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April 23, 2017

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April 23, 2017

New Discovery Could Aid in Detecting Nuclear Threats

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new way to detect nuclear materials has been developed by researchers. Made of graphene and carbon nanotubes, the researchers' detector far outpaces any existing one in its ultrasensitivity to ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Nonlocal correlations are a quantum phenomenon that constitute a stronger form of correlations than quantum entanglement, new research shows. Now researchers have developed a new method to show that ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Researchers at TU Wien have succeeded in coupling the specific defects in two such diamonds with one another. This is an important prerequisite for the development of new applications, such as highly ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Computer-assisted methods aid physicists in reproducing experiment with ultracold ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — An international team of researchers has created a new structure that allows the tuning of topological properties in such a way as to turn on or off these unique behaviors. The structure could open ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — A new experimental technique to take 3-D images of molecules in action has been developed by researchers. This tool can help scientists better understand the quantum mechanics underlying bigger and ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — A model to clarify the general mechanism of nanoplatelet formation has been created by a team of scientists. Using pyrite, they also managed to confirm their ... read more

'Virtual' Interferometers May Overcome Scale Issues for Optical Quantum Computers

Apr. 3, 2017 — Researchers have devised an entirely new way of implementing large-scale interferometers that will dramatically miniaturize optical processing ... read more

Basic Plasma Wave Physics Reshaped by NASA Observations

Mar. 31, 2017 — NASA scientists are reshaping the basic understanding of a type of wave in space known as a kinetic Alfvén ... read more

Physicists Move Closer to Listening in on Sub-Atomic Conversation

Mar. 30, 2017 — Much like two friendly neighbors getting together to chat over a cup of coffee, the minuscule particles in our sub-atomic world also come together to engage in a kind of conversation. Now, nuclear ... read more

Quantum Communication: How to Outwit Noise

Mar. 29, 2017 — Quantum information transfer requires reliable information transfer from one quantum system to the other, which is extremely difficult to achieve. Independently, two research teams have now developed ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A prototype gadget that sends secret keys to encrypt information passed from a mobile device to a payment terminal, could help to answer public concerns around the security of contactless and ... read more

Ion Pairs Perform Enhanced 'Spooky Action,' Physicists Show

Mar. 28, 2017 — Adding to strong recent demonstrations that particles of light perform what Einstein called 'spooky action at a distance,' in which two separated objects can have a connection that exceeds ... read more

Artificial Materials Created Atom-by-Atom

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — 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 orders are required in the macroscopic world, for ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — An outstanding conundrum on what happens to the laser energy after beams are fired into plasma has been solved in newly-published ... read more

Robust, 2-Ion Quantum Logic Gate That Operates in a Microsecond Is Designed

Mar. 23, 2017 — A two-ion, robust, ultrarapid quantum logic gate capable of functioning in less than a microsecond has been designed, report the scientists ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers report the discovery of a new technique that could drastically improve the sensitivity of instruments such as magnetic resonance imagers (MRIs) and atomic clocks. The study reports a ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time ... read more

Does the Universe Have a Rest Frame?

Mar. 21, 2017 — Physics is sometimes closer to philosophy when it comes to understanding the universe. Physicists are now attempting to elucidate whether the universe has a resting ... read more

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