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More evidence to support quantum theory's 'spooky action at a distance'

Experiment plugs loopholes in test of weirdest aspect of quantum theory

Fri 28 Aug 15 from Science Now

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Boeing's laser sentry gun takes out drones in seconds

Two summers ago, we showed you an awesome Nerf sentry gun that could track opponents and nail them with foam darts. Today, we’ve got the military equivalent: a laser turret that can down ...

Fri 28 Aug 15 from

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Seeing quantum motion

Consider the pendulum of a grandfather clock. If you forget to wind it, you will eventually find the pendulum at rest, unmoving. However, this simple observation is only valid at the level of ...

Fri 28 Aug 15 from

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Antimatter catches a wave: Accelerating positrons with plasma is a step toward smaller, cheaper particle colliders

A study led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of California, Los Angeles has demonstrated a new, efficient way ...

Wed 26 Aug 15 from

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New theory leads to radiationless revolution

Physicists have found a radical new way confine electromagnetic energy without it leaking away, akin to throwing a pebble into a pond with no splash.

Thu 27 Aug 15 from

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Evidence suggests subatomic particles could defy the standard model

The Standard Model of particle physics, which explains most of the known behaviors and interactions of fundamental subatomic particles, has held up remarkably well over several decades. This ...

Thu 27 Aug 15 from

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World's thinnest diffraction gratings made from graphene

Ultrathin nano-gratings produce high-contrast interference patterns of massive molecules.

Fri 28 Aug 15 from Nanotechweb

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Tri Alpha Energy reportedly makes important breakthrough in developing fusion reactor

(—Science Magazine is reporting that physicists working at Tri Alpha Energy in Los Angeles have succeeded in building a device that held a ball of superheated hydrogen and boron for ...

Wed 26 Aug 15 from

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Study shows nesting under white lights causes increased hormone levels in songbirds

(—A small team of researchers with members from The Netherlands Institute of Ecology, the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and Wageningen University has found that wild great tits ...

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Scientists find new way to detect ortho-para conversion in water

New research by scientists from the University of Southampton has found that water molecules react differently to electric fields, which could provide a new way to study spin isomers at the ...

Tue 25 Aug 15 from

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