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Modern physics has accustomed us to strange and counterintuitive notions of reality—especially quantum physics which is famous for leaving physical objects in strange states of superposition. For example, Schrödinger's cat, who finds itself …
Modern physics has accustomed us to strange and counterintuitive notions of reality—especially quantum physics which is famous for leaving …
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University of Central Florida researchers have developed a new and better way of detecting interactions between light and matter at the atomic level, a discovery that could lead to advances in the emerging field of …
University of Central Florida researchers have developed a new and better way of detecting interactions between light and matter at …
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Physicists from the University of Liverpool have made a huge step forwards towards building a novel experiment to probe the "dark contents" of the vacuum. What we see, normal matter and light, only accounts for …
Physicists from the University of Liverpool have made a huge step forwards towards building a novel experiment to probe the "…
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A University of Utah-led team has discovered that a class of "miracle materials" called organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites could be a game changer for future spintronic devices.Spintronics uses the direction of the electron spin—either …
A University of Utah-led team has discovered that a class of "miracle materials" called organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites could be a …
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As CRISPR-Cas9 starts to move into clinical trials, a new study published in Nature Methods has found that the gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome."We feel it's critical that …
As CRISPR-Cas9 starts to move into clinical trials, a new study published in Nature Methods has found that the gene-editing …
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At one time you could wander through the labs of pharmaceutical companies and hardly ever see light being used to mediate chemical reactions. Now "photoredox catalysis" has become an essential way to synthesize novel organic …
At one time you could wander through the labs of pharmaceutical companies and hardly ever see light being used to …
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By teasing out signatures of particles that decay just tenths of a millimeter from the center of a trillion-degree fireball that mimics the early universe, nuclear physicists smashing atoms at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (…
By teasing out signatures of particles that decay just tenths of a millimeter from the center of a trillion-degree fireball …
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Researchers have shown how singularities – which are normally only found at the centre of black holes and hidden from view – could exist in highly curved three-dimensional space.The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, have …
Researchers have shown how singularities – which are normally only found at the centre of black holes and hidden from view – …
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Scientists at Amherst College (USA) and Aalto University (Finland) have made the first experimental observations of the dynamics of isolated monopoles in quantum matter.The new study provided a surprise: the quantum monopole decays into …
Scientists at Amherst College (USA) and Aalto University (Finland) have made the first experimental observations of the dynamics of isolated …
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You can't see them, but swarms of electrons are buzzing through the magnetic environment—the magnetosphere—around Earth. The electrons spiral and dive around the planet in a complex dance dictated by the magnetic and …
You can't see them, but swarms of electrons are buzzing through the magnetic environment—the magnetosphere—around Earth. The electrons …
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