Monday, June 14, 2021

UNESCO report summarizes five-year global trends in science policy

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From: Hannah Pell On June 11, 2021, UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization) published a report entitled “The Race Against Time for Smarter Development”. This report consolidates a peak of research...

When the disorder is just right

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Philip W. PhillipsPhysics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USAJune 14, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, 88A new model suggests that disorder can be a critical component in generating non-Fermi-liquid behavior in...

2 + 2 is not always 4

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WPY5cfOOIM 2 plus 2 equals 5 is the paradigmatic example of an obvious falsehood, a falsehood that everyone knows is wrong. Because 2 plus 2 is equal to 1. Right? By the...

Surface effect contributes to the surprising strength of small structures

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June 11, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, 87Experiments in which cubes were compressed with gold nanowires suggest that a previously overlooked feature could explain the surprising strength of tiny objects. Cereals in abundance. ...

An optical system defies conventional tape theory

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June 10, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, p70Squeezed wave functions reshape the bulk boundary properties of an open quantum system and create a new class of parity-time symmetry. Quantum systems that obey parity-time symmetry...

An efficient method for predicting the water phases

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June 9, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, p67A machine learning technique maps the phase space of water as reliably as the gold standard from the beginning Calculations, but at a much lower computational cost. ...

Robo-Fish replicates real swimming action

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June 8, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, p69A robotic fish, triggered to swim in the same way as real fish, could help researchers test predictions about these underwater creatures under well-controlled conditions. J. Sánchez-Rodríguez et...

Update a hybrid computing algorithm

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June 8, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, 86Researchers outline a protocol for performing a popular quantum classical machine learning algorithm using what is known as a measurement-based quantum computer, which could enable more resource-efficient...

Cooling a thermal cloud to a supersolid

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June 7, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, 85When a cloud of cold atoms undergoes a super-solid phase transition, its co-existing superfluid and crystalline phases do not occur simultaneously. Illustration 1: (From left to right) The...

Formation of the rainforest in the absence of dinosaurs

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By Allison Kubo HutchisonResearch recently published in Science, which focuses on plants rather than the show's usual star, dinosaurs, reveals new information about how rainforests are evolving. But don't worry, we'll talk...
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