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Novel instrument probes close binary stars, may soon image exoplanets

Most stars in the galaxy are surrounded by swirling disks of dust, circling planets or other orbiting stars, yet astronomers have a hard time...

New graphene treatment could unleash new uses

Graphene, a two-dimensional array of carbon atoms, has shown great promise for a variety of applications, but for many suggested uses the material requires...

New theory may revolutionize superconductors

High-temperature superconductors exhibit a frustratingly varied catalog of odd behavior, such as electrons that arrange themselves into stripes or refuse to arrange themselves symmetrically...

Secret-keeping is exhausting

Stress from having to keep a secret – one’s sexual orientation, for example, or simply a forbidden word – can cause lapses in physical...

New milestone could help magnets end era of computer transistors

New work by researchers at UC Berkeley could soon transform the building blocks of modern electronics by making nanomagnetic switches a viable replacement for...

New hologram technology created with tiny nanoantennas

Researchers have created tiny holograms using a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution...

Teen night owls likely to perform worse academically, emotionally

Teenagers who go to bed late during the school year are more prone to academic and emotional difficulties in the long run, compared to...

Time is ripe for fire detection satellite

As firefighters emerge from another record wildfire season in the Western United States, University of California, Berkeley, scientists say it’s time to give them...

A Grand Unified Theory of Exotic Superconductivity?

Years of experiments on various types of high-temperature (high-Tc) superconductors—materials that offer hope for energy-saving applications such as zero-loss electrical power lines—have turned up...

Research finds that giving money to the poor reduces poverty

The classic proverb says: If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he...

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