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Reducing Persistence of Antibiotic Resistance

A light-based technique can make bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, and it is nearing clinical trials. Read More »

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Three’s Company for Bottom Quarks

Bottom quarks are increasingly more likely to exist in three-quark states rather than two-quark ones as the density of their environment increases. Read More »

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Harness Strain to Harvest Solar Energy

The engineering of structural deformations in light-sensitive semiconductors can boost the efficiency of solar cells. Read More »

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Voltage Control over Magnons

Researchers have demonstrated that magnetic spin waves called magnons can be controlled by voltage and thus could operate more efficiently as information carriers in future devices. Read More »

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New Signs of Stability in Proton-Rich Nuclei

Adding what seems like too many protons to a nucleus can increase one measure of its stability. Read More »

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Five New Isotopes Is Just the Beginning

Less than a year after its opening, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams produced five never-before-seen isotopes for observation, a success that researchers say highlights the discovery potential of the facility. Read More »

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How Lasers Could Build Heavy Elements

Laser-generated nucleosynthesis remains out of reach of present-day technology—but more powerful lasers could eventually make it possible. Read More »

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Failed Barrier Crossings Tell a Story

Researchers have measured short-timescale fluctuations in metastable systems, uncovering information about failed attempts to cross the barriers that define the metastable state. Read More »

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A Sunny Path to Green Hydrogen

A theoretical study of metal oxides identifies potential candidate materials for generating hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight. Read More »

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