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Awards will fund quantum sensor technology for dark matter searches

Scientists at Fermilab and the University of Chicago are planning to search for hypothesized invisible particles using cutting-edge quantum sensor technology.

UK will fund Joint European Torus beyond Brexit

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Scientists develop super-strong metal for next tech frontier

The technological future of everything from cars and jet engines to oil rigs, along with the gadgets, appliances and public utilities comprising the internet of things, will depend on microscopic sensors.

Meet Spectrum: the lab resource group for the LGBTQA+ community

During Pride Month, we give you an overview of Spectrum, which promotes equity at all levels.

Viewpoint: Scattering Experiments Tease Out the Strong Force

Author(s): Morten Hjorth-Jensen The scattering of protons from a carbon isotope can be used to test models of the strong force. [Physics 10, 72] Published Wed Jun 28, 2017

Synopsis: Tackling the Small-Scale Crisis

Precise measurement of the cosmic microwave background could solve a problem of current cosmological models known as the small-scale crisis. [Physics] Published Wed Jun 28, 2017

How minimizing fluid friction can make oceangoing vessels more fuel-efficient and reduce harmful emissions

Imagine walking from one side of a swimming pool to the other. Each step takes great effort—that's what makes water aerobics such effective physical exercise.

The multi-colored photons that might change quantum information science

With leading corporations now investing in highly expensive and complex infrastructures to unleash the power of quantum technologies, INRS researchers have achieved a breakthrough in a light-weight photonic system created using on-chip devices and off-the-shelf telecommunications components. Show More Summary

Four new beamlines get go ahead at the ESRF, opening new frontiers in X-ray science

The ESRF Council, representing the 22 partner nations of the ESRF, gave the green light for the construction and commissioning of four new beamlines from 2018-2022. The beamlines are designed to exploit the enhanced performance of the first of a new generation of synchrotron, the Extremely Brilliant source (EBS), which is being built at the ESRF.

CERN welcomes Lithuania as associate member

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The rise of LIGO’s space-studying super-team

The era of multi-messenger astronomy promises rich rewards—and a steep learning curve. Sometimes you need more than one perspective to get the full story. Scientists including astronomers working with the Fermi Large Area Telescope have recorded brief bursts of high-energy photons called gamma rays coming from distant reaches of space. Show More Summary

Happy birthday wishes from Washington and beyond

Government officials in Washington, D.C., wish Fermilab a happy 50th birthday.

Seeing the forest through the trees with a new LiDAR system

Shortly after lasers were first developed in the 1960s, LiDAR—whose name originated as a combination of "light" and "radar"—capitalized on the newly unique precision they offered for measuring both time and distance. LiDAR quickly became the standard method for (3-D) land surveys and is now used in a multitude of sensing applications, such as self-driving cars.

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy under real ambient pressure conditions

Researchers at Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Innovation Research Center for Fuel Cells, University of Electro-Communications, Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University, and JASRI (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research...Show More Summary

15th European Short Course on Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Course: 6 Nov 2017 - 9 Nov 2017, Berlin, Germany. Organized by PicoQuant.

Synopsis: Crumpled Graphene

The crumpling of graphene sheets explains a “soft spot” in the material’s mechanical response. [Physics] Published Tue Jun 27, 2017

Solution to distortion effect in STM scanning

STM scanning experiments on poorly conducting materials are challenging, and can cause a distortion effect. A new model corrects for this effect, allowing physicists to better study materials in their quest to understand unconventional superconductivity. Publication in Physical Review B as Editor's Suggestion.

Using mathematical methods to study complex biological networks

Complex biological processes such as metabolism often involve thousands of compounds coupled by chemical reactions. These process chains are described by researchers as chemical reaction networks. Researchers from the University of Luxembourg have developed new mathematical methods to study the energetic properties of these networks. Show More Summary

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