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Split-second imaging reveals molecular changes involved in vision

Every process that sustains life is carried out by proteins. But understanding how these complex molecules do their jobs depends on learning the arrangement of their atoms—and how the structure ...

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IBM invites users to test its quantum computer

IBM on Wednesday opened its quantum computer processor to anyone who wants to try what is expected to be a new kind of computing with enormously improved power and speed.

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Getting a better measure of spin with diamond

Diamonds are one of the most coveted gemstones. But while some may want the perfect diamond for its sparkle, physicists covet the right diamonds to perfect their experiments. The gem is a key ...

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Disposable laser produced with inkjet printing tech

Most of the lasers used in items such as DVD players or optical mice are inorganic. They last much longer than organic lasers (which utilize carbon-based materials to amplify light), ...

Wed 4 May 16 from Gizmag

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A compact, efficient single photon source that operates at ambient temperatures on a chip

Quantum information science and technology has emerged as a new paradigm for dramatically faster computation and secure communication in the 21st century. At the heart of any quantum system ...

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Scientists challenge conventional wisdom to improve predictions of the bootstrap current at the edge of fusion plasmas

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have challenged understanding of a key element in fusion plasmas. At issue has been an accurate ...

Tue 3 May 16 from

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Quantum logical operations realized with single photons

Scientists from all over the world are working on concepts for future quantum computers and their experimental realization. Commonly, a typical quantum computer is considered to be based on ...

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Einstein's Equivalence Principle Put to Test

An orbital experiment is about to test to see if objects really fall at same speed in a gravitational field -- or wither some exotic physics may be detected.

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Possible new particle from LHC has physicists cautiously excited

Surprising readings from December just won't go away -- and unlike the LHC's last big particle, this one would upset physics rather than confirming it.

Tue 3 May 16 from Extremetech

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