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How biological motors and molecules can be used to measure magnetic materials
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Metamaterial undermines 250-year-old construction principles
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Researchers align atomic friction experiment
Working together to study friction on the atomic scale, researchers at UC Merced and the University of Pennsylvania have conducted the first atomic-scale experiments and simulations of friction at overlapping speeds.
Controlling interactions between distant qubits
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Light, meet matter: Single-photon quantum memory in diamond optical phonons at room temperature
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New tabletop detector 'sees' single electrons
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