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Scientists create a brand-new platform for stable quantum computing

Move over Godzilla vs. King Kong. This is the crossover event you’ve been waiting for — at least if you’re a condensed-matter physicist. Harvard University researchers...

Gamma-ray laser moves a step closer to reality

A physicist at the University of California, Riverside, has performed calculations showing hollow spherical bubbles filled with a gas of positronium atoms are stable...

Scientists catch a natural comet outburst in unprecedented detail

Using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers at the University of Maryland (UMD), in College Park, Maryland, have captured a clear...

Scientists perform the coldest reaction in the known universe

In temperatures millions of times colder than interstellar space, Harvard researchers have performed the coldest reaction in the known universe. But that's not all....

How to make the world’s most powerful neutrino beam

Scientists on Nov. 14 broke ground on an innovative experiment that aims to answer some of the biggest questions about the universe. The Long-Baseline Neutrino...

Scientists make new breakthrough in quantum computing

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method for producing atomically-thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more powerful and compact...

Beyond Moore’s Law: Taking transistors into the third dimension

Silicon integrated circuits, which are used in computer processors, are approaching the maximum feasible density of transistors on a single chip--at least, in two-dimensional...

The Universe isn’t flat – it’s curved

The current cosmological scenario, based on inflation, dark matter, and a cosmological constant, seems unable to fit all observations.” --Dr Eleonora Di Valentino A new...

Scientists create more effective light-trapping devices

Anyone who’s ever played the drums, tuned a guitar, or even made a wine glass “sing” by circling a finger along its edge knows...

Interstellar buckyballs may come from dying stars, says study

New research may explain how “buckyballs”—complex carbon molecules with a soccer-ball-like structure—form in space. Carbon 60, or C60 for short, (the official name is Buckminsterfullerene)...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
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These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

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This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...

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High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...