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Why a latte is less likely to spill than a coffee

Carrying a full cup of coffee from the kitchen to the dining room can be precarious for a sleepy-eyed caffeine addict who might accidentally send a wave of java sloshing over the rim. But add ...

Tue 24 Feb 15 from

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A step closer to explaining high-temperature superconductivity?

Physicists near the next-to-last milestone in simulating the materials with laser light

Fri 27 Feb 15 from Science Now

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Rapid data transfer thanks to quantum physics

RUB engineers have developed a new concept for accelerating data transfer in server farms. To this end, the team at the Chair of Photonics and Terahertz Technology applies a quantum-mechanical ...

Wed 25 Feb 15 from

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Losing 1 electron switches magnetism on in dichromium

The scientists used the unique Nanocluster Trap experimental station at the BESSY II synchrotron radiation source at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and published their results in the Journal Angewandte ...

Mon 23 Feb 15 from

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Quantum many-body systems on the way back to equilibrium

Considering that one cubic centimetre of matter already contains about 1019 to 1023 particles, it is hard to imagine that physicists nowadays can prepare ensembles comprising only some hundred, ...

Mon 23 Feb 15 from

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Flow frames put honey on tap directly from the beehive

A new invention by two Australian beekeepers is claimed to be able to siphon honey straight from a beehive without opening the lid or disturbing the bees inside. When a tap attached to a specifically ...

Tue 17 Feb 15 from Gizmag

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Screwed-up Beam smart projector works in any light socket

Beam is a new projector that functions a little differently than others on the market. Not only can it be plugged into a traditional power outlet, but it can also screw directly into a light ...

Wed 18 Feb 15 from Gizmag

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Researchers first to observe Higgs boson analogue in superconductors

The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson - the "God particle" believed responsible for all the mass in the universe - took place in 2012 at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, an underground ...

Thu 19 Feb 15 from

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Building a more versatile frequency comb

Frequency combs are the rulers of light. By counting a wavelength's many oscillations, they measure distance and time with extraordinary precision and speed.

Tue 17 Feb 15 from

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Igniting the air for atmospheric research

Scientists from Vienna and Moscow have created a high-energy mid-infrared laser powerful enough to create shining filaments in the air. Such devices could be used to detect chemical substances ...

Wed 18 Feb 15 from

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