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19.11.2018
11:52 Nanowerk.comAtomic scale, 2D electronic kagome lattice promises energy efficient devices, quantum computers

Scientists have successfully created an atomic scale, two-dimensional electronic kagome lattice with potential applications in electronics and quantum computing.

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11:30 Phys.orgScientists create atomic scale, 2-D electronic kagome lattice

Scientists from the University of Wollongong (UOW), working with colleagues at China's Beihang University, Nankai University, and Institute of Physics at Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully created an atomic scale, two-dimensional electronic kagome lattice with potential applications in electronics and quantum computing.

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10:44 Phys.orgResearchers have created a virtual reality simulation of a supermassive black hole

The black hole at the centre of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, has been visualised in virtual reality for the first time. The details are described in an article published in the open access journal Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology.

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06:01 Gizmag Spitzer Space Telescope sheds new light on 'Oumuamua ... by not being able to see it


NASA has released new findings about 'Oumuamua, the first interstellar object to be seen visiting the Solar System, that sets limits on its size. Based on observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope in November 2017, the new discoveries are the result, ironically, of the inability of the instrument to detect 'Oumuamua.
.. Continue Reading Spitzer Space Telescope sheds new light on 'Oumuamua ... by not being able to see it Category: Space Tags: Asteroid NASA Spitzer

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18.11.2018
21:14 ScienceDaily.comStress of stretching solids: 3D image shows how particles distribute in metals

Observing the behavior of the particles in the composite metals helps to understand the mechanism of losing its strength and ductility, which makes possible to design the composites metals with higher strength and ductility.

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15:13 Space.comFormer Google Lunar X Prize Teams Still Working on Lunar Landers

Two former competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize are continuing to pursue commercial lunar landers that could launch as soon as late 2019.

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17.11.2018
15:38 Yahoo ScienceWhen NASA pointed its Spitzer telescope at Oumuamua they couldn’t even see it


If there's one space story that 2018 will be remembered for its the numerous ongoing investigations of the first interstellar object ever to be detected by mankind. Oumuamua, the elongated chunk of space stuff that might be an asteroid or might be a comet (or might be something else entirely), slipped around our Sun and back out into space so fast scientists barely had time to spot it. Now, NASA says it has a better idea of its size.
In the days following the detection of Oumuamua back in late 2017, NASA swung its Spitzer Space Telescope in the object's direction, hoping to learn more about what the cigar-shaped body was and where it was headed. It had long since passed its closest approach to Earth and was already headed back out into space after swinging around the Sun. When NASA commanded the Spitzer

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05:53 DigitalTrends.comHotter than the sun: Chinese fusion reactor claims breakthrough

China’s “artificial sun” has reached a temperature of 180 million ºF with a heating power of 10 megawatts -- six times hotter than the center of the sun. The achievement could mark progress towards fusion as a clean energy source.
The post Hotter than the sun: Chinese fusion reactor claims breakthrough appeared first on Digital Trends.

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02:11 Yahoo ScienceElvis Presley, Babe Ruth Among Those President Trump Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth Among Those President Trump Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

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00:33 ScienceMag.orgChina unveils design for $5 billion particle smasher

If funded, construction could start in 2022 but Japan may start building its own "Higgs factory"' earlier

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00:11 TechnologyReview.comMachine learning, meet quantum computing

A quantum version of the building block behind neural networks could be exponentially more powerful.

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16.11.2018
22:48 ScienceDaily.comAstronomers detect once-in-a-lifetime gamma rays

It's not every day you get to observe a gamma-ray binary system. In fact, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience comparable to seeing Halley's Comet or a solar eclipse.

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19:29 Yahoo ScienceSmart Devices the Size of Dust Particles Are Coming; Here's How to Play It

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18:30 Nanowerk.comSmart data enhances atomic force microscopy

It remains a daunting challenge to draw clear mechanistic insights from brute force data analytics in AFM. Scientists now demonstrate an innovative approach to address this difficulty.

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18:07 Phys.orgInfinite-dimensional symmetry opens up possibility of a new physics—and new particles

The symmetries that govern the world of elementary particles at the most elementary level could be radically different from what has so far been thought. This surprising conclusion emerges from new work published by theoreticians from Warsaw and Potsdam. The scheme they posit unifies all the forces of nature in a way that is consistent with existing observations and anticipates the existence of new particles with unusual properties that may even be present in our close environs.

