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Viewpoint: Diamond and Silicon Get Entangled

Two silicon-vacancy centers in diamond can emit photons that are indistinguishable—suggesting they have potential as building blocks for a diamond-based quantum computer. Published Thu Sep 11, ...

Thu 11 Sep 14 from APS Physics

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Polonium's most stable isotope gets revised half-life measurement

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have determined* that polonium-209, the longest-lived isotope of this radioactive heavy element, has a half-life about ...

Wed 10 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Experiment shows potential of X-ray laser to study complex, poorly understood materials

Plastics are made of polymers, which are a challenge for scientists to study. Their chainlike strands of thousands of atoms are tangled up in a spaghetti-like jumble, their motion can be measured ...

Thu 11 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Defying physics, engineers prove a magnetic field for light

In electronics, changing the path of electrons and manipulating how they flow is as easy as applying a magnetic field.

Thu 11 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems

Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter.

Tue 9 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Physicists build first 500 GHz photon switch

The work took nearly four years to complete and it opens a fundamentally new direction in photonics – with far-reaching potential consequences for the control of photons in optical fiber channels.

Wed 10 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Synopsis: Higgs Mass Comes into Clearer Focus

Improved analysis of CERN's data has tightened up the accuracy of the measurement of the Higgs boson's mass Published Tue Sep 09, 2014

Tue 9 Sep 14 from APS Physics

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Looking for novel forms of superconductivity: Two-dimensional electron liquids

Truly two-dimensional objects are rare. Even a thin piece of paper is trillions of atoms thick. When physicists do succeed in producing 2D systems, quantum interactions can lead to new phenomena ...

Tue 9 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers use math and observation to show neural networks in crustaceans have evolved to offer optimized swimming

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers made up of one biologist and four mathematicians has found an example of natural selection providing an organism with optimal behavior. In their paper published ...

Tue 9 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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