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28.06.2019
21:42 ScienceDaily.comUtrafast magnetism: Electron-phonon interactions examined at BESSY II

How fast can a magnet switch its orientation and what are the microscopic mechanisms at play? These questions are of first importance for the development of data storage and computer chips. Now, an HZB team at BESSY II has for the first time been able to experimentally assess the principal microscopic process of ultra-fast magnetism. The methodology developed for this purpose can also be used to investigate interactions between spins and lattice oscillations in graphene, superconductors or other (quantum) materials.

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20:50 LiveScience.comAfter Decades of Hunting, Physicists Claim They've Made Quantum Material from Depths of Jupiter

A team of researchers have posted a paper in which they claim to have achieved a holy grail of materials science: creating metallic hydrogen in a laboratory.

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19:27 Physics.Aps.orgViewpoint: Neural Networks Take on Open Quantum Systems

Author(s): Maria Schuld, Ilya Sinayskiy, and Francesco Petruccione Simulating a quantum system that exchanges energy with the outside world is notoriously hard, but the necessary computations might be easier with the help of neural networks.
[Physics 12, 74] Published Fri Jun 28, 2019

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19:08 Phys.orgResearchers decipher the history of supermassive black holes in the early universe

Astrophysicists at Western University have found evidence for the direct formation of black holes that do not need to emerge from a star remnant. The production of black holes in the early universe, formed in this manner, may provide scientists with an explanation for the presence of extremely massive black holes at a very early stage in the history of our universe.

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16:38 Phys.orgOptimal quantum computation linked to gravity

Information and gravity may seem like completely different things, but one thing they have in common is that they can both be described in the framework of geometry. Building on this connection, a new paper suggests that the rules for optimal quantum computation are set by gravity.

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15:51 Phys.orgSize matters: Color imaging of gene expression in electron microscopy

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen have developed a method to visualize gene expression of cells with an electron microscope. Although electron microscopy currently provides the most detailed look into cells, it cannot differentiate which genetic programs run inside individual cells. The new method can now have a closer look by using genetically programmed nanospheres of different sizes as "multicolor" markers, which could even be helpful to investigate how memories are stored in neuronal networks.

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27.06.2019
21:16 Photonics.comLuminate NY Set to Award $1M to Startup

One startup company will have the opportunity to accelerate its optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI) businesses with a $1 million award from Luminate NY, to be presented June 27 at the Rochester International Jazz festival, which coincides with the Light and Sound Interactive conference. Vying for the top spot are Augmentiqs, Circle Optics, Lumedica, Mango teQ Ltd., Neurescence, Opalux Inc., ORC, Ovitz, and VPG Medical Inc. Sujatha Ramanujan, managing director of Luminate NY, told Photonics Media the $1 million prize is “no gift,” but an investment. “[The winner will] have to prove their long-term viability by creating a solution to a real problem,” Ramanujan said. “They have to do something of...

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19:01 Nanowerk.comPortable gas detection shrinks to new dimensions

The banknote-size sensor can identify each ingredient of a 29-compound mixture in seven seconds. The system also reliably detected compounds that simulate mustard gas and phosphonate-based nerve agents during 40 days of continuous operation.

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19:01 Phys.orgCryo-electron microscopy reveals structures of protein that maintains cell membranes

Using cutting-edge electron microscopy, researchers from Aarhus University have determined the first structures of a lipid-flippase. The discoveries provide a better understanding of the basics of how cells work and stay healthy, and can eventually increase our knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.

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16:47 Phys.orgPortable gas detection shrinks to new dimensions

A sensor for detecting toxic gases is now smaller, faster and more reliable. Its performance sets it up for integration in a highly sensitive portable system for detecting chemical weapons. Better miniature sensors can also rapidly detect airborne toxins where they occur, providing key information to help emergency personnel respond safely and effectively to an incident.

