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19.08.2022
03:08 ScienceNews.org An award-winning photo captures a ‘zombie’ fungus erupting from a fly

The winner of the 2022 BMC Ecology and Evolution photo competition captures a macabre cycle of life and death in the Peruvian Amazon

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00:53 Phys.org Newly discovered magnetic interactions could lead to novel ways to manipulate electron flow

Newly discovered magnetic interactions in the Kagome layered topological magnet TbMn6Sn6 could be the key to customizing how electrons flow through these materials. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an in-depth investigation of TbMn6Sn6 to better understand the material and its magnetic characteristics. These results could impact future technology advancements in fields such as quantum computing, magnetic storage media, and high-precision sensors.

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18.08.2022
22:55 Yahoo Science No human will fly to the moon on NASA's Artemis I mission, but mannequins, zero-gravity indicators, and mementos are going along for the ride

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22:33 Phys.org Looking inside a neutron star: New model will improve insights gleaned from gravitational waves

The oscillations in binary neutron stars before they merge could have big implications for the insights scientists can glean from gravitational wave detection.

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21:43 Nanowerk.com Exploring quantum electron highways with laser light

Spiraling laser light reveals how topological insulators lose their ability to conduct electric current on their surfaces.

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21:20 NewScientist.Com Google's quantum supremacy challenged by ordinary computers, for now

In 2019, Google showed that its Sycamore quantum computer could solve a problem that no ordinary computer could handle - but now a new algorithm gives non-quantum devices the edge

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21:12 UniverseToday.Com A New Image From Webb Shows Galaxy NGC 1365, Known to Have an Actively Feeding Supermassive Black Hole

A new James Webb image shows the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy in stunning detail! The post A New Image From Webb Shows Galaxy NGC 1365, Known to Have an Actively Feeding Supermassive Black Hole appeared first on Universe Today.

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20:43 Phys.org Compact QKD system paves the way to cost-effective satellite-based quantum networks

Researchers report an experimental demonstration of a space-to-ground quantum key distribution (QKD) network using a compact QKD terminal aboard the Chinese Space Lab Tiangong-2 and four ground stations. The new QKD system is less than half the weight of the system the researchers developed for the Micius satellite, which was used to perform the world's first quantum-encrypted virtual teleconference.

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20:33 CNBC technology Industry veterans take a shot at making fusion commercial with insanely powerful lasers

With investment from Yankee slugger A-Rod and a former Wal-Mart president, among others, Focused Energy is a fusion startup stacked with industry veterans.

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20:33 CNBC top news Industry veterans take a shot at making fusion commercial with insanely powerful lasers

With investment from Yankee slugger A-Rod and a former Wal-Mart president, among others, Focused Energy is a fusion startup stacked with industry veterans.

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20:13 Phys.org High-quality superconducting qubits fabricated with CMOS-compatible technologies

Quantum computers promise to dramatically affect selected application fields, including materials synthesis, pharmaceutical drug development, and cybersecurity—to name a few.

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19:20 ScientificAmerican.Com Watch JWST Scientists Discuss the Space Telescope's Stunning Debut

Scientific American co-presents a discussion about the past, present and future of the James Webb Space Telescope

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18:53 Phys.org Immune system: First image of antigen-bound T-cell receptor at atomic resolution

The immune system of vertebrates is a powerful weapon against external pathogens and cancerous cells. T cells play a crucial role in this context. They carry a special receptor called the T-cell receptor on their surface that recognizes antigens—small protein fragments of bacteria, viruses and infected or cancerous body cells—which are presented by specialized immune complexes.

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18:43 Phys.org Exploring quantum electron highways with laser light

Topological insulators, or TIs, have two faces: Electrons flow freely along their surface edges, like cars on a superhighway, but can't flow through the interior of the material at all. It takes a special set of conditions to create this unique quantum state—part electrical conductor, part insulator—which researchers hope to someday exploit for things like spintronics, quantum computing and quantum sensing. For now, they're just trying to understand what makes TIs tick.

