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Ames Laboratory scientists named 'Most Influential Scientific Minds'

Thu 28 Aug 14 from (news wire)

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Laser pulse turns glass into a metal

For tiny fractions of a second, quartz glass can take on metallic properties, when it is illuminated be a laser pulse. This has been shown by calculations at the Vienna University of Technology. ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from

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Physicists propose superabsorption of light beyond the limits of classical physics

( —In a well-known quantum effect called superradiance, atoms can emit light at an enhanced rate compared to what is possible in classical situations. This high emission rate arises ...

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Laser device may one day put an end to finger-prick tests for diabetics

Finger-prick tests to monitor blood glucose levels can be the bane of a diabetic's life. In a move that could put an end to such tests in the future, researchers at Princeton University have ...

Fri 22 Aug 14 from Gizmag

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X-ray laser probes tiny quantum tornadoes in superfluid droplets

An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory revealed a well-organized 3-D grid of quantum "tornadoes" inside microscopic droplets of supercooled liquid helium ...

Thu 21 Aug 14 from

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World's coolest molecules

It's official. Yale physicists have chilled the world's coolest molecules.

Thu 21 Aug 14 from

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Scientists uncover clues to role of magnetism in iron-based superconductors

New measurements of atomic-scale magnetic behavior in iron-based superconductors by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University are challenging ...

Thu 21 Aug 14 from

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Calculating conditions at the birth of the universe

( —Using a calculation originally proposed seven years ago to be performed on a petaflop computer, Lawrence Livermore researchers computed conditions that simulate the birth of the ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from

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Water window imaging opportunity

Ever heard of the water window? It consists of radiations in the 3.3 to 4.4 nanometre range, which are not absorbed by the water in biological tissues. New theoretical findings show that it ...

Thu 21 Aug 14 from

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Researchers find first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms

Just as diamonds with perfect symmetry may be unusually brilliant jewels, the quantum world has a symmetrical splendor of high scientific value.

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