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16:47 Phys.orgPrinting liquid metals in three-dimensional structures

In a recent study on materials science and nanomedicine, Young-Geun Park and co-workers at the departments of Nanoscience, Nanomedicine and Materials Science and Engineering in the Republic of Korea developed an unconventional 3-D printing approach. The scientists engineered a high-resolution, reconfigurable 3-D printing strategy using liquid metals to form stretchable, 3-D constructs. Using the technique, they formed a minimum line width of 1.9 µm using direct printing and printed patterns for reconfiguration in to diverse 3-D structures while maintaining pristine resolutions.

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16:41 ChemistryWorld.comFirst 4D look at crystallising atoms contradicts textbook nucleation theory

Tracking individual atoms over time in a solid-to-solid phase puts another nail in classical nucleation theory’s coffin

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14:58 Phys.orgAtomic motion captured in 4-D for the first time

Everyday transitions from one state of matter to another—such as freezing, melting or evaporation—start with a process called "nucleation," in which tiny clusters of atoms or molecules (called "nuclei") begin to coalesce. Nucleation plays a critical role in circumstances as diverse as the formation of clouds and the onset of neurodegenerative disease.

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14:58 Phys.orgImage: A whirlpool 'Warhol' from NASA's Spitzer telescope

Unlike Andy Warhol's famous silkscreen grids of repeating images rendered in different colors, the varying hues of this galaxy represent how its appearance changes in different wavelengths of light—from visible light to the infrared light seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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13:34 AzoNano.comInnovation Award for Quantum X

At the LASER World of Photonics in Munich, we received for our brand-new maskless lithography system Quantum X the Innovation Award for the most innovative product. The award is sponsored by the...

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07:51 Technology.orgA Whirlpool ‘Warhol’ from NASA’s Spitzer Telescope

Unlike Andy Warhol’s famous silkscreen grids of repeating images rendered in different colors, the varying hues of this

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02:29 Futurity.orgMicroscope maps show how protein ‘traffic’ leaves E. Coli cells

New research may upend ideas about how proteins travel out of E. Coli cells, which could help in the treatment of disease.

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26.06.2019
23:36 ScienceDaily.comThunderbolt of lightning, gamma rays exciting

Scientists discover a connection between lightning strikes and two kinds of gamma-ray phenomena in thunderclouds. The research suggests that in certain conditions, weak gamma-ray glows from thunderclouds may precede lightning bolts and their accompanying gamma-ray flashes.

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22:21 Nanowerk.comPerfect quantum portal emerges at exotic interface

A junction between an ordinary metal and a special kind of superconductor has provided a robust platform to observe Klein tunneling.

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21:57 Nanowerk.comAtomic Motion is captured in 4D for the first time

Scientists have gained a never-before-seen view of nucleation - capturing how the atoms rearrange at 4D atomic resolution (that is, in three dimensions of space and across time). The findings differ from predictions based on the classical theory of nucleation that has long appeared in textbooks.

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20:41 Optics.orgLASER 2019: quantum sensor set to predict Etna eruptions

Laser-based quantum gravimeter under development at µQUANS scheduled to be field-tested on Europe’s biggest volcano in June 2020.

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20:21 Nature.ComStationary entangled radiation from micromechanical motion

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20:21 Nature.ComObserving crystal nucleation in four dimensions using atomic electron tomography

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20:21 Nature.ComCrystallization tracked atom by atom

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20:21 Nature.ComHigh-dimensional geometry of population responses in visual cortex

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20:01 Phys.orgBuilding a bridge to the quantum world

Entanglement is one of the main principles of quantum mechanics. Physicists from Professor Johannes Fink's research group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) have found a way to use a mechanical oscillator to produce entangled radiation. This method, which the authors published in the current edition of Nature, might prove extremely useful when it comes to connecting quantum computers.

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19:22 Physics.Aps.orgSynopsis: Flexing an Electron Gas

Bending a stack of metal oxide sheets can alter the electrical resistance of a 2D electron gas that resides within.
[Physics] Published Wed Jun 26, 2019

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18:07 QuantaMagazine.orgThe Simple Idea Behind Einstein’s Greatest Discoveries

Lurking behind Einstein’s theory of gravity and our modern understanding of particle physics is the deceptively simple idea of symmetry. But physicists are beginning to question whether focusing on symmetry is still as productive as it once was.

