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Next-gen dark matter detector in a race to finish line

The race is on to build the most sensitive U.S.-based experiment designed to directly detect dark matter particles. Department of Energy officials have formally approved a key construction milestone ...

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Frequency combsŚon-chip integration on track

EPFL scientists have found a way to miniaturize frequency combs, realizing a new step toward miniaturization of such tools. Their device can measure light oscillations with a precision of 12 ...

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Will androids dream of quantum sheep?

Quantum replicants of responsive systems can be more efficient than classical models, say researchers from the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore, because classical models have to ...

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Physicists improve method for designing fusion experiments

"Measure twice, cut once" is an old carpenter's proverbŚa reminder that careful planning can save time and materials in the long run.

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Meet the atom

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Superconductivity with two-fold symmetryŚnew evidence for topological superconductor SrxBi2Se3

The study of topological superconductors (TSCs) is a hotspot in the field of condensed matter physics, and has drawn great attention in recent years. Now, Prof. Hai-Hu Wen's group from Nanjing ...

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New laser technology enables more sensitive gravitational-wave detectors

One year ago, the first direct detection of gravitational waves was announced. Laser experts from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI), from the ...

Fri 10 Feb 17 from

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Experts investigate how order emerges from chaos

Igor Kolokolov and Vladimir Lebedev, scientific experts from HSE's Faculty of Physics and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, have developed an analytical ...

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Researchers use artificial neural network to simulate a quantum many-body system

(ŚA pair of physicists with ETH Zurich has developed a way to use an artificial neural network to characterize the wave function of a quantum many-body system. In their paper published ...

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Peter Mansfield, Nobel winner for work on MRI, dies at 83

Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, has died at the age of 83.

Thu 9 Feb 17 from

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