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Nuclear waste heads into the virtual realm

Repository design made cheap and easy with new tool

Could pulsars explain the positron excess?

AMS-02 dataset accounted for without dark-matter contribution

Plasmonic waveguide stops light in its tracks

Design could help build 'stopped-light laser'

Single-atom gates open the door to quantum computing

Independent teams unveil a basic building block of a quantum computer

Acoustic metamaterial can be reconfigured in a jiffy

Breakthrough could lead to ultrasonic superlenses

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Beam spot size as a function of excitation levels of magnetic quadrupoles

An overview of the focusing properties of magnetic quadrupoles and how beam spot size can be determined using arc segment emitters. A white paper from Integrated Engineering Software

New: 2D Materials publishes its first articles


2D Materials is a new multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing fundamental and applied research of the highest quality and impact covering all aspects of graphene and related two-dimensional materials.

Free to read for the whole of 2014, the first articles and video abstracts in the journal have now been published. 2D Materials welcomes high-quality submissions from across the community that report significant advances in the fundamental properties, novel applications or manufacture of any class of two-dimensional material.

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The power of silence

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Feynman's failings

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Hunting for neutrinos

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