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17:56 Phys.orgPeptide coatings boost iron oxide-based particles for diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging 

Cancer will become easier to detect and diagnose early using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) thanks to A*STAR researchers who have engineered biocompatible iron oxide nanoparticle contrast agents¹.

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16:31 Optics and Photonics NewsA Quantum Encryption Record in Optical Fiber

Noise reduction enables transmission of quantum keys over 421 km at fastest data rate.

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16:14 Phys.orgQuantum artificial life created on the cloud

A project by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has for the first time implemented a model of quantum artificial life on a quantum computer.

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15:51 AzoNano.comNano-Sized Metallic Particles Could Pave Way for Environment-Friendly Catalysts

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have successfully created subnano-sized metallic particles that can be effectively used as catalysts for oxidizing hydrocarbons. Compared to...

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12:30 Nanowerk.comMetallic nano-particles light up another path towards eco-friendly catalysts

Platinum clusters consisting 19 atoms perform 50 times higher catalytic activity.

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10:18 Gizmag New straw is reusable, "chewable" and spin-dryable


The drinking straw seems pretty simple and unassuming, but it's contributing to one of the most pressing environmental problems today. With millions of them used and discarded every day in the US alone, it's no wonder the little plastic pipes are piling up in the oceans. To help cut back on that, a start-up in Singapore is getting ready to launch the Chew, a reusable straw with a "chewable" rubber tip and a spin-dry mechanism.
.. Continue Reading New straw is reusable, "chewable" and spin-dryable Category: Environment Tags: Drink Drinking Environment Food Kickstarter Reuse

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15.11.2018
22:13 ExtremeTech.comChinese Fusion Reactor Gets 6 Times Hotter Than the Sun

The team operating the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) managed to heat the reactor's internal plasma to 100 million degrees Celsius (212 million Fahrenheit).
The post Chinese Fusion Reactor Gets 6 Times Hotter Than the Sun appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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20:04 Nature.ComDaily briefing: Coral scientist, former naturopath win Maddox prize

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18:32 SingularityHub.ComHow Quantum Computing is Enabling Breakthroughs in Chemistry

Quantum computing is expected to solve computational questions that cannot be addressed by existing classical computing methods. It is now accepted that the very first discipline that will be greatly advanced by quantum computers is quantum chemistry. Quantum Computers In 1982, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman observed that simulating and then analyzing molecules was […]

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18:13 Nanowerk.comNew 'Quantum Sorter' provides information on demand at the atomic scale

Radical techniques in electron microscopy could revolutionise studies in physics, biochemistry, materials and more.

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17:57 ScienceDaily.comQuantum science turns social

Researchers developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world through multiplayer collaboration and in real time to optimize a quantum gas experiment in a lab. Both teams quickly used the interface to dramatically improve upon the previous best solutions, that scientists had established after months of careful optimization. The experiment aims to unravel how humans solve complex, natural science problems.

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16:21 LiveScience.comEinstein Letter Warns of German Anti-Semitism 10 Years Before Nazis' Rise to Power

Einstein warned of fascism and anti-Semitism 10 years before the Nazis rose to power.

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15:24 Phys.orgChinese fusion tool pushes past 100 million degrees

The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), nicknamed the "Chinese artificial sun," achieved an electron temperature of over 100 million degrees in its core plasma during a four-month experiment this year. That's about seven times greater than the interior of the sun, which is about 15 million degrees C.

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15:02 Phys.orgQuantum science turns social

Researchers in a lab at Aarhus University have developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed external experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world to optimize a quantum gas experiment through multiplayer collaboration and in real time. The efforts of both teams dramatically improved upon the previous best solutions established after months of careful experimental optimization. Comparing domain experts, algorithms and citizen scientists is a first step towards unraveling how humans solve complex, natural science problems.

