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Researchers open a path toward quantum computing in real-world conditions

The quantum computing market is projected to reach $65 billion by 2030, a hot topic for investors and scientists alike because of its potential...
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Humans managed shellfish and their predators for millennia, study finds

A new study confirms that for millennia, Indigenous people managed their relationship with shellfish and sea otters to safeguard their access to shellfish which...
Researchers solve 20 year old paradox in solar physics

Researchers solve 20-year-old paradox in solar physics

A group of scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Instituto de Investigación Solar (IRSOL) of Locarno Monti has resolved a...
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Further evidence of 200-million-year cycle for Earth’s magnetic field

The findings of a new study by the University of Liverpool provides further evidence of an approximately 200 million-year long cycle in the strength...
Recordings of the magnetic field from 9000 years ago teach us about the magnetic field today

Recordings of the magnetic field from 9,000 years ago teach us about the magnetic...

International research by Tel Aviv University, the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, and the University of California San Diego uncovered findings regarding...
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Astronomers find a ‘break’ in one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms

The newly discovered feature offers insight into the large-scale structure of our galaxy, which is difficult to study from Earth’s position inside it. Scientists have...
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The secret of the Stradivari violin confirmed

New research co-authored by a Texas A&M University scientist has confirmed that renowned violin maker Antonio Stradivari and others treated their instruments with chemicals...
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The Arctic Ocean’s deep past provides clues to its imminent future

Nitrogen isotopes reveal that stratification of Arctic waters will prevent surface plankton from receiving enough nutrients to grow abundantly. As the North Pole, the Arctic...
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New salts raise the bar for lithium ion battery technology

At the Monash University School of Chemistry, scientists under the leadership of Professor Doug MacFarlane and Dr. Mega Kar working with local company Calix...
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Raccoon dogs pose a particular threat to ground-nesting birds in Northern Europe

Artificial nest experiments demonstrated that the raccoon dog, an alien species abundant in Finland, is a more common duck nest predator than any indigenous...
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Engineers make critical advance in quantum computer design

A decades-old problem about how to reliably control millions of qubits in a silicon quantum computer chip has now been solved. Quantum engineers from UNSW...