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Inventing a new kind of matter

Imagine a liquid that could move on its own. No need for human effort or the pull of gravity. You could put it in a container flat on a table, not touch it in any way, and it would still flow.

Fri 24 Mar 17 from

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Flash Physics: Laser wakefield delivers three beams, cat-litter nanosheets, Canada budget disappoints physicists

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Physics World

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In a quantum race everyone is both a winner and a loser

Our understanding of the world is mostly built on basic perceptions, such as that events follow each other in a well-defined order. Such definite orders are required in the macroscopic world, ...

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Mathematical framework explains diverse plant stem forms

It is well known that as plants grow, their stems and shoots respond to outside signals like light and gravity. But if plants all have similar stimuli, why are there so many different plant ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from

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[In Depth] In search for unseen matter, physicists turn to dark sector

Scientists hunting unseen dark matter are looking deeper into the shadows. With searches for a favored dark matter candidateweakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs)coming up empty, physicists ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Science Now

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Heisenberg's effect less certain

You can't break the laws of physics, but sometimes you can bend them. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Insights pave way for solar cells and photodetectors based on tunable nanoparticles

Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time ...

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A robust, two-ion quantum logic gate that operates in a microsecond is designed

The theory group led by Gonzalo Muga of the UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry has teamed up with the experimental group of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, ...

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Two Brookhaven Lab Physicists Named 2016 American Physical Society Fellows

Michiko Minty heads the group of physicists, engineers, and technicians at Brookhaven Lab responsible for designing, installing, operating, and maintaining equipment that monitors charged particle ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Newswise

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