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September 15, 2017
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Sound Waves Direct Particles to Self-Assemble, Self-Heal

Berkeley Lab framework supports research into lifelike behavior of inanimate objects An elegantly simple experiment with floating particles self-assembling in response to sound waves has provided a new framework for studying how seemingly lifelike behaviors emerge in response to external … Continue reading

April 23, 2016
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Most Precise Measurement of Energy Range for Particles Produced by Nuclear Reactors Reveals Surprises

Daya Bay detects discrepancies with theoretical predictions for antineutrinos, provides important data for future experiments An international team that includes researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has captured the most precise—and puzzling—energy measurements … Continue reading

February 5, 2016
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New ultra-sensitive instrument aims to detect hints of elusive dark matter particles

There is five times more dark matter in the universe than “normal” matter—the atoms and molecules that make up the familiar world. Yet, it is still unknown what this dominant dark component actually is. On Nov. 11 an international collaboration … Continue reading

August 30, 2014
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Quantum Computation: Fragile yet Error-free

Physicists have experimentally encoded one quantum bit (qubit) in entangled states distributed over several particles and for the first time carried out simple computations on it. The 7-qubit quantum register could be used as the main building block for a … Continue reading

December 10, 2013
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IBM Scientists Demonstrate Quantum Phenomenon for the First Time Using a Plastic Film

Originally predicted in the 1920s by Satyendranath Bose and Albert Einstein, applications could include energy-efficient lasers and optical switches, critical components for future computer systems processing Big Data ZURICH – 10 Dec 2013: For the first time, scientists at IBM … Continue reading

September 18, 2013
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How Do We Know When Voyager Reaches Interstellar Space?

Whether and when NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, humankind’s most distant object, broke through to interstellar space, the space between stars, has been a thorny issue. For the last year, claims have surfaced every few months that Voyager 1 has “left … Continue reading

September 6, 2012
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Dinosaur Die Out Might Have Been Second of Two Closely Timed Extinctions

The most-studied mass extinction in Earth history happened 65 million years ago and is widely thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs. New University of Washington research indicates that a separate extinction came shortly before that, triggered by volcanic eruptions … Continue reading

October 15, 2011
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Bacterial Communication Could Affect Earth’s Climate

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists have discovered that bacterial communication could have a significant impact on the planet’s climate. In the ocean, bacteria coalesce on tiny particles of carbon-rich detritus sinking through the depths. WHOI marine biogeochemists Laura Hmelo, … Continue reading