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Scientists watch diamond turn into graphite

In a surprising achievement, a team of scientists has turned diamond into graphite, using an X-ray laser. What may seem undesirable at first glance, is a decisive step forward in understanding the fundamental behaviour of ...

dateDec 08, 2017 in Condensed Matter
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Tool tests realistic changes to local transit networks

Have you ever wanted to change your city's public transit system? A new digital tool developed by an MIT team lets people design alterations to transit networks and estimate the resulting improvements, based on existing data ...

dateDec 08, 2017 in Other
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Butterfly emerges from quantum simulation

Quantum simulators, which are special-purpose quantum computers, will help researchers identify materials with new and useful properties. This enticing future has just taken a step forward thanks to a collaboration between ...

dateNov 30, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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