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A new way to keep atoms excited

Energizer atoms.

Is gravity truly a quantum force?

Exploring quantum gravity—for whom the pendulum swings.

An exotic form of magnetism has been discovered

This ain’t your grandma’s fridge magnet.

A miniature thermometer with big potential applications

Sensor experts invent supercool mini thermometer.

A new measurement approach to improve CT scanners

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have proposed a new measurement approach to calibrate computed tomography (CT) scanners, potentially streamlining...

New instrument helps scientists see what they couldn’t see before

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have to build a new custom-instrument that enables scientists to glimpse moment-by-moment changes in materials on...

New chip enlightens optical neural network demo

Using AI, many researchers are trying to emulate the brain by creating circuits of artificial neural networks. But the problem lies in conventional electronics, for...

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