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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 ...

Feb 28, 2013
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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 ...

Feb 27, 2013
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X-ray laser sees photosynthesis in action

Opening a new window on the way plants generate the oxygen we breathe, researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to simultaneously look at the ...

Feb 14, 2013
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Bubbling up organics in an ocean vent simulator

(Phys.org)—This week, fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. that is reminiscent ...

Jan 17, 2013
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DNA prefers to dive head first into nanopores

(Phys.org)—In the 1960s, Nobel laureate Pierre-Gilles de Gennes postulated that someday researchers could test his theories of polymer networks by observing single molecules. Researchers at Brown observed ...

Jan 08, 2013
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