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'Cavity protection effect' helps to conserve quantum information

The electronics we use for our computers only knows two different states: zero or one. Quantum systems on the other hand can be in different states at once, they can store a superposition of ...

Sun 17 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too

Amid a neuroscience debate about how people and animals focus on distinct objects within cluttered scenes, some of the newest and best evidence comes from the way bats "see" with their ears, ...

Fri 15 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Collaborative Project on Ultrafast Dynamics of Atoms, Molecules, and Nanostructures

Kansas State University physicists and computer scientists are involved in a collaborative project to understand a long-lasting mystery: how light interacts with matter. Itzik Ben-Itzhak,...

Tue 19 Aug 14 from AZoNano

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Molecular engineers record an electron's quantum behavior

A team of researchers led by the University of Chicago has developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond. ...

Thu 14 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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A study of possible extended symmetries of field theoretic systems

Many physical systems, from superfluids to pi mesons, are understood to be manifestations of spontaneous symmetry breaking, whereby the symmetries of a system are not realized by its lowest ...

Fri 15 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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World's Fastest Camera Shoots 4.4 Trillion Images Per Second

Researchers in Japan have built a camera capable of recording 4.4 trillion frames per second, making it possible to visualize heat conduction and chemical reactions — things in nature once thought ...

Mon 18 Aug 14 from Discover Magazine

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Particle physicists measure the spin contribution of the proton's antiquark

What causes a proton to spin? This fundamental question has been a longstanding mystery in particle physics, although it was once thought that the answer would be fairly straightforward: The ...

Thu 14 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Raman Laser Could Identify Explosives at a Distance

A new technique that causes powders to emit laser light could distinguish a harmless substance from an explosive

Thu 14 Aug 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Lithium-based neutron detector named among Top 100 technologies of the year

Kansas State University engineers have developed a lithium-based neutron detector that is being recognized as one of the year's Top 100 newly developed technologies.

Wed 13 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Using antineutrinos to monitor nuclear reactors

State of reactor core could be verified from outside the facility

Tue 12 Aug 14 from Physics World

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