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Physicists Make 'Quark Soup' to Study the Early Universe

By slamming small particles into heavy gold nuclei at nearly the speed of light, scientists have created tiny, ultra-hot droplets of a bizarre type of matter called a quark-gluon plasma (QGP), ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Discover Magazine

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Lasers help keep CubeSats on target to handle large data downlinks

An MIT team is working on a new aiming system that will allow CubeSats to use lasers for high-bandwidth communications with Earth. The new laser-pointing platform uses a second directional ...

23 hours ago from Gizmag

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"Friendly" EMP generator to help protect electronics against electromagnetic attack

Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons might be a staple of movies and video games, but they pose a very real threat. With just about every facet of modern society reliant on electronic ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Gizmag

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Networking goes quantum

A scientist involved in expanding quantum communication to a network of users, is continuing his work at the University of Bristol.

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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A space playground for the fourth state of matter

A recipe to understand atomic structures:

Fri 14 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Most powerful gravitational waves event stands out among four new detections

It's been more than three years since astronomers first detected gravitational waves – ripples in the very fabric of spacetime caused by some of the biggest cataclysms in the cosmos. ...

Mon 3 Dec 18 from Gizmag

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A New Generation of Atomic Clocks Could Help Find Dark Matter

Detecting Dark Matter For years, researchers have been hunting for dark matter, which is thought to make up about 27 percent of the entire known universe. Now, an innovative team of scientists ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Discover Magazine

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When heat ceases to be a mystery, spintronics becomes more real

The development of spintronics depends on materials that guarantee control over the flow of magnetically polarized currents. However, it is hard to talk about control when the details of heat ...

Fri 14 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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New optical device brings quantum computing a step closer

An international team of researchers has taken a big step closer to creating an optical quantum computer, which has the potential to engineer new drugs and optimise energy-saving methods.

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Atoms stand in for electrons in system for probing high-temperature superconductors

High-temperature superconductors have the potential to transform everything from electricity transmission and power generation to transportation.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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