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scientific achievements during the operation of lomonosov satellite Scientific Achievements During the Operation of Lomonosov Satellite
ASTRO WATCH The Lomonosov Project is a large-scale scientific and educational space project of Lomonosov Moscow State University aimed at studying space... 14 hours
These Quantum Droplets Are the Most Dilute Liquids in the Known Universe
LIVE SCIENCE A new form of liquid droplet, formed out of potassium "super-atoms," demonstrates strange and powerful quantum effects. 14 hours
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ASTRO WATCH The elementary particles of ‘new physics’ must be so massive that their detection in the LHC, the largest modern accelerator,... 1 day
Weightlessness and Its Effect on Astronauts
SPACE.COM Weightlessness, or the absence of gravity, has several short-term and long-term effects on astronauts. 2 days
Real-time observation of collective quantum modes
SCIENCE DAILY When symmetries in quantum systems are spontaneously broken, the collective excitation modes change in characteristic ways. Researchers have now directly observed such Goldstone and Higgs modes for the first time. 2 days
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NEWS MEDICAL When proteins misfold, accumulate and clump around insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, they kill cells. Now, researchers, including University of Michigan biophysicists, have obtained a structural snapshot of these proteins when they... 2 days
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SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have shown that a widely used method of detecting single photons can also count the presence of at least four photons at a time. The researchers say this discovery will unlock new capabilities in physics labs working... 2 days
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PHYS.ORG Engineers have shown that a widely used method of detecting single photons can also count the presence of at least four photons at a time. The researchers say this discovery will unlock new capabilities in physics... 2 days
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SCIENCE DAILY Ion-trap technologies available today are suitable for building large-scale quantum computers, research shows. Scientists have introduced trapped-ion quantum error correction protocols that detect and correct processing errors. 2 days
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SCIENCE DAILY When proteins misfold, accumulate and clump around insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, they kill cells. Now, researchers have obtained a structural snapshot of these proteins when they are most toxic, detailing them down to the atomic level. 2 days
Cryo-mediated exfoliation and fracturing of layered materials into 2D quantum dots
Science Magazine Atomically thin quantum dots from layered materials promise new science and applications, but their scalable synthesis and separation have been challenging. We demonstrate a universal approach... 2 days
Real-space analysis of diffusion behavior and activation energy of individual monatomic ions in a liquid
Science Magazine Investigation of the local dynamic behavior of atoms and molecules in liquids is crucial for revealing the origin... 2 days
Molecular behavior of zero-dimensional perovskites
Science Magazine Low-dimensional perovskites offer a rare opportunity to investigate lattice dynamics and charge carrier behavior in bulk quantum-confined solids, in addition to them being the leading materials in optoelectronic applications. In particular, zero-dimensional (0D) inorganic perovskites of the Cs4PbX6... 2 days
Reactivity of prehydrated electrons toward nucleobases and nucleotides in aqueous solution
Science Magazine DNA damage induced via dissociative attachment by low-energy electrons (0 to 20 eV) is well studied in both gas and condensed phases. However, the reactivity of... 2 days
3-D nanoscale imaging made possible
SCIENCE DAILY Imaging at the nanoscale is important to a plethora of modern applications in materials science, physics, biology, medicine and other fields. Limitations of current techniques are, e.g. their resolution, imaging speed or the inability to look behind opaque... 2 days
Error-free into the quantum computer age
PHYS.ORG A study led by physicists at Swansea University in Wales, carried out by an international team of researchers and published in the journal Physical Review X shows that ion-trap technologies available today are suitable for building... 2 days
Real-time observation of collective quantum modes
PHYS.ORG A cylindrical rod is rotationally symmetric - after any arbitrary rotation around its axis it always looks the same. If an increasingly large force is applied to it in the longitudinal direction, however, it will eventually... 2 days
Eight Exoplanets Orbit Sun-Like Star Kepler-90
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers reports the discovery of an eighth planet orbiting Kepler-90, a Sun-like star approximately 2,545 light-years from Earth in the constellation... 3 days
