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Applying a Twist to Light

Researchers have determined the amount of transverse orbital angular momentum that a type of optical vortex carries per photon, an important step for future applications. Read More »

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Fault-Tolerant Quantum Error Correction without Measurements

A proposed recipe for quantum error correction removes the need for time-consuming measurements of qubits, replacing them with copying and feedback steps instead. Read More »

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Rainproof Water Striders

Researchers reveal how water striders survive collisions with raindrops that are much larger than the insects—a result that could help in understanding how microplastics are transported in water. Read More »

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Nonreciprocal Frustration Meets Geometrical Frustration

New theoretical work establishes an analogy between systems that are dynamically frustrated, such as glasses, and thermodynamic systems whose members have conflicting goals, such as predator–prey ecosystems. Read More »

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Colossal Magnetic Field Detected in Nuclear Matter

Collisions of heavy ions briefly produced a magnetic field 1018 times stronger than Earth’s, and it left observable effects. Read More »

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A General Equation of State for a Quantum Simulator

Researchers have characterized the thermodynamic properties of a model that uses cold atoms to simulate condensed-matter phenomena. Read More »

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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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Laser-Cooling Positronium

Researchers have managed to cool an atom-like system made of an electron and a positron using a technique commonly used in cold-atom experiments. 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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