Physics

Theory Of Bubbles Lifts Cell Biology Into A New, More Quantitative Era

A new study details how an established physics theory governing bubble and droplet formation led to a new understanding of the principles organizing the contents of living cells. The work marks a seismic shift in researchers' ability both to...

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Physicist Greg Hammett Honored For His Work Advancing Understanding Of Fusion Plasmas

Theoretical and computational physicist Greg Hammett, a leader in advancing understanding of the complex turbulence that controls the performance of fusion plasmas and a dedicated educator, has been named a 2021 Distinguished Scientist Fellow by the...

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Chorus Throws The Laws Of Physics Out The Window — And That’s A Good Thing

Chorus is packed with exciting space combat and has plenty of shared DNA with Control to boot.
Related topics: DNA, Genetics

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A 15-user Quantum Secure Direct Communication Network

Quantum secure direct communication (QSDC) based on entanglement can directly transmit confidential information. Scientist in China explored a QSDC network based on time-energy entanglement and sum-frequency generation. The results show that when...
Related topics: Quantum

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Physicists Control The Flow Of Electron Pulses Through A Nanostructure Channel

Particle accelerators are essential tools in research areas such as biology, materials science and particle physics. Researchers are always looking for more powerful ways of accelerating particles to improve existing equipment and increase...
Related topics: Electrons

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Campaigning For More Marie Curies: More Women Means Changes For Physics, Engineering

Amy Sue Bix, a leading expert on the history of science and women and gender studies, will speak in an upcoming Lyne Starling Trimble lecture Wednesday, Sept. 29, in a live webcast. Her talk will delve into how the dramatic shift of girls and young...
Related topics: Webcasts

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Mxene-gan Van Der Waals Metal-semiconductor Junctions For High Performance Photodetection

High levels of dark current and noise have ailed metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) photodetectors for years. Recently, scientists in China demonstrated that by replacing conventional metals with MXene, the dark current and noise of MSM multiple...
Related topics: Semiconductors, Quantum

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Can We See Quantum Correlations At The Macroscopic Scale?

One of the most fundamental features of quantum physics is Bell nonlocality: the fact that the predictions of quantum mechanics cannot be explained by any local (classical) theory. This has remarkable conceptual consequences and far-reaching...
Related topics: Quantum

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Researchers Simulate Compact Fusion Power Plant Concept

Fusion power plants use magnetic fields to hold a ball of current-carrying gas (called a plasma). This creates a miniature sun that generates energy through nuclear fusion. The Compact Advanced Tokamak (CAT) concept uses state-of-the-art physics...
Related topics: Sun

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Switching On A Superfluid

We can learn a lot by studying microscopic and macroscopic changes in a material as it crosses from one phase to another, for example from ice to water to steam. A new study examines systems transitioning from 'normal' fluid to a quantum state known...
Related topics: Quantum

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Infosys (infy), Amazon Tie Up To Explore Quantum Computing

Infosys INFY recently announced a strategic collaboration with the leading cloud infrastructure-as-a-service provider, Amazon’s AMZN Amazon Web Services (“AWS”), to develop quantum computing capabilities for its enterprise...
Related topics: Amazon, Quantum

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Campaigning For More Marie Curies: More Women Means Changes For Physics, Engineering

Amy Sue Bix, a leading expert on the history of science and women and gender studies, will speak in an upcoming Lyne Starling Trimble lecture Wednesday, Sept. 29, in a live webcast. Her talk will delve into how the dramatic shift of girls and young...
Related topics: Webcasts

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A New Way To Control Qubits

A research team that includes two UO physicists have outlined new techniques for controlling the building blocks of quantum computing, a potentially significant step toward making such computers more accurate and useful.
Related topics: Qubits, Quantum

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A Particle Physics Experiment Might Have Directly Observed Dark Energy

About 25 years ago, astrophysicists noticed something very interesting about the Universe. The fact that it was in a state of expansion had been known since the 1920s, thanks to the observation of Edwin Hubble. But thanks to the observations...
Related topics: Astrophysics, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space

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Quantum Cryptography Records With Higher-dimensional Photons

A new and much faster quantum cryptography protocol has been developed: Usually, quantum cryptography is done with photons that can be in two different states. Using eight different states, cryptographic keys can be generated much faster and with...
Related topics: Quantum, Cryptography

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Pppl Scientists Win Highly Competitive Awards To Bring Cosmic Processes To Earth

The two awards will enable physicists to use lasers to reproduce high-energy astrophysical plasmas under extreme conditions to probe processes such as space storms that can disrupt cell phone service.
Related topics: Laser

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Pppl Scientists Win Highly Competitive Awards To Bring Cosmic Processes To Earth

The two awards will enable physicists to use lasers to reproduce high-energy astrophysical plasmas under extreme conditions to probe processes such as space storms that can disrupt cell phone service.
Related topics: Laser

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Signature Approach Reveals Prized Property In Nanoscopic Material

It took a nanoscale construction project on par with the much larger ones peppering Nebraska highways, but physicist Xia Hong is now directing the haphazard traffic of electrons well enough to analyze it—and, down the road, put it to use in...
Related topics: Electrons

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New Quantum Transmission Protocol Has Higher Data Transmission Rate, Robustness Against Interference

Quantum cryptography is one of the most promising quantum technologies of our time: Exactly the same information is generated at two different locations, and the laws of quantum physics guarantee that no third party can intercept this information....
Related topics: Quantum, Cryptography

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Electrons On The Edge: The Story Of An Intrinsic Magnetic Topological Insulator

An intrinsic magnetic topological insulator MnBi2Te4 has been discovered with a large band gap, making it a promising material platform for fabricating ultra-low-energy electronics and observing exotic quantum phenomena.
Related topics: Electrons, Scientific Discoveries, Quantum

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