Probing Majorana Neutrinos
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by Laura Baudis
3h ago
Author(s): Laura Baudis Detecting neutrinoless double-beta decay would confirm that the neutrino is its own antiparticle. Data from the KamLAND-Zen experiment contain no strong evidence of such events, constraining neutrino properties. [Physics 16, 13] Published Mon Jan 30, 2023 ..read more
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The Unimportance of Accurate Financial Knowledge
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by Marric Stephens
2d ago
Author(s): Marric Stephens Simulations of the behavior of individual financial traders show that imperfect market knowledge increases risk but not overall losses. [Physics 16, s13] Published Fri Jan 27, 2023 ..read more
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Memories Become Chaotic before They Are Forgotten
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by Philip Ball
2d ago
Author(s): Philip Ball A model for information storage in the brain reveals how memories decay with age. [Physics 16, 14] Published Fri Jan 27, 2023 ..read more
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Quantum Circuit Tackles “Diabolical” Photochemical Process
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by Matteo Rini
4d ago
Author(s): Matteo Rini A quantum device shows promise for simulating molecular dynamics in a difficult-to-model photochemical process that is relevant to vision. [Physics 16, s14] Published Thu Jan 26, 2023 ..read more
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How Nature’s Donuts Get Their Wrinkles
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by Ryan Wilkinson
5d ago
Author(s): Ryan Wilkinson A new model explains the wrinkling patterns seen in nature’s donut-shaped objects, such as those found in jellyfish. [Physics 16, s5] Published Wed Jan 25, 2023 ..read more
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Twinkling of a Shrinking Droplet Reveals Hidden Complexity
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by Ryan Wilkinson
6d ago
Author(s): Ryan Wilkinson Captivating patterns found in the light scattered by an evaporating water droplet could be used to infer the properties of the droplet as it shrinks. [Physics 16, s9] Published Tue Jan 24, 2023 ..read more
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Air Waveguide from “Donut” Laser Beams
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by Ya Cheng
1w ago
Author(s): Ya Cheng A waveguide sculpted in air with lasers transmits light over a distance of nearly 50 meters, which is 60 times farther than previous air-waveguide schemes. [Physics 16, 11] Published Mon Jan 23, 2023 ..read more
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Sound Waves Mimic Gravity
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by Michael Schirber
1w ago
Author(s): Michael Schirber A recently discovered acoustic effect allows a hot gas to simulate the gravity-induced convection within a star or giant planet. [Physics 16, 10] Published Fri Jan 20, 2023 ..read more
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A Salt-Based Laser Color Converter
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by Rachel Berkowitz
1w ago
Author(s): Rachel Berkowitz Artificial salts that are liquid at room temperature can be used to efficiently tune the wavelength of a laser source. [Physics 16, s8] Published Thu Jan 19, 2023 ..read more
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No-Show for Cosmic-Ray-Boosted, Lightweight Dark Matter
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by Marric Stephens
1w ago
Author(s): Marric Stephens Interactions with cosmic rays could make low-mass dark matter particles detectable by neutrino observatories. But an analysis of two decades’ worth of data shows no signs of the particles. [Physics 16, s11] Published Wed Jan 18, 2023 ..read more
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