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Magnetic memories on the right track

Computer hard drives store data by writing magnetic information onto their surfaces. In the future, magnetic effects may also be used to improve active memory in computers, potentially eliminating the need ...

Aug 27, 2014 4.8 / 5 (4) 0

When an exciton acts like a hole

(Phys.org) —When is an electron hole like a quasiparticle (QP)? More specifically, what happens when a single electron hole is doped into a two-dimensional quantum antiferromagnet? Quasiparticle phenomena ...

Aug 27, 2014 4.7 / 5 (3) 5

A single diamond crystal does the job

(Phys.org) —X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) is a technique used in many areas of science, from biology to materials science,that allows researchers to uncover information on a sample's molecular structure ...

Aug 25, 2014 5 / 5 (5) 0

What is Nothing?

Is there any place in the Universe where there's truly nothing? Consider the gaps between stars and galaxies? Or the gaps between atoms? What are the properties of nothing?

Aug 22, 2014 4.2 / 5 (66) 163

On the hunt for dark matter

New University of Adelaide Future Fellow Dr Martin White is starting a research project that has the potential to redirect the experiments of thousands of physicists around the world who are trying to identify the nature ...

Aug 22, 2014 4.2 / 5 (13) 48