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A new twist in the properties of light

Light has some well-established dynamical properties that have defined our understanding of electromagnetic radiation for over a century. Two of the most fundamental of these properties are that photons of ...

Apr 25, 2014
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Evidence for a new nuclear 'magic number'

Researchers have come one step closer to understanding unstable atomic nuclei. A team of researchers from RIKEN, the University of Tokyo and other institutions in Japan and Italy has provided evidence for ...

Oct 09, 2013
4.8 / 5 (46) 7 | with audio podcast

For better batteries, just add water

Lithium-ion batteries are now found everywhere in devices such as cellular phones and laptop computers, where they perform well. In automotive applications, however, engineers face the challenge of squeezing ...

Jul 04, 2013
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Zeroing in on the proton's magnetic moment

As part of a series of experiments designed to resolve one of the deepest mysteries of physics today, researchers from RIKEN, in collaboration with the University of Mainz, GSI Darmstadt and the Max Planck ...

May 28, 2014
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Antimatter sticks around

By successfully confining atoms of antihydrogen for an unprecedented 1,000 seconds, an international team of researchers called the ALPHA Collaboration has taken a step towards resolving one of the grand challenges ...

Sep 22, 2011
4.7 / 5 (22) 6 | with audio podcast

The debut of the antihydrogen beam

The standard model of particle physics suggests that matter and antimatter are equal and opposite in every way. Yet the observable Universe is made almost entirely of matter—an asymmetry that remains one ...

Mar 07, 2014
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