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Hubble Unexpectedly Discovers Farthest Cosmic Lens Galaxy

Hubble Unexpectedly Discovers Farthest Cosmic Lens Galaxy

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record-holder by 200 million years. [More]
Topological Insulator Samarium Hexaboride’s Insulating Property is Based on the Kondo Effect

Topological Insulator Samarium Hexaboride’s Insulating Property is Based on the Kondo Effect

The motion of electrons is at the heart of most electronic applications. However, in the quest for the next generation of devices, researchers are also interested in manipulating the electrons’ spins – their traits that make them into tiny magnets. [More]
MRI-Like Diagnostic Executed on Crystal of Interacting Quantum Spins

MRI-Like Diagnostic Executed on Crystal of Interacting Quantum Spins

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is the medical application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, is a powerful diagnostic tool. [More]
Quantum Trajectories Can be Tracked

Quantum Trajectories Can be Tracked

As a quantum state collapses from a quantum superposition to a classical state or a different superposition, it will follow a path known as a quantum trajectory. [More]
Gigantic Muon g-2 Electromagnet at Fermilab Moves Into New Building

Gigantic Muon g-2 Electromagnet at Fermilab Moves Into New Building

One year ago, the 50-foot-wide Muon g-2 electromagnet arrived at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois after traveling 3,200 miles over land and sea from Long Island, New York. This week, the magnet took the final few steps of that journey, moving across the Fermilab site and into the new building that now houses it. [More]
Scientists Can Now Follow Quantum Systems into Quantum Territory

Scientists Can Now Follow Quantum Systems into Quantum Territory

Groundskeepers and landscapers hate them, but there is no fighting them. Called desire paths, social trails or goat tracks, they are the unofficial shortcuts people create between two locations when the purpose-built path doesn’t take them where they want to go. [More]
Wildly Misaligned Planet-Forming Gas Discs Found Around Binary Star System

Wildly Misaligned Planet-Forming Gas Discs Found Around Binary Star System

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found wildly misaligned planet-forming gas discs around the two young stars in the binary system HK Tauri. [More]
Novel Experiment Opens the Way for Active Quantum Control Techniques

Novel Experiment Opens the Way for Active Quantum Control Techniques

One of the famous examples of the weirdness of quantum mechanics is the paradox of Schrödinger's cat. [More]
Scientists Demonstrate Samarium Hexaboride as a Topological Insulator

Scientists Demonstrate Samarium Hexaboride as a Topological Insulator

Spintronics is an emerging field of electronics, where devices work by manipulating the spin of electrons rather than the current generated by their motion. This field can offer significant advantages to computer technology. Controlling electron spin can be achieved with materials called 'topological insulators', which conduct electrons only across their surface but not through their interior. [More]
Cloud Pharma Awarded NSF Grant to Develop Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics-Based Inverse Design Computational Drug Discovery Platform

Cloud Pharma Awarded NSF Grant to Develop Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics-Based Inverse Design Computational Drug Discovery Platform

Cloud Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a therapeutics company focused on cloud-based drug design and development, announced today that it has been awarded a Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (NSF SBIR) program. The grant is valued at $150,000. [More]