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17:05 Phys.orgQuantum ghost imaging improved by using five-atom correlations

In conventional imaging methods, a beam of photons (or other particles) is reflected off the object to be imaged. After the beam travels to a detector, the information gathered there is used to create a photograph or other type of image. In an alternative imaging technique called "ghost imaging," the process works a little differently: an image is reconstructed from information that is detected from a beam that never actually interacts with the object.

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16:18 Phys.orgHighest energy photons ever recorded coming from Crab Nebula

A very large team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China and Japan has measured the highest energy photon ever recorded. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes their study of data from the Tibet Air Shower Gamma Collaboration and what they found.

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15:48 Photonics.comResearchers Use ‘New Physics’ to Create Imaging Contrast Agent

Scientists at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Fudan University in China have breached a limitation in physics to create a new biomedical imaging contrast agent that will allow for significant improvement in optical imaging technology. To optimize the brightness of a contrast agent and to efficiently illuminate single cells and biomolecules, the challenge lies in overcoming “concentration quenching.” This limitation is caused by cross relaxation of energy between emitters when they’re too close to each other. Having too many emitters leads to a quenching of the overall brightness. “The new approach in this research was to unlock the concentration quenching effect by using the pure rare-earth...

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15:31 Phys.orgResearchers explore architectural design of quantum computers

A recent study led by Princeton University researchers, in collaboration with University of Maryland and IBM, explored the architectural design of quantum computers (QC). In a paper presented at the 2019 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture, the researchers performed the largest real-system evaluation of quantum computers to date, using seven quantum computers from IBM, Rigetti and the University of Maryland.

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13:47 AzoNano.comMinute Nanoclusters and Carbon Quantum Dots Exhibit Potential for Acute Kidney Injury Treatment

Acute kidney injury (AKI) frequently complicates the treatment results of hospitalized patients, resulting in unsafe levels of hazardous chemicals collecting in the blood and causing many fatalities...

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12:36 Technology.orgThunderbolt of lightning, gamma rays exciting

University of Tokyo graduate student Yuuki Wada with colleagues from Japan discover a connection between lightning strikes and

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09:32 Nanowerk.comResearch reveals exotic quantum states in double-layer graphene

Findings shed new light on the nature of electron interactions in quantum systems and establishing a potential new platform for future quantum computers.

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09:31 Phys.orgResearch reveals exotic quantum states in double-layer graphene

Researchers from Brown and Columbia Universities have demonstrated previously unknown states of matter that arise in double-layer stacks of graphene, a two-dimensional nanomaterial. These new states, known as the fractional quantum Hall effect, arise from the complex interactions of electrons both within and across graphene layers.

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08:07 ScienceDaily.comMachine learning reveals how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level

A team of scientists collaborating across theoretical and experimental physics and computer science, have developed and trained a new Machine Learning (ML) technique, to finally understand how electrons behave in important quantum materials.

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07:22 ScienceDaily.comResearch reveals exotic quantum states in double-layer graphene

Researchers have demonstrated previously unknown states of matter that arise in double-layer stacks of graphene, a two-dimensional nanomaterial. These new states, known as the fractional quantum Hall effect, arise from the complex interactions of electrons both within and across graphene layers.

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25.06.2019
23:02 Nanowerk.comMachine learning reveals how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level

A team of scientists, collaborating across theoretical and experimental physics and computer science, have developed and trained a new Machine Learning technique, to finally understand how electrons behave in important quantum materials.

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22:44 Space.comDairy Queen Whips Up 'Zero Gravity' Blizzard for Moon Landing 50th

Dairy Queen is turning its celebration of the first moon landing upside down. The soft serve ice cream chain has debuted the "Zero Gravity Blizzard," a cosmic-colored, frozen treat in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

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20:08 Phys.orgResearchers connect lightning with gamma-ray phenomena in clouds

University of Tokyo graduate student Yuuki Wada with colleagues from Japan have discovered a connection between lightning strikes and two kinds of gamma-ray phenomena in thunderclouds. The research suggests that in certain conditions, weak gamma-ray glows from thunderclouds may precede lightning bolts and their accompanying gamma-ray flashes.