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09:07 Technology.orgGravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star

For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star. The scientists, Maurice

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07:30 Gizmag Fusion breakthrough as China's "artificial sun" reaches 100 million degrees


The day of clean, limitless energy from nuclear fusion has taken another step closer after China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reached a core plasma temperature of over 100 million degrees Celsius (180 million degrees Fahrenheit). During a four-month experiment, the "Chinese artificial sun" achieved a temperature over six times greater than the interior of the Sun for around 10 seconds.
.. Continue Reading Fusion breakthrough as China's "artificial sun" reaches 100 million degrees Category: Energy Tags: China Fusion Nuclear

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04:49 Gizmag Dolby debuts Dimension headphones, with noise-cancellation and touchpad control


After decades of licensing its technology out to third party companies, Dolby has finally gotten its own hands dirty and released its first consumer product. Dolby Dimension is a set of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones specifically targeted at home entertainment use – but hey, there's nothing stopping you using them wherever you like.
.. Continue Reading Dolby debuts Dimension headphones, with noise-cancellation and touchpad control Category: Music Tags: Audio Dolby Entertainment Headphones Home Noise Canceling Noise-Canceling Sound Wireless Wireless Charging

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03:12 Gizmag ​Omnidirectional urban wind turbine takes out 2018 James Dyson Award


Beating out a fascinating list of other entries, the O-Wind Turbine has taken out the UK£30,000 (US$39,000) first prize in this year's James Dyson Awards. This crooked, vented spherical device is designed to hang from skyscraper balconies and generate electricity in the chaotic wind conditions of a high-rise metropolis.
.. Continue Reading ​Omnidirectional urban wind turbine takes out 2018 James Dyson Award Category: Energy Tags: Competition James Dyson Awards Omni-Directional Renewable Energy Wind turbine

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00:22 Yahoo ScienceChina Plans to Build a Particle Collider Five Times More Powerful Than the LHC

A whole 20 miles in diameter.

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14.11.2018
21:54 QuantaMagazine.orgHow Holography Could Help Solve Quantum Gravity

In the latest campaign to reconcile Einstein’s theory of gravity with quantum mechanics, many physicists are studying how a higher dimensional space that includes gravity arises like a hologram from a lower dimensional particle theory.

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21:10 Nature.ComEnhanced strength and ductility in a high-entropy alloy via ordered oxygen complexes

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21:05 Yahoo ScienceFirst phase of Brazil s particle accelerator construction completed

Brazil President Michel Temer inaugurated the opening construction phase of a particle accelerator the size of the Maracana football stadium that will be used to make advances in medicine, nutrition, archeology, electronics, energy and the environment. The particle accelerator, called Sirius, will be used in brain study research that could provide breakthroughs in the fight against degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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21:02 Phys.orgFirst phase of Brazil's particle accelerator construction completed

Brazil President Michel Temer inaugurated the opening construction phase of a particle accelerator the size of the Maracana football stadium that will be used to make advances in medicine, nutrition, archeology, electronics, energy and the environment.

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20:34 ScienceDaily.comGravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star

For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star.

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20:12 Physics.Aps.orgSynopsis: A Laser Steers Electrons Inside Graphene

Orthogonally polarized laser pulses produce a controllable, variable current whose direction can be reversed in less than a femtosecond.
[Physics] Published Wed Nov 14, 2018

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19:51 LiveScience.comSchrödinger's Bacteria? Physics Experiment Leads to 1st Entanglement of Living Organisms

A paper published in 2017 appeared to show a limited quantum effect in bacteria. Now scientists argue that something much weirder happened.

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18:49 ScienceDaily.comOptimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nano particles decoded

A research team discovers atomic-level processes which can provide new approaches to improving material properties.

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18:08 Technology.orgPhysicists Discover a New Way of Resonance Tuning for Nonlinear Optics

A research team from ITMO University and the Australian National University has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the

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17:44 Phys.orgGravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star

For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star. The scientists, Maurice van Putten of Sejong University in South Korea, and Massimo della Valle of the Osservatorio Astronomico de Capodimonte in Italy, publish their results in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters.

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17:31 Phys.orgChinese satellites provide advanced solutions to modeling small particles

The assimilation of aerosol optical depth (AOD) observational data from the Chinese satellite Fengyun-3A (FY-3A) can significantly improve the ability to model aerosol mass, according to Prof. Jinzhong Min, Vice President at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology.

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17:31 Phys.orgAstronomers detect once-in-a-lifetime gamma rays

Scientists have discovered something amazing.

