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maven findings reveal how mars atmosphere was lost to space MAVEN Findings Reveal How Mars' Atmosphere Was Lost to Space
ASTRO WATCH Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet... 3 hours
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The beginning of the end of order: Experiments prove Mermin-Wagner fluctuations
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Silicon sandwiches feed LHC's upgraded collision appetite
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Fewer malfunctions and lower costs thanks to smarter maintenance model
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Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity
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Research Challenges Our Understanding of Quantum Theory
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New research into light particles challenges understanding of quantum theory
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$4.5M from Exelon funds research on advanced nuclear fuel cladding coatings
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How to measure potentially damaging free radicals in cigarette smoke
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An LED-based device for imaging radiation induced skin damage
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How to outwit noise in quantum communication
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Toshiba says Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection
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Jefferson Lab accomplishes critical milestones toward completion of 12 GeV upgrade
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Ion pairs perform enhanced 'spooky action,' physicists show
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Physicists show ion pairs perform enhanced 'spooky action'
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Understanding how small organic ions stabilize gold nanoparticles may allow for better control
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Scientist pioneers new technology, maps giant virus
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Scientist maps giant virus
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Scientists discovered tip induced unconventional superconductivity on Weyl semimetals
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Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom
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Physicists settle controversy over identical particle entanglement
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NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts
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Quantum computers may have higher 'speed limits' than thought
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Signature of one-dimensional electronic behaviour detected in K2Cr3As3 crystals
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Millions of atoms entangled in record-breaking quantum tests
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Explaining recurring maser flares in the ISM through large-scale entangled quantum mechanical states
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Experimental verification of an indefinite causal order
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A novel artificial condensed matter lattice and a new platform for one-dimensional topological phases
Science Magazine Engineered lattices in condensed matter physics, such as cold-atom optical lattices or photonic crystals, can have properties that are fundamentally... 6 days
In a quantum race everyone is both a winner and a loser
PHYS.ORG Our understanding of the world is mostly built on basic perceptions, such as that events follow each other in a well-defined order. Such definite... 6 days
Astronomers identify purest, most massive brown dwarf
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known. The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535, is a member... 6 days
New lab-on-a-chip platform seeks to improve pathogen detection
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Upgrading the CERN LHC's CMS experiment detector
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The world's first international race for molecular cars, the Nanocar Race
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Andromeda's bright X-ray mystery solved by NuSTAR
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A robust, two-ion quantum logic gate that operates in a microsecond is designed
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Research suggests way to reverse age-related and radiation-induced DNA damage
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SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form
NEWS MEDICAL With a series of new grants, Saint Louis University researchers will tackle the twin epidemics of... 7 days
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The world's first international race for molecular cars, the Nanocar Race
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