Basic element for quantum computer — stable quantum gate — created

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Wet plasma makes a nano-sized splash

Silicon microelectronics and biomedical fields could benefit from a safe and cost-effective way to synthesize nanoparticles. […] Read More

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Glass with switchable opacity could improve solar cells and LEDs

Nanoscale ‘grass’ structures also enable smart glass that switches from hazy to clear in presence of water. […] Read More

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Electromagnetic water cloak eliminates drag and wake

Detailed calculations show water cloaks are feasible with today’s technology. […] Read More

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A simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide onto gold nanorods

Researchers have found a simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide (magnetite) nanoparticles onto silica-coated gold nanorods, creating multifunctional nanoparticles with useful magnetic and optical properties. […] Read More

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Nanomaterial-based bone regeneration saves baby alpaca

A young alpaca and a rodeo cow have a new lease on life thanks to a nanomaterial-based bone regeneration device. […] Read More

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Quantum effects explain changes in nanometric circuit electron flows

Study may contribute to the feasibility of transistors with electrical currents consisting of the passage of one single electron at a time, with applications for future computers. […] Read More

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Nanomaterials heat up tumors

New method for more effective photothermal tumor therapy with infrared light. […] Read More

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Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators

Researchers discover new way to power electrical devices. […] Read More

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Graphene spin transport takes a step forward towards applications

Researchers have predicted and demonstrated a giant spin anisotropy in graphene, paving the way for new spintronic logic devices. […] Read More

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Diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

Adding boron to hot plasma creates new diamond film materials. […] Read More

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Midwife and signpost for photons

Targeted creation and control of photons: This should succeed thanks to a new design for optical antennas. […] Read More

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Hyperlens crystal capable of viewing living cells in unprecedented detail

Isotopic purification enhances optical properties. […] Read More

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Bacteria development marks new era in cellular design

Researchers have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity, with implications for the next generation of biofuel production. […] Read More

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Researchers advance asphalt-based filter to sequester greenhouse gas at wellhead

Scientists have found a way to make their asphalt-based sorbents better at capturing carbon dioxide from gas wells: Just add water. […] Read More

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Stable quantum bits

Physicists create a stable quantum gate as a basic element for the quantum computer. […] Read More

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New research identifies how 3-D printed metals can be both strong and ductile

A new technique by which to 3D print metals, involving a widely used stainless steel, has been show to achieve exception levels of both strength and ductility, when compared to counterparts from more conventional processes. […]Read More

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Diving into the unknown: What’s physics after the Higgs boson?

Thousands of researchers are looking for particles and phenomena that standard physics cannot explain. […] Read More

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‘Toolboxes’ for quantum cybersecurity

A quantum information scientist has developed efficient ‘toolboxes’ comprising theoretical tools and protocols for quantifying the security of high-speed quantum communication. […] Read More

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The Dorado Constellation

Welcome to another edition of Constellation Friday! Today, in honor of the late and great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at that fishiest of asterisms – the Dorado constellation. Enjoy! In the 2nd century CE, Greek-Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus (aka. Ptolemy) compiled a list of all the then-known 48 constellations. This treatise, known as […] The post The Dorado Constellation appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

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Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang

An international team of astronomers, using multiple observatories, have found the youngest and most distant quasar to date. The post Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

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Volumetric 3D printing promises nearly instant builds (w/video)

By using laser-generated, hologram-like 3D images flashed into photosensitive resin, researchers have discovered they can build complex 3D parts in a fraction of the time of traditional layer-by-layer printing. […]Read More

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Blackbody radiation from a warm object attracts polarizable objects

You might think that a hot object pushes atoms and molecules away due to radiation pressure. But a research team showed that for a polarizable atom, the opposite occurs: the hot object attracts it. Using an atom interferometer, they found the attraction was 20 times stronger than the gravitational attraction between a tungsten object and a cesium atom. Though negligible in most situations, next-generation gravitational wave experiments may have to…

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Physicists excited by discovery of new form of matter, excitonium

Excitonium has a team of researchers … well… excited! They have demonstrated the existence of an enigmatic new form of matter, which has perplexed scientists since it was first theorized almost 50 years ago. […] Read More

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Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami

Ultrastretchable and deformable bioprobes using Kirigami designs. […] Read More

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Galaxy orbits in the local supercluster

A team of astronomers from Maryland, Hawaii, Israel, and France has produced the most detailed map ever of the orbits of galaxies in our extended local neighborhood, showing the past motions of almost 1400 galaxies within 100 million light years of the Milky Way. […]Read More

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Rare glimpse of a black hole’s magnetic field could help us to understand how it feeds

Encountering a black hole would be a frightening prospect for our planet. We know that these cosmic monsters ferociously devour any object that strays too close to their “event horizon” – the last chance of escape. But even though black holes drive some of the most energetic phenomena in the universe, the physics of their behaviour, including how they feed, remains hotly debated. […]Read More

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Dusty protoplanetary disks

Planetary systems form out of disks of gas and dust around young stars. How the formation proceeds, however, is complex and poorly understood. Many physical processes are involved including accretion onto the star, photoevaporation of material of the disk, interactions of the disk with planetary embryos, growth of the dust grains, settling of the dust to the midplane of the disk, and more. To unravel these various factors, observations of…

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Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn’t Venus Have a Magnetosphere? Maybe it Didn’t Get Smashed Hard Enough

A new study lays out why Venus doiesn’t have a magnetic field like Earth’s. Basically, it may come down to the impact that formed the Moon. The post Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn’t Venus Have a Magnetosphere? Maybe it Didn’t Get Smashed Hard Enough appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

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Rules for superconductivity mirrored in ‘excitonic insulator’

Physicists dedicated to creating the working components of a fault-tolerant quantum computer have succeeded in creating an ‘excitonic insulator,’ a previously unseen state of matter that could be useful for encoding information in a topological quantum computer. […] Read More

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