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Light bends by itself
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Any physics student knows that light travels in a straight line. But now researchers have shown that light can also travel in a curve, without any external influence. The effect is actually an optical illusion, although the researchers say it could have practical uses such as moving objects with light from afar. Read the associated APS Physics Viewpoint. More

CERN's science to become British products
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Large Hadron Collider steward CERN is joining forces with the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council to help small businesses turn high-energy physics technology into commercial products. More

Electron splits into quasiparticles
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Although isolated electrons are fundamental particles that cannot be split into smaller components, in some systems they can act as though they consist of multiple pieces. In a feat of technical mastery, condensed-matter physicists have managed to detect a particularly elusive constituent of an electron in matter - its 'orbiton'. The achievement could help to resolve a long-standing mystery about the origin of high-temperature superconductivity, and aid in the construction of quantum computers. More

'Magnetic Josephson effect' seen for the first time
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A fundamental prediction of superconductivity theory has been demonstrated in the lab for the first time. An international team of physicists has observed coherent quantum phase slip, a phenomenon similar to the well-known Josephson effect in which magnetic flux takes the place of electric charge. Its discovery has fundamental implications for our understanding of macroscopic quantum systems and could also lead to intriguing applications, including a possible way to produce a qubit in a quantum computer. More

Simulation Modeling for Control Systems

This NI tutorial shows how to use LabVIEW and the LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module to construct a dynamic system from basic physical laws.
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Particle physics: A matter of detail
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Physicists at Fermilab are preparing the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) experiment to provide a precise measurement of neutrino speeds. The effort is intended to definitely determine whether or not the particles can travel faster than the speed of light. More

Floating offshore wind kit gets spur from US, Britain
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Britain and the U.S. said they'd fund work on offshore wind generation technologies that work in waters as much as 500 feet deep, a measure aimed at opening vast new areas of ocean to development. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and his U.K. counterpart Edward Davey said their departments will collaborate on ways to spur development of floating platforms for offshore wind turbines that can be stationed in depths beyond 60 meters (200 feet), the limit for traditional structures fixed to the seabed. More

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Cosmic-ray theory gets the cold shoulder
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One of the leading theories describing how the most energetic cosmic rays are produced may need a rethink in light of a new study by physicists at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica. The team had set out to detect the extremely energetic neutrinos that are expected to be produced alongside high-energy cosmic rays in the violent explosions that mark the deaths of massive stars - but after looking at hundreds of these explosions, no such neutrinos have been found. More

Pioneer anomaly solved
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With the latest piece of the puzzle about to be published in the journal Physical Review Letters, a solar system mystery that has perplexed people for more than 20 years has been solved. That mystery is the "Pioneer Anomaly," an anomalous acceleration that affected the two Pioneer spacecraft as they left the solar system. Read the abstract of the forthcoming Physical Review Letters article. More

Quantum decision affects results of measurements taken earlier in time
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A new analysis of certain experiments that involve quantum mechanically entangling multiple particles together suggests that you can take a measurement before the final entanglement takes place, but the measurement's results depend on whether or not you subsequently perform the entanglement. More

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Sound waves help quantum computers scale up
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Quantum computers already exist, but on a disappointingly small scale. If they are ever to live up to their multiverse-delving potential, we will need a big one. That could become possible with a device that welds two existing technologies together, using the power of sound. Read the associated APS Focus story. More

Has physics made philosophy and religion obsolete?
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Lawrence Krauss responds to criticism of his popular science book "A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing." More

Survey finds no hint of dark matter near Solar System
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In the largest survey of its kind to date, astronomers scouring the space around the Solar System for signs of dark matter - the hypothetical material believed to account for more than 80 percent of the mass in the Universe - have come up empty-handed.

Untangling the hairy physics of Rapunzel
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Kelly Ward, senior software engineer for Walt Disney Animation Studios, was tasked with bringing Rapunzel's locks to life in Disney's Tangled. The hair had to look realistic, but not too real - otherwise Rapunzel would be towing 80 pounds of hair behind her. More

Hiding in the Higgs data: hints of physics beyond the standard model
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The signal seen by the LHC's CMS and ATLAS detectors hinted at a Higgs Boson with a mass in the range of 124-126GeV. But buried in the details are some numbers that, if they hold up, will be impossible to accommodate in the standard model of physics. Read the abstract of the associated Physical Review Letters article. More

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