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19:19 Physics.Aps.orgSynopsis: Making Quantum Cryptography Safe and Practical

A theoretical study suggests that “continuous variable” quantum key distribution—an approach to quantum cryptography compatible with telecom networks—could be made absolutely secure against hacking.
[Physics] Published Tue Jun 25, 2019

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17:57 ScienceDaily.comA further step towards reliable quantum computation

A team of physicists introduces a novel technique to detect entanglement even in large-scale quantum systems with unprecedented efficiency. This brings scientists one step closer to the implementation of reliable quantum computation. The new results are of direct relevance for future generations of quantum devices.

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17:55 Optics.orgLASER 2019: Gérard Mourou: ‘Don’t work to win the Nobel Prize’

Nobel Laureate wows Munich with CPA plenary talk and entertains crowd with extended Q&A session.

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17:30 QuantaMagazine.orgPhilosophers Debate New ‘Sonic Black Hole’ Discovery

Opinions differ about what recent measurements of a sound-trapping fluid reveal about light-trapping black holes.

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17:09 CosmosMagazine.comThanks to AI, we know we can teleport qubits in the real world

Deep learning shows its worth in the word of quantum computing. Gabriella Bernardi reports.

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16:15 Phys.orgThe pH of calcium ions controls ion channel opening

Ion channels are pores in the membrane of cells or cell organelles. They allow positively or negatively charged particles, so-called ions, to be transported across the membrane. Biochemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have now succeeded in imaging an important regulatory region of the human TRPML2 calcium ion channel at high resolution, an area of the channel shaped like a large ring on one side of the membrane. This ring acts like a doorman, deciding whether ions can move through the channel. "Our study has revealed the structure of the ring, which is also called the extracytosolic/lumenal domain (ELD), in human TRPML2 channels, and also that it is this domain that is responsible for the channel's interaction with calcium," said Professor Ute Hellmich of the JGU Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry—Therapeutical Life Sciences. Depending on the pH value, the calcium ions

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15:39 Phys.orgPhysicists develop new method to prove quantum entanglement

One of the essential features required for the realization of a quantum computer is quantum entanglement. A team of physicists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) introduces a novel technique to detect entanglement even in large-scale quantum systems with unprecedented efficiency. This brings scientists one step closer to the implementation of reliable quantum computation. The new results are of direct relevance for future generations of quantum devices and are published in the current issue of the journal Nature Physics.

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12:20 Nature.ComExplain ill effects of airborne particles

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11:49 Technology.orgQuantum Artistry

To touch the untouchable. That idea is both the inspiration and the aim of a new work of

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01:33 ScienceDaily.comA new theory for trapping light particles aims to advance development of quantum computers

Researchers have developed a new protocol for ensuring the stability of data when photons are stored for extended periods of time. The theory could advance development of quantum computers.

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24.06.2019
23:29 Phys.orgNew theory for trapping light particles aims to advance development of quantum computers

Quantum computers, which use light particles (photons) instead of electrons to transmit and process data, hold the promise of a new era of research in which the time needed to realize lifesaving drugs and new technologies will be significantly shortened. Photons are promising candidates for quantum computation because they can propagate across long distances without losing information, but when they are stored in matter they become fragile and susceptible to decoherence. Now researchers with the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center, CUNY have developed a new protocol for storing and releasing a single photon in an embedded eigenstate—a quantum state that is virtually unaffected by loss and decoherence. The novel protocol, detailed in the current issue of Optica, aims to advance the development of quantum computers.

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19:26 ScienceDaily.comTargeting individual atoms

In recent decades, NMR spectroscopy has made it possible to capture the spatial structure of chemical and biochemical molecules. Now researchers have found a way to apply this measurement principle to individual atoms.

