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Wild boars and wart hogs may have an internal compass

New research suggests for the first time that wild boars and wart hogs have an internal magnetic compass that helps them orient themselves as they forage for food and inhabit new areas.

Wed 22 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Understanding rogue ocean waves may be simple after all

An international team of scientists has developed a relatively simple mathematical explanation for the rogue ocean waves that can develop seemingly out of nowhere to sink ships and overwhelm ...

Tue 21 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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'Lab in a plasma bubble' could improve cancer care

4.5m Strathclyde-led project will offer benefits ranging from academic research to medicine and industry.

Wed 22 Jun 16 from optics.org

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Titan shines light on high-temperature superconductor pathway

When physicists Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Muller discovered the first high-temperature superconductors in 1986, it didn't take much imagination to envision the potential technological benefits ...

Mon 20 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Electropermanent magnet actuation for droplet ferromicrofluidics

A team of researchers from Stanford University, Stanford, California have demonstrated magnetic actuation of microfluidic water droplets using miniature EPMs and oil-based ferrofluids. Water ...

Mon 20 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Viewpoint: Hiding a Quantum Cache in Diamonds

Author(s): Simon BenjaminEntanglement purification, a vital enabler for practical quantum networks, has been shown to be feasible with secluded nuclear memories in diamond.[Physics 9, 69] Published ...

Wed 22 Jun 16 from APS Physics

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Marrying superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates

Chapman University Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS) member Yutaka Shikano, Ph.D., recently had research published in Scientific Reports. Superconductors are one of the most remarkable phenomena ...

Fri 17 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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A new trick for controlling emission direction in microlasers

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found a way to give photons, or light packets, their marching orders.

Fri 17 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Scientists seek new physics using ORNL's intense neutrino source

Soon to be deployed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is an experiment to explore new physics associated with neutrinos. The Precision Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment, ...

Fri 17 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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