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Extremely accurate measurements of atom states for quantum computing
A new method allows the quantum state of atomic 'qubits'--the basic unit of information in quantum computers -- to be measured with twenty times less error than was previously possible, without losing any atoms. (2019-03-25)
A new strategy of fabricating p-n junction in single crystalline Si nanowires, twisting
Can single crystalline materials be used for low dimensional p-n junction design? (2019-03-20)
It's spring already? Physics explains why time flies as we age
Duke University researchers have a new explanation for why those endless days of childhood seemed to last so much longer than they do now -- physics. (2019-03-20)
Converting biomass by applying mechanical force
German nanoscientists have succeeded in demonstrating a new reaction mechanism to cleave cellulose efficiently. (2019-03-14)
Duplicate or mirror?
Seven of the ten most frequent medications contain chiral agents. (2019-03-14)
Scientists track patterns of island growth in crystals
In a new study from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have found that the seemingly random arrangement of islands that form to begin new layers during crystal growth can actually be very similar from layer to layer. (2019-03-14)
Testing the symmetry of space-time by means of atomic clocks
According to Einstein the speed of light is always the same. (2019-03-13)
Physicists use supercomputers to solve 50-year-old beta decay puzzle
Beta decay plays an indispensable role in the universe. And for 50 years it has held onto a secret that puzzled nuclear physicists. (2019-03-11)
Sussex scientists one step closer to a clock that could replace GPS and Galileo
Scientists in the Emergent Photonics Lab (EPic Lab) at the University of Sussex have made a breakthrough to a crucial element of an atomic clock -- devices which could reduce our reliance on satellite mapping in the future -- using cutting-edge laser beam technology. (2019-03-11)
An international study co-led by CNIO identifies a 'sensor' that activates cell migration
Forces generated by the cytoskeleton activate a protein responsible for cell migration. (2019-03-11)
Fusion science and astronomy collaboration enables investigation of the origin of heavy elements
Atomic physicists working on nuclear fusion research succeeded in computing the world's highest accuracy atomic data of neodymium ions which is used in analysis of the light from a binary neutron star merger. (2019-03-11)
New method opens the way for cutting tools with longer lifetime
Researchers at Linköping University have developed a theoretical model that enables simulations for showing what happens in hard cutting materials as they degrade. (2019-03-08)
1 + 1 does not equal 2 for graphene-like 2D materials
Physicists from the University of Sheffield have discovered that when two atomically thin graphene-like materials are placed on top of each other their properties change, and a material with novel hybrid properties emerges, paving the way for design of new materials and nano-devices. (2019-03-06)
New reactor-liner alloy material offers strength, resilience
A new tungsten-based alloy developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory can withstand unprecedented amounts of radiation without damage. (2019-03-05)
Optical clocks started the calibration of the international atomic time
Optical clocks of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, Japan) and LNE-SYRTE (Systemes de Reference Temps-Espace, Observatoire de Paris, Universite PSL, CNRS, Sorbonne Universite, France) evaluated the latest 'one second' tick of the International Atomic Time (TAI) and provided these data to the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures to be referred for adjusting the tick rate of TAI. (2019-03-04)
Physicists solve 35-year-old mystery about quarks
Physicists from Tel Aviv University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility now know why quarks, the building blocks of the universe, move more slowly inside atomic nuclei, solving a 35-year-old-mystery. (2019-03-04)
Researchers use machine learning to more quickly analyze key capacitor materials
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are using machine learning to ultimately find ways to build more capable capacitors. (2019-03-04)
Cells use sugars to communicate at the molecular level
Research from the University of Pennsylvania reveals how cells communicate at the molecular level. (2019-03-01)
Scientists decode dynamics of the largest protein-degrading machine in atomic detail
Seven cryo-EM structures at atomic-level resolution revealed the inner working of human proteasome and its dynamic substrate-processing steps of ubiquitin recognition, deubiquitylation, translocation initiation and processive substrate degradation. (2019-02-24)
More flexible nanomaterials can make fuel cell cars cheaper
A new method of increasing the reactivity of ultrathin nanosheets, just a few atoms thick, can someday make fuel cells for hydrogen cars cheaper, finds a new Johns Hopkins study. (2019-02-21)
