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Water quality: a matter of perspective

There are so many ways to assess water quality: if you fish, your idea of “good” water is whether it supports trout, bass or walleye; if you farm, there must be enough clean water to irrigate your crops; if you’re a recreational swimmer, you like your water to be clear and safe. Can these different […]

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Water quality: a matter of perspective

There are so many ways to assess water quality: if you fish, your idea of “good” water is whether it supports trout, bass or walleye; if you farm, there must be enough clean water to irrigate your crops; if you’re a recreational swimmer, you like your water to be clear and safe. Can these different […]

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Scientists find evidence of exotic state of matter in candidate material for quantum computers

Using a novel technique, scientists working at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have found evidence for a quantum spin liquid, a state of matter that is promising as a building block for the quantum computers of tomorrow. Researchers discovered the exciting behaviour while studying the so-called electron spins in the compound […]

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Scientists find evidence of exotic state of matter in candidate material for quantum computers

Using a novel technique, scientists working at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have found evidence for a quantum spin liquid, a state of matter that is promising as a building block for the quantum computers of tomorrow. Researchers discovered the exciting behaviour while studying the so-called electron spins in the compound […]

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Zooming in on Dark Matter

Most of the matter in the Universe is dark and thus not directly observable. In results just published in the journal Nature, an international research team harnessed supercomputers in China and Europe to zoom into a typical region of a virtual universe by a totally unprecedented factor, equivalent to that needed to recognise a flea […]