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Empty space might feel hot to a traveler zipping through at a rapidly increasing clip — or so some physicists predict. And a new experiment provides a hint that they might be right. That idea, known as the Unruh effect, seems...

source: ScienceNews

A new type of material called a "spin-valley half-metal" has been predicted by calculations done by physicists in Russia, Japan and the U.S. While the material has not yet been characterized in the laboratory, the team says it could find use in new types of biocompatible...

source: PhysicsWorld

Permanent markers aren’t so permanent after all. All that’s required to peel the ink from glass is the surface tension of water and a little patience, scientists report. Read the abstract of the forthcoming Physical Review Letters paper.

source: ScienceNews

No one can match these electrons when it comes to relaxing. Within a few hundred attoseconds – billionths of a billionth of a second – of being hit by an X-ray pulse, they are already back where they were, sitting calmly in...

source: New Scientist

In a project called SENSEI, scientists are using innovative sensors developed over three decades to look for the lightest dark matter particles anyone has ever tried to detect.

source: Symmetry Magazine

In about 10 years‚ current encryption techniques used in online banking will be rendered obsolete by quantum computing. Scientists at Wits University are among global groups that are pioneering the use of quantum computing to...

source: BusinessDay


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