Research Challenges Our Understanding of Quantum Theory
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Research Challenges Our Understanding of Quantum Theory

A team of researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK, has discovered a new mechanism involved in the generation of paired photons. In this illustration, one…

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Physicists Create Fluid with ‘Negative Mass’
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Physicists Create Fluid with ‘Negative Mass’

An international team of physicists from the United States, Japan, and China has created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. A paper…

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Researchers Manipulate Liquids Using Only Visible Light
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Researchers Manipulate Liquids Using Only Visible Light

A novel system developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) could make it possible to control the way a liquid moves over a surface, using…

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Researchers Invent Nanoscale ‘Refrigerator’ for Quantum Computers
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Researchers Invent Nanoscale ‘Refrigerator’ for Quantum Computers

A team of researchers from the Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University in Finland has invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing. Photo…

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Physicists Directly Observe Hydrogen Bonds in Single Molecule
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Physicists Directly Observe Hydrogen Bonds in Single Molecule

For the first time, physicists have succeeded in observing and studying in detail the hydrogen bonds in a single molecule. Quantitative measurements of the C═O***H–C bond: (A) schematic…

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Space-Time is Constantly Moving, Physicists Say
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Space-Time is Constantly Moving, Physicists Say

A team of researchers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia, Canada, has tackled the question ‘what causes the slow accelerating expansion…

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Physicists Experimentally Observe Decay of Quantum Monopole
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Physicists Experimentally Observe Decay of Quantum Monopole

An international team of physicists from Finland and the United States has made the first experimental observations of the dynamics of isolated monopoles in quantum matter. The results…

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Naked Singularities Can Form in ‘Saddle-Shaped’ Universe, Physicists Say
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Naked Singularities Can Form in ‘Saddle-Shaped’ Universe, Physicists Say

A team of theoretical physicists at the University of Cambridge, UK, has used computer simulations to predict the existence of a so-called naked singularity, which interferes with Albert…

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Researchers Create Molecular Version of Black Hole
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Researchers Create Molecular Version of Black Hole

When a team of physicists focused the full intensity of SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) Coherent X-ray Imaging instrument — the world’s most powerful X-ray laser with…

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Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves for Third Time
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Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves for Third Time

Scientists from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration have made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time, first predicted…

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Superfluid Motion of Light Observed at Room Temperature
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Superfluid Motion of Light Observed at Room Temperature

An international team of physicists has experimentally demonstrated that superfluid motion of light is possible under ambient conditions. Until now, this phenomenon had only been observed at low…

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World’s First Quantum-Enabled Satellite Sets Distance Record for Quantum Entanglement
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World’s First Quantum-Enabled Satellite Sets Distance Record for Quantum Entanglement

Chinese researchers have successfully demonstrated satellite-based distribution of entangled photon pairs to two locations separated by 747.5 miles (1,203 km) on Earth, through two satellite-to-ground downlinks with a…

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Physicists Produce World’s First Sample of Metallic Hydrogen
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Physicists Produce World’s First Sample of Metallic Hydrogen

A duo of physicists at Harvard University has succeeded in creating a metallic modification of hydrogen. The research is published in the journal Science. Photo of metallic hydrogen…

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Physicists Unveil ‘Time Crystals’
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Physicists Unveil ‘Time Crystals’

Thanks to a breakthrough by a research team led by University of California Berkeley physicist Norman Yao, time crystals are now a reality. Following a blueprint created by…

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Physicists Precisely Measure Magnetic Moment of Antiproton
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Physicists Precisely Measure Magnetic Moment of Antiproton

An international team of physicists led by RIKEN researcher Stefan Ulmer has found that the magnetic moment of the antiproton is extremely close to that of the proton,…

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Researchers: Electrons ‘Puddle’ under High Magnetic Fields
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Researchers: Electrons ‘Puddle’ under High Magnetic Fields

A team of materials scientists and physicists from the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the National Institute of Standards and Technology has…

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Optical ‘Tractor Beam’ Traps Biological Cells
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Optical ‘Tractor Beam’ Traps Biological Cells

Physicists in Germany have developed a novel technique for trapping biological cells with a laser beam. Using this technique, the researchers obtained super-resolution images of chromosomal DNA within…

