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Withings' New Pulse Adds an O2 Monitor So You Can Breathe Easy

Last year, Withings' Pulse fitness monitor impressed us with the plethora of data it collects—including, as the name suggests, your pulse. This year's update adds yet one more handy feature: ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Gizmodo

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Quantum simulators developed to study inaccessible physical systems

Quantum simulators recreate the behaviour on a microscopic scale of biological and quantum systems and even of particles moving at the speed of light. The exact knowledge of these systems will ...

Wed 23 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Grasp of SQUIDs dynamics facilitates eavesdropping

Theoretical physicists are currently exploring the dynamics of a very unusual kind of device called a SQUID. This Superconducting Quantum Interference Device is a highly sensitive magnetometer ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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A new key to unlocking the mysteries of physics? Quantum turbulence

The recent discovery of the Higgs boson has confirmed theories about the origin of mass and, with it, offered the potential to explain other scientific mysteries.

Mon 21 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Computer-assisted accelerator design

Stephen Brooks uses his own custom software tool to fire electron beams into a virtual model of proposed accelerator designs for eRHIC. The goal: Keep the cost down and be sure the beams will ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Something strange in the neighborhood

This past weekend, hundreds lined up to get into an art exhibit in Lower Manhattan. But this wasn't a typical gallery opening. There were no hors d'oeuvres or cocktails, and well-heeled ...

Wed 23 Apr 14 from The Verge

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'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning

The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Impurity size affects performance of emerging superconductive material

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance – or possibly provide benefits – in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Real-life Spider-Man webshooter uses a coil gun instead of web fluid

In honor of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening tomorrow in Germany (among other places), German laser weapons hobbyist Patrick Priebe has just filled us in on his latest creation – it's a Spider-Man-inspired ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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