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Biologists uncover molecular mechanism that regulates animal's ability to sense the rate of temperature change

In classic experiments on frogs, scientists found that the amphibians' urge to escape from dangerously hot water decreased significantly when the water temperature rose very gradually.

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Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor sets world record on final day of operation

On Friday, Sept. 30, at 9:25 p.m. EDT, scientists and engineers at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world record ...

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Scientists create most efficient quantum cascade laser ever

A team of UCF researchers has produced the most efficient quantum cascade laser ever designed - and done it in a way that makes the lasers easier to manufacture.

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A new class of materials could realize quantum computers

Scientists at EPFL and PSI have discovered a new class of materials that can prove ideal for the implementation of spintronics.

Fri 21 Oct 16 from

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Approach to carbon atom breakup yields clues relevant to fusion reactions and astrophysics phenomena

Regardless of the scenario, breaking up is dramatic. Take for example the case of carbon (12C) splitting into three nuclei of helium. Until now, due to the poor quality of data and limited detection ...

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Diamonds aren't forever: Team create first quantum computer bridge

By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to ...

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JILA's superradiant laser may one day boost atomic clocks

JILA physicists have demonstrated a novel laser design based on synchronized emissions of light from the same type of atoms used in advanced atomic clocks. The laser could be stable enough to ...

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Lego-like wall produces acoustic holograms

Research Triangle engineers have developed a simple, energy-efficient way to create three-dimensional acoustic holograms. The technique could revolutionize applications ranging from home stereo ...

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Experiment to weigh 'ghost particles' starts in Germany

Scientists in Germany have flipped the switch on a 60 million euro ($66 million) machine designed to help determine the mass of the universe's lightest particle.

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Spinning semen provides a measurement of fertility

The maths of collective behavior has provided a new technique for selecting the best semen for artificial insemination in livestock.

Fri 14 Oct 16 from Medical Xpress

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