News tagged with experimental physics

'Attosecond' science breakthrough

Scientists from Queen's University Belfast have been involved in a groundbreaking discovery in the area of experimental physics that has implications for understanding how radiotherapy kills cancer cells, among other things.

Oct 21, 2014
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Entanglement made tangible

EPFL scientists have designed a first-ever experiment for demonstrating quantum entanglement in the macroscopic realm. Unlike other such proposals, the experiment is relatively easy to set up and run with existing semiconductor ...

Sep 30, 2014
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Particle physics goes public

Ever since CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland, began its operations at the Large Hadron Collider in 2008, its researchers have pushed for their results to be publicly accessible. ...

Jan 30, 2014
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SLAC scientists create twisted light

(Phys.org) —Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that spirals around a central axis as it travels. It has the potential to generate twisted light ...

Sep 19, 2013
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The 'woman who understood Newton'

In this month's edition of Physics World, Paula Findlen from Stanford University profiles Laura Bassi—an emblematic and influential physicist from the 18th century who can be regarded as the first ever w ...

Aug 29, 2013
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An infallible quantum measurement

Entanglement is a key resource for upcoming quantum computers and simulators. Now, physicists in Innsbruck and Geneva realized a new, reliable method to verify entanglement in the laboratory using a minimal ...

Aug 05, 2013
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Cells move as concentration shifts

What do wound healing, cancer metastasis, and bacteria colonies have in common? They all involve the collective displacement of biological cells. New research sheds some new light on the physical mechanisms provoking the ...

Jul 29, 2013
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Controlling friction by tuning van der Waals forces

For a car to accelerate there has to be friction between the tire and the surface of the road. The amount of friction generated depends on numerous factors, including the minute intermolecular forces acting between the two ...

Jul 19, 2013
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