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Liquid cell transmission electron microscopy makes a window into the nanoscale
PHYS.ORG From energy materials to disease diagnostics, new microscopy techniques can provide more nuanced insight. Researchers first need to understand the effects of radiation on samples. 2 hours
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Liquid cell transmission electron microscopy makes a window into the nanoscale
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Playing quantum catch in new research
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Neutrons provide insights into increased performance for hybrid perovskite solar cells
PHYS.ORG Neutron scattering has revealed, in real time, the fundamental mechanisms behind the conversion of sunlight into energy in hybrid perovskite materials. A better understanding of this... 6 hours
Yale plays quantum catch in new research
PHYS.ORG Yale's latest work expanding the reach of quantum information science is actually a game of quantum pitch and catch. 6 hours
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High-power laser system generates ultrashort pulses of light covering a large share of the mid-infrared spectrum
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Philips showcases dedicated radiation oncology solutions at ESTRO 2018
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Nuclear materials developed for a sustainable future
PHYS.ORG An EU-funded project has fostered links between national and European programmes to harmonise and implement scientific and technical research into materials for a safe and sustainable nuclear sector. 10 hours
Physicists control transitions between different states of matter
PHYS.ORG An international group of physicists managed for the first time to experimentally observe the transition between two states of matter, propagating polariton-solitons and a Bose-Einstein condensate. Furthermore, physicists developed a theoretical model... 10 hours
Rapidly Expanding Bose-Einstein Condensate Could Offer Insight into Unanswered Cosmological Questions
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Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft
PHYS.ORG Stealth aircraft in the Canadian arctic will be no match for a new quantum radar system. 12 hours
New method to analyze the dissipation curve of topological insulators
PHYS.ORG Topological insulators are new materials that have been studied by many research groups around the world for more than 10 years. The main advantage of such materials is... 12 hours
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ASTRO WATCH Researchers playing with a cloud of ultracold atoms uncovered behavior that bears a striking resemblance to the universe... 1 day
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Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup
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Mushroom Clouds Burst Through Neutron Stars, and NASA Can Watch It Happen
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Proton Launches Russian Military Communications Satellite
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Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies
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Graphene sets a new record on squeezing light to one atom
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The role of electron irradiation history in liquid cell transmission electron microscopy
Science Magazine In situ liquid cell transmission electron microscopy (LC-TEM) allows dynamic nanoscale characterization of systems in a hydrated state. Although powerful, this technique remains impaired... 3 days
First observation of the quantized exciton-polariton field and effect of interactions on a single polariton
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Quantum spin Hall insulator with a large bandgap, Dirac fermions, and bilayer graphene analog
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Nonvolatile infrared memory in MoS2/PbS van der Waals heterostructures
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Experimental entanglement of 25 individually accessible atomic quantum interfaces
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Study recommends strong role for national labs in 'second laser revolution'
PHYS.ORG A new study calls for the U.S. to step up its laser R&D efforts to better compete with major overseas efforts to build large, high-power laser... 3 days
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Is dark matter made of primordial black holes?
