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Theory of the strong interaction verified

The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence possible. Eighty ...

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How to entangle nearly 3000 atoms using a single photon

Record-breaking result could lead to better atomic clocks

23 hours ago from Physics World

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Flocks of starlings ride the wave to escape

Why does it seem as if a dark band ripples through a flock of European starlings that are steering clear of a falcon or a hawk? It all lies in the birds' ability to quickly and repeatedly dip ...

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Using magnetic fields to understand high-temperature superconductivity

Taking our understanding of quantum matter to new levels, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are exposing high-temperature superconductors to very high magnetic fields, changing the ...

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A new kind of light bulb traps insects that carry vector-borne diseases

How many researchers does it take to change a light bulb? And how many lives could they save by changing it?

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Quantum compute this—Mathematicians build code to take on toughest of cyber attacks

Washington State University mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer.

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Hydrodynamics approaches to granular matter

Sand, rocks, grains, salt or sugar are what physicists call granular media. A better understanding of granular media is important - particularly when mixed with water and air, as it forms the ...

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Fluctuation X-ray scattering

In biology, materials science and the energy sciences, structural information provides important insights into the understanding of matter. The link between a structure and its properties can ...

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How particle accelerator maths helped me fix my Wi-Fi

Electromagnetic radiation – it might sound like something that you'd be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world ...

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Large Hadron Collider: atom smashing delayed by short circuit

The restart of the Large Hadron Collider, after it has been turned off for two years, has been delayed by a short circuit in in one of its electromagnets.

Wed 25 Mar 15 from The Independent

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