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Inauguration of second neutrino detector for Double Chooz experiment

Work on a second neutrino detector has just been completed by CNRS and CEA near the Chooz nuclear power plant in northeastern France. Its measurements will supplement those of the first detector ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from

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Physicists solve longstanding puzzle of how moths find distant mates

( —The way in which male moths locate females flying hundreds of meters away has long been a mystery to scientists.

Tue 21 Oct 14 from

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Exploring X-ray phase tomography with synchrotron radiation

X-ray phase tomography is an imaging technique that uses penetrating X-rays to create volumetric views through "slices" or sections of soft biological tissues, such as tumors, and it offers ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from

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Exploring the fabric of time and space: upcoming physics webcast tackles quantum mechanics and spacetime

On November 6, join Dr. Nima Arkani-Hamed for a journey from the infinitesimal to the infinite as he explores the links between quantum mechanics and the fabric of our universe. Talking about ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from AlphaGalileo

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What happens when ultracold atomic spins are trapped in an optical lattice structure

Every electrical device, from a simple lightbulb to the latest microchips, is enabled by the movement of electrical charge, or current. The nascent field of 'spintronics' taps into a different ...

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Scientists create possible precursor to life

How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but also researchers working with technology ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from

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New 100 Gbps high-speed transatlantic network to benefit science collaborations

Scientists across the U.S. will soon have access to new, ultra high-speed network links spanning the Atlantic Ocean, thanks to a project currently underway to extend ESnet (the U.S. Department ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from

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1980s aircraft helps quantum technology take flight

What does a 1980s experimental aircraft have to do with state-of-the art quantum technology? Lots, as shown by new research from the Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney, and ...

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Team untangles the biological effects of blue light

Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences have teased ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Seeking 'absolute zero', copper cube gets chillingly close

An Italian lab has cooled a cubic metre of copper to within a tiny fraction of "absolute zero", setting a world record, the National Nuclear Physics Institute said Tuesday.

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