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2016 Gets Longer with Extra Second Added to New Year Countdown
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2016 Gets Longer with Extra Second Added to New Year Countdown

This New Year’s countdown will be one second longer as the National Physical Laboratory — the UK’s national measurement institute and the birthplace of atomic time — introduces…

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CERN Physicists Observe Light Spectrum of Antimatter for the First Time
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CERN Physicists Observe Light Spectrum of Antimatter for the First Time

Physicists from CERN’s ALPHA experiment today report the first ever measurement on the optical spectrum of an antimatter atom. Artist’s impression of a cloud of trapped antihydrogen atoms.…

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Scientists Observe Superconductivity in Single Crystals of Pure Bismuth
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Scientists Observe Superconductivity in Single Crystals of Pure Bismuth

According to a team of researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India, pure bismuth — a semimetal with a rhombohedral structure — is…

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Physicists Demonstrate Existence of Tetraneutron
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Physicists Demonstrate Existence of Tetraneutron

An Iowa State University-led team of physicists has demonstrated the quasi-stable existence of a tetraneutron, a subatomic structure once thought unlikely to exist. Tetra-neutron system produced in double-charge…

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Polarized Nuclear Imaging: New Technique Has Potential for High-Resolution Medical Diagnostics
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Polarized Nuclear Imaging: New Technique Has Potential for High-Resolution Medical Diagnostics

A team of researchers at the University of Virginia has devised a new imaging approach that combines powerful aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray imaging. Prof.…

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Physicists Demonstrate Existence of Two States of Liquid Water
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Physicists Demonstrate Existence of Two States of Liquid Water

There are two states of liquid water, says an international team of physicists led by Oxford University’s Dr. Laura Maestro. L.M. Maestro et al find that two states…

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Physicists Observe Butterfly Rydberg Molecule for First Time
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Physicists Observe Butterfly Rydberg Molecule for First Time

An international team of physicists, led by Prof. Chris Greene from Purdue University and Prof. Herwig Ott from the University of Kaiserslautern, has observed a butterfly Rydberg molecule,…

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Physicists Visualize Quantum Behavior of High-Energy Electrons
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Physicists Visualize Quantum Behavior of High-Energy Electrons

A team of physicists from the University of Birmingham and the University of Bath has identified a method to visualize, over a millionth of a billionth of a…

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Universe is Expanding Uniformly, Scientists Say
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Universe is Expanding Uniformly, Scientists Say

The Universe is not spinning or stretched in any particular direction, according to a team of researchers from University College London and Imperial College London, UK. A massive…

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Plutonium Acts Like Ions in a Salt, New Study Shows
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Plutonium Acts Like Ions in a Salt, New Study Shows

Plutonium, a heavy, silvery metal with 15 isotopes that is produced by the neutron irradiation of natural uranium, is formidably complex element that does not always act as…

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Madala Boson: Physicists Predict Existence of New Heavy Particle
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Madala Boson: Physicists Predict Existence of New Heavy Particle

An international team of physicists, led by the University of the Witwatersrand (UW) in Johannesburg, South Africa, predicts the existence of a new particle that might aid in…

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Physicists Create Quantum Knots for the First Time
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Physicists Create Quantum Knots for the First Time

In a breakthrough discovery detailed in a paper in the journal Nature Physics, a team of physicists from Finland and the United States has found a way to…

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Scientists Replicate Folding Human Brain in 3D
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Scientists Replicate Folding Human Brain in 3D

A variety of hypotheses on how the brain folds have been proposed but none have been directly used to make testable predictions. Now, a group of scientists led…

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Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves
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Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves

For the first time, physicists have observed ‘ripples’ in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves. The collision of two black holes is seen in this still from…

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Physicists Discover New Tetraquark Particle: X(5568)
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Physicists Discover New Tetraquark Particle: X(5568)

Physicists on the DZero international collaboration at Fermilab, the U.S. Department of Energy’s laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics, have discovered a new subatomic particle, X(5568), whose quark…

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Quantum Spin Liquid: Physicists Detect New Quantum State of Matter in 2D Material
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Quantum Spin Liquid: Physicists Detect New Quantum State of Matter in 2D Material

