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2010-08-12 14:11:56

A new paper by University of Notre Dame physicist Boldizsár Jank³ and colleagues offers an important new understanding of an enduring mystery in chemical physics. More than a century ago, at the dawn of modern quantum mechanics, the Noble Prize-winning physicist Neils Bohr predicted so-called "quantum jumps." He predicted that these jumps would be due to electrons making transitions between discrete energy levels of individual atoms and molecules. Although controversial in Bohr's...

2005-12-26 17:26:32

By Bryan Reesman LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Nostalgia sure isn't what it used to be. Imagine watching "Married ... With Children" without Frank Sinatra crooning the recognizable theme song. Ponder a pivotal moment in "Quantum Leap" forever altered because its requisite Ray Charles tune has been replaced. Consider revisiting an episode of "The Muppet Show," only to find that one's favorite musical number has been excised. As far-fetched as these scenarios might sound, they are...

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