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black holes curved spacetime and quantum computing Black Holes, Curved Spacetime and Quantum Computing
ASTRO WATCH Rotating black holes and computers that use quantum-mechanical phenomena to process information are topics that have fascinated science lovers for decades, but... 16 hours
nearby pulsars shed light on the antimatter puzzle Nearby Pulsars Shed Light on the Antimatter Puzzle
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New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster
SCIENCE DAILY A brand-new theory of the opening moments during the Chernobyl disaster, the most severe nuclear accident in history, based on additional analysis. 1 day
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Ultrafast direct electron transfer at organic semiconductor and metal interfaces
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Structural rearrangements governing Johari-Goldstein relaxations in metallic glasses
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Nearby Pulsars Shed Light on Origin of Excess Antimatter
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New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster
PHYS.ORG A brand-new theory of the opening moments during the Chernobyl disaster, the most severe nuclear accident in history, based on additional analysis is presented for the first time in the journal Nuclear... 2 days
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'Ion billiards' cue novel material synthesis method
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Team discovers new mechanisms for DNA stability
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Seville at the Andalusian Centre for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine have discovered that in eukaryotic cells, the proximity of the genes to the pores in the nuclear membrane... 2 days
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PHYS.ORG Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its... 2 days
A new window into electron behavior
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NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
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State-to-state chemistry for three-body recombination in an ultracold rubidium gas
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Full momentum- and energy-resolved spectral function of a 2D electronic system
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Scientists invent technique to map energy and momentum of electrons beneath a material's surface
PHYS.ORG For the first time, physicists have developed a technique that can peer deep beneath the surface of a material to... 3 days
Nano-'hashtags' could be the key to generating the highly sought Majorana quasiparticle
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NIST's next-generation atomic clocks may support official timekeeping
PHYS.ORG For more than a decade, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been unveiling experimental next-generation atomic clocks. These clocks, based on ytterbium, strontium, aluminum, and mercury atoms, among others,... 3 days
New procedures for DNA stability
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New technology converts biomass into 'coal'
PHYS.ORG The University of Nottingham is partnering with the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and CPL Industries to produce a commercial scale facility capable of converting biomass into next-generation solid fuels with coal-like properties. 3 days
Researcher sketches a path toward quantum computing
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Optically tunable microwave antennas for 5G applications
PHYS.ORG Multiband tunable antennas are a critical part of many communication and radar systems. New research by engineers at the University of Bristol has shown significant advances in antennas by using optically induced plasmas in... 3 days
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UNT professor develops alternative to anesthesia for pediatric cancer patients undergoing radiation
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US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years
PHYS.ORG U.S. officials have restarted an Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity. 3 days
Next step toward fusion energy
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Tuning the optical, photocatalytic properties of so-called carbon dots
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Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination
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FIREBIRD II and NASA mission locate whistling space electrons' origins
PHYS.ORG Scientists have long known that solar-energized particles trapped around the planet are sometimes scattered into Earth's upper atmosphere where they can contribute to beautiful auroral displays. Yet for... 4 days
Researchers tune optical and photocatalytic properties of C-dots
PHYS.ORG As Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich physicists demonstrate in a new study, the optical and photocatalytic properties of so-called carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms... 4 days
Volatility surprises arise in removing excess hydrogen
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Innovative Interferometric Method Reveals Time of Electron Photoemission from Atom
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Subsidizing coal and nuclear power could drive customers off the grid
