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New Study Provides Insights On The Mysterious Low-mass X-ray Binary RX1804

Energy spectra and residuals of RX1804 in hard state. Credit: Marino et al., 2019. European astronomers have conducted a comprehensive study of a low-mass X-ray binary known as RX1804 (or 1RXS J180408.9–342058). The research allowed the scientists to unveil important … Continue reading

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New Method For Detecting Quantum States Of Electrons

Quantum computing harnesses enigmatic properties of small particles to process complex information. But quantum systems are fragile and error-prone, and useful quantum computers have yet to come to fruition. Researchers in the Quantum Dynamics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of … Continue reading

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Detecting Gravitational Waves From The Early Universe With The Help Of Helium

NASA’s upcoming balloon-borne gravitational wave observatory uses new sub-Kelvin cooling technique to achieve its required sensitivity. NASA’s Primordial Inflation Polarization Explorer (PIPER) is a balloon-borne observatory for measuring gravitational waves from the cosmic microwave background, evidence of the early universe’s … Continue reading

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Understanding Material Characteristics Through Signature Traits From Helium Pycnometry

Although helium pycnometry is generally the method of choice for skeletal density measurements of porous materials, few studies have provided a wide range of case studies that demonstrate how to best interpret raw data and perform measurements using it. The … Continue reading

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Physicists Created Quantum Structures That May Have Birthed Dark Matter

Some cosmologists have predicted the existence of “walls bounded by strings” in the aftermath of the Big Bang, and now a team of physicists have created these quantum structures on Earth for the first time. Physicists in Finland have experimentally … Continue reading

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