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Plastics made fireproof thanks to mother-of-pearl mimic

Added: 19.07.2017 15:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A method for quickly coating objects in a thin, environmentally safe mother-of-pearl-like film could protect food or electronics from the elements

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Quantum simulator with 51 qubits is largest ever

Added: 18.07.2017 12:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Although not a full-blown quantum computer, the simulator could be used to study the interactions between atoms

Source: www.newscientist.com

The cosmic dance of three dead stars could break relativity

Added: 17.07.2017 8:21 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Do we have the first hints that Einstein is about to be proven wrong? A stellar system discovered in 2012 looks like the ideal experiment to tell us

Source: www.newscientist.com

Brexiteers must not risk UK’s nuclear future by leaving Euratom

Added: 13.07.2017 11:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

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If the UK leaves Europe’s nuclear regulator when it quits the EU, it risks disrupting nuclear fuel supplies and even cancer treatments, warns Alex Connor

Tags: UK, EU, Brexit, Cancer, Fuel
Source: www.newscientist.com

Five things physicists hate about physics

Added: 12.07.2017 12:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Physics isn't just hard – it can be uncomfortable, too. From quantum many worlds to the universe's heat death, here are five concepts that spell embarrassment

Source: www.newscientist.com

When is a black hole not a black hole? When it’s a boson star

Added: 12.07.2017 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Astronomers are confident they know what the mysterious massive object at the Milky Way’s heart is – but our first direct view this year could bring a shock

Source: www.newscientist.com

Quantum cheques could be a forgery-free way to move money

Added: 10.07.2017 13:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Using IBM’s cloud-based quantum computer, researchers have shown that it’s possible to create ultra-secure cheques with quantum technology

Source: www.newscientist.com

Mathematics has a bad hair day

Added: 10.07.2017 5:00 | 0 views | 0 comments


Working with artist Edmund Harriss, mathematics writer Alex Bellos has uncovered a somewhat squidgy side to numbers

Source: www.newscientist.com

Invisibility cloak makes solar panels work more efficiently

Added: 07.07.2017 14:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A new material that hides the metal grid on top of solar panels make them 9 per cent more efficient in lab tests

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Smartphone components work beautifully at nearly absolute zero

Added: 07.07.2017 8:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A team working on electronics for a space-based camera has tested ordinary transistors at ultra-low temperatures, and they passed with flying colours

Source: www.newscientist.com

LHC pops out a new particle that could test the strong force

Added: 06.07.2017 7:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Researchers on the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider have found a new particle, unlike any other seen yet, which could help study one of the universe's four fundamental forces

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Source: www.newscientist.com

North Korea claims test of an intercontinental ballistic missile

Added: 04.07.2017 6:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The missile was launched into Japanese waters, but analysts suggest it could potentially be used to hit Alaska, raising the stakes once North Korea’s nuclear efforts

Source: www.newscientist.com

Protons are lighter than thought, which may solve a big puzzle

Added: 03.07.2017 8:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A new experiment that makes the proton 30 billionths of a per cent lighter than before could help make sense of the glut of matter over antimatter in the cosmos

Source: www.newscientist.com

It’s not you – solving a Rubik’s cube quickly is officially hard

Added: 30.06.2017 9:51 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Maths says the shortest route to finishing a Rubik's cube is a particularly difficult puzzle similar to the travelling salesperson problem

Source: www.newscientist.com

Find the flow: Harnessing the incredible power of living fluids

Added: 30.06.2017 8:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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We're beginning to learn the rules that govern how everything from flocks of birds to sperm cells flow, and it could transform technology and medicine

Source: www.newscientist.com

A fine-tuned universe may be controversial but can’t be ignored

Added: 28.06.2017 12:31 | 1 views | 0 comments

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The suggestion that our universe has physical laws and constants inexplicably just right for life is in the ascendant. Expect a heated debate, says Geraint Lewis

Source: www.newscientist.com

Synthetic iris could let cameras react to light like our eyes do

Added: 23.06.2017 12:14 | 4 views | 0 comments

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The iris in our eyes shrinks the pupil in bright light and enlarges it in the dark, and now an artificial version could do the same for both eyes and cameras

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Google on track for quantum computer breakthrough by end of 2017

Added: 22.06.2017 12:53 | 2 views | 0 comments

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The search giant is testing a 20-qubit processor, its most powerful quantum chip yet, and says it will be able to outperform ordinary computers by the end of the year

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Walk really fast to stop a wobbly suitcase ruining your holiday

Added: 20.06.2017 20:01 | 2 views | 0 comments

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When a suitcase in motion becomes unstable, it can rock back and forth from wheel to wheel. Researchers have determined why that happens and how to stop it

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Footballers move around pitch like chaotic particles in a fluid

Added: 19.06.2017 11:40 | 3 views | 0 comments


Over long periods of time, footballers playing a match change direction by the same amount as particles in churning fluid

Source: www.newscientist.com

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