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  • Tug-of-war unlocks menagerie of quantum phases of matter January 26, 2022
    Phases are integral to how we define our world. We navigate through the phases of our lives, from child to teenager to adult, chaperoned along the way by our changing traits and behaviors. Nature, too, undergoes phase changes. Lakes can freeze for the winter, thaw in the spring and lose water to evaporation in the […]
  • New way to extract temperature from light emitted by a diamond defect January 26, 2022
    For centuries people have placed the highest value on diamonds that are not only large but flawless.
  • Scientists simulate 'fingerprint' of noise on quantum computer January 26, 2022
    For humans, background noise is generally just a minor irritant. But for quantum computers, which are very sensitive, it can be a death knell for computations. And because "noise" for a quantum computer increases as the computer is tasked with more complex calculations, it can quickly become a major obstacle.
  • Agroforests in the tropics provide key conservation landscapes for amphibians January 26, 2022
    Although tropical forest ecosystems around the world have been modified and fragmented by agroforests planted to produce commodities such as coffee, rubber and areca palm, amphibian communities can survive in those transformed landscapes—if the agroforests are managed to support biodiversity.
  • Diamond quantum sensor detects 'magnetic flow' excited by heat January 26, 2022
    In recent times, sustainable development has been the overarching guiding principle of research concerning environmental issues, energy crises, and information and communication technology. In this regard, spintronic devices have emerged as promising candidates for surpassing conventional technology, which has run into the problem of excess waste heat generation in miniaturized devices. The electron "spin" responsible […]
  • Zoologist solves the 100-year-old mystery of the floating phantom midge January 26, 2022
    In spring 2018, Dr. Philip Matthews spent a typical afternoon capturing dragonflies in the University of British Columbia's (UBC) experimental ponds. Little did the zoologist know he was about to embark on a journey to solve a century-old entomological mystery involving a much smaller but equally intriguing insect. As he worked in the ponds, larvae […]
  • Instant turn-over of magnetism by gyro motion of relativistic electrons January 26, 2022
    Magnetic fields are detected throughout the universe and widely participate in astrophysical dynamics. Various fundamental phenomena, including coronal mass ejections, solar flares, gamma-ray bursts and pulsar winds, are dominated by variations in magnetic fields. Although the mechanisms involved in the origin of magnetic fields in space are still uncertain, one of the widely accepted plausible […]
  • 'Smart saddle' could help equestrians hit their stride January 26, 2022
    Skilled equestrians make advanced riding maneuvers, like jumps, spins and piaffes, look effortless. But good riding requires balance and subtle cues to the horse, many of which are given through the rider's posture, seat and legs. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano developed a prototype "smart saddle" that could help equestrians improve their biomechanics. Moreover, […]
  • More homicides, fewer supports in Toronto's predominantly Black neighborhoods January 26, 2022
    Six homicides were recorded in Toronto during the first two weeks of 2022—a statistic that led some to wonder if Canada's largest city, which typically experiences the highest number of annual homicides in the country, would see more violence than usual in the year ahead.
  • Tonga eruption is one for the record books January 26, 2022
    The recent violent volcanic eruption on the Pacific island nation of Tonga is believed to be one of the strongest ever recorded, and future eruptions could be possible, according to a Texas A&M University geophysicist.