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Physicists control transitions between different states of matter

An international group of physicists managed for the first time to experimentally observe the transition between two states of matter, propagating polariton-solitons and a Bose-Einstein condensate. ...

Mon 23 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Quantum radar to render stealth technologies ineffective

Stealth technology may not be very stealthy in the future thanks to a US$2.7-million project by the Canadian Department of National Defence to develop a new quantum radar system. The ...

Wed 25 Apr 18 from Gizmag

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Dark Photons Probably Don't Exist, and If They Did, They'd Be Super Weird

A measurement of the fine structure constant puts significant limitations on the existence of these dark partners to ordinary light particles.

Tue 24 Apr 18 from SPACE.com

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Controlled nuclear transition for vastly more accurate clocks

A Russian scientist from Skobelitsyn Research Institute of Nuclear Physics, MSU theoretically substantiated that the speed of transition of thorium-229 from ground to excited state may be managed ...

Wed 25 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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How to verify nuclear treaties without giving away secrets

During the historic nuclear arms negotiations in the 1980s between the United States and the Soviet Union, "trust, but verify" became a common phrase. Today, with control of the spread ...

Sun 22 Apr 18 from Gizmag

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Cosmological inflation reproduced in a lab

Ultra-cold subatomic particles used to model the period immediately following the Big Bang. Lauren Fuge reports.

Wed 25 Apr 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Study recommends strong role for national labs in 'second laser revolution'

A new study calls for the U.S. to step up its laser R&D efforts to better compete with major overseas efforts to build large, high-power laser systems, and notes progress and milestones at the ...

Fri 20 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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New testing of model improves confidence in the performance of ITER

Scientists seeking to bring fusionthe power that drives the sun and starsdown to Earth must first make the state of matter called plasma superhot enough to sustain fusion reactions. That calls ...

Sat 21 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Writing and deleting magnets with lasers

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia have found a way to write and delete ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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