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The New New Math of String Theory

At the beginning of the last century, Albert Einstein posited a now famous theory that forever linked geometry and fundamental physics. According to general relativity, spacetime is curved, and that curvature ...

Jun 20, 2006
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Physicists reveal water's secrets

It's essential to all life, and numerous research papers are published about it every year. Yet there are still secrets to reveal about water, that seemingly simple compound we know as H2O.

Mar 03, 2007
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Physicists Demonstrate Qubit-Qutrit Entanglement

For the first time, physicists have entangled a qubit with a “qutrit” – the 3D version of the 2D qubit. Qubit-qutrit entanglement could lead to advantages in quantum computing, such as increased security and more efficient ...

Feb 26, 2008 feature
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Superheavy element 117 confirmed

(Phys.org) —The stage is set for a new, super-heavy element to be added to the periodic table following research published in the latest Physics Review Letters. Led by researchers at Germany's GSI labora ...

May 02, 2014
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Producing Dark Matter

“Colliders have been the tool of choice for particle physicists to look at smaller and smaller particles. All a sudden we are realizing that we can use them not only to understand things at smaller scales, but for understanding ...

May 02, 2006 feature
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Ultra-Fast Quantum-Dot Information Storage

The information-storage market is dominated by two main types: Flash memory, used in memory sticks and cell phones, and dynamic random access memory (DRAM), which is the main memory in a personal computer. Both types have ...

Mar 21, 2008 feature
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String Theory Gets a Boost

Among the scientific theories that excite a great deal of controversy are those theories that deal with strings. And the idea of cosmic strings gets as much play as any in scientific circles.

Jan 29, 2008 feature
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Qubits and Branes Share Surprising Features

What do black holes and entangled particles have in common? Until about a year ago, physicists thought that the two entities existed in completely separate worlds. Then, in 2007, physicist Michael Duff from ...

Jul 03, 2008 feature
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