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How to deal with climate change

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
Climate change is a complex and contentious public issue, but the risk-management options available to us are straightforward and have well-characterized strengths and weaknesses.
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Atom-like crystal defects: From quantum computers to biological sensors

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
Impurities in a crystal lattice are the key ingredient in recent efforts to control and apply the coherence and entanglement of spins in condensed-matter systems.
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Quantum Darwinism, classical reality, and the randomness of quantum jumps

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
The core principles that underlie quantum weirdness also explain why only selected quantum states survive monitoring by the environment and, as a result, why we experience our world as classical.
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Captured cosmic dust may have interstellar origins

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
The multiyear effort that identified the candidate interstellar grains was, in part, a triumph of citizen science.
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Tailor-made molecules grow into identical carbon nanotubes

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
Organic chemistry and surface science combine to overcome a long-standing materials challenge.
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Musical pitch perception starts early

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
Tasked with extracting the fundamental frequency from a complex of high harmonics, three-month-old infants outperformed many adults.
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How a river transports sediment

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
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From Beijing to Kigali, ICTP makes itself at home in the developing world

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
For 50 years the International Centre for Theoretical Physics has hosted scores of scientists and students at its campus in Trieste, Italy. It now hopes to replicate that model at regional partner institutions.
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DARPA looks beyond GPS for positioning, navigating, and timing

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
Cold-atom interferometry, microelectromechanical systems, signals of opportunity, and atomic clocks are some of the technologies the defense agency is pursuing to provide precise navigation when GPS is unavailable.
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New telescope in Turkey

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
The realization of a homegrown, bottom-up telescope is a source of national pride. The next challenge will be to grow a community to exploit it.
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DOE acquiring new supercomputers and climate models

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
Researchers say they are preparing the way for scientific exascale computing.
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Public access

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
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Graduates a year later

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
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Bell tones from the piano

Physics Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
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