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Image: Chaos at Hyperion

The moon Hyperion tumbles as it orbits Saturn. Hyperion's (168 miles or 270 kilometers across) spin axis has a chaotic orientation in time, meaning that it is essentially impossible to predict how the moon will be spinning ...

dateDec 06, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Making spintronic neurons sing in unison

What do fire flies, Huygens's wall clocks, and even the heart of choir singers, have in common? They can all synchronize their respective individual signals into one single unison tone or rhythm.

dateNov 16, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Spin liquid on a peak

A little frustration can make life interesting. This is certainly the case in physics, where the presence of competing forces that cannot be satisfied at the same time – known as frustration – can lead to rare material ...

dateNov 08, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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