3-D nanoscale imaging made possible
PHYS.ORG Imaging at the nanoscale is important to a plethora of modern applications in materials science, physics, biology, medicine and other fields. Limitations of current techniques are, e.g. their resolution, imaging speed or the inability to look behind opaque... 3 days
Superradiance of an ensemble of nuclei excited by a free electron laser
PHYS.ORG A collaboration of scientists from five of the world's most advanced x-ray sources in Europe, Japan and the US, has succeeded in verifying a... 3 days
LLNL releases newly declassified nuclear test videos
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released 62 newly declassified videos today of atmospheric nuclear tests films that have never before been seen by the public. 3 days
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GAMBIT project suggests theoretical particles are too massive for LHC detection
PHYS.ORG The elementary particles of new theoretical physics must be so massive that their detection in the LHC, the largest modern accelerator, will not be possible. This... 3 days
Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Research teams all over the world are exploring different ways to design a working computing chip that can integrate quantum interactions. Now, UNSW engineers believe they have cracked the problem,... 3 days
Scientists create atomic scale map that tracks how brain signals connect to neurons
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Johns Hopkins have used supercomputers to create an atomic scale map that tracks how the signaling chemical glutamate binds to... 3 days
Charting how brain signals connect to neurons
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have used supercomputers to create an atomic scale map that tracks how the signaling chemical glutamate binds to a neuron in the brain. The findings, say the scientists, shed light on the dynamic... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? It’s a complex... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Where do the molecules required for life originate? It may be that small organic molecules first appeared on earth and were later... 3 days
Atomic blasting creates new devices to measure nanoparticles
PHYS.ORG Like sandblasting at the nanometer scale, focused beams of ions ablate hard materials to form intricate three-dimensional patterns. The beams can create tiny features in the lateral dimensions—length and width, but to... 3 days
Newly declassified nuclear test videos released
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released 62 newly declassified videos today of atmospheric nuclear tests films that have never before been seen by the public. 3 days
An ultradilute quantum liquid made from ultra-cold atoms
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have created a novel type of liquid one hundred million times more dilute than water and one million times thinner than air. The experiments exploit a fascinating quantum effect to produce... 3 days
An ultradilute quantum liquid made from ultra-cold atoms
PHYS.ORG ICFO researchers created a novel type of liquid 100 million times more dilute than water and 1 million times thinner than air. The experiments, published in Science, exploit a fascinating quantum effect... 3 days
Quantum liquid droplets in a mixture of Bose-Einstein condensates
Science Magazine Quantum droplets are small clusters of atoms self-bound by the balance of attractive and repulsive forces. Here we report on the observation of droplets solely stabilized by contact interactions in... 3 days
Activation of surface lattice oxygen in single-atom Pt/CeO2 for low-temperature CO oxidation
Science Magazine To improve fuel efficiency, advanced combustion engines are being designed to minimize the amount of heat wasted in the exhaust. Hence, future generations of... 3 days
Anomalous spin correlations and excitonic instability of interacting 2D Weyl fermions
Science Magazine The Coulomb interaction in systems of quasi-relativistic massless electrons has an unscreened long-range component at variance with conventional correlated metals. We used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)... 3 days
Disorder-induced optical transition from spin Hall to random Rashba effect
Science Magazine Disordered structures give rise to intriguing phenomena owing to the complex nature of their interaction with light. We report on photonic spin-symmetry breaking and unexpected spin-optical transport phenomena... 3 days
Monitoring and manipulating Higgs and Goldstone modes in a supersolid quantum gas
Science Magazine Higgs and Goldstone modes are collective excitations of the amplitude and phase of an order parameter that is related to the breaking of a... 3 days
Structural basis of membrane disruption and cellular toxicity by {alpha}-synuclein oligomers
Science Magazine Oligomeric species populated during the aggregation process of α-synuclein have been linked to neuronal impairment in Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. By using solution and... 3 days
