Sonic booms in nerves and lipid membranes

(Phys.org)—Neurons might not be able to send signals as fast as electrons in wires or photons in fiber, but what if they can communicate using miniature sonic booms? That would be quite a revolutionary ...

Jan 20, 2015 report
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Scientists set quantum speed limit

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have proved a fundamental relationship between energy and time that sets a "quantum speed limit" on processes ranging from quantum computing and tunneling to ...

Jan 22, 2015
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Peering into cosmic magnetic fields

The generation of cosmic magnetic fields has long intrigued astrophysicists. Since it was first described in 1959, a phenomenon known as Weibel filamentation instability—a plasma instability present in ...

Jan 22, 2015
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New analysis explains collagen's force

Research combining experimental work and detailed molecular simulations has revealed, for the first time, the complex role that water plays in collagen—a protein that is a component of tendons, bone, skin ...

Jan 22, 2015
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