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Physicists explain fireballs erupting from grapes in microwave oven

A trio of researchers with McMaster, Concordia and Trent Universities has solved the mystery of why pairs of grapes ignite into fireballs when cooked together in a microwave oven. In their paper ...

Tue 19 Feb 19 from

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Correlated nucleons may solve 35-year-old mystery

A careful re-analysis of data taken at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has revealed a possible link between correlated protons and neutrons in the nucleus ...

Wed 20 Feb 19 from

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A call for a theoretical framework to address replication crisis facing the psychological sciences

A pair of researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Harvard University has published a Perspective piece in the journal Nature Human Behavior suggesting a possible ...

Mon 18 Feb 19 from

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Water is more homogeneous than expected

In order to explain the known anomalies in water, some researchers assume that water consists of a mixture of two phases, even under ambient conditions. However, new X-ray spectroscopic analyses ...

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A qualitative model to describe microscopic 'jumps' by adhesive tape unwinding from a roll

A team of researchers from Universite de Lyon and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique has developed a qualitative model to describe microscopic "jumps" that happen when adhesive tape ...

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In the blink of an eye: Team uses quantum of light to create new quantum simulator

Imagine being stuck inside a maze and wanting to find your way out. How would you proceed? The answer is trial and error. This is how traditional computers with classical algorithms operate ...

Tue 19 Feb 19 from

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Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions

In our daily lives, we can find many examples of manipulation of reflected waves, such as mirrors, or reflective surfaces for sound that improve auditorium acoustics. When a wave impinges on ...

Mon 18 Feb 19 from

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Physicists 'flash-freeze' crystal of 150 ions

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have "flash-frozen" a flat crystal of 150 beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms), opening new possibilities for simulating ...

Wed 20 Feb 19 from

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Superconduction—why does it have to be so cold?

Currently, there is no precise computation method to describe superconducting materials. TU Wien has now made a major advance towards achieving this goal and, at the same time, has furthered ...

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Jazzy superconductivity wins 11th Dance your PhD prize

Annual award sees scientists explain their work through the medium of interpretive dance

Tue 19 Feb 19 from Chemistry World

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