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Supercomputers on the trail of dark matter

Almost all mass on Earth, humans included, derives from the atomic nuclei. These nuclei consist mainly of protons and neutrons, also called nucleons. Each nucleon in turn is made of three constituent quarks. However, the ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in General Physics
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Probing giant planets' dark hydrogen

Hydrogen is the most-abundant element in the universe. It's also the simplest—sporting only a single electron in each atom. But that simplicity is deceptive, because there is still so much we have to learn about hydrogen.

dateJun 23, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Lasers carve the path to tissue engineering

Future medicine is bound to include extensive tissue-engineering technologies such as organs-on-chips and organoids - miniature organs grown from stem cells. But all this is predicated on a simple yet challenging task: controlling ...

dateJun 23, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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How maglev works

What if you could travel from New York to Los Angeles in just under seven hours without boarding a plane? It could be possible on a maglev train.

dateJun 23, 2016 in General Physics
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