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0.2 second test for explosive liquids

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since a failed terrorist attack in 2006, plane passengers have not been able to carry bottles of liquid through security at airports, leaving some parched at the airport and others having ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in General Physics
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CERN boss wants to bid for linear collider

CERN’s director general Rolf-Dieter Heuer will push for the linear collider, the next big experiment in particle physics after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), to be built at the Geneva lab. Heuer made his call to situate ...

dateSep 16, 2009 in General Physics
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Beyond the looking glass...

While the researchers can't promise delivery to a parallel universe or a school for wizards, books like Pullman's Dark Materials and JK Rowling's Harry Potter are steps closer to reality now that researchers ...

dateAug 13, 2009 in General Physics
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Quantum goes massive

(PhysOrg.com) -- An astrophysics experiment in America has demonstrated how fundamental research in one subject area can have a profound effect on work in another as the instruments used for the Laser Interferometer ...

dateJul 16, 2009 in Quantum Physics
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Researchers unite to distribute quantum keys

Researchers from across Europe have united to build the largest quantum key distribution network ever built. The efforts of 41 research and industrial organisations were realised as secure, quantum encrypted information ...

dateJul 02, 2009 in Quantum Physics
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Eliminating the threat of nuclear arms

President Barack Obama has made his intention of eliminating all nuclear weapons a tenet of his administration's foreign policy. Professor Sidney Drell, a US theoretical physicist and arms-control expert, explains in February's ...

dateFeb 04, 2009 in General Physics
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A picture paints more than a petabyte of data

In the age of the petabyte, we all need help digesting and understanding massive amounts of information. In this month's Physics World, a series of features celebrates the ascendance of visual methods that are being used t ...

dateDec 01, 2008 in General Physics
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Using invisibility to increase visibility

Research into the development of invisibility devices has spurred two physicists' thought on the behaviour of light to overcome the seemingly intractable problem of optical singularities which could soon lead to the manufacturing ...

dateNov 27, 2008 in General Physics
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Dancing droplets

Our blood, sweat and tears are three precious fluids that can answer lots of questions about the state of our health but testing small amounts of bodily fluids, without contaminating them through contact with ...

dateNov 18, 2008 in General Physics
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What to do with 15 million gigabytes of data

When it is fully up and running, the four massive detectors on the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN particle-physics lab near Geneva are expected to produce up to 15 million gigabytes, aka 15 petabytes, of data ...

dateNov 03, 2008 in General Physics
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