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Lockheed Martin conducts flight tests of aircraft laser turret for DARPA

Lockheed Martin, in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the University of Notre Dame, has demonstrated the airworthiness of a new beam control turret being developed ...

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Making quantum dots glow brighter

Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material ...

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Team finds elusive quantum transformations near absolute zero

Heat drives classical phase transitions—think solid, liquid, and gas—but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops. If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable, ...

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New camera sheds light on mate choice of swordtail fish

We have all seen a peacock show its extravagant, colorful tail feathers in courtship of a peahen. Now, a group of researchers have used a special camera developed by an engineer at Washington ...

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Three photons entangled, not just two

Physicists have found a way to entangle a trio of photons, but it works only once in every quadrillion attempts.

10 hours ago from ScienceNews

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From whales to larvae, study finds common principles at work in swimming

At nearly 100 feet long and weighing as much as 170 tons, the blue whale is the largest creature on the planet, and by far the heaviest living thing ever seen on Earth. So there's no way it ...

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True Random Numbers From Your Smartphone Camera?

CMOS smartphone cameras are sensitive enough to catch some of the quantum nature of light and turn it into data-securing random numbers

11 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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The sound of an atom has been captured

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom. They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound ...

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Fluid mechanics suggests alternative to quantum orthodoxy

The central mystery of quantum mechanics is that small chunks of matter sometimes seem to behave like particles, sometimes like waves. For most of the past century, the prevailing explanation ...

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New family of materials for energy-efficient information storage and processing

Switching the polarity of a magnet using an electric field (magnetoelectric memory [MEM] effect), can be a working principle of the next-generation technology for information processing and ...

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