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1 hr ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Iran Wants to Expand Enrichment Program

Iran said on Wednesday it wants to greatly expand its uranium enrichment program despite Western fears that it could be used to make atomic arms, reports The Associated Press .

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1 hr ago | Hispanic Business

Investigators from Institute of Plasma Physics Have Reported New Data ...

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the , "The results of cyclic voltammograms and the rotating disk electrode measurements show that the MnO2 nanosheets possess excellent electrocatalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline medium."

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4 hrs ago | Science Daily

New paths into the world of quasiparticles

Quasiparticles can be used to explain physical phenomena in solid bodies even though they are not actual physical particles.

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4 hrs ago | CNET News.com

IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

Big Blue sets a five-year plan to figure out the manufacturing technology for the great-grandchild of today's chip tech -- and the even more different generations beyond that.

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7 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Physics Feels The Pull Of Nature's Biggest Mysteries

Physics is full of big, interesting questions about phenomenon such as black holes.

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7 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Physics Feels The Pull Of Nature's Biggest Mysteries

It's common to hear that physics is in crisis; usually when some new mystery pops up or an unexpected event defies current theories.

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10 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Bloomberg's Barry Ritholtz Doesn't Seem To Understand Corporate Taxation.

There's obviously no shame in not understanding a particular subject: I'm extremely poor at nuclear physics so I tend not to write about it .

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11 hrs ago | National Geographic

Cosmic-Ray Hotspot Discovered, Offering Clues on Deep Space Mystery

In this time-lapse photo, stars appear to rotate above Utah's Telescope Array, which astronomers used to narrow down the source of cosmic rays.

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11 hrs ago | Ars Technica

What if the Big Bang was really the "Big Bounce"?

Not so long ago, our very own Matthew Francis attended the press conference in which results were announced from Antarctic observatory BICEP 2. Researchers claimed that the instruments there had located the unmistakable signature of gravitational waves during primordial inflation-a period of time during which the Universe expanded at a furious ... (more)

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13 hrs ago | Science, Industry and Business

Highway for ultracold atoms in light crystals

LMU/MPQ-physicists succeed in realizing an analogue of the Meissner effect by measuring edge currents in a ladder-like crystal of light.

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14 hrs ago | BellaOnline

Phantom Planets and Moons

Astronomers, being human, can misunderstand what they see. For example, there was a time when experienced astronomers thought that Venus had a moon.

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18 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

University of Nottingham - Major partnership for research into graphene, the wonder material

ENP Newswire - 09 July 2014 Release date- 08072014 - The University of Nottingham is joining one of the largest ever European research initiatives which aims to take the 'wonder material' graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to everyday use - turning cutting edge scientific research into marketable products.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Carbon nucleus seen spinning in triangular state

Physicists have obtained important new evidence showing that the structure of the carbon-12 nucleus - without which there would be no life here on Earth - resembles that of an equilateral triangle.

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Newsday

Butterfly wings inspire cosmetics and bomb detectors

A tropical butterfly might not be the first place to look when seeking inspiration for the latest bomb sniffing technology for the US military, but the brightly coloured iridescent wings of a blue morpho provides one example of a promising branch of science - bio-inspiration.

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Microwave Engineering Online

Researchers push atomic-scale circuitry for smaller, greener electronics

Technological shrinkage can only go so far when using traditional transistor-based integrated circuits.

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ECNmag

A hotspot for powerful cosmic rays

An observatory run by the University of Utah found a "hotspot" beneath the Big Dipper emitting a disproportionate number of the highest-energy cosmic rays.

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First Look: Exclusive Interview with Antwerp Designer, Flora Miranda

Her work has been blowing up the inter-webs due to its highly technological look and feel.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

Richard P. Feynman

The other cowinners of the Nobel Prize, of Japan, had independently created equivalent theories, but it was Feynman's that proved the most original and far-reaching.

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Ultracold atom-electron interaction: from two to many-body physics

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Proton transfer in solution: Molecular dynamics with quantum transitions

The Journal of Chemical Physics , Vol. 101, No. 6. , pp. 4657-4667, doi:10.1063/1.467455 We apply ''molecular dynamics with quantum transitions'' , a surface-hopping method previously used only for electronic transitions, to proton transfer in solution, where the quantum particle is an atom.

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