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Astronomers open window into Europa's ocean

(Phys.org) —With data collected from the mighty W. M. Keck Observatory, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) astronomer Mike Brown—known as the Pluto killer for discovering a Kuiper-belt object ...

dateMar 05, 2013 in Astronomy
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Atoms with quantum memory

Order tends towards disorder. This is also true for quantum states. Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that in quantum mechanics this transition can be quite different from what we experience ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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Physicists crack science of ice formation

(Phys.org)—Salt—and just about anything else that dissolves in water, which is called a solute—lowers water's melting point, which is why it's useful for de-icing roads. And the higher the solute concentration, the ...

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Indecisive quanta

(Phys.org)—In ytterbium nickel phosphide there is a quantum critical point between the ferromagnetic and non-magnetic states that was previously not thought possible.

dateFeb 27, 2013 in General Physics
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NASA designs new space telescope optics

Although hundreds of planets orbiting other stars have been discovered in the past 15 years, we cannot yet answer the age-old question of whether any of these planets are capable of sustaining life. However, ...

dateFeb 15, 2013 in Astronomy
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