An international team of scientists, led by Dr. Arnab Banerjee from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has found evidence of a mysterious state of matter – called a quantum…

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Researchers Create World’s Smallest Diode
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Researchers Create World’s Smallest Diode

A single-molecule diode, the world’s smallest, has been created by a team of researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the University of Georgia. The team’s study…

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Cooper-Pair Density Wave: Elusive State of Superconducting Matter Detected for First Time
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Cooper-Pair Density Wave: Elusive State of Superconducting Matter Detected for First Time

An international team of researchers, led by Prof. Séamus Davis of Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Dr. Andrew Mackenzie of the Max-Planck Institute in Dresden, Germany,…

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Physicists Discover New State of Water Molecule
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Physicists Discover New State of Water Molecule

Using computational modeling and neutron scattering, physicists have discovered a novel state of water molecule. Physicists discovered that water in the mineral beryl displays some unique and unexpected…

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Van der Waals Forces of Individual Atoms Measured for First Time
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Van der Waals Forces of Individual Atoms Measured for First Time

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in measuring the strength of the very weak van der Waals forces passing between individual atoms. Noble gas atoms deposited on…

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Physicists Give Schrödinger’s Cat Second Box
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Physicists Give Schrödinger’s Cat Second Box

Through new experiments involving the Schrödinger’s cat state paradox, physicists at Yale University have shown that the famous cat can be in two separate locations at the same…

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Nihonium, Tennessine, Oganesson, Moscovium: Four New Chemical Elements Get Names
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Nihonium, Tennessine, Oganesson, Moscovium: Four New Chemical Elements Get Names

Nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og) are the new names of chemical elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 on the periodic table. Periodic table of…

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Physicists Identify Second Gravitational-Wave Event
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Physicists Identify Second Gravitational-Wave Event

An international team of scientists has identified a second gravitational wave event in the data from the twin detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). This image…

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Gas Giant Planets May Contain Layers of ‘Dark Hydrogen,’ Say Physicists
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Gas Giant Planets May Contain Layers of ‘Dark Hydrogen,’ Say Physicists

On the surface of giant gaseous planets, hydrogen is a gas. But between this gaseous layer and the liquid metal hydrogen in the planet’s core lies a layer…

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CERN Physicists Observe Three New Tetraquark Particles
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CERN Physicists Observe Three New Tetraquark Particles

Physicists on CERN’s LHCb collaboration say they’ve observed three new exotic particles – X(4274), X(4500) and X(4700) – and also confirmed the existence of a fourth one, X(4140).…

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Pauli Exclusion: Physicists Directly Observe Key Principle of Quantum Mechanics
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Pauli Exclusion: Physicists Directly Observe Key Principle of Quantum Mechanics

An international team of scientists, led by Dr. Niels Kjærgaard from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, has used steerable ‘optical tweezers’ to split ultracold clouds…

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Physicists Suggest Light Could Exist in Previously Unknown Form
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Physicists Suggest Light Could Exist in Previously Unknown Form

According to a team of physicists at Imperial College London (ICL), UK, it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single…

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Physicists Shed New Light on How Neutrinos Behave
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Physicists Shed New Light on How Neutrinos Behave

Physicists from the NOvA collaboration have announced a new result that could improve our understanding of the behavior of neutrinos. NOvA detector. Image credit: Louise Suter / NOvA…

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Theoretical Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Nature’s Fifth Fundamental Force
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Theoretical Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Nature’s Fifth Fundamental Force

Recent findings by a team of experimental nuclear physicists in Hungary indicating the possible discovery of a new subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth force of…

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Novel Theory on Moving Through Time
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Novel Theory on Moving Through Time

A physicist at Griffith University in Australia has solved an anomaly of conventional physics and shown that a mysterious effect called ‘T violation’ could be the origin of…

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Physicists: Massless Electrons Acquire Mass in Presence of Strong Magnetic Field
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Physicists: Massless Electrons Acquire Mass in Presence of Strong Magnetic Field

For the first time, physicists have discovered that in an extremely high magnetic field ‘massless’ Dirac electrons can acquire a mass. A false-color high-resolution transmission electron microscopy image…

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