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  1. Cosmic Blast Takes Rest At Last
    5/31/2018

    Last year, the first detection of gravitational waves linked to a gamma-ray burst triggered a vast follow-up campaign with ground and space telescopes to study the aftermath of the neutron star merger that gave rise to the explosion.

  2. The Right Squeeze For Quantum Computing
    5/31/2018

    Scientists at Hokkaido University and Kyoto University have developed a theoretical approach to quantum computing that is 10 billion times more tolerant to errors than current theoretical models.

  3. Gravitational Wave Event Likely Signaled Creation Of A Black Hole
    5/31/2018

    The spectacular merger of two neutron stars that generated gravitational waves announced last fall likely did something else: birthed a black hole. This newly spawned black hole would be the lowest mass black hole ever found.

  4. X-Ray Laser Scientists Develop A New Way To Watch Bacteria Attack Antibiotics
    5/31/2018

    Tuberculosis, a lung disease that spreads in the air through coughs or sneezes, now kills more people worldwide than any other infectious agent, according to the World Health Organization’s latest global tuberculosis report. And in hundreds of thousands of cases each year, treatment fails because the bacteria that cause Tb have become resistant to antibiotics.

  5. Neural Network Captures Atomic-Scale Rearrangements
    5/31/2018

    If you want to understand how a material changes from one atomic-level configuration to another, it’s not enough to capture snapshots of before-and-after structures. It’d be better to track details of the transition as it happens.

  6. NPI Applauds Inclusion Of New Quantum Resources In National Defense Authorization Act
    5/30/2018

    The National Photonics Initiative (NPI), a collaborative alliance among industry, academia and government to raise awareness of optics and photonics – the science and application of light, recently applauded the Senate Armed Services Committee for including additional resources to support quantum technology research in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019.

  7. Finding Better Magnets Faster With 3D Metal Printing Prototyping
    5/30/2018

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI) used laser 3D metal printing to optimize a permanent magnet material that may make an economical alternative to the more expensive rare-earth neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) magnets in some applications.

  8. Scientists Use A Photonic Quantum Simulator To Make Virtual Movies Of Molecules Vibrating
    5/30/2018

    Scientists have shown how an optical chip can simulate the motion of atoms within molecules at the quantum level, which could lead to better ways of creating chemicals for use as pharmaceuticals.

  9. New Model Explains What We See When A Massive Black Hole Devours A Star
    5/29/2018

    A star that wanders too close to the supermassive black hole in the center of its galaxy will be torn apart by the black hole's gravity in a violent cataclysm called a tidal disruption event (TDE), producing a bright flare of radiation.

  10. Transferring Quantum Information Using Sound
    5/29/2018

    Quantum physics is on the brink of a technological breakthrough: new types of sensors, secure data transmission methods and maybe even computers could be made possible thanks to quantum technologies. However, the main obstacle here is finding the right way to couple and precisely control a sufficient number of quantum systems (for example, individual atoms).