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Playing billiards with a laser beam

A research team led by physicists at LMU Munich reports a significant advance in laser-driven particle acceleration. Using tiny plastic beads as targets, they have produced proton bunches that possess unique features, opening ...

dateJan 31, 2018 in General Physics
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Particle physics on the brain

Understanding the fundamental constituents of the universe is tough. Making sense of the brain is another challenge entirely. Each cubic millimetre of human brain contains around 4 km of neuronal "wires" carrying millivolt-level ...

dateJan 30, 2018 in General Physics
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Epidemics: The end of containment measures?

When an epidemic outbreak such H1N1, Zika or SARS viruses occurs, containment measures may seem to be the most reasonable solution. However, an EPFL study casts doubt on that idea, showing that such measures make a society ...

dateJan 30, 2018 in General Physics
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