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One of the most important challenges for successful commercialization of fusion power is the development of materials that can tolerate the extreme conditions of elevated temperatures and high particle flux of hydrogen isotopes ...
Scientists one step closer to mimicking gamma-ray bursts
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Demonstration of room temperature spin transport in germanium
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Quantum computers could greatly accelerate machine learning
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A new theory says dark matter acts remarkably similar to subatomic particles known to science since the 1930s.
Dense star clusters shown to be binary black hole factories
The coalescence of two black holes—a very violent and exotic event—is one of the most sought-after observations of modern astronomy. But, as these mergers emit no light of any kind, finding such elusive events has been ...
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.