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Tiny drops of early universe 'perfect' fluid

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider for nuclear physics research at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, smashes large nuclei together at close to the speed of ...

date56 minutes ago in General Physics
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Seeing quantum motion

Consider the pendulum of a grandfather clock. If you forget to wind it, you will eventually find the pendulum at rest, unmoving. However, this simple observation is only valid at the level of classical physics—the laws ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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A detector shines in search for dark matter

Results of the XENON100 experiment are a bright spot in the search for dark matter. The team of international scientists involved in the project demonstrated the sensitivity of their detector and recorded results that challenge ...

dateAug 20, 2015 in General Physics
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Building the ultimate light detector

Eric Bonvin is currently working at László Forró's lab at EPFL. A Swiss-American, he was born in the Lausanne area, and grew up in Switzerland, Germany. His summer project aims to develop ultra-sensitive light detectors ...

dateAug 10, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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