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Scientists create possible precursor to life

How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but also researchers working with technology ...

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1980s aircraft helps quantum technology take flight

What does a 1980s experimental aircraft have to do with state-of-the art quantum technology? Lots, as shown by new research from the Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney, and ...

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Team untangles the biological effects of blue light

Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences have teased ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Seeking 'absolute zero', copper cube gets chillingly close

An Italian lab has cooled a cubic metre of copper to within a tiny fraction of "absolute zero", setting a world record, the National Nuclear Physics Institute said Tuesday.

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Puzzling new behaviour observed in high-temperature superconductors

An international team of researchers from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University and the Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland) has observed a new, unexpected ...

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New 100 Gbps high-speed transatlantic network to benefit science collaborations

Scientists across the U.S. will soon have access to new, ultra high-speed network links spanning the Atlantic Ocean, thanks to a project currently underway to extend ESnet (the U.S. Department ...

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Losing To Win

Provided By Florian Aigner, Vienna University of Technology What started out as a mathematical oddity, has now become a new kind of laser technology. Two years ago, physicists at TU Wien predicted ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from RedOrbit

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Viewpoint: Two Photons into One

The interaction between two individual photons in a nonlinear optical waveguide offers new possibilities for quantum information processing. Published Wed Oct 22, 2014

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Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time

Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Engadget

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How much the living room has changed over the years

Here's a clever ad from Philips for their smart Hue light bulbs. It shows how much the living room has changed since the invention of the light bulb: TVs get flattened, furniture evolves, people's ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Gizmodo

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