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Quantum computers to clarify the connection between the quantum and classical worlds

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Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a new quantum computing algorithm that offers a clearer understanding of the quantum-to-classical transition, which could help...

Study reveals new structure of gold at extremes

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Gold is an extremely important material for high-pressure experiments and is considered the "gold standard" for calculating pressure in static diamond anvil cell experiments....

TESS satellite uncovers ‘first nearby super-Earth’

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An international team of astronomers led by Cornell's Lisa Kaltenegger has characterized the first potentially habitable world outside of our own solar system. Located about...

Scientists cook up new recipes for taking salt out of seawater

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As populations boom and chronic droughts persist, coastal cities like Carlsbad in Southern California have increasingly turned to ocean desalination to supplement a dwindling...

Glaciologists unveil most precise map ever of Antarctic ice velocity

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Constructed from a quarter century's worth of satellite data, a new map of Antarctic ice velocity by glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine...

Marital infidelity and professional misconduct linked, study shows

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People who cheat on their spouses are significantly more likely to engage in misconduct in the workplace, according to a study from the McCombs...

A voracious Cambrian predator, Cambroraster, is a new species from the Burgess Shale

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Palaeontologists at the Royal Ontario Museum and University of Toronto have uncovered fossils of a large new predatory species in half-a-billion-year-old rocks from Kootenay...

Scientists reproduce the dynamics behind astrophysical shocks

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High-energy shock waves driven by solar flares and coronal mass ejections of plasma from the sun erupt throughout the solar system, unleashing magnetic space...

‘Unprecedented’ discovery of unique infrared light signature on Neptune’s moon Triton

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Triton orbits Neptune, the eighth planet from the Sun, some 2.7 billion miles from Earth—at the cold outer fringe of the Solar System's major...

Study suggests frozen Earthlike planets could support life

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Icy planets once thought too cold to support life might have livable land areas above freezing, challenging the typical assumption of what kinds of...

Ultra-thin layers of rust generate electricity from flowing water

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There are many ways to generate electricity—batteries, solar panels, wind turbines, and hydroelectric dams, to name a few examples… and now, there's rust. New research...
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