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Quantum dot glowsticks could light up future technology
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Quantum dot glowsticks could light up future technology

The heart of future quantum devices could be lit up by arrays of tiny glow-sticks, developed by ANU physicists. A group from the Department...

Megavolts Episode 9: When fusion almost works
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Megavolts Episode 9: When fusion almost works

In the latest episode of MegaVolts we talk about fusion and when it fails. It’s a grey area – sometimes colliding nuclei miss,...

A solar car you could take to Mars
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A solar car you could take to Mars

Living on Mars you’re a good distance from a mechanic. So, any technology you use there would need to be robust.  These are the kind...

To prove gravity is quantum, use a laser, not a mass
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To prove gravity is quantum, use a laser, not a mass

The mystery of the possible quantum nature of gravity could be solved with lasers – a major contrast with the conventional approach of using...

Seeing into the ground with gravity
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Seeing into the ground with gravity

It’s a challenge to see into the ground, but high resolution gravity measurements could be a way to reveal underground structures –...

Even when nuclei don’t touch, there’s give and take
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Even when nuclei don’t touch, there’s give and take

When nuclei collide, protons and neutrons zip back and forth between them, even if they stay a significant distance apart and don’t touch. Physicists...

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