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Demonstration of room temperature spin transport in germanium
Universe may be on the brink of collapse (on the cosmological timescale)
New method to better understand atomic nuclei
The precise structure of atomic nuclei is an old problem that has not been fully solved yet, and it also constitutes a current research focus in the field of natural sciences. Together with colleagues from Bonn University, ...
Best precision yet for neutrino measurements at Daya Bay
In the Daya Bay region of China, about 55 kilometers northeast of Hong Kong, a research project is underway to study ghostlike, elusive particles called neutrinos. Today, the international Daya Bay Collaboration announces ...
Physicists propose method to measure variations in the speed of light
Quantum computers could greatly accelerate machine learning
Physicists catch a magnetic wave that offers promise for more energy-efficient computing
A team of physicists has taken pictures of a theorized but previously undetected magnetic wave, the discovery of which offers the potential to be an energy-efficient means to transfer data in consumer electronics.
Photon 'afterglow' could transmit information without transmitting energy
Déjà-vu, new theory says dark matter acts like well-known particle
A new theory says dark matter acts remarkably similar to subatomic particles known to science since the 1930s.
Extreme density—approaching a poorly understood state of matter
Warm dense matter displays characteristics of all other physical states at the same time, in apparent contradiction. The Kiel-based scientists have now developed a new simulation technique which overcomes the inaccuracies ...