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Oil and water don't mix. Despite that age-old axiom, it sure is hard to get spilled petroleum out of seawater, as was evident during BP's blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. But what if you could make oil magnetic?

source: Scientific American

Scientists have developed a new way to identify a chemical sample more than four football fields away, simply by shining a laser on it. The advance could one day provide a powerful tool for the military to detect explosives from a distance and even for astronomers to probe...

source: ScienceNOW

The best glimpse yet of electrons moving in a magnetic field has revealed that the particles' behavior differs strongly from what is predicted by classical physics but is consistent with quantum-mechanical theory. Instead of rotating uniformly at a particular frequency,...

source: PhysicsWorld

A new solar cell made from carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that is twice as good at converting sunlight into power than the best previous such cells has been unveiled by a team of researchers in the US. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has already independently certified...

source: PhysicsWorld

Scientists have caught a better-than-ever view of the way that black holes can drag space and time around with them as they spin, a finding that could lead to new understanding of Einstein's theory of relativity.

source: The Independent

The decision-making capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) technology could be enhanced using quantum physics. Read the abstract of the associated Physical Review X article.

source: redOrbit


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