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How Dogs Drink Revealed in Super Slo-Mo Video

It doesn't take scientific observation to know that dogs aren't the most graceful of drinkers. Blame it on their cheeks: dogs have what are called "incomplete cheeks," which allow them to open ...

2 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Beams come knocking on the LHC's door

Over the weekend, proton beams came knocking on the Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) door. Shooting from the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) and into the two LHC injection lines, the proton beams ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Viewpoint: Trapped Ions Make Impeccable Qubits

Qubits based on trapped ions can be prepared and manipulated with record-breaking accuracy, offering a promising scalable platform for quantum computing. Published Mon Nov 24, 2014

Mon 24 Nov 14 from APS Physics

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Solving Biology's Mysteries Using Quantum Mechanics

The new field of quantum biology applies the craziness of quantum physics to biology's most fundamental processes.

2 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Cooling with the coldest matter in the world

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Why does coffee spill more often than beer? (w/ Video)

Watch even the most careful waiter bring a cup of coffee to your table, and you'll realize that carrying liquid is not easy. When set in motion, the coffee starts sloshing, little waves appear, ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Magnetic fields and lasers elicit graphene secret

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have studied the dynamics of electrons from the "wonder material" graphene in a magnetic field for the first time. This led to the ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Measuring NIF's enormous shocks

NIF experiments generate enormous pressures—many millions of atmospheres—in a short time: just a few billionths of a second. When a pressure source of this type is applied to any material, the ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Why Dried Whiskey Under Microscope Looks Like Art

Dried whiskey looks like fine art when magnified thanks to its chemical composition and a cool aspect of fluid dynamics known as the Marangoni Effect. Continue reading â†'

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Discovery.com

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ONLINE EVENT TODAY: Aerodynamic Trucks, Espresso in Space, How Dogs Drink Water, Frog-Inspired Antifreeze and a Parasite's Unique Swim Stroke

Journalists are invited to participate in as interactive webcast streamed live from the 67th annual meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD), held November ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Newswise

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