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December 29, 2016
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UCLA physicists demonstrate method to study atoms critical to medicine

Multicolored laser light is the key to cooling these atoms to nearly absolute zero UCLA physicists have shown that shining multicolored laser light on rubidium atoms causes them to lose energy and cool to nearly absolute zero. This result suggests … Continue reading

November 2, 2016
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UCLA physicists discover ‘apparent departure from the laws of thermodynamics’

Ions subjected to buffer gas cooling never truly reach the same temperature as the surrounding gas According to the basic laws of thermodynamics, if you leave a warm apple pie in a winter window eventually the pie would cool down … Continue reading

June 29, 2016
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Seeing Atoms and Molecules in Action with an Electron ‘Eye’

Berkeley Lab’s HiRES to provide new views of material changes, chemical reactions A unique rapid-fire electron source—originally built as a prototype for driving next-generation X-ray lasers—will help scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) study … Continue reading

October 16, 2014
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Metal Made Like Plastic May Have Big Impact

Open a door and watch what happens — the hinge allows it to open and close, but doesn’t permanently bend. This simple concept of mechanical motion is vital for making all kinds of movable structures, including mirrors and antennas on … Continue reading

May 28, 2013
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Diamond in the rough

UD researchers manipulate cubic zirconia to improve conductivity in fuel cells Cubic zirconia has long been favored for its use in costume jewelry. Known scientifically as yttria-stabilized zirconia, it is also a known conductor of oxygen, making it useful as … Continue reading

May 2, 2013
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IBM Research Makes World’s Smallest Movie Using Atoms

Future storage systems based on atomic-scale memory would be capable of storing massive amounts of Big Data GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® certifies movie as World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film SAN JOSE, Calif. – 01 May 2013: Scientists from IBM today unveiled the … Continue reading

March 24, 2013
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Surprising Control over Photoelectrons from a Topological Insulator

Berkeley Lab scientists discover how a photon beam can flip the spin polarization of electrons emitted from an exciting new material Plain-looking but inherently strange crystalline materials called 3D topological insulators (TIs) are all the rage in materials science. Even … Continue reading

February 25, 2013
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Researchers Propose New Way to Probe Earth’s Deep Interior

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers from Amherst College and The University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique that might one day reveal in higher detail than ever before the composition and characteristics of the deep Earth. There’s just … Continue reading