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Researchers Transmit Wireless Data at 100 Gbit/s

October 15, 2013

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Researchers Set World Record of Wireless Data Transmission at 100 Gigabits Per Second

In a newly published study, researchers present a method for wireless data transmission at a world-record rate of 100 gigabits per second. Extension of cable-based telecommunication networks requires high investments in both conurbations and rural areas. Broadband data transmission via radio relay links might help to cross rivers, motorways or nature protection areas at strategic […]

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Physicists Develop a New Method to Accelerate Charged Particles

October 9, 2013

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Scientists Accelerate Charged Particles Using Light

Physicists at the Max Planck Institute have developed a new method that uses light to accelerate charged particles, leading the way for more compact particle accelerators. Modern particle accelerators measure up to several kilometers in size and cost billions of euros. But thanks to a new method they could shrink to less than 10 meters […]

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Physicists Create and Control a Large Quantum Mechanical System Built on Photons

October 8, 2013

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Scientists Create and Control a Large Quantum Mechanical System Built on Photons

A new study from Yale University shows that scientists can create and control a large quantum mechanical system built on photons, suggesting that they might be able to expand the role of photons in quantum information systems. Light might be able to play a bigger, more versatile role in the future of quantum computing, according […]

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Harvard and MIT Scientists Create Never-Before-Seen Form of Matter

September 26, 2013

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Scientists Create a New Form of Matter

By binding photons together to form molecules, scientists from Harvard and MIT have created a never-before-seen form of matter. Harvard and MIT scientists are challenging the conventional wisdom about light, and they didn’t need to go to a galaxy far, far away to do it. Working with colleagues at the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms, […]

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Physicists Create Coherent Beams of Twisted Light

September 19, 2013

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Scientists Create Twisted Light

By using a beam of electrons, a team of accelerator physicists has found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light. Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that spirals around a central axis as it travels. It has the potential to generate […]

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Physicists Successfully Simulate Evolution of the Early Universe

September 3, 2013

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Big Bang Experiment Simulates Evolution of Early Universe

Using ultracold cesium atoms in a vacuum chamber, scientists have successfully simulated the evolution of the early universe. Physicists have reproduced a pattern resembling the cosmic microwave background radiation in a laboratory simulation of the Big Bang, using ultracold cesium atoms in a vacuum chamber at the University of Chicago. “This is the first time […]

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Physicists Pinpoint Solid-State Triple Point in Vanadium Dioxide

August 26, 2013

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Scientists Make Accurate Determination of a Solid State Triple Point in Vanadium Dioxide

In a newly published study, University of Washington researchers detail the first-ever accurate determination of a solid-state triple point in vanadium dioxide. It is well known to scientists that the three common phases of water – ice, liquid and vapor – can exist stably together only at a particular temperature and pressure, called the triple […]

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Physicists Propose Higgs Boson ‘Portal’ to Help Explain Dark Energy

August 12, 2013

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Scientists Propose Higgs Boson Portal to Help Explain Dark Energy

A newly published study explores how the recently discovered Higgs boson may provide a possible “portal” to physics that will help explain some of the attributes of dark energy. One of the biggest mysteries in contemporary particle physics and cosmology is why dark energy, which is observed to dominate energy density of the universe, has […]

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Discovery of Rare Decay Puts Standard Model to Stringent Test

July 19, 2013

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Experiments Put Standard Model to Stringent Test

Researchers from the CMS and LHCb experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider presented measurements of the decay of a Bs (pronounced B-sub-s) particle into two muons, putting the Standard Model of particle physics to one of its most stringent tests to date. After a quarter of a century of searching, physicists have discovered a rare […]

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