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Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Swiss scientists take a significant step in our understanding of superconductivity by studying the strange quantum events in a unique superconducting material.

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Quantum credit cards 'impossible to hack'

QUANTUM SECURITY: Researchers fighting identity theft and credit card fraud are bringing out the heavy guns.

Tue 16 Dec 14 from ABC Science

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What's next for the Large Hadron Collider?

The world's most powerful particle collider is waking up from a well-earned rest. After roughly two years of heavy maintenance, scientists have nearly doubled the power of the Large Hadron Collider ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Have a Very Marie Curie Christmas With These Nobel Physicist Snowflake Decorations

Because every scientist is unique in their own special way

Wed 17 Dec 14 from TIME

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Physics professor publishes exact solution to model Big Bang and quark gluon plasma

Unlike in mathematics, it is rare to have exact solutions to physics problems.

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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An Interview with Thomas Vidick on quantum code cracking

Quantum computers, looked to as the next generation of computing technology, are expected to one day vastly outperform conventional computers. Using the laws of quantum mechanics—the physics ...

Mon 15 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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NIST physicists build a watt balance using LEGO blocks to measure Planck's constant

(Phys.org)—A team of physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) outside of Washington D.C. has found a way to bring physics to the masses—they've designed and built ...

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Live images from inside materials

Furth, Germany (SPX) Dec 17, 2014 X-rays are a tried and tested way to investigate components and materials. Researchers are now developing an X-ray detector capable of delivering particularly ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from SpaceDaily

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With collider set to reboot, physicists look beyond the Higgs

So much for the warmup laps. Harvard physicists are looking with anticipation to the spring, when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Switzerland, fires up after a two-year hiatus for repairs ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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