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Fragment tracking—insights into what happens in explosions

A bang and a swirl of dust from detonating 9 pounds of plastic explosive in the desert signaled the beginning of tests that—thanks to advances in high-speed cameras, imaging techniques and computer modeling—will help ...

A conservative environment makes conservatives happier

Past studies have found that conservatives are happier than liberals. Dr. Olga Stavrova from the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) and Junior Professor Maike Luhmann from the Psychology Department at the ...

The long-term impacts of studying cornea biomechanics

Nature has had millennia to optimize biomaterials for useful properties, from lightweight strength to walking on smooth, vertical surfaces. Mother-of-pearl, spider silk, cholla wood "skeletons" and gecko feet are all good ...

All quantum communication involves nonlocality

Researchers of CWI, University of Gdansk, Gdansk University of Technology, Adam Mickiewicz University and the University of Cambridge have proven that quantum communication is based on nonlocality. They show that whenever ...

Solving hard quantum problems—everything is connected

Quantum objects cannot just be understood as the sum of their parts. This is what makes quantum calculations so complicated. Scientists at TU Wien have now calculated Bose-Einstein-condensates, revealing the secrets of the ...

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