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Pioneering California physicist dies; built important tool

A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.

Thu 22 Sep 16 from

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Quantum physics: City-wide teleportation

Nature 537 453 doi: 10.1038/537453a

Wed 21 Sep 16 from Nature News

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'Schroedinger's cat' molecules give rise to exquisitely detailed movies

One of the most famous mind-twisters of the quantum world is the thought experiment known as "Schroedinger's Cat," in which a cat placed in a box and potentially exposed to poison is simultaneously ...

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Shaping sound waves in 3-D could be useful for medical ultrasound applications

Sound can now be structured in three dimensions. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Stuttgart have found a way of generating acoustic holograms, ...

Thu 22 Sep 16 from

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X-ray laser glimpses how electrons dance with atomic nuclei in materials

From hard to malleable, from transparent to opaque, from channeling electricity to blocking it: Materials come in all types. A number of their intriguing properties originate in the way a material's ...

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Viewpoint: Uncovering a Quantum Phase Transition in Nuclei

Author(s): David J. DeanSimulations predict that the ground states of certain light nuclei lie near a quantum phase transition between a liquid-like phase and a phase involving clusters of alpha ...

Tue 20 Sep 16 from APS Physics

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Novel physical cryptographic technique may have applicability to future nuclear disarmament agreements

A system that can compare physical objects while potentially protecting sensitive information about the objects themselves has been demonstrated experimentally at the U.S. Department of Energy's ...

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Many theories predict existence of magnetic monopoles, but experiments have yet to see them

If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new magnets have "north" and "south" poles.

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Taming photons, electrons paves way for quantum internet

Scientists are gearing up to create supersecure global quantum networks.

Mon 19 Sep 16 from ScienceNews

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For first time, researchers see individual atoms keep away from each other or bunch up as pairs

If you bottle up a gas and try to image its atoms using today's most powerful microscopes, you will see little more than a shadowy blur. Atoms zip around at lightning speeds and are difficult ...

Thu 15 Sep 16 from

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