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Freedom of electrons is short-lived

During the interaction of an intense extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) laser pulse with a cluster, many ions and free electrons are created, leading to the formation of a nanoscale plasma. In experiments using XUV/X-ray ...

Jun 27, 2014 3.9 / 5 (7) 0

Toward quantum technologies

Quantum mechanics is about to fundamentally change the way we can transmit and sense information. The idea is that information—represented by physical quantities such as the spin or the polarisation of ...

Jun 26, 2014 3.1 / 5 (8) 3

Evidence of the big fix?

The theory of wormholes and multiverse suggests that the parameters of the Standard Model are fixed such that the total entropy at the late stage of the universe is maximized. We consider the radiation of ...

Jun 25, 2014 3.3 / 5 (10) 4