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Fri 24 Mar 17 from Physics World

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Mathematical framework explains diverse plant stem forms

It is well known that as plants grow, their stems and shoots respond to outside signals like light and gravity. But if plants all have similar stimuli, why are there so many different plant ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from

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Heisenberg's effect less certain

You can't break the laws of physics, but sometimes you can bend them. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Insights pave way for solar cells and photodetectors based on tunable nanoparticles

Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from

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A robust, two-ion quantum logic gate that operates in a microsecond is designed

The theory group led by Gonzalo Muga of the UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry has teamed up with the experimental group of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from

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Results from the NEOS experiment on sterile neutrinos differ partly from the theoretical expectations

Dubbed as "ghost particles," neutrinos have no electric charge and their masses are so tiny that they are difficult to observe. The sun, nuclear reactors, supernovae explosions create them, ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from

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Two Brookhaven Lab Physicists Named 2016 American Physical Society Fellows

Michiko Minty heads the group of physicists, engineers, and technicians at Brookhaven Lab responsible for designing, installing, operating, and maintaining equipment that monitors charged particle ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Newswise

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Does the universe have a rest frame?

Physics is sometimes closer to philosophy when it comes to understanding the universe. Donald Chang from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China, attempts to elucidate whether ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from

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ATP hydrolysis energy explained through large-scale hybrid quantum / classical simulations

In ATP hydrolysis, water is used to split apart adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to create adenosine diphosphate (ADP) to get energy. ATP hydrolysis energy (AHE) is then used in the activities of ...

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