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17:20 Phys.orgPhysicists discover new way of resonance tuning for nonlinear optics

A research team from ITMO University and the Australian National University has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells "meta-atoms." Asymmetry of meta-atoms results in high-quality (high Q) resonances in the transmittance spectra of metasurfaces. Such resonances are capable of multiple amplification of external signals. By manipulating the asymmetry, scientists were able to control the resonances and thus an optical response, which is highly desirable for practical applications. The results of this research were published in Physical Review Letters.

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16:56 Nanowerk.comPhysicists discover a new way of resonance tuning for nonlinear optics

A research team has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells 'meta-atoms'. Asymmetry of meta-atoms results in high-quality (high Q) resonances in the transmittance spectra of metasurfaces.

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16:56 ScienceNewsDaily.orgDolby’s Dimension headphones bring home theater sound to your ears

For over 50 years, Dolby's brand has been synonymous with top-of-the-line audio (and visual) quality. Its innovations in the space, including recent technologies like the Atmos ...

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16:17 Nature.ComKeystone pipeline blocked, statistics prize and horse cull

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15:11 Phys.orgOptimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nano particles decoded

aluminum alloys have unique material properties and are indispensable materials in aircraft manufacturing and space technology. With the help of high-resolution electron tomography, researchers at TU Graz have for the first time decoded mechanisms crucial for understanding these properties. The research results have recently been published in Nature Materials.

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13:19 Optics.orgUK quantum teams to build QKD, atomic clock, and gravity sensor prototypes

Industry-led effort aims to develop four quantum instruments, each underpinned by photonics technology, within two years.

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09:37 Technology.orgDetecting Light in a Different Dimension

Electrically conductive polymer nanostructures that are many times longer than they are wide make graphene—atom-thin sheets of carbon—a

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00:40 ScienceDaily.comDoubly-excited electrons reach new energy states

Scientists have now characterized the higher energy levels reached by electrons in resonance in three-particle systems, which are too complex to be described using simple equations. This theoretical model is intended to offer guidance for experimentalists interested in observing these resonant structures in positronium ions.

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13.11.2018
22:56 ScienceDaily.comDetecting light in a 'different dimension'

Scientists have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity.

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21:10 ScienceDaily.comNew finding of particle physics may help to explain the absence of antimatter

With the help of computer simulations, particle physics researchers may be able to explain why there is more matter than antimatter in the Universe. The simulations offer a new way of examining conditions after the Big Bang, and could provide answers to some fundamental questions in particle physics.

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20:57 Photonics.comMoffitt’s Rillies Receives World Molecular Imaging Society’s Top Award

Robert Gillies, chair of the cancer physiology department and vice chair of radiology research at Moffitt Cancer Center, was awarded the 2018 Gold Medal Award by the World Molecular Imaging Society. Gillies’ career successes have led to new understandings of the development and progression of cancer as well as new cancer treatment options. His research approach focuses on understanding cancers as complex, heterogeneous, and dynamic systems, allowing him and his team to investigate cancer through multiple approaches such as radiomics and cellular biology. His most recent work provides insight on how the metabolism and pH environments inside and outside of cancer cells contribute to disease growth. Further study in this area, including lowering the pH inside cells, could lead to new therapeutic approaches. Gillies is a past president of the World Molecular Imaging Society and

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20:45 Photonics.comEPS’ Quantum Division Announces ‘Science of Light’ Prize

The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) is accepting nominations for its biennial Research into the Science of Light prize until Nov. 22. The prize is awarded every two years in recognition of recent work by one or more individuals for scientific excellence in the area of electromagnetic science, across the entire spectrum of electromagnetic waves. The work must be such that a significant component of it was performed during the period of five years prior to the award. In addition, the award will recognize research for which a significant portion of the work was carried out in Europe or in cooperation with European researchers, and it may be given for either pure or applied research. EPS’ aim is to promote physics and physicists in Europe. For more information on the prize, visit www.eps.org.

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20:12 NewScientist.ComChina may have developed a quantum radar that can spot stealth planes

A defence firm has unveiled a prototype quantum radar. If it works, it could use entangled protons to locate stealth aircraft that normally avoid detection

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19:19 Nanowerk.comNew finding of particle physics may help to explain the absence of antimatter

With the help of computer simulations, particle physics researchers may be able to explain why there is more matter than antimatter in the Universe. The simulations offer a new way of examining conditions after the Big Bang, and could provide answers to some fundamental questions in particle physics.

