Answer to energy transfer debate could impact areas from photovoltaics to quantum information
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Researchers engineer molecular magnets to act as long-lived qubits
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Linear accelerator mimics incredibly energetic particles hitting atmosphere
(Phys.org) —In a SLAC test facility, scientists have set the stage for an experiment that mimics what happens when incredibly energetic particles hit our atmosphere. The players include the lab's historic ...
Time's quantum arrow has a preferred direction: BaBar experiment confirms time asymmetry
(Phys.org)—Time marches relentlessly forward for you and me; watch a movie in reverse, and you'll quickly see something is amiss. But from the point of view of a single, isolated particle, the passage of ...
Harmonic holograms: High-speed three-dimensional imaging captures biological dynamics
Engineers investigate why the cochlea is coiled
Big Bang simulated in metamaterial shows time travel is impossible
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A roadmap to efficient green-blue-ultraviolet light-emitting diodes
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have suggested a method that could significantly increase the efficiency of green-blue-ultraviolet light-emitting diodes based on GaInN/GaN, ...
Physicists create sonic black hole in the lab
CERN physicists trap antihydrogen atoms for more than 16 minutes (w/ video)
Trapping antihydrogen atoms at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has become so routine that physicists are confident that they can soon begin experiments on this rare antimatter equivalent ...