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Quantum processor named after Alaska’s Tangled Lakes

X-ray ‘GPS’ unveiled by NASA

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Quadrupole topological insulator created in mechanical metamaterial

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UNESCO will celebrate 150th anniversary of iconic chart of the elements

Neutrons fly left or right depending on size of colliding nuclei

Outcome of collision determined by electromagnetic and strong forces

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