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19:19 Nanowerk.comDetecting light in a different dimension

Electrically conductive polymer nanostructures that are many times longer than they are wide make graphene a better light detector.

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18:44 Phys.orgDoubly-excited electrons reach new energy states

Positrons are short-lived subatomic particle with the same mass as electrons and a positive charge. They are used in medicine, e.g. in positron emission tomography (PET), a diagnostic imaging method for metabolic disorders. Positrons also exist as negatively charged ions, called positronium ions (Ps-), which are essentially a three-particle system consisting of two electrons bound to a positron.

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18:21 Phys.orgNew finding of particle physics may help to explain the absence of antimatter

With the help of computer simulations, particle physics researchers may be able to explain why there is more matter than antimatter in the Universe. The simulations offer a new way of examining conditions after the Big Bang, and could provide answers to some fundamental questions in particle physics.

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17:10 Phys.orgMerging galaxy cluster provides laboratory for accelerating electrons

Merging galaxy clusters provide natural laboratories for astronomers to study cosmic phenomena. Igone Urdampilleta from SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research uses the merger Abell 3376 to study how electrons rush through the intracluster medium at relativistic speeds. The findings point towards an acceleration mechanism called Diffusive Shock Acceleration. The study is published in Astronomy & Astrophysics.

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17:04 Photonics.comUCL, Google Begin Quantum Computing Partnership

University College London (UCL) is joining forces with Google to launch a £5.5 million ($7.2 million) Prosperity Partnership, which aims to harness the revolutionary power of quantum computers for applications in modeling and simulation. The initiative, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a collaboration between the UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute, Google Quantum AI Lab, and the University of Bristol Quantum Information Institute. It also includes U.K. startup companies GTN and PhaseCraft. The partnership will study and develop quantum software for modeling and simulation, and its work will help develop the foundation of a quantum software industry in the U.K. Quantum simulation will help scientists understand and predict the behavior of materials and chemical reactions. The quantum mechanical effects in these systems make

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16:59 Phys.orgDetecting light in a different dimension

Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. The improvement could pave the way for the development of graphene-based detectors that can quickly sense light at very low levels, such as those found in medical imaging, radiation detection, and surveillance applications.

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14:08 Yahoo ScienceAmnesty Rescinds Aung San Suu Kyi's Award Over Her 'Shameful Betrayal'

The rights group said Myanmar's leader has failed to speak out about atrocities against the Rohingya

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13:43 Technology.orgPolymers Brought Into Atomic-Scale Focus

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers capture detailed images using electron-based imaging and computer simulations. From water bottles

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05:14 Gizmag How moth viruses, magnetic particles and gene editing could cure disease


For medical treatments to be most effective, they need to be localized exactly where they're needed, not roam free throughout body and potentially cause other problems. Researchers at Rice University have developed a new way to activate treatments only in the right places, using an inert virus, magnetic nanoparticles and the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9.
.. Continue Reading How moth viruses, magnetic particles and gene editing could cure disease Category: Medical Tags: CRISPR DNA Drug delivery Genetic engineering Genetics Rice University Virus

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01:59 Optics.orgInnoviz solid-state Lidar wins CES 2019 award

Self-drive technology was selected by BMW for its 2021 automated drive program.

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12.11.2018
21:29 Nanowerk.comScientists bring polymers into atomic-scale focus

Researchers capture detailed images using electron-based imaging and computer simulations.

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20:53 Phys.orgQuantum leap for mass as science redefines the kilogramme

Sealed in a vault beneath a duke's former pleasure palace among the sycamore-streaked forests west of Paris sits an object the size of an apple that determines the weight of the world.

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20:32 Yahoo ScienceQuantum leap for mass as science redefines the kilogramme

Sealed in a vault beneath a duke's former pleasure palace among the sycamore-streaked forests west of Paris sits an object the size of an apple that determines the weight of the world. Forged against a backdrop of scientific and political upheaval following the French Revolution, a single, small cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy has laid largely undisturbed for nearly 130 years as the world's benchmark for what, precisely, is a kilogramme. The international prototype of the kilogramme, or "Le Grand K" as it is tenderly known, is one of science's most hallowed relics, an analogue against which all other weights are compared and a totem of the metric system that accompanied the epoch of liberty, equality and fraternity.

