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The Quest to Detect the Elusive Gravitational Wave

The Quest to Detect the Elusive Gravitational Wave

Detecting the elusive gravity wave has both inspired and confounded physicists for decades. Last March a team of scientists at the BICEP2 (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization 2) experiment said they detected gravity waves, which theory says were produced immediately after the Big Bang creation of the universe. But since then the euphoria has faded and concern over the measurements has set in. [More]
Theory of Interacting Parallel Worlds Challenges Foundations of Quantum Science

Theory of Interacting Parallel Worlds Challenges Foundations of Quantum Science

Griffith University academics are challenging the foundations of quantum science with a radical new theory based on the existence of, and interactions between, parallel universes. [More]
Strategic Analysis Report on Global Quantum Dots Market

Strategic Analysis Report on Global Quantum Dots Market

This report provides strategic analysis of the global quantum dots market, and the market growth forecast for the period 2013 to 2023. [More]
Quantum Holograms Could Become Quantum Information Memory

Quantum Holograms Could Become Quantum Information Memory

Study demonstrates that quantum holograms could be a candidate for becoming quantum information memory [More]
Researchers Control Interplay of Light and Matter at Individual Photon Level

Researchers Control Interplay of Light and Matter at Individual Photon Level

Tübingen researchers control interplay of light and matter at the level of individual photons emitted by rubidium [More]
Galaxies May Have Settled Some Two Billion Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Galaxies May Have Settled Some Two Billion Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Astronomers have long sought to understand exactly how the universe evolved from its earliest history to the cosmos we see around us in the present day. In particular, the way that galaxies form and develop is still a matter for debate. [More]
Hubble Picks up Ghostly Glow of Stars from Gravitationally Ripped Galaxies

Hubble Picks up Ghostly Glow of Stars from Gravitationally Ripped Galaxies

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago. The mayhem happened 4 billion light-years away, inside an immense collection of nearly 500 galaxies nicknamed “Pandora’s Cluster,” also known as Abell 2744. [More]
Novel Technique Dramatically Reduces Number of Witnesses to Detect Entanglement

Novel Technique Dramatically Reduces Number of Witnesses to Detect Entanglement

How many witnesses do you need to put particles on trial in a quantum court? Researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) and the Data Storage Institute (DSI) in Singapore have demonstrated a technique that dramatically reduces the number. Their work is described in a 21 October paper in Physical Review Letters. [More]
GG Tau-A Binary Star System Contains 'Wheel in a Wheel' of Dust and Gas

GG Tau-A Binary Star System Contains 'Wheel in a Wheel' of Dust and Gas

A research group led by Anne Dutrey from the Laboratory of Astrophysics of Bordeaux, France, and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) observed the distribution of dust and gas in a binary star system called GG Tau-A. It was recently discovered that one of GG Tau-A's components is itself a double star. This object is only a few million years old and lies approximately 460 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus. [More]
Lithium Coatings Applied to Walls of Fusion Facilities Could Improve Plasma Performance

Lithium Coatings Applied to Walls of Fusion Facilities Could Improve Plasma Performance

For magnetic fusion energy to fuel future power plants, scientists must find ways to control the interactions that take place between the volatile edge of the plasma and the walls that surround it in fusion facilities. Such interactions can profoundly affect conditions at the superhot core of the plasma in ways that include kicking up impurities that cool down the core and halt fusion reactions. [More]
Beaming Microwaves into Center of Fusion Plasma Can Help Control the Density

Beaming Microwaves into Center of Fusion Plasma Can Help Control the Density

Recent fusion experiments on the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics (San Diego) and the Alcator C-Mod tokamak at MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts), show that beaming microwaves into the center of the plasma can be used to control the density in the center of the plasma, where a fusion reactor would produce most of its power. Several megawatts of microwaves mimic the way fusion reactions would supply heat to plasma electrons to keep the "fusion burn" going. [More]
Powerful Lasers Recreate Gigantic Cosmic Plasma Tsunami

Powerful Lasers Recreate Gigantic Cosmic Plasma Tsunami

Researchers are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth. Using high-intensity lasers at the University of Rochester's OMEGA EP Facility focused on targets smaller than a pencil's eraser, they conducted experiments to create colliding jets of plasma knotted by plasma filaments and self-generated magnetic fields, reaching pressures a billion times higher than seen on earth. [More]
Lithium Injections Can Transiently Double Temperature and Pressure at Edge of the Plasma

Lithium Injections Can Transiently Double Temperature and Pressure at Edge of the Plasma

Experiments on the DIII-D tokamak that General Atomics operates for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have demonstrated the ability of lithium injections to transiently double the temperature and pressure at the edge of the plasma and delay the onset of instabilities and other transients. Researchers conducted the experiments using a lithium- injection device developed at the DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). [More]
New Type of Flexibly Designed Microscopic Trap for Atoms

New Type of Flexibly Designed Microscopic Trap for Atoms

A solution to one of the key challenges in the development of quantum technologies has been proposed by University of Sussex physicists. [More]
Profound Strangeness of Quantum Mechanics Put Inside a Helium Bubble

Profound Strangeness of Quantum Mechanics Put Inside a Helium Bubble

New research by physicists from Brown University puts the profound strangeness of quantum mechanics in a nutshell — or, more accurately, in a helium bubble. [More]

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