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July 7, 2015 — In an effort to further the commercial viability of cellulosic ethanol, a team of scientists used the Titan supercomputer to model the interaction of lignin and hemicellulose in the plant cell wall ... read more

July 7, 2015 — With the successful restart of the Large Hadron Collider, now operating at nearly twice its former collision energy, comes an enormous increase in the volume of data physicists must sift through to ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Physicists have found a way of using everyday technology found in kitchen microwaves and mobile telephones to bring quantum technology ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have identified a system that could store quantum information for longer times, which is critical for the future of quantum ... read more

Clues to Inner Atomic Life from Subtle Light-Emission Shifts

July 1, 2015 — Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods. Atoms absorb and emit light of ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have successfully produced pairs of spin-entangled electrons and demonstrated, for the first time, that these electrons remain entangled even when they are separated from one another on a ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Mathematicians and physicists have come up with a new approach to calculate cosmic viscosity and the formulation favors the 'Big Rip' scenario for the end of the ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Researchers have developed a detailed model of the source of a puzzling limitation on fusion ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Seeking a better way to identify faulty energy infrastructure before it fails, researchers are using subatomic particles called muons to analyze the thickness of concrete slabs and metal pipes. Their ... read more

New Method of Quantum Entanglement Packs Vastly More Data in a Photon

June 30, 2015 — Electrical engineers have demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected to each other and act in unison no matter how far apart they are -- a phenomenon known as ... read more

Physicists Shatter Stubborn Mystery of How Glass Forms

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists for ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip ... read more

Highly-Precise Comparison of Mercury and Strontium Optical Lattice Clocks

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have developed a mercury-based optical lattice clock and measured the mercury clock frequency using the same group's recently developed strontium-based optical lattice clock as a ... read more

Opening a New Route to Photonics

June 27, 2015 — A technique for effectively controlling pulses of light in closely packed nanoscale waveguides -- an essential requirement for ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry -- has ... read more

June 27, 2015 — Research could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors. Scientists detail how they developed a method to change the electronic properties of materials in a way that will ... read more

June 27, 2015 — A group collaborating across four American laboratories completed the first successful tests of a superconducting coil in preparation for the future high-luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Scientists have created a new method for generating a 2D semiconducting material that could one day replace silicon in electronics. The demand for a silicon material aided the discovery of graphene, ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ... read more

The Quantum Spin Hall Effect Is a Fundamental Property of Light

June 25, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated that the quantum spin Hall effect -- an effect known to take place in solid state physics -- is also an intrinsic property of ... read more

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