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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

New Method Helps Stabilize Materials With Elusive Magnetism

Aug. 10, 2016 — Magnetic materials displaying what is referred to as itinerant ferromagnetism are in an elusive physical state that is not yet fully understood. Physicists normally have no other choice than to study ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Scientists have announced an exciting new result that could improve our understanding of the behavior of neutrinos. Neutrinos have previously been detected in three types, called flavors -- muon, tau ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — An important step toward practical quantum computers has been made, with a new paper describing a prototype chip that can trap ions in an electric field and, with built-in optics, direct laser light ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — In an effort to fill in the blanks of the Standard Model of particle physics, science has been conducting a diligent search for a hypothesized particle known as the "sterile ... read more

Insight Into Why the Universe Is Dominated by Matter and Why We Exist

Aug. 7, 2016 — New findings reveal why the universe is dominated by matter and why we exist and how matter and antimatter are ... read more

Quantum Computing Researchers Reduce Quantum Information Processing Errors

Aug. 5, 2016 — Scientists found a new method to reduce the heating errors that have hindered quantum ... read more

Diamond-Based Light Sources Will Lay a Foundation for Quantum Communications of the Future

Aug. 5, 2016 — Scientists might have solved one of the most challenging problems of quantum communications, showing that diamonds may be used as ultra-bright single photon emitters. Discrete generation of photons ... read more

Record-Breaking Logic Gate 'Another Important Milestone' on Road to Quantum Computers

Aug. 5, 2016 — Researchers have achieved a quantum logic gate with record-breaking 99.9% precision, reaching the benchmark required theoretically to build a quantum ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of ... read more

Aug. 3, 2016 — Scientists have introduced the first fully programmable and reconfigurable quantum computer ... read more

Aug. 3, 2016 — Converting light from one wavelength to a shorter wavelength is typically inefficient. To tackle that inefficiency, a team built a structure with metallic cavities that improves the light conversion ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — High-energy physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, are hearing a bewitching siren song these days. They call it the 750 GeV bump: It could signal the existence of a ... read more

Computation Propels Particle Physicists in Quest for Discovery

Aug. 2, 2016 — One of the world's hubs of computation in particle physics sits inconspicuously at the corner of 56th Street and Ellis Avenue on the University of Chicago ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — A new study reveals that a high degree of gluon fluctuation -- a kind of flickering rearrangement in the distribution of gluon density within individual protons -- could help explain some of the ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — All material things appear to be made of elementary particles that are held together by fundamental forces. But what are their exact properties? Questions with cosmic implications like these drive ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — Strong coupling in specific light-matter interactions, previously believed to be a quantum phenomenon, is explained with classical models and ... read more

Modeling Sunlight Harvesting in Nanostructures

July 30, 2016 — To create the next generation of solar panels, scientists must model how complex interactions occur. Modeling across different scales provides needed insights. In a review article, scientists ... read more

July 29, 2016 — Among the intriguing issues in plasma physics are those surrounding X-ray pulsars -- collapsed stars that orbit around a cosmic companion and beam light at regular intervals, like lighthouses in the ... read more

July 29, 2016 — New research, using computer models of wave chaos, has shown that three-dimensional tangled vortex filaments can in fact be knotted in many highly complex ... read more

July 28, 2016 — In December of last year, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe announced startling results hinting at the existence of an undiscovered subatomic particle -- one with a mass six times ... read more

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