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Could optical clocks redefine the length of a second?

GPS-based navigation, communication systems, electrical power grids and financial networks all rely on the precise time kept by a network of around 500 atomic clocks located around the world.

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Has a Hungarian physics lab found a fifth force of nature?

Radioactive decay anomaly could imply a new fundamental force, theorists say.

12 hours ago from Nature News

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New tabletop instrument tests electron mobility for next-generation electronics

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, with facilities in Florida and New Mexico, offers scientists access to enormous machines that create record-setting magnetic fields. The strong magnetic ...

Tue 24 May 16 from Phys.org

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Closing in on the elusive rotational-vibrational CH5+ spectra

Protonated methane, a.k.a. CH5+, is a highly unusual molecule that scientists and astronomers suspect may be found within the interstellar medium where stars and planets are formed.

Tue 24 May 16 from Phys.org

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Revealing the nature of magnetic interactions in manganese oxide

For nearly 60 years, scientists have been trying to determine how manganese oxide (MnO) achieves its long-range magnetic order of alternating up and down electron spins. Now, a team of scientists ...

Tue 24 May 16 from Phys.org

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How much can a mode-2 wave move?

Look out over the ocean and you might get the impression that it's a mass of water acting as a single entity. However, the world's oceans are made up of layers of different densities, called ...

Tue 24 May 16 from Phys.org

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Researchers propose new method for creating extremely strong spin currents

In our computer chips, information is transported in form of electrical charge. Electrons or other charge carriers have to be moved from one place to another. For years scientists have been ...

Tue 24 May 16 from Phys.org

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1922 chemistry Nobel medal up for auction

Prize awarded for the discovery of non-radioactive isotopes expected to sell for 200,000

Tue 24 May 16 from Chemistry World

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Team creates new method to control quantum systems

Dartmouth College researchers have discovered a method to design faster pulses, offering a new way to accurately control quantum systems.

Mon 23 May 16 from Phys.org

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Attosecond physics: A switch for light-wave electronics

Light waves could in principle be used to drive future transistors. Since the electromagnetic waves of light oscillate approximately one million times in a billionth of a second, i.e. at petahertz ...

Mon 23 May 16 from Phys.org

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