The development is part of a growing trend to tap physics expertise.
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How an experiment confirmed giant quantum states of three atoms that would not bind in twos.
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Cash-starved agency to focus resources on Hubble, Kepler, Chandra and other orbiting observatories.
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Researchers find widespread 'recoding'.
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Particle physicists seek international collaboration as domestic funding faces uncertain future.
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The week in science: Chinese research agencies announce open-access policies; Russia severs space-science ties with the United States; and the Colorado River flows to the sea for the first time in 20 years.
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Publication of the draft genetic sequence of a comb jelly reveals a nervous system like no other.
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Techniques that transfer DNA from diseased human eggs to healthy ones — creating offspring with three biological parents — are on the verge of clinical use.
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A rash of road construction is causing widespread change in the world's largest tropical forest — with potentially global consequences.
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Mouse study shows molecule controls blood sugar by hitting elusive drug target.
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Microbial flora similar to that in the mouth may play a role in preventing preterm births.
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The UK Government’s new prize for substantial innovation to address pressing societal problems should be welcomed, says Martin Rees.
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NASA scientists scramble to find an object in the outer Solar System’s Kuiper belt in time for a close-up visit.
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But scientists remain positive about the future of deep-sea exploration despite disintegration of unique US Nereus craft.
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