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July 22, 2014
Researchers crush diamond with biggest laser in world
Livermore, Calif. (UPI) Jul 17, 2013
Scientists wanted to better understand what conditions are like deep inside giant, carbon-rich planets. To find out, they blasted a diamond with the world's biggest laser. "The goal of the shots is to try and create planetary core conditions on Earth," explained Ray Smith, a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. "And by that I mean very high pressure and relatively low temperature." Smith and his research colleagues replicated the conditions at the center of ... read more

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Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers, Not Quartz
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19th Century Math Tactic Tweak Yields Answers 200 Times Faster
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New material puts a twist in light
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Saab, Selex ES sign radar contract deal
Swedish defense company Saab is to equip its Gripen Next Generation fighters with Active Electronically Scanned Array radar from Finmeccanica-Selex ES. ... more
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Four JPL Suborbital Technology Payloads Chosen
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Uncertainty gives scientists new confidence in search for novel materials
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Hollow optical fibres for UV light
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Platonic solids generate their four-dimensional analogues
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A million times better
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Interlayer distance in graphite oxide gradually changes when water is added
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