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It's particle-hunting season! NYU scientists launch Higgs Hunters Project

New York University scientists and their colleagues have launched the Higgs Hunters project, which will allow members of the general public to study images recorded at the Large Hadron Collider ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers find qubits based on trapped ions offer a promising scalable platform for quantum computing

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers working at the University of Oxford has found that quantum bits (qubits) based on trapped calcium ions can be both manipulated and fashioned to store qubits ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Cooling with the coldest matter in the world

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Astrophysicist says wormholes of 'Interstellar' unlikely to exist

Brooks HaysWASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The expert who oversaw the scientific bonafides of the movie "Interstellar" suggests traversable wormholes are unlikely to ever be a reality.

Tue 25 Nov 14 from UPI

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Magnetic fields and lasers elicit graphene secret

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have studied the dynamics of electrons from the "wonder material" graphene in a magnetic field for the first time. This led to the ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Measuring NIF's enormous shocks

NIF experiments generate enormous pressures—many millions of atmospheres—in a short time: just a few billionths of a second. When a pressure source of this type is applied to any material, the ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Why Dried Whiskey Under Microscope Looks Like Art

Dried whiskey looks like fine art when magnified thanks to its chemical composition and a cool aspect of fluid dynamics known as the Marangoni Effect. Continue reading â†'

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Discovery.com

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ONLINE EVENT TODAY: Aerodynamic Trucks, Espresso in Space, How Dogs Drink Water, Frog-Inspired Antifreeze and a Parasite's Unique Swim Stroke

Journalists are invited to participate in as interactive webcast streamed live from the 67th annual meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD), held November ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Newswise

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Man builds James Bond laser watch, following web shooter and Wolverine claw success

Smart watches might be all the rage — but one German YouTuber has made one that could do something very stupid, recreating James Bond's laser watch and using it to burn items from meters away.

Fri 21 Nov 14 from The Independent

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Reasons Serious Scientists Should Not Fear The Winnower and other OA Open Review Journals.

I have been given the privilege of publishing during the Beta test period in the Open Access journal The Winnower for no cost but my time and care.  I was also given assistance ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Science 2.0

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