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  1. Study Shows Machine Learning Can Improve Catalytic Design

    Chemical engineers at Rice University and Pennsylvania State University have shown that combining machine learning and quantum chemistry can save time and expense in designing new catalysts.

  2. Putting A Quantum Gas Through Its Phases

    ETH physicists have developed an experimental platform for studying the complex phases of a quantum gas characterized by two order parameters.

  3. Researchers Wait Over 100 Days To See Beam Of Light From First Confirmed Neutron Star Merger Emerge From Behind The Sun

    A research team led by astronomers at the University of Warwick had to wait over 100 days for the sight of the first of confirmed neutron star merger to re-emerge from behind the glare of the sun.

  4. New IR Instrument Searches For Habitable Planets

    A new instrument to search for potentially habitable/inhabited planets has started operation at the Subaru Telescope. This instrument, IRD (InfraRed Doppler), will look for habitable planets around red dwarf stars. Astronomers are hoping that investigating these small but numerous stars will uncover a plethora of new planets.

  5. Electron Spectrometer Deciphers Quantum Mechanical Effects

    Electronic circuits are miniaturized to such an extent that quantum mechanical effects become noticeable. Using photoelectron spectrometers, solid-state physicists and material developers can discover more about such electron-based processes.

  6. Sandia Light Mixer Generates 11 Colors Simultaneously

    A multicolor laser pointer you can use to change the color of the laser with a button click — similar to a multicolor ballpoint pen — is one step closer to reality thanks to a new tiny synthetic material made at Sandia National Laboratories.

  7. Thermal Camouflage Disguises Hot And Cold

    Hunters don camouflage clothing to blend in with their surroundings. But thermal camouflage – or the appearance of being the same temperature as one’s environment – is much more difficult. Now researchers, reporting in ACS’ journal Nano Letters, have developed a system that can reconfigure its thermal appearance to blend in with varying temperatures in a matter of seconds.

  8. THz Spectroscopy Could Help Explain Water’s Anomalies

    Liquid water sustains life on earth, but its physical properties remain mysterious among scientific researchers. Recently, a team of Swiss researchers used existing THz spectroscopy techniques to measure liquid water’s hydrogen bonding. 

  9. Quantum Mechanics: Entanglements In Ultracold Atomic Clouds

    A system's state is characterised as entangled or quantum correlated if two or more particles cannot be described as a combination of separate, independent states but only as a whole.

  10. Okayama University Research: Measuring ion Concentration In Solutions For Clinical And Environmental Research

    Okayama University researchers describe in the journal Optics Express the use of Terahertz (THz) chemical microscopy to measure the pH of water-based solutions with a volume as small as 16 nL.