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Training surgeons like dogs, icky money win 2019 Ig Nobels

Training surgeons is as easy as training dolphins or dogs.

Fri 13 Sep 19 from

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Physicists Finally Nail the Protonĺs Size, and Hope Dies

A new measurement seems to eliminate an anomaly that has captivated physicists for nearly a decade.

14 hours ago from Wired Science Blogs

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Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce electricity from heat

An international team of researchers has observed that local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic materialŚwhere spins weren't thought ...

Fri 13 Sep 19 from

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The key to bigger quantum computers could be to build them like Lego

A startup called Quantum Circuits is networking mini quantum devices together to create computers it will claims will be easier to scale up than rival machines.

Fri 13 Sep 19 from MIT Technology Review

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JILA's novel atomic clock design offers 'tweezer' control

JILA physicists have demonstrated a novel atomic clock design that combines near-continuous operation with strong signals and high stability, features not previously found together in a single ...

Thu 12 Sep 19 from

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Researchers produce synthetic Hall Effect to achieve one-way radio transmission

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have replicated one of the most well-known electromagnetic effects in physics, the Hall Effect, using radio waves (photons) instead ...

Thu 12 Sep 19 from

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Scientists Seek to Harness the Power of Accelerators for Environmental Remediation

Two Jefferson Lab accelerator scientists have received funding to design accelerators that could be used for wastewater treatment, flue-gas cleanup and beyond.

Fri 13 Sep 19 from Newswise

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Keep quantum computing global and open

Nature, Published online: 11 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02675-5The race to cash in is draining universities of talent, fracturing the field and closing off avenues ...

Wed 11 Sep 19 from Nature News

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IBM, Fraunhofer partner on German-backed quantum computing research push

IBM is joining forces with a German research institute to explore the potential of quantum computing, as the government in Berlin backs research in the field to the tune of 650 million euros ...

Tue 10 Sep 19 from Reuters Technology

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