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1 hr ago | RedOrbit

Spinach Could Lead To Alternative Energy

Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Purdue University, Science, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

5 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Improved picture of the gut provided by new imaging agent

A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal tract.

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Related Topix: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Medicine, Health, Science, South Korea, World News, Asia, Crohn's Disease

Mon Jul 28, 2014

ZPEnergy.com

The Dayside : The Federal Bureau of Physics

By: Charles Day : Since July 2013, the comic series FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics has been telling the story of Adam Hardy, whose job at the titular agency is to fix anomalies in the physics of reality.

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Related Topix: Science

KISU-TV Pocatello

Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The

This series helps teachers demystify physics by showing students what it looks like.

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Related Topix: Science

Wireless Design & Development

Physicists Unlock Nature of High-Temperature Superconductivity

Physicists have identified the "quantum glue" that underlies a promising type of superconductivity -- a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois, Cornell University

ECNmag

Superconductivity could form at high temperatures in layered 2D crystals

An elusive state of matter called superconductivity could be realized in stacks of sheetlike crystals just a few atoms thick, a trio of physicists has determined.

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Related Topix: Science, UC San Diego

Switched

This Mysterious Signal 'Could Not Be Explained By Known Physics,' Astronomers Say

When astronomers detected a strange signal in a massive galaxy cluster millions of light years from Earth, they knew they had stumbled upon something big.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Space

ECNmag

Measuring the smallest magnets

Imagine trying to measure a tennis ball that bounces wildly, every time to a distance a million times its own size.

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Related Topix: Science

Scientific American

First Winners of Largest Prize for Young Scientists Announced

Neurobiologist Rachel Wilson, 40, one of three winners of a new $250,000 prize for young scientists.

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Related Topix: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ScienceBlogs

The Fermi Alternative [Uncertain Principles]

Given the recent Feynman explosion , some people may be casting about looking for an alternative source of colorful-character anecdotes in physics.

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Related Topix: Science, Explosion, Nuclear Energy

Wired

New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter

In September, Katherine Freese will take the helm of one of the most prestigious theoretical institutes in the world, Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Related Topix: Science, Sweden, World News, Princeton University, Columbia University, University of Chicago

CiteULike

Implications of computer science principles for quantum physics

The Church-Turing thesis is one of the pillars of computer science; it postulates that every classical system has equivalent computability power to the so-called Turing machine.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Rotational Wavepackets And Liquid-Like Motion Of Atoms Within An Ultra-Cold Cluster

A new study has unlocked the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'building blocks', by using a laser technique to examine in rich detail the structure and internal atomic motion of a small cluster containing an acetylene molecule and a single helium atom, C2H2aS'He complex .

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Wireless Design & Development

Unleashing the Power of Quantum Dot Triplets

Quantum computers have yet to materialize. Yet, scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster.

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Related Topix: Science, World News, Poland, Slovenia,

Science

How bird flocks are like liquid helium

A flock of starlings flies as one, a spectacular display in which each bird flits about as if in a well-choreographed dance.

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Related Topix: India, World News, Science

University Business

Online students get hands-on lab experience with eScience Labs

The lab kit is intended for higher education, non-majors students enrolled in online or hybrid course models.

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Related Topix: Science

CiteULike

Exploring the Quantum: Atoms, Cavities, and Photons

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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Forward

Manhattan Project's Forgotten Humanist

Growing up in Australia, Danny Ginges was both fascinated and fearful of the atomic bomb, and as an adult delved deeper into the story of the scientists who created the monster.

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Related Topix: Science

Sat Jul 26, 2014

CiteULike

Off-centering of Pb and Sn impurities in GeTe induced by strong local stress

In Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics Letters, Vol. 63, No. 8. , pp.

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Related Topix: Science

Chesmont Astronomical Society

Is the solar system stable?

The stability of the solar system is one of the oldest problems in theoretical physics, dating back to Isaac Newton.

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Related Topix: Science, Mathematics

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