News tagged with particles

Cilia: 'The bouncer' of bacteria

Imagine a club scene—a bouncer at a velvet rope selects which individuals get into the club. This, explains Eva Kanso, a professor of mechanical engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, is what cilia do in an organism. ...

dateSep 07, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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New Alzheimer's research method uses muons

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. This makes fundamental research on the precise cause of the illness of vital importance. One of the possible suspects is a certain protein filled with iron. Leiden ...

dateSep 06, 2017 in General Physics
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New tool for characterizing quantum simulators

Physicsts are developing quantum simulators, to help solve problems that are beyond the reach of conventional computers. However, they first need new tools to ensure that the simulators work properly. Innsbruck researchers ...

dateSep 06, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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Stellar corpse sheds light on origin of cosmic rays

The origin of cosmic rays, high-energy particles from outer space constantly impacting on Earth, is among the most challenging open questions in astrophysics. Now new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the ...

dateSep 04, 2017 in Astronomy
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