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Electrons at the speed limit

Electronic components have become faster and faster over the years, thus making powerful computers and other technologies possible. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now investigated how fast electrons ...

Fri 26 Aug 16 from

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'Stranger Things': How Realistic Are Parallel Worlds?

The strange parallel universe on the show "Stranger Things" has some similarities to concepts physicists have proposed in the past.

Thu 25 Aug 16 from

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Spherical tokamak as model for next steps in fusion energy

Among the top puzzles in the development of fusion energy is the best shape for the magnetic facility—or "bottle"—that will provide the next steps in the development of fusion reactors. Leading ...

Wed 24 Aug 16 from

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Giant two-atom molecules are the size of bacteria

Rydberg macrodimer is a quantum-mechanical gold mine

Thu 25 Aug 16 from Physics World

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Undergraduate Interns Learn From Summer Research

Thirty undergraduate students from around the country conducted hands-on research at SLAC this summer through the Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program.

Fri 26 Aug 16 from Newswise

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NIST's compact gyroscope may turn heads

Shrink rays may exist only in science fiction, but similar effects are at work in the real world at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Tue 23 Aug 16 from

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Study reveals new physics of how fluids flow in porous media

One of the most promising approaches to curbing the flow of human-made greenhouse gases into the atmosphere is to capture these gases at major sources, such as fossil-fuel-burning power plants, ...

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Light and matter merge in quantum coupling

Where light and matter intersect, the world illuminates. Where light and matter interact so strongly that they become one, they illuminate a world of new physics, according to Rice University ...

Mon 22 Aug 16 from

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Catching proteins in the act

Some of the fastest processes in our body run their course in proteins activated by light. The protein rhodopsin sees to it that our eyes can rapidly take in their ever-changing surroundings. ...

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