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Electrical circuits talk to single atoms

(PhysOrg.com) -- If a practical quantum computer is ever to be realized, conventional electronic devices will have to interface with the delicate quantum systems such as atoms or ions in traps or wisps of ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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Topological matter in optical lattices

Atoms trapped by laser light have become excellent platforms for simulating solid state systems. These systems are also a playground for exploring quantum matter and even uncovering new phenomena not yet seen ...

dateNov 28, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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Team Shines Cosmic Light on Missing Ordinary Matter

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists, led by University of Maryland astronomer Stacy McGaugh, has found that individual galactic objects have less ordinary matter, relative to dark matter, than does the Universe ...

dateJan 07, 2010 in Astronomy
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Primordial dry ice fuels comet jets

One of the biggest comet findings coming out of the amazing images and data taken by the University of Maryland-led EPOXI mission as it zipped past comet Hartley 2 last week is that dry ice is the 'jet' fuel ...

dateNov 10, 2010 in Space Exploration
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