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Molecular spins show promise as quantum bits – Physics World

Spin doctors: Berk Kovos, Sam Bayliss and Peter Mintun (left to right) work on qubit technology at the University of Chicago. (Courtesy: Pratiti Deb/University...

Stonehenge acoustics enhanced music and speech, driving quickly is best on bumpy roads – Physics World

Journal of Archaeological Science)"> Tis a magic place: scale model of Stonehenge showing (A) outer sarsen circle; (B) outer bluestone circle; (C) inner trilithon horseshoe...

Fish save energy by swimming in schools – Physics World

Robot-like fish provide insight into how fish can save energy by swimming in schools. Credit: Liang Li, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (MPI-AB) Swimming...

Arecibo Observatory will be decommissioned, says US National Science Foundation – Physics World

End of the line: the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico photographed before the recent cable failures. (Courtesy: NAIC) Officials at the US National Sci­ence...

Focused ultrasound treatments target childhood cancers – Physics World

Targeted therapy: focused ultrasound can reach regions deep within the body to deliver high precision treatments. (Courtesy: Focused Ultrasound Foundation) Focused ultrasound is an emerging...

Metal-organic magnets break records – Physics World

Pictorial representation of the molecule-based magnet and its magnetic properties. Credit: Rodolphe Clérac Researchers have shown that certain metal-organic materials can act as permanent magnets...

Modularity, flexibility and scalability: S-Cube vacuum chambers have it all – Physics World

STREICHER Pilsen’s S-Cube modular vacuum chamber system can help scientific users to maximize research productivity while simplifying and future-proofing their vacuum infrastructure requirements Vacuum management:...

Hundreds of copies of Newton’s Principia found, how to cross stitch a black hole – Physics World

Principia is owned by Caltech. In the 18th century, it belonged to French mathematician and natural philosopher Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, whose signature can...