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Taking quantum control of life's building blocks

Life (as we know it) is based on carbon. Despite its ubiquity, this important element still holds plenty of secrets, on earth and in the heavens above us. For example, astrophysicists like Columbia's Daniel Wolf Savin who ...

Tiny lab on a chip analyzes very small volumes of liquid

Scientists from the Institute of Laser Engineering at Osaka University created a prototype terahertz optical spectroscopy system with a sensing area equivalent to the cross-sectional area of just five human hairs. By measuring ...

Light traveling in a distorting medium can appear undistorted

A team led by researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, with collaborators from the University of Pretoria (South Africa), as well as Mexico and Scotland, have made a new discovery ...

Searching for matter–antimatter asymmetry with the Higgs boson

Symmetries make the world go round, but so do asymmetries. A case in point is an asymmetry known as charge–parity (CP) asymmetry, which is required to explain why matter vastly outnumbers antimatter in the present-day universe ...

Ultra-thin film creates vivid 3D images with large field of view

Researchers have developed a new ultra-thin film that can create detailed 3D images viewable under normal illumination without any special reading devices. The images appear to float on top of the film and exhibit smooth ...

Researchers extend quantum amplification to Floquet systems

Detection of weak signals is a crucial step in the verification of physics hypotheses and making breakthroughs in cutting-edge and fundamental physics research. However, if the signals are too weak to measure, they need enhancement. ...

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Plasma Physics
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Optics & Photonics
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Optics & Photonics
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Quantum Physics
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Optics & Photonics
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Plasma Physics
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Optics & Photonics
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Quantum Physics
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General Physics
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Optics & Photonics
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Condensed Matter
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Optics & Photonics
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Optics & Photonics
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Paleontology & Fossils
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Environment
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Ecology
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Economics & Business
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Astronomy
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Cell & Microbiology
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Plants & Animals
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Cell & Microbiology
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Evolution
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Earth Sciences
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