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    Ions sync up into world's first time crystal

    Consider, for a moment, the humble puddle of water. If you dive down to nearly the scale of molecules, it will be hard to tell one spot in the puddle from any other. You can shift your gaze to the left or right, or Read More
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    High-flying Experiments Tackle the Mysteries of Cosmic Rays

    Cosmic rays are not rays at all, but highly energetic particles that zoom through space at nearly the speed of light.  The particles range in size, from subatomic protons to the atomic nuclei of elements such as carbon and boron. Scientists suspect that the Read More
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    Destabilized solitons perform a disappearing act

    When your heart beats, blood courses through your veins in waves of pressure. These pressure waves manifest as your pulse, a regular rhythm unperturbed by the complex internal structure of the body. Scientists call such robust waves solitons, and in many ways they behave Read More
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    Crossing the quantum-chaotic divide

    Chaos is all around us, a fact that weather forecasters know all too well. Their job is notoriously difficult because small changes in air pressure or temperature, which ultimately drive winds and weather systems, can have huge consequences on a global scale. This sensitivity Read More
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    Stacked nanocrystals offer a new twist on handedness

    Chirality is another name for the asymmetry that we see between our left and right hands. This handedness crops up nearly everywhere in nature, from galaxy spirals down to the quantum mechanical properties of fundamental particles. Life itself boasts some of the most well-studied Read More
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    As dark matter eludes scientists, they plan a more extensive search

    For decades, scientists have suspected that the universe contains more matter than we can see.  They point to clues in the cosmos, such as irregularities in the radiation left over from the early universe and the way light bends around galaxies. By studying the Read More
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    Paik's Work Cited as 2016 Highlight

    Research Professor and Professor Emeritus Ho Jung Paik is the lead author of the article "Low-frequency terrestrial tensor gravitational-wave detector," which has been selected by the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity as one of their highlights of 2016. Postdoctoral associate Cornelius Griggs and research Read More
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    Probe for nanofibers has atom-scale sensitivity

    Optical fibers are the backbone of modern communications, shuttling information from A to B through thin glass filaments as pulses of light. They are used extensively in telecommunications, allowing information to travel at near the speed of light virtually without loss. Read More
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    Physics - Synopsis: Chemical Echo

    Echoes are not limited to sound reflecting off cave walls. A similar phenomenon—a delayed response following an immediate response to some stimulus—can occur after coupled oscillators are stimulated by a sequence of two input pulses. Researchers have now observed such an echo phenomenon in Read More
  • 1 Ions sync up into world's first time crystal
  • 2 High-flying Experiments Tackle the Mysteries of Cosmic Rays
  • 3 Destabilized solitons perform a disappearing act
  • 4 Crossing the quantum-chaotic divide
  • 5 Stacked nanocrystals offer a new twist on handedness
  • 6 As dark matter eludes scientists, they plan a more extensive search
  • 7 Paik's Work Cited as 2016 Highlight
  • 8 Probe for nanofibers has atom-scale sensitivity
  • 9 Physics - Synopsis: Chemical Echo
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