Scientists identify atomic structure of catalytically active copper-ceria interface
Recently, Dr. ZHOU Yan and Prof. SHEN Wenjie at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators identified the atomic structure of the catalytically active copper-ceria interface and proposed a copper bilayer model. (2019-02-19)
In the blink of an eye: Team uses quantum of light to create new quantum simulator
Imagine being stuck inside a maze and wanting to find your way out. (2019-02-19)
When a defect might be beneficial
Rohan Mishra, assistant professor of mechanical engineering & materials science in the McKelvey School of Engineering, led a widespread team of researchers -- including at Washington University, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and at the University of Missouri-Columbia -- that studied the structure and properties of the commonly occurring planar defects at the atomic scale, which spans only a few tenths of a nanometer. (2019-02-19)
Exercise in morning or afternoon to shift your body clock forward
Exercise can shift the human body clock, with the direction and amount of this effect depending on the time of day or night in which people exercise. (2019-02-19)
Uncovering a 'smoking gun' of biological aging clocks
A newly discovered ribosomal DNA (rDNA) clock can be used to accurately determine an individual's chronological and biological age, according to research led by Harvard T.H. (2019-02-14)
Researchers reveal brain connections that disadvantage night owls
'Night owls' -- those who go to bed and get up later -- have fundamental differences in their brain function compared to 'morning larks,' which mean they could be disadvantaged by the constraints of a normal working day. (2019-02-14)
Blood cells could hold master clock behind aging
Blood cells could hold the key to aging, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. (2019-02-07)
Shedding light on zebrafish daily rhythms: Clock gene functions revealed
Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) used zebrafish to study the effects of knocking out three clock genes, Cry1a, Cry2a, and Per2. (2019-02-06)
Atomic-scale simulation of antiarrhythmic drug interaction with cardiac cells
Thanks to several technological breakthroughs and an increasing number of available high-resolution structures of ion channels, UC Davis Health researchers have built a model of the human NaV channel that enables them to study drug interactions on heart cells at atomic resolution. (2019-02-06)
Data-transmitting light signal gets power boost from nanosized amplifier
An international team of researchers from Aalto University and Université Paris-Sud has significantly improved the propagation of data inside a microchip. (2019-02-05)
Rust never sleeps
PNNL researchers have been able to observe in unprecedented detail how rust happens. (2019-02-04)
Supercomputing helps study two-dimensional materials
Computational scientists support experimentalist's quest to observe lithium atoms' behaviour when placed between two sheets of graphene. (2019-02-01)
Dynamic aspirin -- molecular vibrations drive electrons over large distances
Aspirin is not only an important drug but also an interesting physics model system in which molecular vibrations and electrons are coupled in a particular way. (2019-01-31)
Research sheds light on body clock and links to mental health and disease
A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental health and disease. (2019-01-29)
Scientists discover an immune 'clock' that controls infections and cardiovascular disease
CNIC researchers have demonstrated the existence of an immune 'clock' that coordinates day/night cycles through the activity of a class of leucocytes called neutrophils. (2019-01-29)
Cancer has a biological clock and this drug may keep it from ticking
Scientists at USC Michelson Center and Japan's Nagoya University find and test a promising drug that stops cancer by interfering with the cancer cells' metabolism and other circadian-related functions. (2019-01-23)
How hot are atoms in the shock wave of an exploding star?
A new method to measure the temperature of atoms during the explosive death of a star will help scientists understand the shock wave that occurs as a result of this supernova explosion. (2019-01-22)
Scientists discover new 'architecture' in corn
New research on the US's most economically important agricultural plant -- corn -- has revealed a different internal structure of the plant than previously thought, which can help optimize how corn is converted into ethanol. (2019-01-21)
Hand-knitted molecules
Molecules are usually formed in reaction vessels or laboratory flasks. (2019-01-18)
Additive manufacturing reflects fundamental metallurgical principles to create materials
University of Sheffield has been taking a novel approach to the development of engineering components produced using additive manufacturing. (2019-01-17)
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