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Researchers explore how atoms align in magnetic materials
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Moving from protecting health to protecting the environment
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Stretching to perfection of 2-D semiconductors
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Simple is beautiful in quantum computing
PHYS.ORG Quantum computing could solve problems impossible for today's supercomputers. The challenge for this new form of computing is processing the quantum bits (qubits) that represent data. A qubit can be made by controlling the orientation of... 4 days
Neutron star with strong magnetic field may still launch jets
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers led by the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) suspects that neutron stars with a strong magnetic field can still launch so-called jets. Since... 4 days
Essential quantum computer component downsized by two orders of magnitude
PHYS.ORG Qubits, or quantum bits, are the key building blocks at the heart of every quantum computer. In order to perform a computation, signals are directed to and from... 4 days
WFIRM-led project aims to study health risks astronauts face from exposure to space radiation
NEWS MEDICAL The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been selected by NASA to lead a multi-institutional project to better understand... 4 days
Simulating the universe using Einstein’s theory of gravity may solve cosmic puzzles
SCIENCE-NEWS Better simulating the dense parts of the universe could improve scientists’ view of how the universe evolves. 4 days
Electron backscatter diffraction yields microstructure insights
SCIENCE DAILY Soft magnetic core engineering plays a key role in high-efficiency electric motors, but for higher-frequency applications, soft magnetic composites are also promising. Each stage of motor construction affects the material's microstructure, and understanding the details of... 5 days
Essential quantum computer component downsized by two orders of magnitude
SCIENCE DAILY Qubits, the key building blocks at the heart of every quantum computer, are extremely sensitive to interference and need to be shielded from unwanted signals, for example by... 5 days
Electron backscatter diffraction yields microstructure insights
PHYS.ORG High-efficiency electric motors with tailored speed-torques, determined by their magnetic components, are essential for sustainable, successful electric automobile drive concepts. Soft magnetic core engineering plays a key role in these motors, where the main soft magnetic... 5 days
A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have proposed a more efficient method to reduce radioactive waste. The study involves converting radioactive material into short-lived nuclides by absorbing surplus neutrons... 5 days
Molecular magnetism packs power with 'messenger electron'
SCIENCE DAILY A UW-Madison lab has made a molecule that gains magnetic strength through an unusual way of controlling those spins, which could lead to a breakthrough in quantam computing. 5 days
Quantum computing with molecules for a quicker search of unsorted databases
PHYS.ORG Scrapbooks or social networks are collections of mostly unsorted data. The search for single elements in very large data volumes, i.e. for the needle in the... 5 days
Twisting molecule wrings more power from solar cells
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LHC achieves record luminosity
PHYS.ORG It's the end of the road for the protons this year after a magnificent performance from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). On Friday, the final beams of the 2017 proton run circulated in the LHC. The run ended, as it... 5 days
New super-resolution probe captures cells in unprecedented detail
PHYS.ORG Scientists have developed a new technique to capture images of the nucleus of a cell in unprecedented detail, paving the way for new insights into human disease and ageing. 5 days
'Criticality' experiments enhance nuclear safety, security and effectiveness
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Gathered in a control room deep in the Nevada desert, a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories watched safety monitors as a carefully layered stack of plutonium... 5 days
Black holes, curved spacetime and quantum computing
PHYS.ORG Rotating black holes and computers that use quantum-mechanical phenomena to process information are topics that have fascinated science lovers for decades, but even the most innovative thinkers rarely put them together. Now, however, theoretical... 5 days
Current-carrying holes confined to one dimension show unique spin
PHYS.ORG Half of all the transistors in your iPhone use positively-charged 'holes', rather than negatively-charged electrons to operate. 5 days
A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with Tohoku University, Tokyo City University and the Japan Atomic... 5 days
Physicists mix waves on superconducting qubits
PHYS.ORG Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Royal Holloway, University of London, have demonstrated an effect known as quantum wave mixing on an artificial atom. Their results, published in the journal Nature... 5 days
Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water
SCIENCE DAILY A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water supplies and improve water quality worldwide. An international... 5 days
Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water