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18:24 Yahoo ScienceNASA Set To Launch a Deep-Space Atomic Clock Tonight

NASA is set to launch an incredible new atomic clock into orbit on a Falcon Heavy today (June 24) in a technology demonstration mission that could transform the way humans explore space.The Deep Space Atomic Clock, developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a space-ready upgrade to the atomic clocks we use here on Earth and to the clocks that already fly on satellites like those that provide GPS.Ideally, this new atomic clock will make spacecraft navigation to distant objects in space -- on the journey to Mars, for example -- more autonomous, NASA said in a statement. The precision in measurement of the spacecraft's position that scientists hope to get with the Deep Space Atomic Clock will allow spacecraft traveling in deep space to act on their own, without much communication with Earth. It'd be a huge

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18:10 Phys.orgTargeting individual atoms

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is one of the most important methods of physicochemical analysis. It can be used to determine precise molecular structures and dynamics. The importance of this method is also evidenced by the recognition of ETH Zurich's two latest Nobel laureates, Richard Ernst and Kurt Wüthrich, for their contributions to refining the method.

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16:59 Phys.orgModel suggests how early dark energy could resolve the Hubble tension

The universe is continuously expanding, yet the exact rate at which it does so remains unclear, and has so far only been approximated using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and other similar instruments. Moreover, in recent years, astronomers using the Hubble telescope have unveiled a discrepancy between the two primary techniques used for estimating the universe's expansion rate.

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14:23 LiveScience.comNASA Set To Launch a Deep-Space Atomic Clock Tonight

This technology demonstration mission that could transform the way humans explore space.

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14:03 ScienceNews.orgThe highest-energy photons ever seen hail from the Crab Nebula

An experiment in Tibet spotted photons with over 100 trillion electron volts of energy.

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13:12 Optics and Photonics NewsRecording a Riff with Lasers and Atoms

NIST research team demonstrates the effectiveness of a quantum metrology technique by using an atom vapor cell to lay down and play back guitar tracks in real time.

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12:06 Phys.orgHow quantum technology could revolutionise the detection and treatment of diseases

When you hear the word 'quantum," you may imagine physicists working on a new ground breaking theory. Or perhaps you've read about quantum computers and how they might change the world. But one lesser-known field is also starting to reap the benefits of the quantum realm—medicine.

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04:18 GizmagFirst detection of polarized radio waves from gamma ray burst sheds light on collapsing stars


The first polarized light from a gamma ray burst seven billion light years away is helping astronomers to gain a better understanding of collapsing stars and other high-energy phenomena. Originating from gamma-ray burst GRB 190114C in the constellation of Fornax, the light brighter than a billion suns came from massive jets of plasma passing through powerful magnetic fields.
.. Continue Reading First detection of polarized radio waves from gamma ray burst sheds light on collapsing stars Category: Space Tags: Astronomy Astrophysics Northwestern University Supernova

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23.06.2019
23:05 DigitalTrends.comTiny galaxy has huge black hole at its center, gives clues to galactic evolution

A Hubble image shows a tiny galaxy which could hold the clue to unraveling a longstanding question about the evolution of galaxies. Despite its small size, it hosts a feature found in much larger galaxies -- a supermassive black hole.

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15:17 Space.comAtomic Clocks Explained: NASA Set To Launch a Deep Space Timekeeper Monday

NASA is set to launch an incredible new atomic clock into orbit on a Falcon Heavy tomorrow (June 24) in a technology demonstration mission that could transform the way humans explore space.

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22.06.2019
19:44 ScienceDaily.comElectron-behaving nanoparticles rock current understanding of matter

Researchers have made a strange and startling discovery that nanoparticles engineered with DNA in colloidal crystals -- when extremely small -- behave just like electrons.

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18:46 ScienceDaily.comTeam supersizes 'quantum squeezing' to measure ultrasmall motion

Physicists have harnessed the phenomenon of 'quantum squeezing' to amplify and measure trillionths-of-a-meter motions of a lone trapped magnesium ion (electrically charged atom).

