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Researchers Explore Role of Discord in Quantum Illumination

Researchers Explore Role of Discord in Quantum Illumination

Since the technique of quantum illumination was proposed in 2008, it has presented an enigma. The technique improves the signal-to-noise ratio when imaging a faint object against a bright light, using entangled photons as a probe. [More]
Astronomers Uncover Red Geyser Galaxies Hosting Low-Energy Supermassive Black Holes

Astronomers Uncover Red Geyser Galaxies Hosting Low-Energy Supermassive Black Holes

An international team of scientists, including the University of Kentucky's Renbin Yan, have uncovered a new class of galaxies, called "red geysers," with supermassive black hole winds so hot and energetic that stars can't form. [More]
Researchers Detect Signature of Charge Stripes in Hourglass Compound

Researchers Detect Signature of Charge Stripes in Hourglass Compound

The nature of the magnetic ground state giving rise to the hourglass-shaped magnetic spectrum common among high-temperature superconductors is a matter of debate. [More]
New ALMA Analysis Provides Firm Evidence of Baby Planets Around Young HL Tauri Star

New ALMA Analysis Provides Firm Evidence of Baby Planets Around Young HL Tauri Star

A new analysis of the ALMA data for a young star HL Tauri provides yet more firm evidence of baby planets around the star. Researchers uncovered two gaps in the gas disk around HL Tauri. The locations of these gaps in the gas match the locations of gaps in the dust found in the ALMA high resolution image taken in 2014. [More]
Breakthrough Results Help Interpret and Understand Elusive Rotational-Vibrational CH5+ Spectra

Breakthrough Results Help Interpret and Understand Elusive Rotational-Vibrational CH5+ Spectra

Protonated methane, a.k.a. CH5+, is a highly unusual molecule that scientists and astronomers suspect may be found within the interstellar medium where stars and planets are formed. [More]
Astrophysicists Take Major Step Forward in Understanding How Supermassive Black Holes Formed

Astrophysicists Take Major Step Forward in Understanding How Supermassive Black Holes Formed

Astrophysicists have taken a major step forward in understanding how supermassive black holes formed. Using data from Hubble and two other space telescopes, Italian researchers have found the best evidence yet for the seeds that ultimately grow into these cosmic giants. [More]
UNSW's Michelle Simmons Honored for Research in Fabrication of Atomic-Scale Devices for Quantum Computing

UNSW's Michelle Simmons Honored for Research in Fabrication of Atomic-Scale Devices for Quantum Computing

For her world-leading research in the fabrication of atomic-scale devices for quantum computing, UNSW's Michelle Simmons has been awarded a prestigious Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology. [More]
Scientists Propose New Method for Creating Extremely Strong Spin Currents

Scientists Propose New Method for Creating Extremely Strong Spin Currents

In our computer chips, information is transported in form of electrical charge. Electrons or other charge carriers have to be moved from one place to another. For years scientists have been working on elements that take advantage of the electrons angular momentum (their spin) rather than their electrical charge. [More]
Researchers Discover Most Luminous Gamma-Ray Emission from Merging Galaxy Arp 220

Researchers Discover Most Luminous Gamma-Ray Emission from Merging Galaxy Arp 220

A University of Oklahoma team has detected for the first time the most luminous gamma-ray emission from a galaxy--the merging galaxy Arp 220 is the nearest ultraluminous infrared galaxy to Earth, and it reveals the hidden extreme energetic processes in galaxies. [More]
Physicists Realize Quantum Geometric Charge Pump for Bose-Einstein Condensate

Physicists Realize Quantum Geometric Charge Pump for Bose-Einstein Condensate

The idea of a pump is at least as old as the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Archimedes. More than 2000 years ago, Archimedes allegedly invented a corkscrew pump (link is external) that could lift water up an incline with the turn of a handle. Versions of the ancient invention still bear his name and are used today in agriculture and industry. [More]