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18:31 Physics.Aps.org Shielding Qubits with Chemistry

Author(s): Michael SchirberThe spin state of molecular qubits can be made more stable by changing the chemical environment in which the qubits sit. [Physics 15, s116] Published Thu Aug 18, 2022

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16:43 Phys.org New support for 'intrinsic' charm quarks

A team of researchers with The NNPDF Collaboration has found new evidence to support the theory of "intrinsic" charm quarks. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes how they used a machine learning model to develop a proton structure and then used it to compare against results from real-world collisions in particle accelerators and what they learned by doing so. Ramona Vogt, with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has published a News & Views piece in the same journal issue outlining the work by the team on this new effort. Nature has also published a podcast where Nick Petrić Howe and Benjamin Thompson discuss the work done by the team.

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15:53 Phys.org See the largest image the James Webb Space Telescope has taken to date

A team of scientists using the James Webb Space Telescope have just released the largest image taken by the telescope so far. The image is a mosaic of 690 individual frames taken with the telescope's Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) and it covers an area of sky about eight times as large as JWST's First Deep Field Image released on July 12. And it is absolutely FULL of early galaxies, many never seen before. Additionally, the team may have photographed one of the most distant galaxies yet observed.

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14:07 ScienceNews.org Oort cloud comets may spin themselves to death

How icy objects from the solar system’s fringe break up as they near the sun is a long-standing mystery. One astronomer now thinks he has an answer.

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13:16 Space.com James Webb Space Telescope will seek clouds of vaporized gems on exoplanets

Astronomers are looking for clouds made of vaporized gems and metals on faraway exoplanets.

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12:35 SeekingAlpha.com Fusion Fuel to receive €10M grant for HEVO-Industria project

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11:36 ChemistryWorld.com Perfluorocubane catches electron in molecular box

Cube-shaped molecule can hold a single electron – a real-life version of the particle in a box’ principle from quantum mechanics textbooks

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01:12 UniverseToday.Com Here’s the Largest Image JWST Has Taken So Far

A team of scientists using the James Webb Space Telescope have just released the largest image taken by the telescope so far. The image is a mosaic of 690 individual frames taken with the telescope’s Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) and it covers an area of sky about eight times as large as JWST’s First Deep … Continue reading "Here’s the Largest Image JWST Has Taken So Far" The post Here’s the Largest Image JWST Has Taken So Far appeared first on Universe Today.

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17.08.2022
22:33 Phys.org New quantum technology combines free electrons and photons

Faster computers, tap-proof communication, better car sensors—quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionize our lives just as the invention of computers or the internet once did. Experts worldwide are trying to implement findings from basic research into quantum technologies. To this end, they often require individual particles, such as photons—the elementary particles of light—with tailored properties.

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22:03 Phys.org Particles from everyday wall paints can harm living organisms, but a novel membrane shows high filtering effects

Dispersion paints are mostly used in households for painting walls and ceilings. An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Bayreuth has now analyzed the chemical composition of two typical dispersion paints and discovered a large number of solid particles within them that are only a few micro- or nanometers in size. Studies on biological test systems showed that these particles can harm living organisms.

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19:23 Phys.org Study reveals what causes 'outliers' track in black hole X-ray binaries

Black hole X-ray binaries (BHXB) comprise a stellar-mass black hole accreting gas from a companion star and emitting transient X-ray emission and compact radio jets.

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19:20 Nature.Com Evidence for intrinsic charm quarks in the proton

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19:20 Nature.Com Observation of Rabi dynamics with a short-wavelength free-electron laser

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19:20 Nature.Com Self-oscillating pump in a topological dissipative atom–cavity system

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19:20 NewScientist.Com Physicists surprised to discover the proton contains a charm quark

The textbook description of a proton says it contains three smaller particles - two up quarks and a down quark - but a new analysis has found strong evidence that it also holds a charm quark

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19:17 Space.com Supermassive black hole's bright 'photon ring' revealed in new image

The golden glowing ring of matter seen in the first-ever image of a black hole has been remastered, revealing the action of gravity around such cosmic titans.