Enzyme-free nucleic acid dynamical systems
Science Magazine Chemistries exhibiting complex dynamics—from inorganic oscillators to gene regulatory networks—have been long known but either cannot be reprogrammed at will or rely on the sophisticated enzyme chemistry underlying the central dogma. Can simpler molecular mechanisms, designed from scratch,... 3 days
'Outshone Everything in the Universe': Scientist Talks Gravitational Waves in NYC
SPACE.COM A dedicated scientist engaged an audience of college students and local leaders in New York on the emerging field of gravitational wave astronomy. 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in... 3 days
Bacterial control mechanism for adjusting to changing conditions
SCIENCE DAILY A fundamental prerequisite for life on earth is the ability of living organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Physicists have now determined that the regulation mechanisms used by bacteria to adapt... 4 days
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CERN Harriet Jarlett This week CERN marks 25 years since the meeting at Evian, where the first ideas for the LHC... 4 days
Dark energy survey offers new view of dark matter halos, physicists report
PHYS.ORG Dark matter, a mysterious form of matter that makes up about 80 percent of the mass of the universe, has evaded detection for decades.... 4 days
A new way to deliver mRNA genomes: Nucleocapsids with evolutionary properties
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of Washington has created microscopic assemblies for packaging genetic material that they call synthetic nucleocapsids. The team hopes the... 4 days
Scientists combine high-pressure research with NMR spectroscopy
PHYS.ORG For the first time, researchers at the University of Bayreuth and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in applying nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in experiments analysing material samples under very high... 4 days
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SPACE.COM NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy are collaborating on the next generation of nuclear generators, with a focus on crewed missions to Mars. 4 days
New discovery finds starving white dwarfs are binge eaters
PHYS.ORG University of Canterbury astrophysicist Dr Simone Scaringi has made an unexpected and exciting new discovery related to the way white dwarfs grow in space. 4 days
Rapid-response program to explore a double neutron star merger
PHYS.ORG Two years ago, scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves for the first time, proving Einstein's theory of relativity and his prediction of their existence. The... 4 days
Bacterial control mechanism for adjusting to changing conditions
PHYS.ORG A fundamental prerequisite for life on earth is the ability of living organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of California... 4 days
Coffee physics: Layering in cafe lattes yields insights for engineering, medicine and environment
SCIENCE DAILY For anyone who has marveled at the richly colored layers in a cafe latte, you're not alone. Researchers, likewise intrigued, have now... 4 days
Star Wars Physics: Could the 'Force' Actually Exist?
SPACE.COM Can objects be manipulated instantaneously from a distance? 4 days
Machine learning unifies the modeling of materials and molecules
Science Magazine Determining the stability of molecules and condensed phases is the cornerstone of atomistic modeling, underpinning our understanding of chemical and materials properties and transformations. We show that a machine-learning model,... 4 days
[Editors' Choice] NRF2 much of a good thing
Science Magazine Chronic hyperglycemia induces hypertension and renal injury through nuclear factor erythroid 2–related factor 2 (NRF2)–stimulation of the renin-angiotensin system. 4 days
Advance in light filtering technology has implications for LCD screens, lasers and beyond
PHYS.ORG Vector polarizers are a light filtering technology hidden behind the operation of many optical systems. They can be found, for instance, in... 4 days
Russian nuclear plant says it emits leaked nuclear isotope
PHYS.ORG A senior executive at the Russian nuclear processing plant suspected of being behind a spike of radioactivity over Europe this fall admitted Wednesday that the isotope recorded does emerge as... 5 days
Physicists show feasibility of building a trapped Rydberg ion quantum computer
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Physicists have built one of the first basic elements of a trapped Rydberg ion quantum computer: a single-qubit Rydberg gate. The achievement illustrates the feasibility of... 5 days
Colliding neutron stars, gene editing, human origins and more top stories of 2017
SCIENCE-NEWS A gravitational wave discovery is the year's biggest science story — again. 5 days
A quantum communications satellite proved its potential in 2017
SCIENCE-NEWS Quantum communication through space is now possible, putting the quantum internet within closer reach. 5 days
Is there structure in glass disorder?
