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New 2-D quantum materials for nanoelectronics

MIT team provides theoretical roadmap to making 2-D electronics with novel properties. Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials […]

The fundamental constants are still constant

The fundamental constants are still constant

Are the fundamental constants really constant? Recent investigations carried out at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have shown that one essential fundamental constant – namely the mass ratio of protons to […]

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Spiral laser beam creates quantum whirlpool

Physicists at ANU have engineered a spiral laser beam and used it to create a whirlpool of hybrid light-matter particles called polaritons. “Creating circulating currents of polaritons – vortices – […]

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Recommendation theory

Model for evaluating product-recommendation algorithms suggests that trial and error get it right Devavrat Shah’s group at MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) specializes in analyzing how social […]

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A Piece of the Quantum Puzzle

UCSB physicists demonstrate the high level of controllability needed to explore ideas in quantum simulations While the Martinis Lab at UC Santa Barbara has been focusing on quantum computation, former postdoctoral […]

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New way to predict how traffic will flow

Model provides a more accurate tool for city planning, emergency evacuations, tracking disease spread. A reliable way of predicting the flow of traffic could be a great convenience for commuters, […]