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Japanese basket pattern inspires new material

Researchers produce a metal with exotic electrical properties by mimicking a pattern from Japanese basket-weaving.

Tue 20 Mar 18 from BBC News

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Scientists use diamond in world's first continuous room-temperature solid-state maser

The maser (microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation), the older microwave frequency sibling of the laser, was invented in 1954. However unlike lasers, which have become widespread, ...

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COSMIC impact: Next-gen X-ray microscopy platform now operational

A next-generation X-ray beamline now operating at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) brings together a unique set of capabilities to measure the ...

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Japan is commissioning the world’s most powerful nuclear fusion research supercomputer

Japan is launching a Cray XC50 supercomputer for advanced nuclear fusion research, which will begin production this year. While the Cray XC50 supercomputer is far from the most ...

Mon 19 Mar 18 from The Verge

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Nanowire-zapping lasers unlock micro-scale nuclear fusion efficiency record

Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) have broken the efficiency record for nuclear fusion on the micro-scale. Using an ultra-fast, high-powered tabletop laser, the team's results ...

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Gizmag

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New artificial intelligence technique dramatically improves the quality of medical imaging

A radiologist's ability to make accurate diagnoses from high-quality diagnostic imaging studies directly impacts patient outcome. However, acquiring sufficient data to generate the best quality ...

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US Air Force to begin fighter-mounted laser testing this summer

The US Air Force will this summer begin testing a laser that will be mounted on an F-15 warplane, an official said Monday.

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YouTube's 'Dark Mode' feature arrives on iOS devices

If you're a regular YouTube viewer, you've probably already heard of the platform's "Dark Mode" functionality. Though the feature started as part of a limited test in April ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Techspot

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Depth-sensing imaging system can peer through fog

MIT researchers have developed a system that can produce images of objects shrouded by fog so thick that human vision can't penetrate it. It can also gauge the objects' distance.

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Chirping is welcome in birds but not in fusion devices—scientists show that weak turbulence makes chirping more likely

Birds do it and so do doughnut-shaped fusion facilities called "tokamaks." But tokamak chirping— a rapidly changing frequency wave that can be far above what the human ear can detect—is ...

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