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A new key to unlocking the mysteries of physics? Quantum turbulence

The recent discovery of the Higgs boson has confirmed theories about the origin of mass and, with it, offered the potential to explain other...

Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers

Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research...

Physicists produce a potentially revolutionary material: Artificial graphene

A new breed of ultra thin super-material has the potential to cause a technological revolution. "Artificial graphene" should lead to faster, smaller and lighter...

Quantum physics could make secure, single-use computer memories possible

Computer security systems may one day get a boost from quantum physics, as a result of recent research from the National Institute of Standards...

‘Shaken, not stirred’: Oscillator drives electron spin

Contrary to many textbook illustrations, electrons aren’t just balls floating around an atom. In quantum theory, they’re more like little tops, exhibiting “spin,” and...

Physicists unify the structure of scientific theories

Cornell physicists have figured out why science works. Or rather, they’ve posited a theory for why scientific theories work – a meta theory. Publishing online...

Well-connected hemispheres of Einstein’s brain may have sparked his brilliance

The left and right hemispheres of Albert Einstein's brain were unusually well connected to each other and may have contributed to his brilliance, according...

Indiana Jones meets George Jetson

A team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden has designed a microplasma source capable of exciting matter in a controlled, efficient way. This...

Particle physics-inspired art installation opens in London

The installation, ‘Covariance’, is housed beneath the London Canal Museum, King’s Cross, and will open to the public on Saturday 24 August. Commissioned by the...

Researchers propose a new system for quantum simulation

Researchers from the universities in Mainz, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Ulm have proposed a new platform for quantum simulation. In a theoretical paper recently published in...

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