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Man builds James Bond laser watch, following web shooter and Wolverine claw success

Smart watches might be all the rage — but one German YouTuber has made one that could do something very stupid, recreating James Bond's laser watch and using it to burn items from meters away.

Fri 21 Nov 14 from The Independent

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Two new baryon particles discovered in agreement with York U prediction

Today an international team of researchers announced the discovery of two new particles in the baryon family, which makes them cousins of the familiar proton and neutron. The LHCb collaboration ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Quantum mechanical calculations reveal the hidden states of enzyme active sites

Enzymes carry out fundamental biological processes such as photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation and respiration, with the help of clusters of metal atoms as "active" sites. But scientists lack ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Us vs universe: Hold still while the Earth trembles

In the hunt for gravitational waves, tiny tremors set a limit on how sensitive any ground-based detector can be – so we've just got to go off-world (full text available to subscribers)

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Newscientist

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BICEP2 all over again? Researchers place Higgs boson discovery in doubt

At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe, faster is better. Faster means more powerful particle collisions and looking deeper into the makeup of matter. However, other researchers are proclaiming ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Experiment in Vienna Shows That Ground-to-Satellite Communication with Twisted Light is Possible

Researchers successfully transmit twisted light signals over turbulent Vienna.

Thu 20 Nov 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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'Cloaking' device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across continuous range of angles

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new technologies—to hide objects from view. The latest effort, ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Field-emission plug-and-play solution for microwave electron guns

On a quest to design an alternative to the two complex approaches currently used to produce electrons within microwave electron guns, a team of researchers from Euclid TechLabs and Argonne National ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Atomic clocks prove the stability of a fundamental physical constant

Are the fundamental constants really constant? Recent investigations carried out at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have shown that one essential fundamental constant – namely ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers create and control spin waves, lifting prospects for enhanced info processing

A team of New York University and University of Barcelona physicists has developed a method to control the movements occurring within magnetic materials, which are used to store and carry information. ...

Mon 17 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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