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21.06.2019
19:17 Physics.Aps.orgFocus: How to Guide Each Ion in a Beam

Author(s): Peter Weiss A new ion beam system provides individualized control over every ion’s trajectory as it moves toward a target.
[Physics 12, 70] Published Fri Jun 21, 2019

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18:57 TechnologyReview.comThe Crab Nebula just blasted Earth with the highest-energy photons ever recorded

One measured photon has roughly the energy of a falling ping-pong ball.

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18:46 Nanowerk.comResearchers take atomic-scale look at metallic glasses

Researchers plan to get an atomic-scale look at bulk metallic glasses to better understand their structure - in particular, the mechanisms that cause them to break.

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18:22 Nanowerk.comNext-gen solar cells spin in new direction with phosphorene

A nanomaterial made from phosphorus, known as phosphorene, is shaping up as a key ingredient for more sustainable and efficient next-generation perovskite solar cells.

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15:36 Phys.orgA new coating material that could help reduce thermal noise on gravity wave detector mirrors

A team of researchers from the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde and Hobart and William Smith Colleges has developed a new coating for mirrors used on gravity detectors that is 25 times less noisy than mirror surfaces used on LIGO. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes how they made it and how well it performed during testing.

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15:36 Phys.orgResearchers make steps toward debugging tools for quantum computers

In classical computing, debugging programs is one of the most time-consuming tasks in software development. Successful debugging relies on software development tools and also on the experience of the programmer. In quantum computing, researchers predict debugging will be an even greater challenge. In a paper soon to appear at the ACM/IEEE 46th Annual International Symposium for Computer Architecture (as part of ACM's 2019 Federated Computing Research Conferences), researchers at Princeton University present debugging tools based on statistical tests, with a goal of aiding programmers in building correct quantum programs for near-term quantum computers.

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15:14 FoxNews.comVoracious black holes could feed alien life on rogue worlds

Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life. New research on supermassive black holes suggests that the radiation they emit during feeding frenzies can create biomolecular building blocks and even power photosynthesis.

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15:07 ScientificAmerican.ComA New "Law" Suggests Quantum Supremacy Could Happen This Year

Quantum computers are improving at a doubly exponential rate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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15:00 AzoNano.comDiscovery About Nanoparticles Acting like Electrons Could Lead to Novel Materials Design

It is not an electron. However, it does behave like one. A team of scientists from Northwestern University have made a peculiar and surprising discovery that nanoparticles built with DNA in...

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14:53 Space.comX-ray Telescope Designed for Dark Energy Search Ready to Launch

A German telescope is ready to search for dark energy and other strange things in the universe.

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14:12 Phys.orgResearchers demonstrate new path to reliable quantum computation

Researchers at the University of Chicago published a novel technique for improving the reliability of quantum computers by accessing higher energy levels than traditionally considered. Most prior work in quantum computation deals with "qubits," the quantum analogue of binary bits that encode either zero or one. The new work instead leverages "qutrits," quantum analogues of three-level trits capable of representing zero, one or two.

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14:05 ScienceNews.orgHow NASA’s portable atomic clock could revolutionize space travel

An atomic clock designed to enable self-driving spaceships and GPS-like navigation on other planets is about to take a yearlong test flight.

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13:48 LiveScience.comForget Moore's Law — Quantum Computers Are Improving According to a Spooky 'Doubly Exponential Rate'

They're getting really good, really, really fast.

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13:48 Phys.orgResearchers report annual variability of ice-nucleating particle concentrations at different Arctic locations

For the first time, an international research team led by the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) has investigated atmospheric ice-nucleating particles (INPs) in ice cores, which can provide insights on the type of cloud cover in the Arctic over the last 500 years. These INPs play an important role in the formation of ice in clouds, and thus have a major influence on the climate. So far, however, there are only a few measurements that date back only a few decades. The new method could provide information about historical clouds from climate archives and thus close large gaps in knowledge in climate research.

