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Physicists design quantum switches which can be activated by single photons

Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Impurity size affects performance of emerging superconductive material

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance – or possibly provide benefits – in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Real-life Spider-Man webshooter uses a coil gun instead of web fluid

In honor of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening tomorrow in Germany (among other places), German laser weapons hobbyist Patrick Priebe has just filled us in on his latest creation – it's a Spider-Man-inspired ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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New LED Lamps Could Help Save Money, Improve Safety

As we move more and more towards a paradigm shift in thinking, having a concern for the environment so that the next generation will have a place to live on earth, new advancements have been ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Ubergizmo

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With neutrons, scientists can now look for dark energy in the lab

It does not always take a huge accelerator to do particle physics: First results from a low energy, table top alterative takes validity of Newtonian gravity down by five orders of magnitude ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Future Nokia phones could send quantum-coded texts

A new system allows you to carry a quantum cryptographical key generator in your cellphone – and has already been patented by phone-maker Nokia

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Newscientist

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X-ray method could improve nuclear screening

Rapid imaging technique adapted from medical applications shows promise in detection of nuclear materials.

14 hours ago from Nature News

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Progress in the fight against quantum dissipation

(Phys.org) —Scientists at Yale have confirmed a 50-year-old, previously untested theoretical prediction in physics and improved the energy storage time of a quantum switch by several orders ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists capture ultrafast snapshots of light-driven superconductivity

A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity—the ability to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency—in a promising copper-oxide material.

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists observe quantum superconductor-metal transition and superconducting glass

An article published in Nature Physics on March 30, 2014, presents the results of the first experimental study of graphene-based quantum phase transition of the "superconductor-to-metal" type, ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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