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20:14 Nature.ComStatistical ‘rock star’ wins coveted international prize

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19:31 Phys.orgScientists bring polymers into atomic-scale focus

From water bottles and food containers to toys and tubing, many modern materials are made of plastics. And while we produce about 110 million tons per year of synthetic polymers like polyethylene and polypropylene worldwide for these plastic products, there are still mysteries about polymers at the atomic scale.

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19:13 ScienceNews.orgPhysicists wrangled electrons into a quantum fractal

The tiny, repeating structure could reveal weird behavior of electrons in fractional dimensions.

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19:08 Phys.orgPhysicists build fractal shape out of electrons

In physics, it is well-known that electrons behave very differently in three dimensions, two dimensions or one dimension. These behaviours give rise to different possibilities for technological applications and electronic systems. But what happens if electrons live in 1.58 dimensions – and what does it actually mean? Theoretical and experimental physicists at Utrecht University investigated these questions in a new study that will be published in Nature Physics on 12 November.

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18:52 Nature.ComA massive atom morphs with record-setting speed

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17:35 Phys.orgAtomic parity violation research reaches new milestone

A reflection always reproduces objects as a complete mirror image, rather than just its individual parts or individual parts in a completely different orientation. It's all or nothing, the mirror can't reflect just a little. This illustrates a fundamental symmetry principle in nature. For decades, physics assumed that the laws of nature in our world and in the mirror world would be identical, that parity would be preserved. Then in 1956, in the realm of elementary particles, or more precisely in the realm of the weak interaction, researchers discovered a violation of this principle. Parity violation has been a subject of scientific research ever since.

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11.11.2018
19:31 DigitalTrends.comPairs of supermassive black holes spotted in colliding galaxies

Astronomers have discovered several pairs of supermassive black holes in galaxies that are colliding with each other. These black holes will spiral closer and closer together and eventually merge into one supermassive black hole.
The post Pairs of supermassive black holes spotted in colliding galaxies appeared first on Digital Trends.

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08:18 Yahoo ScienceRocket Lab’s low-cost Electron rocket puts satellites in orbit from New Zealand

Rocket Lab executed its second orbital mission today, sending six small satellites and an experimental drag sail into orbit from an oceanside launch pad in New Zealand. Launch of the Electron rocket came at 4:50 p.m. New Zealand time on Sunday (7:50 p.m. PT Saturday) at Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula. This mission had been postponed twice over the past eight months, due to concerns about a motor controller for the first-stage Rutherford engines. This time, the countdown went off without a hitch, and the three-stage rocket rose into the southern sky for a pole-to-pole orbit.… Read More

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04:14 NYT ScienceWatch Rocket Lab Try to Launch an Electron Rocket to Orbit From New Zealand

The company aims to complete its first commercial mission to space, a harbinger of a new breed of rocket that is small, cheap and able to be launched frequently.

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10.11.2018
02:06 Space.comIn Photos: Rocket Lab and Its Electron Booster

Rocket Lab aims to make space far more accessible via its Electron booster, which is designed to launch small payloads to orbit for about $5 million per liftoff. See photos of Electron in action here.

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09.11.2018
23:32 ScienceDaily.comA two-atom quantum duet

Researchers have achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single atoms on a surface. The scientists used the magnetism of single atoms, known as spin, as a basic building block for quantum information processing. The researchers could show that by packing two atoms closely together they could protect their fragile quantum properties much better than for just one atom.

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22:06 Phys.orgA two-atom quantum duet

Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single atoms on a surface. The scientists used the magnetism of single atoms, known as spin, as a basic building block for quantum information processing. The researchers could show that by packing two atoms closely together they could protect their fragile quantum properties much better than for just one atom.

