator of the extent of the structural difference between a crystal and its melt. The... 4 days
Tailor-made synthesis of cyclic chemicals by means of enzymes
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What's Next for Exoplanet Searches? Live Science Talks with Astrophysicist Sara Seager
LIVE SCIENCE How will we know when we've found another Earth? 4 days
Entangled atoms shine in unison
PHYS.ORG A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms by observing their light emission. This fundamental demonstration could lead to the development of highly sensitive optical... 4 days
A new method for studying semiconductor nanoparticles has been tested
PHYS.ORG A team from Siberian Federal University and Kirensky Institute of Physics (Siberian Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences) has developed a new method to study nanoparticles made... 4 days
3-D images of cancer cells in the body: Physicists present new method
PHYS.ORG Medical physicists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a new method that can generate detailed three-dimensional images of the body's interior. These... 4 days
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
New method generates detailed 3D images of the body's cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Making tumor cells glow: Medical physicists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a new method that can generate detailed three-dimensional images of the body's... 5 days
3D images of cancer cells in the body
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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
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
Explanation for puzzling quantum oscillations has been found
SCIENCE DAILY Experiments in a system of 53 trapped atoms, presented in 2017 researchers from Harvard and MIT, revealed completely unexpected periodic oscillations in the dynamics of the interacting atoms. Now, an international team... 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
PHYS.ORG In chemistry, atoms can usually only affect their immediate neighborhood. At TU Vienna, a novel effect with astonishing long-range action has been discovered, which can make automotive catalytic converters more effective. 5 days
GRACE-FO will help monitor droughts
PHYS.ORG You may not notice water in the ground under your feet, but it plays an important role in keeping you alive. Plants draw water from soil into their roots and use it to grow. If there's not enough,... 5 days
Researchers determine chemical composition of two extremely metal-poor stars
PHYS.ORG A group of scientists led by Avrajit Bandyopadhyay of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, has conducted chemical analysis of two bright, extremely metal-poor stars. The results of the analysis,... 5 days
Scientists find missing factor in gene activation
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have unraveled a mystery on how genes are activated. Human genes are blocked by structures known as nucleosomes, components that package DNA inside cells. How do these roadblocks clear out to allow genes... 5 days
Physicist investigates black holes like crime scenes
PHYS.ORG Nicholas Warner wants to figure out how matter behaves at the most extreme frontier of the universe. Warner, professor of physics and astronomy and mathematics at USC Dornsife, recently received a prestigious grant from... 5 days
Scientists identify key factor that clears the way for gene activation
NEWS MEDICAL Until human genes are activated, they are blocked by structures known as nucleosomes, components that serve to package DNA inside cells. 5 days
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
Scientists find missing factor in gene activation
PHYS.ORG Until human genes are activated, they are blocked by structures known as nucleosomes, components that serve to package DNA inside cells. 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
PHYS.ORG Biochemists at the University of Illinois have isolated a protein supercomplex from a bacterial membrane that, like a battery, generates a voltage across the bacterial membrane.... 6 days
Deeper understanding of quantum chaos may be the key to quantum computers
PHYS.ORG 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
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 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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Projecting climate change along the Millennium Silk Road in a warmer world
PHYS.ORG Western China and central Asia are positioned centrally along the Millennium Silk Road—a core region bridging the east and west. Understanding the potential changes... 6 days
Tracking the threat of asteroids and comets
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Largest-ever 3-D quantum chip for boosting analog quantum computing
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Nano-ribbons from speeding nano-droplets
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Dozens of binaries from Milky Way's globular clusters could be detectable by LISA
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Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off
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The Chernobyl Cover-Up: How Officials Botched Evacuating an Irradiated City
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Experimental two-dimensional quantum walk on a photonic chip
Science Magazine Quantum walks, in virtue of the coherent superposition and quantum interference, have exponential superiority over their classical counterpart in applications of quantum searching and quantum simulation. The quantum-enhanced power is highly related... 1 week
Spin- and valley-polarized one-way Klein tunneling in photonic topological insulators
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