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Hide and seek: Sterile neutrinos remain elusive

The Daya Bay Collaboration, an international group of scientists studying the subtle transformations of subatomic particles called neutrinos, is publishing its first results on the search for ...

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New frontier in error-correcting codes

Error-correcting codes are one of the glories of the information age: They're what guarantee the flawless transmission of digital information over the airwaves or through copper wire, even in ...

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The remarkable simplicity of complexity

From the fractal patterns of snowflakes to cellular lifeforms, our universe is full of complex phenomena – but how does this complexity arise?

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Dolphins Are Apparently Attracted to Magnets

Where does this fit into their plot for world domination?

Tue 30 Sep 14 from TIME

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Ultrafast remote switching of light emission

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology can now for the first time remotely control a miniature light source at timescales of 200 trillionth of a second. They published the results ...

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Scientists demonstrate Stokes drift principle

In nature, waves – such as those in the ocean – begin as local oscillations in the water that spread out, ripple fashion, from their point of origin. But fans of Star Trek will recall a different ...

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The sound of science: Higgs boson data turned into music at CERN

Listen as physicists turn data from their research at CERN's Large Hadron Collider into a musical composition

Tue 30 Sep 14 from Science

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Three-dimensional, continuously multidirectional cloaking device developed

Two scientists at the University of Rochester have taken invisibility cloaking back to basics. Their novel arrangement of four standard, off-the-shelf lenses keeps an object hidden (and the ...

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Gizmag

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Entanglement made tangible

EPFL scientists have designed a first-ever experiment for demonstrating quantum entanglement in the macroscopic realm. Unlike other such proposals, the experiment is relatively easy to set up ...

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Deceptive-looking vortex line in superfluid led to twice-mistaken identity

( —So long, solitons: University of Chicago physicists have shown that a group of scientists were incorrect when they concluded that a mysterious effect found in superfluids indicated ...

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