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Toward a Perfect Single-Photon Source

Semiconductor quantum dot emits photons that are squeezed below the fundamental noise limit. Continue reading

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An Electrical Trigger Fires Single, Identical Photons

The precisely controlled photon source, made from an atomically thin semiconducting material, could aid the development of advanced quantum communication. Read more at Berkeley Lab…

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Phosphine detection highlights unknowns of Venus’s atmosphere

Modeling, lab work, and perhaps a mission to the planet will be required to understand the chemical reactions that take place within Venus’s hot, dense, oxidizing cloud layers. Read more in Physics Today…

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Tropical soils could be accelerating global warming

A field study challenges climate simulations by showing increased carbon loss from warmed low latitude soils. Continue reading

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Quantum Simulations of Curved Space

A heptagonal-lattice superconducting circuit, and the mathematics thatdescribe it, provide tools for studying quantum mechanics in curvedspace. Read more in APS Physics…

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Tropical soils may accelerate global warming

New experiments challenge climate simulations that predict minimal carbon loss from soils in the tropics. Read more in Physics Today…

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Mechanically stressed phytoplankton light up

The bioluminescent intensity depends on the rate and amplitude of the micro – organism’s deformation.  Continue reading

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Finding Flow in Granular Media

A new model can predict how packed particles move through both 2D and 3D channels. Continue reading

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Toward an Ultrahigh Energy Density Capacitor

By introducing defects to a common material, Berkeley Lab researchers create a highly efficient capacitor with dramatically increased energy density. Continue reading

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Mechanically stressed phytoplankton light up

The intensity of bioluminescence depends on the rate and amplitude of the microorganism’s deformation.  Continue reading

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