PHYS.ORG Stronger than steel yet easily fabricated, bulk metallic glasses are metals that lack an ordered atomic crystalline structure. The mystery of how the atoms are packed in these glasses has been studied for decades. Now, recent... 5 days
Chemical 'pressure' tuning magnetic properties
PHYS.ORG Unusual, tiny vortexes spinning on the surface of certain magnets could offer a way to reduce the energy demands of computers. Controlling the vortexes is key. Scientists found that chemical substitution in a well-studied magnet acted as an... 5 days
Stirring up a quantum spin-liquid with disorder
PHYS.ORG Disorder is generally thought to be detrimental to creating materials with unusual magnetism or other quantum phenomena. However, a team found that weak disorder surprisingly stabilizes a rare quantum state called a quantum spin... 5 days
How crashing neutron stars killed off some of our best ideas about what 'dark energy' is
PHYS.ORG There was much excitement when scientists witnessed the violent collision of two ultra-dense, massive stars more... 5 days
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CERN Students have recreated CERN and the ATLAS laboratory in detail using Minecraft’s signature 3D blocks (Image: ATLAS) Now you can discover CERN... 5 days
Star Wars' last Jedi may use the Force of quantum science
PHYS.ORG VIDEO As Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theatres and its heroine Rey seeks to learn the ways of the Force from an aged and isolated Luke Skywalker,... 5 days
Mathematicians crack 44-year-old problem
PHYS.ORG Israel Institute of Technology and Alexandr Polyanskii from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have proved László Fejes Tóth's zone conjecture. Formulated in 1973, it says that if a unit sphere is completely covered by several zones, their... 5 days
Researchers report findings about the control of cell division
PHYS.ORG Experts from the University of Seville and the Andalusian Centre for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (Cabimer) have published a new study on the mechanisms that regulate cell division and... 5 days
Researchers develop silicon chip-based quantum photonic devices
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has presented a core technology for quantum photonic devices used in quantum information processing. They have proposed combining of quantum dots for generating light and silicon... 5 days
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PHYS.ORG An international team of scientists from Russia, Sweden and the U.S. suggested replacing the gold and silver used in optoelectronic devices with an inexpensive material of titanium nitride. The results... 5 days
Gecko adhesion technology moves closer to industrial uses
PHYS.ORG A gecko scampering up a wall or across a ceiling has long fascinated scientists and encouraged them to investigate how to harness lizard's mysterious ability to defy gravity. 5 days
Long-lived storage of a photonic qubit for worldwide teleportation
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists achieve long storage times for photonic quantum bits which break the lower bound for direct teleportation in a global quantum network. 5 days
Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure
SCIENCE DAILY Experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science. They have engineered "artificial graphene" by recreating, for the first time, the electronic... 5 days
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SPACE.COM Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a three-hour discussion on "The Search for Life in the Universe" in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday (Dec. 15) at 8 p.m. EST, and Space.com... 5 days
Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Columbia Engineering, experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale, have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science, recently reported in Nature Nanotechnology. Working with colleagues from... 5 days
Important new aspects are revealed about the control of cell division
SCIENCE DAILY Experts have published a new study on the mechanisms that regulate cell division and guarantee the correct distribution of chromosomes during this process. In particular, they... 5 days
Star Wars Physics: Could the 'Force' Actually Exist?
