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When parallel worlds collide, quantum mechanics is born

Parallel universes – worlds where the dinosaur-killing asteroid never hit, or where Australia was colonised by the Portuguese – are a staple of science fiction. But are they real?

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Liquid helium offers a fascinating new way to make charged molecules

A collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Innsbruck has developed a completely new way of forming charged molecules which offers tremendous potential for new areas ...

12 minutes ago from Phys.org

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What "Star Wars" laser bolts would actually look like

It's no secret that Star Wars is full of scenes that defy the laws of physics. From space battles inspired by WW I and II dogfights to beams of light clashing in lightsaber duels. The laser ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Gizmag

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Can You Help CERN Identify What's Happening in These Archive Images?

As an institute full of scientists, you might think CERN was good at keeping records. But it's happened upon a stash or archived images that seem to make no sense whatsoever—and it wants you ...

3 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Photonics: Laser moves items long distances

Nature 514 407 doi: 10.1038/514407a

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Nature News

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New experiment provides route to macroscopic high-mass superpositions

University of Southampton scientists have designed a new experiment to test the foundations of quantum mechanics at the large scale.

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers devise broad-bandwidth amplifier that ups gain by more than 10 db

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from the University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed an improvement to a broad-bandwidth amplifier that detects ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Cooling with molecules

An international team of scientists have become the first ever researchers to successfully reach temperatures below minus 272.15 degrees Celsius – only just above absolute zero – using magnetic ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Superstring theorist at University of Florida wins 2015 Heineman Prize

The American Physical Society (APS) and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today, on behalf of the Heineman Foundation for Research, Educational, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes, ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Inauguration of second neutrino detector for Double Chooz experiment

Work on a second neutrino detector has just been completed by CNRS and CEA near the Chooz nuclear power plant in northeastern France. Its measurements will supplement those of the first detector ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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