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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

Improving Safety of Neutron Sources

July 27, 2016 — There is a growing interest in the scientific community in a type of high-power neutron source that is created via a process referred to as spallation. The issue here is that scientists do not always ... read more

Better Defining the Signals Left by as-Yet-Undefined Dark Matter at the LHC

July 26, 2016 — Physicists still don't exactly know what dark matter is. Indeed, they can only see its effect in the form of gravity. Now, the high energy physics community has developed a set of simplified ... read more

'Exceptional Points' Give Rise to Counterintuitive Physical Effects

July 25, 2016 — No matter whether it is acoustic waves, quantum matter waves or optical waves of a laser -- all kinds of waves can be in different states of oscillation, corresponding to different frequencies. ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Researchers have discovered an unusual property of purple bronze that may point to new ways to achieve high temperature ... read more

July 22, 2016 — A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers. In this case, doping refers to ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic fields oscillating at frequencies of billions of cycles per ... read more

July 22, 2016 — The main reason why quantum computers are so hard to manufacture is that now scientists still haven't find a simple way to control complex systems of qubits. This research discovers a different ... read more

Unconventional Quasiparticles Predicted in Conventional Crystals

July 21, 2016 — An international team of researchers has predicted the existence of several previously unknown types of quantum particles in materials. The research represents the newest avenue in the physics of ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Heusler alloy NiMnSb could prove valuable as a new material for digital information processing and storage, report scientists. Similar to the ability of a cat to flip itself in the air by twisting ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Researchers have developed self-guided quantum tomography which uses a search algorithm to iteratively "find" the quantum state.This technique significantly reduces the necessary resources ... read more

Students Calculate How to Build Star Trek Photon Torpedoes

July 21, 2016 — Physics students have boldly gone where no student has gone before -- by calculating one way to potentially build photon torpedoes seen in the Star Trek ... read more

July 21, 2016 — The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment, which operates beneath a mile of rock at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in the Black Hills of South Dakota, has completed its ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A physicist proposes that a current in one iron magnetic sheet creates a current in a separate sheet. The study's finding could be important in the emerging field of spintronics, which seeks to ... read more

Minimally Traumatic and Inexpensive Ceramic Laser Scalpel

July 20, 2016 — The newly created technology shows an effectiveness more than twice as high as any of the previously developed solid state lasers.Another important feature of this laser is that the generated light ... read more

X-Ray Studies Could Help Make LIGO Gravitational Wave Detector 10 Times More Sensitive

July 19, 2016 — Scientists are using powerful X-rays to study high-performance mirror coatings that could help make the LIGO gravitational wave observatory 10 times more sensitive to cosmic events that ripple ... read more

July 19, 2016 — With the rapid advance of miniaturization, data processing using electric currents faces tough challenges, some of which are insurmountable. Magnetic spin waves are a promising alternative for the ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Scientists have discovered strange quantum effects hold, even over hundreds of miles. In longest test of quantum mechanics, researchers find neutrinos, traveling over 450 miles at close to speed of ... read more

July 18, 2016 — With an eye to the next generation of tech gadgetry, a team of physicists has had the first-ever glimpse into what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor device. In doing so, they discovered ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Until quite recently, creating a hologram of a single photon was believed to be impossible due to fundamental laws of physics. However, scientists have now successfully applied concepts of classical ... read more

July 18, 2016 — While many techniques can be used for 3-D printing with metals, most rely on computer-controlled melting or sintering of a metal alloy powder by a laser or electron beam. The mechanical properties of ... read more

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