Physics

Physicists 'flash-freeze' Crystal Of 150 Ions

Physicists have 'flash-frozen' a flat crystal of 150 beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms), opening new possibilities for simulating magnetism at the quantum scale and sensing signals from mysterious dark matter.
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Establishing The Molecular Blueprint Of Early Embryo Development

A team of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers in Cambridge have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecular blueprint of mouse early embryo development. This new research provides...
Related topics: Mathematics, Genetics

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Tinier And Less Power-hungry Quantum Atomic Clock Push Toward Intelligent Iot

Scientists have developed an ultra-low-power atomic clock (ULPAC) for small satellites to enable future communication systems beyond 5G. The proposed device outperforms the current industry standards in various benchmarks, such as size, stability,...
Related topics: Quantum, Satellites, Space

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Study Of Quark Speeds Finds A Solution For A 35-year Physics Mystery

MIT physicists now have an answer to a question in nuclear physics that has puzzled scientists for three decades: Why do quarks move more slowly inside larger atoms? Quarks, along with gluons, are the fundamental building blocks of the universe....

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This Twitter Thread Of People Who Forgot Words Will Make Your Day

No matter how intelligent you are, there's always a chance a word will escape your brain right when you need it the most. A recent Twitter thread, started by Paul Coxon — a physicist in materials science at the University of Cambridge —...
Related topics: Twitter, Social Media

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New Technology Captures Movement Of Quantum Particles With Unprecedented Resolution

A new study explores the activity of quantum particles in 2D materials within an unprecedented small time frame and at an extraordinarily high spatial resolution. These are highly sought-after capabilities for advanced communications technologies...
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Arapuca Device For International Neutrino Experiment Is Enhanced

A critical part of one of the largest recent particle physics experiments was developed in Brazil. The Arapuca is a light detector to be installed in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), a project seeking to discover new properties of...
Related topics: Neutrinos, Scientific Discoveries

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In The Blink Of An Eye: Team Uses Quantum Of Light To Create New Quantum Simulator

Imagine being stuck inside a maze and wanting to find your way out. How would you proceed? The answer is trial and error. This is how traditional computers with classical algorithms operate to find the solution to a complex problem. Now consider...
Related topics: Quantum, Algorithms

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Nalu Scientific Lands $300,000 In Federal Grants For Microchip Development

Honolulu-based Nalu Scientific announced Monday that it has been awarded grants totaling $300,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop sensors and microchips for high energy physics experiments. "Modern sensors with applications in measuring...

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Physicists Explain Fireballs Erupting From Grapes In Microwave Oven

A trio of researchers with McMaster, Concordia and Trent Universities has solved the mystery of why pairs of grapes ignite into fireballs when cooked together in a microwave oven. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of...
Related topics: Microwaves

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Caffeine Slows Down The Movement Of Water Molecules

Contrary to the well-known stimulating effect on humans, caffeine slows down the movement of water molecules. Researchers from the NWO Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam and the ESPCI in Paris report this in a recent publication in the Journal of Physics...
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Observation Of Quantized Heating In Quantum Matter

Shaking a physical system typically heats it up, in the sense that the system continuously absorbs energy. When considering a circular shaking pattern, the amount of energy that is absorbed can potentially depend on the orientation of the circular...
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A Different Kind Of Theory Of Everything

Natalie Wolchover writes about physicists’ effort to find laws that explain the physical world and the nature of the universe.

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Physicists Finally Discover Why Grapes Ignite In The Microwave

Consider the humble grape. Small, spheroid, with pleasantly taut skin, leaving a burst of sweetness on the tongue. Hardly a fruit you'd need to defend yourself against. Put a gently touching pair in the microwave, though, and the inoffensive...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Microwaves

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Exotic Spiraling Electrons Discovered By Physicists

Rutgers and other physicists have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets and could lead to advances in lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays.
Related topics: Electrons, Scientific Discoveries, Space, Laser

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A Philosopher Asked Physicists: 'what Is A Black Hole?'

Ask a dozen physicists what a black hole is, and you may get a dozen different answers – at least if those physicists are from different sub-fields. But new philosophy research suggests that may be okay, and may even lead to more interesting...
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Sound Waves Let Quantum Systems 'talk' To One Another

Researchers at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have invented an innovative way for different types of quantum technology to "talk" to each other using sound. The study, published Feb. 11 in Nature Physics, is an important...
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Implementing A Practical Quantum Secure Direct Communication System

Quantum secure direct communication (QSDC) is an important branch of quantum communication, based on the principles of quantum mechanics for the direct transmission of classified information. While recent proof-of-principle experimental studies have...
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Laser Pulses Light The Way To Tuning Topological Materials For Spintronics And Quantum Computing

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered a means of controlling the surface conductivity of a three-dimensional (3-D) topological insulator, a type of material that has potential applications in spintronic...
Related topics: Laser, Quantum, Scientific Discoveries

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Quantum Radars: China's New Weapon To Take Out U.s. Stealth Fighters (like The F-22)?

Dave Majumdar Security, Or simply impossible?  As the paper describes, quantum radar uses a novel concept in physics, which scientist are only just starting to understand. “Quantum physics says that if you create a pair of entangled photons by...
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