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19:16 Nature.com (news) Evidence for intrinsic charm quarks in the proton

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19:16 Nature.com (news) Observation of Rabi dynamics with a short-wavelength free-electron laser

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19:16 Nature.com (news) Self-oscillating pump in a topological dissipative atom–cavity system

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18:07 ScienceNews.org Protons contain intrinsic charm quarks, a new study suggests

The massive quarks — counterintuitively heavier than the proton itself — might carry about 0.6 percent of a proton’s momentum.

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17:07 Optics.org eli Beamlines leads Europe-US group to study ‘antimatter creation’ with lasers...

...and University of Strathclyde devises ‘simple’ way of sculpting matter into complex shapes by laser.

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17:07 ChemistryWorld.com Electrons become chiral reagent in polymer synthesis

Chiral polymer made from completely achiral chemicals using only electrons’ angular momentum

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17:03 Phys.org Researchers realize two coherently convertible qubit types using a single ion species

Trapped ion computers are quantum computers in which the qubits (quantum units of information) are ions trapped by electric fields and manipulated with lasers. To avoid crosstalk between nearby qubits, physicists and engineers design these computers using two different types of qubits.

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15:57 Photonics.com Quantum Artificial Vision System Shines on Production Line

Multiverse Computing, a developer of quantum computing solutions, and IKERLAN, a Spain-based center supporting the transfer of technology, developed a quantum-enhanced kernel method for classification on universal gate-based quantum computers, as well as a quantum classification algorithm on a quantum annealer. Results of the joint research study showed detected defects in manufactured car pieces via image classification by quantum artificial vision systems. The researchers found that both algorithms used in the kernel classification method outperformed common classical methods in the identification of relevant images and the accurate classification of manufacturing defects. Ion Etxeberria, CEO of IKERLAN, said that the study...

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15:33 Phys.org Study identifies mechanism holding electron pairs together in unconventional superconductors

Depending on the perspective one chooses, a theoretical calculation can describe observed physics more or less accurately. Back in 2015, Alessandro Toschi from the Institute of Solid State Physics at TU Wien and his team, within an international cooperation, developed a theoretical method that can be used to determine the best way of looking at unsolved questions in solid state physics.

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14:33 Nanowerk.com Black hole collisions could help us measure how fast the universe is expanding

Astrophysicists lay out a method for how to use pairs of colliding black holes to measure how fast our universe is expanding - and thus understand how the universe evolved, what it is made out of, and where it's going.

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12:23 Nanowerk.com Uncovering nature's patterns at the atomic scale in living color

Scientists have devised a method for creating color coded graphs of large volumes of data from X-ray analysis. This new tool uses computational data sorting to find clusters related to physical properties, such as an atomic distortion in a crystal structure.

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09:43 Phys.org Quantum annealing can beat classical computing in limited cases

Recent research proves that under certain conditions, quantum annealing computers can run algorithms—including the well-known Shor's algorithm—more quickly than classical computers. In most cases, however, quantum annealing does not provide a speed-up compared to classical computing when time is limited, according to a study in Nature Communications.

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04:50 NewScientist.Com JWST has captured a sparkling galaxy full of intense star formation

The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy has some of the most extraordinary regions of star formation of any galaxy we’ve found, and the James Webb Space Telescope has snapped its picture

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16.08.2022
23:10 NewScientist.Com Quantum computers might not offer extreme speed boost for chemistry

One of the long-promised benefits of quantum computers is simulating molecules very quickly, but it turns out that these extra-fast speeds might not be possible

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20:43 Phys.org Sapphire femtosecond laser filamentation in argon at 1 kHz repetition rate

A new publication from Opto-Electronic Advances considers an over 20 μJ THz laser pulse generated at 1 kHz in gas media.