PHYS.ORG A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water supplies and improve water quality worldwide. 5 days
Molecular magnetism packs power with 'messenger electron'
PHYS.ORG Electrons can be a persuasive bunch, or at least, a talkative bunch, according to new work from John Berry's lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 5 days
The unbelievable speed of electron emission from an atom
SCIENCE DAILY In a unique experiment, researchers have clocked how long it takes for an electron to be emitted from an atom. The result is .00000000000000002 seconds, or 20 billionths of a... 5 days
How bacteria get their groove: Mechanism behind flagellar motility
SCIENCE DAILY Most motile bacteria move by the use of flagella. While the flagellar motor components have been identified, it remains unclear how they are assembled and activated. Researchers have now shown,... 6 days
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CERN Corinne Pralavorio View of the LHC tunnel. (Image : Maximilien Brice/CERN) It’s the end of the road for the protons this year after a magnificent performance... 6 days
The unbelievable speed of electron emission from an atom
PHYS.ORG In a unique experiment, researchers have clocked how long it takes for an electron to be emitted from an atom. The result is 0.000 000 000 000 000 02 seconds,... 6 days
Monopole current offers way to control magnets
PHYS.ORG In work published in Physical Review Letters, scientists from RIKEN in Japan have discovered interesting new magnetic properties of a type of materials known as "quantum spin ice." These materials demonstrate interesting properties as... 6 days
Physicists Confirm Quantum Theory Proposed in the 1930s
SCI-NEWS.COM Professor David McKenzie from the University of Sydney and his PhD student Enyi Guo have demonstrated quantum tunneling in water... 6 days
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Researchers take next step toward fusion energy
PHYS.ORG Fusion is the process that powers the sun, harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. However, researchers say that constructing a fusion power plant has proven to be a daunting task, in... 6 days
Factors in the fabrication of heterojunctions of 2-D materials through CVD
PHYS.ORG 2-D materials have special lattice structures. Atoms in the same layer are usually bound by a covalent bond, while the force between layers is van der... 6 days
Fuel removal device installed at meltdown-hit Fukushima reactor
PHYS.ORG Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have installed a device to remove nuclear fuel from a meltdown-hit reactor nearly seven years after the crisis was sparked by a tsunami,... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH Lasers that generate plasma can provide insight into bursts of subatomic particles that occur... 1 week
A dual-mode textile for human body radiative heating and cooling
Science Magazine Maintaining human body temperature is one of the most basic needs for living, which often consumes a huge amount of energy to keep the ambient temperature constant. To... 1 week
Moire excitons: From programmable quantum emitter arrays to spin-orbit-coupled artificial lattices
Science Magazine Highly uniform and ordered nanodot arrays are crucial for high-performance quantum optoelectronics, including new semiconductor lasers and single-photon emitters, and for synthesizing artificial lattices of interacting... 1 week
Self-organization of helium precipitates into elongated channels within metal nanolayers
Science Magazine Material degradation due to precipitation of implanted helium (He) is a key concern in nuclear energy. Decades of research have mapped out the fate of He precipitates in... 1 week
New wake-promoting node pinpointed in brain
SCIENCE DAILY Neurologists had suspected that a component of the 'ascending arousal system' could be found supramammillary nucleus, part of the caudal hypothalamus in the brain for more than 100 years. In mice, activating this region using targeted... 1 week
Some Chinese coal ash too radioactive for reuse
SCIENCE DAILY Many manufacturers use coal ash from power plants as a low-cost binding agent in concrete and other building materials. But a new study finds that coal ash from high-uranium deposits in China... 1 week
Plasma from lasers can shed light on cosmic rays, solar eruptions
PHYS.ORG Lasers that generate plasma can provide insight into bursts of subatomic particles that occur in deep space, scientists have found. Such findings could help scientists understand... 1 week
IBM says it's reached milestone in quantum computing
PHYS.ORG IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer. 1 week
'Perfectly frustrated' metal provides possible path to superconductivity
SCIENCE DAILY The US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has discovered and described the existence of a unique disordered electron spin state in a metal that may provide a unique pathway to finding and... 1 week
Common genetic fusion event may be associated with low-risk prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Establishing the way in which a genetic alteration called a TMPRSS2-ERG gene fusion forms in a prostate cancer, rather than the presence of the gene fusion... 1 week
Quantum computers take a step forward with a 50-qubit prototype
SCIENCE-NEWS Race to build ever-more-powerful processors edges the technology closer to being able to best traditional machines. 1 week
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