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One billion suns: World's brightest laser sparks new behavior in light

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeing an everyday phenomenon in a new light.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality

An international team led by the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering has discovered how to manipulate a weird quantum interface between light and matter in silicon carbide ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Caltech ditches the optics for a slimmer camera future

While cameras continue to get smaller, using a lens to focus light physically limits this process, even with ultra-thin flat lenses on the way, and explains why so many smartphones have ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Gizmag

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Energetic cost of the entatic state of cytochrome c quantified

(Phys.org)A team of researchers at Stanford University has used ultrafast x-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy to quantify the entatic state of cytochrome c. In their paper published ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Team launches 'comb and copter' system to map atmospheric gases

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder have demonstrated a new mobile, ground-based system that could scan and map ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Google on track for quantum computer breakthrough by end of 2017

The search giant is testing a 20-qubit processor, its most powerful quantum chip yet, and says it will be able to outperform ordinary computers by the end of the year

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Newscientist

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Neutron-rich nucleus shapeshifts between a rugby ball and a discus

An international team led by scientists from IPN Orsay (CNRS/Universit Paris-Sud), CEA, and RIKEN (Japan) has performed the first spectroscopy of the extremely neutron-rich isotopes krypton ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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A single electron's tiny leap sets off 'molecular sunscreen' response

In experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists were able to see the first step of a process that protects a DNA building block called thymine from ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Physicists settle debate over how exotic quantum particles form

New research by physicists at the University of Chicago settles a longstanding disagreement over the formation of exotic quantum particles known as Efimov molecules.

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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