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The cosmic start of lightning
Even though lightning is a common phenomenon, the exact mechanism triggering a lightning discharge remains elusive. Scientists at the Dutch national research institute for mathematics CWI, the University of Groningen and ...
Physicists propose method to measure variations in the speed of light
Quantum computers could greatly accelerate machine learning
Photon 'afterglow' could transmit information without transmitting energy
How biological motors and molecules can be used to measure magnetic materials
Ludwig Maximilian University physicists were able to show how biological motors and molecules can be used to carry out precise measurements of magnetic materials.
A novel scheme to generate optical Schrodinger cat states leads to unprecedented size and preparation rate
A novel scheme to generate optical Schrödinger cat states leads to unprecedented size and preparation rate.
Researchers build new fermion microscope
Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without fermions, the physical world would not exist.
Fusion researchers use Titan supercomputer to burst helium bubbles
Scientists look to the stars when it comes to developing clean, virtually limitless energy. Though humanity understands how stars power themselves—nuclei of hydrogen and its isotopes fuse together in extreme conditions, ...
Giant structures called plasmoids could simplify the design of future tokamaks
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have for the first time simulated the formation of structures called "plasmoids" during Coaxial Helicity Injection (CHI), a process ...
The ins and outs of quantum chromodynamics
Quarks and antiquarks are the teeny, tiny building blocks with which all matter is built, binding together to form protons and neutrons in a process explained by quantum chromodynamics (QCD).