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  1. ‘Exceptional’ Research Points Way Toward Quantum Discoveries

    Rice University scientists are known for exceptional research, but a new paper led by physicist Junichiro Kono makes that point most literally.

  2. New Industrial Automation/Motion Control Catalog On High-Precision Linear And Rotary Positioning Systems

    Motion control and nano precision positioning systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) released a new comprehensive catalog of linear and rotary positioning systems engineered and manufactured for industrial precision automation. The products covered in the catalog address industries such as semiconductor production/inspection, laser material processing, automated optical inspection (AOI), and precision opto-mechanical alignment and assembly. PI’s in-house designed and manufactured PIMag linear motor stages and PIglide air bearing technologies and high performance EtherCat®-based industrial precision motion controllers are some of the technologies featured in this catalog.

  3. Belle II Measures First Particle Collision

    In the new SuperKEKB accelerator in Japan the first collisions of matter and anti-matter particles have been detected. Scientists from LMU and the Universe Cluster are involved in the experiments.

  4. New Radiation Source Could Be Less Harmful Alternative To X-Rays

    A new source of intense terahertz (THz) radiation, which could offer a less harmful alternative to x-rays and has strong potential for use in industry, is being developed by scientists at the University of Strathclyde and Capital Normal University in Beijing.

  5. Weighing Single Molecules With Light

    Using a microscope that detects light scattering rather than fluorescence, the researchers have demonstrated that single molecules can be observed, and their mass measured, in solution.

  6. Scientists Pinpoint Energy Flowing Through Vibrations In Superconducting Crystals

    Manipulating the flow of energy through superconductors could radically transform technology, perhaps leading to applications such as ultra-fast, highly efficient quantum computers. But these subtle dynamics—including heat dispersion—play out with absurd speed across dizzying subatomic structures.

  7. Meet At The Intersection Of Application And Science At FIO + LS 2018

    From the shortest time scales known in science, to the development of tomorrow’s computing architectures, the Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS (FIO + LS) plenary presentations will detail recent achievements in nanoscale computing and ultrafast laser applications.

  8. Tiny, Super-Thin Sheets Of Flowing Water That Shimmer Like Soap Bubbles

    Water is an essential ingredient for life as we know it, making up more than half of the adult human body and up to 90 percent of some other living things. But scientists trying to examine tiny biological samples with certain wavelengths of light haven’t been able to observe them in their natural, watery environments because the water absorbs too much of the light.

  9. Invisible Structures Exposed!

    In cultivation of fruit-bearing trees, thoroughly understanding growth of branches and leaves of individual trees and adequately managing the trees are important in improving their quality.

  10. Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox Observed In Many-Particle System For The First Time

    Physicists from the University of Basel have observed the quantum mechanical Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox in a system of several hundred interacting atoms for the first time. The phenomenon dates back to a famous thought experiment from 1935.