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July 10, 2017
Neutrons detect elusive Higgs amplitude mode in quantum material
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has used sophisticated neutron scattering techniques to detect an elusive quantum state known as the Higgs amplitude mode in a two-dimensional material. The Higgs amplitude mode is a condensed matter cousin of the Higgs boson, the storied quantum particle theorized in the 1960s and proven experimentally in 2012. It is one of a number of quirky, collective modes of matter found in materials at the quantum level. By studying thes ... read more

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Shocking case of indigestion in supermassive black hole
A multi-wavelength study of a pair of colliding galaxies has revealed the cause of a supermassive black hole's case of 'indigestion'. Results will be presented by Dr Hayden Rampadarath at the Nation ... more
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Scientists get first direct look at how electrons 'dance' with vibrating atoms
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have made the first direct measurements, and by far the most precise ones, of how electrons move ... more
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LHCb tests yield new particle with a pair of heavy quarks
Scientists have announced the discovery of a new particle. Researchers with CERN announced the new particle at the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics, held this week in Venice. ... more
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A unique data center for cosmological simulations
With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe's galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the exact measurement of the cosmic micro ... more
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Shaking Schroedinger's cat
You've probably heard about Schrodinger's cat, which famously is trapped in a box with a kill mechanism that is activated if a radioactive atom decays, releasing radiation. The act of looking in the ... more
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A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology
Counterfeit products are a huge problem - from medicines to car parts, fake technology costs lives. Every year, imports of counterfeited and pirated goods around the world cost nearly US $0.5 ... more
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Table top plasma gets wind of solar turbulence
Turbulent magnetic field dynamics that explain astrophysical phenomena like the evolution of stars could thus far be obtained only through observations via telescopes and satellites. Now a tea ... more
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Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator
In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them. Able to operate in ordinary, room- ... more

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Groundbreaking discovery confirms existence of orbiting supermassive black holes
For the first time ever, astronomers at The University of New Mexico say they've been able to observe and measure the orbital motion between two supermassive black holes hundreds of millions of ligh ... more
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Extremely fine measurements of motion in orbiting supermassive black holes
Approximately 750 million light years from Earth lies a gigantic, bulging galaxy with two supermassive black holes at its center. These are among the largest black holes ever found, with a combined ... more
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Astronomers detect orbital motion in pair of supermassive black holes
Using the supersharp radio "vision" of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), astronomers have made the first detection of orbital motion in a pair of supermassive black ... more
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Shining light on low-energy electrons
The scientific community has known about the existence of electrons for over a hundred years, but there are important facets of their interaction with matter that remain shrouded in mystery. O ... more
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No Universe without Big Bang
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and the Perimeter Institute in Canada disprove the theory of the "smooth beginning" According to Einstein's theor ... more
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Russian Spektr-RG mission to identify 3 billin black holes after 2018 launch
The Spektr-RG (Spectrum Roentgen Gamma) space mission, slated to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome net year, will help to draw up a map of the universe including three million black holes, project ... more
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Scientists make waves with black hole research
Scientists at the University of Nottingham have made a significant leap forward in understanding the workings of one of the mysteries of the universe. They have successfully simulated the conditions ... more
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Galaxy alignments traced back 10 billion years
A new study led by Michael West of Lowell Observatory and Roberto De Propris of the University of Turku, Finland, reveals that the most massive galaxies in the universe have been aligned with their ... more

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In atomic propellers, quantum phenomena can mimic everyday physics
In molecules there are certain groups of atoms that are able to rotate. This movement occurs under the influence of random stimuli from the environment and is not continuous but occurs in jumps. It ... more
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The largest virtual Universe ever simulated
Researchers from the University of Zurich have simulated the formation of our entire Universe with a large supercomputer. A gigantic catalogue of about 25 billion virtual galaxies has been generated ... more
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X-ray study reveals way to control molecular vibrations that transmit heat
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new way to track dynamic molecular features in soft materials, including the high-frequency molecu ... more
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Muon magnet's moment has arrived
What do you get when you revive a beautiful 20-year-old physics machine, carefully transport it 3,200 miles over land and sea to its new home, and then use it to probe strange happenings in a magnet ... more
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Cosmic inflation: Higgs says goodbye to his 'little brother'
In the first moments after the Big Bang, the Universe was able to expand even billions of billions of billions of times faster than today. Such rapid expansion should be due to a primordial force fi ... more
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New confirmation of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity
Albert Einstein predicted that whenever light from a distant star passes by a closer object, gravity acts as a kind of magnifying lens, brightening and bending the distant starlight. Yet, in a 1936 ... more
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Physicists use numerical 'tweezers' to study nuclear interactions
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have developed numerical "tweezers" that can pin a nucleus in place, enabling them to study how interactions between ... more
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Neutrino discovery: A step closer to finding CP violation
The different rates of neutrino and anti-neutrino oscillations recorded by an international collaboration of researchers in Japan - including from Kavli IPMU - is an important step in the search for ... more
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