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19:23 LiveScience.com Scientists blast atoms with Fibonacci laser to make an "extra" dimension of time

The new phase was made by firing lasers at 10 ytterbium ions inside a quantum computer.

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19:20 ScientificAmerican.Com What Is the Black Hole Information Paradox? A Primer

Black holes, wormholes, entanglement, Einstein, mysterious islands and new science that sees how the inside of a black hole is secretly on the outside.

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18:55 QuantaMagazine.org Physics Duo Finds Magic in Two Dimensions

In exploring a family of two-dimensional crystals, a husband-and-wife team is uncovering a potent variety of new electron behaviors. The post Physics Duo Finds Magic in Two Dimensions first appeared on Quanta Magazine

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18:23 Phys.org The photon ring: A black hole ready for its close-up

When scientists unveiled humanity's historic first image of a black hole in 2019—depicting a dark core encircled by a fiery aura of material falling toward it—they believed even richer imagery and insights were waiting to be teased out of the data.

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18:10 ScientificAmerican.Com Has the Black Hole Information Paradox Finally Been Solved?

Black Holes, wormholes, entanglement, Einstein...mysterious islands...and new science that sees how the inside of a black hole is secretly on the outside of a black hole.

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18:03 Phys.org Scientists take another theoretical step toward uncovering the mystery of dark matter, black holes

Much of the matter in the universe remains unknown and undefined, yet theoretical physicists continue to gain clues to the properties of dark matter and black holes. A study by a team of scientists including three from Stony Brook University proposes a novel method to search for new particles not currently contained in the standard model of particle physics. Their method, published in Nature Communications, could shed light on the nature of dark matter.

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17:23 Phys.org Single-atom-kernelled nanocluster catalyst obtained in 'anti-galvanic reaction' for carbon dioxide conversion

According to a study published in Nano Letters, researchers led by Prof. Wu Zhikun from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) obtained reduced palladium (Pd)-based alloy nanoclusters (abbreviated as Au4Pd6 and Au3AgPd6) for the first time.

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17:10 ScientificAmerican.Com Black Hole Mysteries Solved

Recent theoretical and observational results have revealed new secrets about these shadowy objects, with deep implications for more than just black holes themselves

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16:10 ScientificAmerican.Com New Solutions to Black Holes, Snake Phobia and Forecasting Atmospheric Rivers

These fun stories show progress from the scale of quantum effects to that of snakes and from Earth to the edge of the universe

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15:43 Phys.org Black hole collisions could help us measure how fast the universe is expanding

A black hole is usually where information goes to disappear—but scientists may have found a trick to use its last moments to tell us about the history of the universe.

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14:43 Nanowerk.com Single-atom-kernelled nanocluster catalyst for carbon dioxide conversion

Scientists managed to obtain reduced palladium-based alloy nanoclusters for the first time.

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14:07 Photonics.com Photon Detector Breathes New Life Into Conventional CT Imaging

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared a photon-counting detector (PCD)-based CT system for clinical use. The system, which has been under development by a team at the Mayo Clinic for a decade, offers an alternative approach to the conversion of x-rays to electrical signals. Among the benefits of the PCD-CT system, according to its developers, are a reduction in noise compared to traditional CT images, as well as improved spatial resolution. Cynthia McCollough, director of Mayo Clinic’s CT Clinical Innovation Center, led the work with her team. Though CT imaging has been an immense clinical asset for diagnosing many diseases and injuries, since its introduction into the clinic in 1971, the way that the CT detector...

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14:03 Phys.org The entanglement of two quantum memory systems 12.5 km apart from each other

Quantum computing technology could have notable advantages over classical computing technology, including a faster speed and the ability to tackle more complex problems. In recent years, some researchers have also been exploring the possible establishment of a "quantum internet," a network that would allow quantum devices to exchange information, just like classical computing devices exchange information today.

