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Tracking the precession of single nuclear spins by weak measurements

Nature, Published online: 24 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1334-9Periodic weak measurements of just a few carbon-13 nuclear spins in diamond demonstrate sensitive, high-resolution ...

16 hours ago from Nature News

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New theory for trapping light particles aims to advance development of quantum computers

Quantum computers, which use light particles (photons) instead of electrons to transmit and process data, hold the promise of a new era of research in which the time needed to realize lifesaving ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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How to bend waves to arrive at the right place

Waves do not always spread uniformly into all directions, but can form a remarkable "branched flow." At TU Wien (Vienna) a method has now been developed to control this phenomenon.

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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How quantum technology could revolutionise the detection and treatment of diseases

When you hear the word 'quantum," you may imagine physicists working on a new ground breaking theory. Or perhaps you've read about quantum computers and how they might change the world. But ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Life could exist in a 2D universe (according to physics, anyway)

Physicists and philosophers have long claimed that life can form only in a universe like ours, with three dimensions of space and one of time. That thinking may need to be revised.

Thu 20 Jun 19 from MIT Technology Review

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Research team supersizes 'quantum squeezing' to measure ultrasmall motion

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have harnessed the phenomenon of "quantum squeezing" to amplify and measure trillionths-of-a-meter motions of a lone trapped ...

Thu 20 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Einstein's relativity document gifted to Nobel museum

The Nobel Museum in Stockholm has been gifted Albert Einstein's first paper published after he received the Nobel Prize in 1922 and discussing his then still controversial relativity theory.

Thu 20 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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How a walk through CERN's corridors helped lead to the discovery of the gluon 40 years ago

Forty years ago, in 1979, experiments at the DESY laboratory in Germany provided the first direct proof of the existence of gluonsthe carriers of the strong force that "glue" quarks into protons, ...

Tue 18 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Cloudflare wants to protect the internet from quantum computing

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize health care, AI, financial modeling, weather simulation and more. It's also going to shake up encryption as we know it. Without ...

Fri 21 Jun 19 from Engadget

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Perfect Andreev reflection due to the Klein paradox in a topological superconducting state

Nature, Published online: 19 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1305-1Perfect transmission of electrons through a finite potential barrier between a normal metal and a topological ...

Wed 19 Jun 19 from Nature News

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