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The most accurate quantum thermometer

Scientists have defined the smallest, most accurate thermometer allowed by the laws of physics—one that could detect the smallest fluctuations in microscopic regions, such as the variations within a biological cell.

dateJun 05, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Moving sector walls on the nano scale

Scientists at ETH Zurich are able to visualize and selectively modify the internal order of an intensively researched class of materials known as multiferroics. This opens the door to promising applications ...

dateJun 05, 2015 in General Physics
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Getting the measure of matter

Peter Rohde and his collaborators develop big ideas – and a measure of corny humour – using photons, the smallest possible units of light. (Did you hear about the photon that walked into a hotel and the ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Counterintuitive math of high speed impacts

It seems to contradict common sense—that greater speed for a missile or meteorite does not necessarily mean deeper penetration into the ground upon impact. But that's the finding confirmed by NJIT Professor ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in General Physics
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How DNA protects itself from UV light

X-rays from the Linac Coherent Light Source were used to measure the ultrafast response of DNA nucleobases to ultraviolet light. Researchers found that the UV excited state in the nucleobase thymine decays ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in General Physics
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