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13:03 Technology.org First Stars and Black Holes

Just milliseconds after the universe’s Big Bang, chaos reigned. Atomic nuclei fused and broke apart in hot, frenzied

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11:13 Nanowerk.com In-memory mathematical operations with spin-orbit torque devices

Researchers introduce spin orbit torque (SOT) devices to experimentally realize in-memory analogue mathematical operations such as summation, subtraction and four-quadrant multiplication, to implement general-purpose applications such as image or signal processing for edge computing. In addition to nonvolatility and scalability, the CMOS-compatible SOT technique further possesses low energy consumption, high speed and endurance. Therefore, SOT devices offer an avenue for dense in-memory analogue computing paradigms.

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15.08.2022
23:30 NewScientist.Com Faint distant galaxies spotted by JWST may be closer than they appear

Because of a calibration update for one of the James Webb Space Telescope’s main cameras, research using the first few weeks of data from the observatory may be flawed

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23:23 Improbable Research One month from today: The 2022 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

The 32nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony will happen (as in 2020 and 2021, in deference to the lurking ambitions of Covid-19) entirely online, on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Ten new Ig Nobel Prize winners will be introduced. Each has done something that makes people LAUGH, then THINK. Details are on the ceremony web page.

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21:26 Space.com Unusual 'revived' pulsars could be the ultimate gravitational wave detector

Astronomers hope to use pulsars scattered around the galaxy as a giant gravitational wave detector. But why do we need them, and how do they work?

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21:00 ScientificAmerican.Com 'Gravity Waves' Offer Hope to Coral in a Warming Ocean

New research points to underwater waves that create cooler ocean areas in which coral can survive global warming

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19:33 Nanowerk.com 2D array of electron and nuclear spin qubits opens new frontier in quantum science

By using photons and electron spin qubits to control nuclear spins in a two-dimensional material, researchers have opened a new frontier in quantum science and technology, enabling applications like atomic-scale nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and to read and write quantum information with nuclear spins in 2D materials.

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19:13 Nanowerk.com Unexpected quantum effects in natural double-layer graphene

An international research team has detected novel quantum effects in high-precision studies of natural double-layer graphene and has interpreted them using their theoretical work.

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18:31 Physics.Aps.org Multiferroics are a Spintronics Game Changer

Author(s): Rogério de SousaA new experiment shows that spin currents can be controlled electrically in the room temperature multiferroic material BiFeO 3 . [Physics 15, 124] Published Mon Aug 15, 2022

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18:23 AzoNano.com Spin-Valley Physics of TMDs Under Strain Explored

Transition metal dichalcogenides are useful in investigating the manifestations of spin-valley physics under the external stimulus. A study published in the New Journal of Physics explored...

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18:03 Phys.org Unexpected quantum effects in natural double-layer graphene

An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has detected novel quantum effects in high-precision studies of natural double-layer graphene and has interpreted them together with the University of Texas at Dallas using their theoretical work. This research provides new insights into the interaction of the charge carriers and the different phases, and contributes to the understanding of the processes involved. The LMU in Munich and the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan, were also involved in the research. The results were published in Nature.

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18:03 Phys.org 2D array of electron and nuclear spin qubits opens new frontier in quantum science

By using photons and electron spin qubits to control nuclear spins in a two-dimensional material, researchers at Purdue University have opened a new frontier in quantum science and technology, enabling applications like atomic-scale nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and to read and write quantum information with nuclear spins in 2D materials.

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17:53 AzoNano.com Carbon Quantum Dots Protect Against Neuronal Cell Death

In an article recently published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, researchers discussed the attenuation of paraquat (PQ)-induced neuronal compromise in vitro and in vivo by carbon quantum...

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14:20 Nature.Com 35 years of channelling potassium ions

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14:15 Nature.com (news) 35 years of channelling potassium ions

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14:07 ScienceNews.org Physicists spotted rare W boson trios at the Large Hadron Collider

By measuring how often triplets of particles called W bosons appear, scientists can check physics’ standard model for any cracks.