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13:36 GizmagDNA microscopy offers a new way to image molecules


A completely new category of microscopy has been invented by researchers in the US. Dubbed DNA microscopy, the technique tags RNA molecules with a range of DNA "barcodes" which in turn flag the identity and location of the molecules, even when they're stacked on top of each other.
.. Continue Reading DNA microscopy offers a new way to image molecules Category: Science Tags: Broad Institute DNA Howard Hughes Medical Institute Imaging Medical Imaging Microscopes

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13:11 Phys.orgThe key to unlock bacterial fusion

Most people know Chlamydia as the venereal disease that can cause infertility if left untreated. But for researchers studying the causative agent, Chlamydia trachomatis, it's a bacteria with intriguing properties. Rather than grow and replicate in the blood or other bodily fluids, C. trachomatis get inside cells where they multiply. In most people, this trait keeps the bacterium from being detected by the immune system, and helps the disease fly under the radar; not everyone infected with Chlamydia will show symptoms of the disease. But managing to stay alive inside an infected cell is no small feat for bacteria.

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12:47 Nanowerk.comNew method allows the spin of a quantum dot to be measured without changing it

Accurate quantum computing is closer to reality, thanks to quantum non-demolition measurements.

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06:42 GizmagLightSail 2 CubeSat launches next week to test photon propulsion system that could take us interstellar


Like the seafarers of old, future spacecraft could be getting around under the power of sails. But of course, with no wind in space, these sails are catching another method of propulsion – photons from starlight. The tech is soon due to be demonstrated in action onboard LightSail 2, a small satellite due to launch next week.
.. Continue Reading LightSail 2 CubeSat launches next week to test photon propulsion system that could take us interstellar Category: Space Tags: CubeSat Falcon Heavy Planetary Society Satellite Solar Sail SpaceX

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06:02 ScienceDaily.comPerfect quantum portal emerges at exotic interface

Researchers have captured the most direct evidence to date of Klein tunneling, a quantum quirk that allows particles to tunnel through a barrier like it's not even there. The result may enable engineers to design more uniform components for future quantum computers, quantum sensors and other devices.

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20.06.2019
22:47 Nanowerk.comElectron-behaving nanoparticles rock current understanding of matter

Discovery will lead to new methods for materials design.

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22:38 Washingtonpost.comNuclear Fusion

Nuclear fusion has been 20 years away for the last six decades, as physicists have long joked. But its allure never went away: the prospect of harnessing the fuel that powers the stars to produce clean, cheap and perhaps limitless electricity. Now climate change is making the quest more urgent than ever. That’s a big reason why a wave of startups backed by some of the world’s best minds and richest investors are focusing on what the late physicist Stephen Hawking called humankind’s most promisin

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21:03 Phys.orgResearch team supersizes 'quantum squeezing' to measure ultrasmall motion

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have harnessed the phenomenon of "quantum squeezing" to amplify and measure trillionths-of-a-meter motions of a lone trapped magnesium ion (electrically charged atom).

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21:03 Phys.orgElectron-behaving nanoparticles rock current understanding of matter

It's not an electron. But it sure does act like one.

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20:18 Yahoo ScienceQuantum Radar: China s Secret Weapon to Blast the F-35 Out of the Sky?

Last year, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) announced it had tested such a radar at ranges of roughly 60 miles.  While 60 miles is not particularly huge feat, the fact that such a radar would be able to provide a weapons quality track on a stealth aircraft at those distances is impressive.Could Beijing’s quantum radar technology render stealth aircraft obsolete?While theoretically, if such a radar existed, it would be able to detect and track stealth aircraft with impunity, but it is unclear if China truly mastered such technology. The Chinese defense industry has claimed a breakthrough in mastering quantum radar technology, but Western defense industry officials said that such a system is not likely to exist outside a laboratory. Even then, the quantum radars would be difficult to build and

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19:57 Photonics.comNonlinear Optical Process Could Improve Solar-Powered Desalination

Researchers at Rice University have improved the efficiency of their solar-powered desalination system by more than 50% by concentrating sunlight into “hot spots.” Using the same amount of light, the researchers were able to increase the rate of purified water production by redistributing direct sunlight intensity using inexpensive plastic lenses rather than by increasing overall intensity with large solar concentrators. To increase the efficiency of their system, the researchers developed a nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation (NESMD) technology that uses light-absorbing nanoparticles to turn the distillation membrane into a solar-driven heating element. The top layer of the membranes are coated with...