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Study reveals surprising insights into RNA-binding proteins
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Quantum Radar Could Make Stealth Technology Obsolete
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Molecular motor: Four states of rotation
PHYS.ORG With the help of ultrafast spectroscopy and quantum mechanical calculations, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have characterized the complete rotational cycle of the light-driven, chemical motor molecule hemithioindigo. 4 days
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Probing the ultimate plasmon confinement limits with a van der Waals heterostructure
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MFN2 agonists reverse mitochondrial defects in preclinical models of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2A
Science Magazine Mitofusins (MFNs) promote fusion-mediated mitochondrial content exchange and subcellular trafficking. Mutations in Mfn2 cause neurodegenerative Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2A (CMT2A). We showed... 4 days
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PHYS.ORG All electronic devices consist of billions of transistors, the key building block invented in Bell Labs in the... 4 days
Flexo-photovoltaic effect
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PHYS.ORG In past negotiations aimed at reducing the arsenals of the world's nuclear superpowers, chiefly the U.S. and Russia, a major sticking point has been the verification process: How... 4 days
For nuclear weapons reduction, a way to verify without revealing
MIT New isotope-detection method could prove compliance but avoid divulging secrets. 4 days
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Atoms may hum a tune from grand cosmic symphony
PHYS.ORG Researchers playing with a cloud of ultracold atoms uncovered behavior that bears a striking resemblance to the universe in microcosm. Their work, which forges new connections between atomic physics and... 4 days
Researchers find new way of exploring the afterglow from the Big Bang
PHYS.ORG Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave... 4 days
Porous salts for fuel cells
PHYS.ORG Scientists have developed a new class of crystalline porous organic salts with high proton conductivity for applications such as proton-exchange membranes for fuel cells. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, polar channels that contain water play a... 4 days
Diamond-like carbon is formed differently to what was believed – machine learning enables development of new model
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Aalto University and Cambridge University have made a significant breakthrough in computational... 4 days
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Light-controlled current transport by charged atoms demonstrated for the first time
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Ultrafast electron oscillation and dephasing monitored by attosecond light source
PHYS.ORG Collaborative research team of Prof. Jun Takeda and Associate Prof. Ikufumi Katayama in the laboratory of Yokohama National University (YNU) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) have reported... 4 days
How North Korea Feeds Its Impoverished People a Steady Diet of Anti-U.S. Paranoia
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Spinach used in neutron studies could unearth secret to stronger plant growth
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Heritable stress response dynamics revealed by single-cell genealogy
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En route to the optical nuclear clock
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T cell antigen receptors act alone: Longstanding immunological mystery solved
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Extreme environment of Danakil Depression sheds light on Mars, Titan and nuclear waste
PHYS.ORG The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is a spectacular, hostile environment that may resemble conditions encountered on Mars and Titan – as well... 5 days
Field-cycling relaxometry can assess the tumor status by measuring the rate of cellular water exchange
PHYS.ORG How aggressive is a tumor? To measure the tumor status without taking tissue samples, Italian researchers have developed... 5 days
Battery's hidden layer revealed
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BGS to promote high-quality sterilization services at Health GB in Manchester
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Physicists Create Bose-Einstein Condensate of ‘Surface Plasmon Polaritons’
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Nuclear techniques unlock the structure of a rare type of superconducting intermetallic alloy
PHYS.ORG Nuclear techniques have played an important role in determining the crystal structure of a rare type of intermetallic alloy that exhibits superconductivity. 5 days
Chip developed by Brazil researchers will be linchpin of LHC upgrade
PHYS.ORG A Brazilian chip will be used to upgrade the detection system used in A Large Ion Collider Experiment ( ALICE), one of the four major experiments... 5 days
Mushroom Clouds Burst Through Neutron Stars, and NASA Can Watch It Happen
LIVE SCIENCE The energetic explosions release clouds of debris similar to those launched from nuclear explosions. 5 days
Novel thermal phases of topological quantum matter in the lab
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Researchers establish crystal structure of gastric proton pump
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Scientists make counterintuitive observations in hybrid quantum systems
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Polymer-graphene nanocarpets to electrify smart fabrics
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Understanding Mercury's magnetic tail
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Scientists make counter-intuitive observations in hybrid quantum systems
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New process to differentiate stem cells
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Study challenges use of whole-brain radiation for small-cell lung cancer patients with brain metastases
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Researchers have evidence that might explain the unexpected presence of energetic electrons in Mercury's magnetic tail
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New capabilities at NSLS-II set to advance materials science
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Scientists Conduct First-Ever Combustion Experiment with X-Rays
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Researchers create new Bose-Einstein condensate
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SCIENCE DAILY Half a century ago,... 1 week
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Unlocking the secrets to dark matter
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