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21:05 Physics.Aps.orgFocus: How to Locate a Nanoparticle with Sub-angstrom Precision

Author(s): Phil Dooley Laser tricks allow nanoparticle position measurements with a record 0.6-angstrom uncertainty, which will be useful in future nanotech devices.
[Physics 11, 115] Published Fri Nov 09, 2018

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20:57 FT.com ScienceUK scientists build world’s first quantum compass

Tamper-proof device that does not rely on GPS is result of extensive defence funding

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19:30 Photonics.comUCL, Google Begins Quantum Computing Partnership

University College London (UCL) is joining forces with Google to launch a £5.5 million ($7.2 million) Prosperity Partnership, which aims to harness the revolutionary power of quantum computers for applications in modeling and simulation. The initiative, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a collaboration between the UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute, Google Quantum AI Lab, and the University of Bristol Quantum Information Institute. It also includes U.K. startup companies GTN and PhaseCraft. The partnership will study and develop quantum software for modeling and simulation, and its work will help develop the foundation of a quantum software industry in the U.K. Quantum simulation will help scientists understand and predict the behavior of materials and chemical reactions. The quantum mechanical effects in these systems make

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18:38 Phys.orgQuantum 'compass' could allow navigation without relying on satellites

The UK's first quantum accelerometer for navigation has been demonstrated by a team from Imperial College London and M Squared.

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17:28 Phys.orgSending spin waves into an insulating 2-D magnet

Quantum Hall ferromagnets are among the purest magnets in the world—and one of the most difficult to study. These 2-D magnets can only be made in temperatures less than a degree above absolute zero and in high magnetic fields, about the scale of an MRI.

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11:44 Phys.orgLetter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis' rise

More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter.

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08:01 Gizmag Energy Vault to build grid-level, gravity-fed battery from a tower of concrete blocks


Meeting our growing energy demands without continuing to destroy the planet might be one of the biggest challenges of our time, and it calls for some pretty creative solutions. Swiss company Energy Vault has just launched an innovative new system that stores potential energy in a huge tower of concrete blocks, which can be "dropped" by a crane to harvest the kinetic energy.
.. Continue Reading Energy Vault to build grid-level, gravity-fed battery from a tower of concrete blocks Category: Energy Tags: Battery Concrete Electricity Energy Grid Renewable Energy Storage

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00:32 TechnologyReview.comA $1.2 billion US quantum plan hangs in the balance, thanks to the midterms

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08.11.2018
22:59 Futurity.orgAtomic microscope offers peek at how cells behave

A new microscope is giving scientists a closer look at cell behavior. What they find could one day help create targeted drugs that have fewer side effects.

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22:43 Phys.orgFord enters scooter wars with acquisiton of startup Spin

Ford Motor Co. agreed Thursday to acquire the electric scooter-sharing startup Spin, entering the fast-growing segment of last-mile urban mobility.

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21:36 LiveScience.comHere's How Much the Earth Weighs in 'Ghostly' Neutrinos

As neutrinos pass through the planet, they offer new information on what it looks like inside.

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20:57 Photonics.comStevens Institute of Technology Researchers Awarded NSF Quantum Grant

In a coordinated national strategy to fund quantum-related research and education, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two of its eight nationwide RAISE-EQuIP grants to physicists Yuping Huang and Stefan Strauf at Stevens Institute of Technology for their proposed research on secure information networks. The RAISE-EQuIP grants are designed to propel advances in quantum communication to offer the promise of generating, processing, and detecting individual or entangled photons with unparalleled efficiency and volume. The announcement coincides with the nation’s 10-year federal plan to advance quantum science research and ensure continued leadership in the field. Huang, an assistant professor of physics who heads Stevens’ Center for Quantum Science and Engineering, will focus on developing a scalable integrated chip that creates entangled photons that can safely

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20:05 Physics.Aps.orgSynopsis: Ion Suppresses Rydberg Creation

Forming an ion in an ultracold atomic cloud delays the subsequent creation of a Rydberg atom until the ion wanders away.
[Physics] Published Thu Nov 08, 2018

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19:41 ScienceDaily.comScientists shuffle the deck to create materials with new quantum behaviors

Layered transition metal dichalcogenides or TMDCs -- materials composed of metal nanolayers sandwiched between two other layers of chalcogens -- have become extremely attractive to the research community. Similar to graphene, they not only retain some of the unique properties of the bulk material, but also demonstrate direct-gap semiconducting behavior, excellent electrocatalytic activity and unique quantum phenomena such as charge density waves.

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18:28 ScienceNewsDaily.orgFord buys e-scooter startup Spin, plans major service expansion - CNET

It's one of the first carmakers to invest in the scooter craze.

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