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Long-lived storage of a photonic qubit for worldwide teleportation
PHYS.ORG Concerning the development of quantum memories for the realization of global quantum networks, scientists of the Quantum Dynamics Division led by Professor Gerhard Rempe at the Max Planck Institute of... 5 days
Life's building blocks observed in spacelike environment
PHYS.ORG Where do the molecules required for life originate? It may be that small organic molecules first appeared on earth and were later combined into larger molecules, such as proteins and carbohydrates. But a second... 5 days
Scientists discover path to improving game-changing battery electrode
SCIENCE DAILY A comprehensive picture has now been gained of how the same chemical processes that give cathodes their high capacity are also linked to changes in atomic structure that sap performance. 5 days
New instrument identifies unexploded artillery shells
SCIENCE DAILY Society faces threats through the malicious use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and/or explosive (CBRNE) materials. The detection of illicit trafficking or other criminal acts, as well as many security and safety applications, call for novel... 5 days
Scientists design an instrument to identify unexploded artillery shells
PHYS.ORG Society faces threats through the malicious use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and/or explosive (CBRNE) materials. The detection of illicit trafficking or other criminal acts, as well as many security... 6 days
Targeted creation and control of photons: thanks to a new design for optical antennas
PHYS.ORG Atoms and molecules can be made to emit photons. However, without external intervention, this process is inefficient and undirected. If... 6 days
Searching for the CRISPR Swiss-army knife
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists at the University of Copenhagen, led by the Spanish Professor Guillermo Montoya, are investigating the molecular features of different molecular scissors of the CRISPR-Cas system to shed light on the so-called "Swiss-army knives" of genome... 6 days
Researchers successfully demonstrate a quantum gate in silicon
PHYS.ORG Milestone on the path to the quantum computer: Scientists of the University of Konstanz, Princeton University, and the University of Maryland have developed a stable quantum gate for two-quantum bit systems made... 6 days
New silicon structure opens the gate to quantum computers
PHYS.ORG In a major step toward making a quantum computer using everyday materials, a team led by researchers at Princeton University has constructed a key piece of silicon hardware capable of... 6 days
Warp Speed: The Hype of Hyperspace
SPACE.COM Trekking to the stars at speeds faster than light is limited by the factors of physics as we currently understand them. 6 days
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SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have taken the first step in a five-year effort to create novel compounds that surpass diamonds in heat resistance and nearly rival them... 6 days
Mining to resume at nuke waste dump for first time since leak
PHYS.ORG Officials at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository are flipping the switch on an interim ventilation system this week, allowing mining to resume... 6 days
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology
PHYS.ORG University of Alabama at Birmingham physicists have taken the first step in a five-year effort to create novel compounds that surpass diamonds in heat... 6 days
Scientists Determine Structure of Alpha-Pinene, Major Component of Forest Aroma
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of scientists from France and Spain has accurately determined the gas-phase structure of... 6 days
Physicists Prove Existence of New Form of Matter: Excitonium
SCI-NEWS.COM New research led by a University of Illinois physicist has proved the existence of a new form of... 7 days
Nuclear technology unlocks 50-million-year-old time capsules
PHYS.ORG A scientific analysis of fossilised tree resin has caused a rethink of Australia's prehistoric ecosystem, and could pave the way to recovering more preserved palaeobiological artefacts from the time of dinosaurs or prehistoric mammals. 7 days
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PHYS.ORG The gas and dust in giant molecular clouds gradually come together under the influence of gravity to form stars. Precisely how this occurs, however, is incompletely understood. The mass of a star, for example, is by far the most important... 7 days
Three kinds of information from a single X-ray measurement
PHYS.ORG Whatever the size of mobile phones or computers are, the way in which such electronic devices operate relies on the interactions between materials. For this reason, engineers as well as... 7 days
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ASTRO WATCH A team of astronomers from Maryland, Hawaii, Israel, and France has produced the most detailed map ever of the orbits of galaxies in our... 1 week
Blackbody radiation from a warm object attracts polarizable objects
SCIENCE DAILY You might think that a hot object pushes atoms and molecules away due to radiation pressure. But a research team showed that for a polarizable atom, the opposite occurs: the... 1 week
Scientists channel graphene to understand filtration and ion transport into cells
PHYS.ORG Tiny pores at a cell's entryway act as miniature bouncers, letting in some electrically charged atoms—ions—but blocking others. Operating as exquisitely sensitive filters, these "ion channels"... 1 week
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SCIENCE DAILY The way in which electronic devices operate relies on the interaction between various materials. For this reason, researchers need to know exactly how specific chemical elements inside a computer chip... 1 week
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SCIENCE DAILY Excitonium has a team of researchers ... well... excited! They have demonstrated the existence of an enigmatic new form of matter, which has perplexed scientists since it was... 1 week
Magnetic flux tailoring through Lenz lenses for ultrasmall samples: A new pathway to high-pressure nuclear magnetic resonance
Science Magazine A new pathway to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for picoliter-sized samples (including those... 1 week
LLNL releases newly declassified nuclear test videos
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Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled
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Star Wars' last Jedi may use the Force of quantum science
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Searching for the CRISPR Swiss-army knife
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What's physics after the Higgs boson?
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How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter?
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