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'Optical fibre' made out of thin air

LASER BREAKTHROUGH: Scientists say they have turned thin air into an 'optical fibre' that can transmit and amplify light signals without the need for any cables.

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The birth of topological spintronics

The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic will be described in the journal Nature on July 24, 2014. The research, ...

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Could tailored golf balls improve putting performance?

Golfers could get tailored golf balls with more precise separation control for the best performance, new research suggests.

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The first direct-diode laser bright enough to cut and weld metal

Diode lasers—used in laser pointers, barcode scanners, DVD players, and other low-power applications—are perhaps the most efficient, compact, and low-cost lasers available.

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'Comb on a chip' powers new atomic clock design

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a new design for an atomic clock that is based on ...

Tue 22 Jul 14 from

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China plans super collider

Proposals for two accelerators could see country become collider capital of the world.

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Nature News

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Quantum leap in lasers brightens future for quantum computing

Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have devised a breakthrough laser that uses a single artificial atom to generate and emit particles of light. The laser may play a crucial role in the ...

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Boosting the force of empty space

Vacuum fluctuations may be among the most counter-intuitive phenomena of quantum physics. Theorists from the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel) and the Vienna University of Technology propose ...

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An optomechanical crystal to study interactions among colocalized photons and phonons

A photon is the quantum particle of light and electromagnetic radiation. A phonon is its equivalent when it comes to mechanical vibrations of matter and heat transmission. Although it might ...

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Chinese scientists search for evidence of dark matter particles with new underground PandaX detector

The new PandaX facility, located deep underground in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, hosts a large liquid-xenon detector designed to search for direct evidence of dark matter interactions ...

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