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11:03 Technology.org A new connection between topology and quantum entanglement

Topology and entanglement are two powerful principles for characterizing the structure of complex quantum states. In a new

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14.08.2022
16:12 UniverseToday.Com JWST’s Science, Surgeon Robot for ISS, Booster 7 Test Fire

James Webb delivers scientific results, SLS and Starship go closer to their maiden flights, remote surgery robot is going to the ISS, Perseverance continues to find weird stuff on Mars, and Hubble is still going strong. All this and more in this week’s episode of Space Bites. All this and more in this week’s episode … Continue reading "JWST’s Science, Surgeon Robot for ISS, Booster 7 Test Fire" The post JWST’s Science, Surgeon Robot for ISS, Booster 7 Test Fire appeared first on Universe Today.

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13.08.2022
20:42 UniverseToday.Com Primordial Black Holes Could Have Triggered the Formation of Supermassive Black Holes

Computer simulations show the role primordial black holes may have played in the early universe, but the process isn't clear cut. The post Primordial Black Holes Could Have Triggered the Formation of Supermassive Black Holes appeared first on Universe Today.

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14:10 NewScientist.Com Quantum computer made of 6 super-sized atoms could imitate the brain

Simulations of a quantum computer made of six rubidium atoms suggest it could run a simple brain-inspired algorithm that can learn to remember and make simple decisions

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12:55 Yahoo Science In a single month, the James Webb Space Telescope has seen the oldest galaxies, messy cosmic collisions, and a hot gas planet's atmosphere

The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! News. Get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage with videos and photos.

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12:23 Nanowerk.com Overcoming a major manufacturing constraint with two-photon-piolymerization

Two-photon-polymerization lithography structures examined via Raman spectroscopy and nanoindentation.

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12.08.2022
21:33 Phys.org Optical microscope strategy allows observers to check electrons moving inside gold

A team led by DGIST professor Seo Dae-ha has developed an experimental strategy to control and observe the chemical reaction of a single nanocatalyst using an optical microscope. The work is expected to contribute to catalyst design based on accurate understanding of the photocatalytic reaction through an analysis method that helps understanding the electron excitation phenomenon and transition path.

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20:43 Phys.org A step towards quantum gravity

In Einstein's theory of general relativity, gravity arises when a massive object distorts the fabric of spacetime the way a ball sinks into a piece of stretched cloth. Solving Einstein's equations by using quantities that apply across all space and time coordinates could enable physicists to eventually find their "white whale": a quantum theory of gravity.

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18:20 SingularityHub.Com Scientists Just Debunked Google’s Quantum Advantage Claim With a Supercomputer

When Google announced its quantum computer had solved a problem beyond the capability of the most powerful supercomputer, it was a landmark for the industry. But Chinese researchers have now shown they can solve the same problem on a normal supercomputer in just seconds. The ultimate promise of quantum computing is its ability to carry […]

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17:23 Phys.org Neutrino rocket model to explain the origin of high-velocity pulsars

The first pulsar was discovered in 1967. With an increase in pulsar observations, astronomers have found that some pulsars have a proper motion velocity greater than 1000 km/s, and the number of such pulsars is growing each year.

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17:13 Improbable Research A Look at the Looooooooong-Almost-Dripping, Ig Nobel Prize-winning Pitch Drop Experiment

The folks at Today I Found Out take a look at the Ig Nobel Prize-winning Pitch Drop Experiment: The 2005 Ig Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to John Mainstone and the late Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland, Australia, for patiently conducting an experiment that began in the year 1927 — in which a glob of congealed black tar […]

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16:43 Nanowerk.com Material scientists discover a new mechanism to increase the strength and ductility of high-entropy alloys

The findings provide important insights for the future design of strong yet ductile high-entropy alloys and high-entropy ceramics.

