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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

Aug. 11, 2016 — The deuteron -- one of the simplest atomic nuclei, consisting of just one proton and one neutron -- is considerably smaller than previously thought, say researchers who measured the proton and found ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Depending on their applications, quantum dots need to be tailored in terms of their structure and properties. Chemists have shown that quantum dots obtained by their novel method can be successfully ... read more

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. 10, 2016 — Scientists have developed a novel technique to let atoms interact over large ... read more

Investigating the Neutrino Mass Scale With the Ultra-Low Background KamLAND-Zen Detector

Aug. 12, 2016 — The ultra-low background KamLAND-Zen detector, hosted by research institutes inside and outside Japan demonstrates the best sensitivity in the search for neutrinoless double-beta decay, and sets the ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Large Hadron Collider (LHC) performance surpasses expectations; results confirm the Higgs particle, show "bump" appears to be a statistical fluctuation, and offer insight into quark-gluon ... 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 — Researchers have built a record energy-efficient switch, which uses the interplay of electricity and a liquid form of light, in semiconductor microchips. The device could form the foundation of ... 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

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