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Image: The Universe, where space - time becomes discrete
The Universe, where space - time becomes discrete
Source: Sissa   Posted: 5/1/16
It time continuous or discrete? Scientists propose a non-local union of relativity and quantum mechanics.

Image: New state of water molecule discovered
New state of water molecule discovered
Source: ORNL   Posted: 4/29/16
Researchers have discovered a new state of water molecule using neutron scattering & computational modeling.

Image: A brand-new way to produce electron spin currents
A brand-new way to produce electron spin currents
Source: ColoState   Posted: 4/28/16
For the first time, scientists have used non-polarized light to produce what’s called a spin voltage – a unit of power produced from the quantum spinning of an individual electron.

Image: Mars surface revealed in unprecedented detail
Mars surface revealed in unprecedented detail
Source: UCL   Posted: 4/27/16
The surface of Mars – including the location of Beagle-2 – has been shown in unprecedented detail by scientists using a revolutionary image stacking and matching technique.

Image: Team builds first quantum cascade laser on silicon
Team builds first quantum cascade laser on silicon
Source: Eurekalert   Posted: 4/21/16
The advance may have applications that span from chemical bond spectroscopy and gas sensing, to astronomy and free-space communications.

Image: A New Way To Get Electricity From Magnetism
A New Way To Get Electricity From Magnetism
Source: UUtah   Posted: 4/20/16
By showing that a phenomenon dubbed the “inverse spin Hall effect” works in several organic semiconductors – including carbon-60 buckyballs - physicists changed magnetic “spin current” into electric current.

Image: New state of matter detected in a 2D material
New state of matter detected in a 2D material
Source: UCam   Posted: 4/9/16
Researchers have observed the ‘fingerprint’ of a mysterious new quantum state of matter in a two-dimensional material, in which electrons break apart.

Image: Robotic Fingers with a Gentle Touch
Robotic Fingers with a Gentle Touch
Source: EPFL   Posted: 2/6/16
EPFL Scientists have developed a new soft robotic gripper -- made out of rubber and stretchable electrodes -- that can bend and pick up delicate objects like eggs and paper, taking robotics to a whole new level.

Image: Electrons and Liquid Helium
Electrons and Liquid Helium
Source: OIST   Posted: 2/4/16
Research conducted by the OIST could represent an important step in understanding two-dimensional semiconductors. They found anomalies in the behavior of electrons in electrons on liquid helium two-dimensional system.

Image: Understanding the Magnetic Sun
Understanding the Magnetic Sun
Source: NASA   Posted: 2/2/16
Brief overview of the sun's invisible magnetic field which is responsible for everything from the solar explosions that cause space weather on Earth – such as auroras – to the interplanetary magnetic field.

Image: Switching light with a silver atom
Switching light with a silver atom
Source: ETH   Posted: 2/2/16
Researchers at ETH have created the world’s smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or off.

Image: Space-Time Continuum Rainbow
Space-Time Continuum Rainbow
Source: U of Warsaw   Posted: 1/17/16
Physicists have shown that in models of the Universe using any of the quantum theories of gravity there must also be a 'rainbow' of sorts, composed of different versions of spacetime.

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