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Knots in chaotic waves

New research, using computer models of wave chaos, has shown that three-dimensional tangled vortex filaments can in fact be knotted in many highly complex ways.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Physicist offers leading theory about mysterious Large Hadron Collider excess

In December of last year, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe announced startling results hinting at the existence of an undiscovered subatomic particle—one with a mass six times ...

Thu 28 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Scientists unveil fundamental properties of spin Seebeck effect

Thermoelectric effects are a fundamental building block for the conception and development of new processes for information processing. They enable to re-use waste heat obtained in different ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Plumbing the possibilities of a camera that 'sees around corners'

The Morgridge Institute for Research and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are working to optimize a camera capable of a slick optical trick: Snapping pictures around corners.

Thu 28 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Improving safety of neutron sources

There is a growing interest in the scientific community in a type of high-power neutron source that is created via a process referred to as spallation. This process involves accelerating high-energy ...

Wed 27 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Researchers nearly double the continuous output power of a type of terahertz laser

Researchers have nearly doubled the continuous output power of a type of laser, called a terahertz quantum cascade laser, with potential applications in medical imaging, airport security and ...

Tue 26 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Plasma technology can be tapped to kill biofilms on perishable fruit, foods

Seeing fruit "turn bad and going to waste" inspired a team of researchers in China to explore using atmospheric pressure nonequilibrium plasma—already widely used for medical purposes—as a novel ...

Tue 26 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Better defining the signals left by as-yet-undefined dark matter at the LHC

In the quest for dark matter, physicists rely on particle colliders such as the LHC in CERN, located near Geneva, Switzerland. The trouble is: physicists still don't exactly know what dark matter ...

Tue 26 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Novel state of matter: Observation of a quantum spin liquid

A novel and rare state of matter known as a quantum spin liquid has been empirically demonstrated in a monocrystal of the compound calcium-chromium oxide by team at HZB. According to conventional ...

Tue 26 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Building a Moebius strip of good vibrations

Yale physicists have created something similar to a Moebius strip of moving energy between two vibrating objects, opening the door to novel forms of control over waves in acoustics, laser optics, ...

Mon 25 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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