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18:01 Photonics.comSqueezed Light Reduces Noise, Could Speed Quantum Sensing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) physicists studying quantum sensing, which could affect a range of potential applications from airport security scanning to gravitational wave measurements, said that certain quantum sensors can use a squeezed state of light to reduce statistical noise that occurs in ordinary light. “Quantum-enhanced microscopes are particularly exciting,” research scientist Benjamin Lawrie said. “These quantum sensors can ‘squeeze’ the uncertainty in optical measurements, reducing the uncertainty in one variable while increasing the uncertainty elsewhere.” Certain quantum sensors can use a squeezed state of light to greatly reduce statistical noise that occurs in ordinary...

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17:22 World-Nuclear-News.orgIAEA, ITER expand cooperation on fusion

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the ITER International Fusion Energy Organisation are to enhance their cooperation in nuclear fusion research and related activities following the signing of an agreement that expands one signed in 2008.

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16:24 Yahoo ScienceVoracious Black Holes Could Feed Alien Life on Rogue Worlds

Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life. New research on supermassive black holes suggests that the radiation they emit during feeding frenzies can create biomolecular building blocks and even power photosynthesis.The upshot? Far more worlds roaming the Milky Way and beyond could be suitable to life, the researchers speculated.For their new study, published May 24 in the Astrophysical Journal, scientists created computer models to look at the radiating disks of gas and dust called active galactic nuclei, or AGN, that swirl around supermassive black holes. Some of the brightest objects in the universe, AGN form as a black hole's gravity binds matter. As that matter swirls around a black hole, it releases incredible amounts of light and radiation. [9 Ideas

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16:22 Phys.orgEinstein's relativity document gifted to Nobel museum

The Nobel Museum in Stockholm has been gifted Albert Einstein's first paper published after he received the Nobel Prize in 1922 and discussing his then still controversial relativity theory.

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15:11 Yahoo ScienceEinstein s relativity document gifted to Nobel museum

The Nobel Museum in Stockholm has been gifted Albert Einstein's first paper published after he received the Nobel Prize in 1922 and discussing his then still controversial relativity theory. The paper, written in November 1922 while Einstein was attending conferences in south-east Asia, was published a month later by the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Incomprehensible to many, the text is a rebuttal of an article by German mathematician Erich Trefftz debating the "large-scale geometrical structure of the universe" -- notably the forces and masses separating and enveloping celestial bodies.

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14:57 Phys.orgMachine learning unlocks mysteries of quantum physics

Understanding electrons' intricate behavior has led to discoveries that transformed society, such as the revolution in computing made possible by the invention of the transistor.

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11:30 Technology.orgWhat Is an Atomic Clock?

The clock is ticking: A technology demonstration that could transform the way humans explore space is nearing its

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10:19 Technology.orgAstronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets

Good fortune and cutting-edge scientific equipment have allowed scientists to observe a Gamma Ray Burst jet with a

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09:10 Phys.orgSailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight

A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to power it but a huge polyester "solar sail."

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06:24 Yahoo ScienceSailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight

The idea might sounds crazy: propelling a craft through the vacuum of space with no engine, no fuel, and no solar panels, but instead harnessing the momentum of packets of light energy known as photons -- in this case from our Sun. The spacecraft to be launched on Monday, called LightSail 2, was developed by the Planetary Society, a US organization that promotes space exploration which was co-founded by the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan in 1980. "In the 1600s, Johannes Kepler talked about sailing among the stars," Bill Nye, the chief executive of the Planetary Society, told AFP.

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