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What causes the sound of a dripping tapand how do you stop it?

Scientists have solved the riddle behind one of the most recognisable, and annoying, household sounds: the dripping tap. And crucially, they have also identified a simple solution to stop it, ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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The photoelectric effect in stereo

In the photoelectric effect, a photon ejects an electron from a material. Researchers at ETH have now used attosecond laser pulses to measure the time evolution of this effect in molecules. ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

Take a glass thread a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Use it as a wire between two metals. Hit it with a laser pulse that lasts a millionth of a billionth of a second.

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Quantum non-locality in ultra-cold atomic gases

Non-locality, Einstein's ''spooky action at a distance," has been observed between quantum objects separated by more than one kilometer. Recent years have seen a major advancement in the quest ...

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Kiel physicists achieve hitherto most accurate description of highly excited electrons

Kiel, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2018 It is the "drosophila" of modern physics: the uniform electron gas. Just as the fruit fly is used to describe the principles of genetics this model of a gas ...

5 hours ago from SpaceDaily

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Archimedes' screw inspires researchers to devise a novel particle-trapping laser beam

An active field of research, laser optical trapping works to control the movement and position of particles of different sizes and shapes. The ability to move small particles in a precise and ...

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Quantum step forward in protecting communications from hackers

Researchers at the University of York have shown that a new quantum-based procedure for distributing secure information along communication lines could be successful in preventing serious security ...

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Turbulence isn't just a science problem

Most of us have an understanding of what atmospheric turbulence is nauseating plane movement is hard to forget.

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Mysterious IceCube event may be caused by a tau neutrino

Eight years ago, the IceCube detector, a research center located at the South Pole to detect neutrinos emanating from the cosmos, was commissioned. Three years later, it began to register the ...

Tue 19 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Controlling magnetic spin with electric fields

EPFL physicists have found a way to reverse electron spins using electric fields for the first time, paving the way for programmable spintronics technologies.

Tue 19 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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