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13:13 Technology.org Whirlpools with the symmetries of squares and tetrahedrons observed in an exotic quantum superfluid

A team of physicists have created and observed an entirely new class of vortices – tiny and exotic

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13:13 Technology.org How water turns into ice — with quantum accuracy

A team based at Princeton University has accurately simulated the initial steps of ice formation by applying artificial

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13:06 Space.com The James Webb Space Telescope will study countless planets. Here's your chance to name one.

Uninspired by the dull scientific numbering of exoplanets? Well, here's your chance to name an alien world and its host star by connecting them to human cultures.

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01:00 NewScientist.Com Ignition confirmed in a nuclear fusion experiment for the first time

A 2021 experiment achieved the landmark milestone of nuclear fusion ignition, which data analysis has now confirmed – but attempts to recreate it over the last year haven’t been able to reach ignition again

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00:23 Phys.org Researchers find new ways to steer fusion with lasers and magnetic fields

Imagine trying to summon the sun to your research laboratory.

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11.08.2022
23:33 Phys.org Researchers explore a new connection between topology and quantum entanglement

Topology and entanglement are two powerful principles for characterizing the structure of complex quantum states. In a new paper in the journal Physical Review X, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania establish a relationship between the two.

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21:27 Space.com James Webb Space Telescope catches 'impostor' galaxies red-handed

Astronomers have found at least one dusty galaxy masquerading as a high-redshift galaxy, complicating the search for the first galaxies.

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18:13 Phys.org Scientists discover a new mechanism to increase the strength and ductility of high-entropy alloys

A research team co-led by materials scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently discovered a new mechanism to increase the strength and ductility of a high-entropy alloy, two properties which normally vary inversely with each other. The findings provide important insights for the future design of strong yet ductile high-entropy alloys and high-entropy ceramics.

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18:04 World-Nuclear-News.org UKAEA appoints consortium to help deliver STEP

A consortium led by Atkins as prime contractor, alongside Assystem, has been appointed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority as Engineering Delivery Partner to its Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production programme.

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16:23 Phys.org A new shortcut for quantum simulations could unlock new doors for technology

From water boiling into steam to ice cubes melting in a glass, we've all seen the phenomenon known as a phase transition in our everyday lives. But there's another type of phase transition that's much harder to see, but just as stark: quantum phase transitions.

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14:07 Photonics.com Miniaturized Tweezer Traps Single Atoms for Quantum Exploration

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA, formerly the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, developed a miniaturized optical tweezer that captured single atoms. The challenging task of single-atom captures has implications in quantum technologies, for which single atoms can provide a platform. A means to trap and manipulate single atoms is required for the operation of quantum devices such as atomic clocks and quantum computers. If individual atoms can be collected and controlled in large arrays, they can serve as qubits, which could enable quantum computers to perform calculations at far greater speeds than today’s fastest supercomputer. The researchers used the nanosize...

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10:43 Phys.org Stampede2 supercomputer simulates star seeding, heating effects of primordial black holes

Just milliseconds after the universe's Big Bang, chaos reigned. Atomic nuclei fused and broke apart in hot, frenzied motion. Incredibly strong pressure waves built up and squeezed matter so tightly together that black holes formed, which astrophysicists call primordial black holes.

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00:05 QuantaMagazine.org What Is Quantum Field Theory and Why Is It Incomplete?

Quantum field theory may be the most successful scientific theory of all time, but there’s reason to think it’s missing something. Steven Strogatz speaks with theoretical physicist David Tong about this enigmatic theory. The post What Is Quantum Field Theory and Why Is It Incomplete? first appeared on Quanta Magazine

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10.08.2022
20:03 Phys.org Lab successfully demonstrates new technique to improve particle beams

Physicists love to smash particles together and study the resulting chaos. Therein lies the discovery of new particles and strange physics, generated for tiny fractions of a second and recreating conditions often not seen in our universe for billions of years. But for the magic to happen, two beams of particles must first collide.

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