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Hacking epidemics in a hyper-connected world

At the first hints of a disease outbreak, epidemiologists, health care providers, policy makers, and scientists turn to sophisticated predictive models to determine how an illness is spreading and what should be done to minimize ...

dateNov 29, 2016 in General Physics
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The future of electronics is light

For the past four decades, the electronics industry has been driven by what is called "Moore's Law," which is not a law but more an axiom or observation. Effectively, it suggests that the electronic devices double in speed ...

dateNov 29, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Researchers make one-way street for light

Researchers at FOM institute AMOLF and the University of Texas at Austin have created a compact one-way street for light. That is remarkable because light waves can generally move in both directions inside a material. Optical ...

dateNov 29, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Fusion reactor that employs liquid metal shower

In a magnetic field confinement fusion reactor, we maintain the high-temperature plasma through the magnetic field lines by floating the plasma apart from a vessel. However, there forms inevitably a location where the plasma ...

dateNov 28, 2016 in Plasma Physics
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Quantum particles form droplets

In experiments with magnetic atoms conducted at extremely low temperatures, scientists have demonstrated a unique phase of matter: the atoms form a new type of quantum liquid or quantum droplet state. These so called quantum ...

dateNov 28, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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