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2014-01-20 12:45:12

Until recently measuring a 27-dimensional quantum state would have been a time-consuming, multistage process using a technique called quantum tomography, which is similar to creating a 3D image from many 2D ones.

2013-03-04 13:22:04

Researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Ottawa have applied a recently developed technique to directly measure for the first time the polarization states of light.

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2011-08-01 08:45:00

Research shows large-scale cooperation may have begun with fear of punishment.

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2010-04-30 13:05:00

Humans are incredibly cooperative, but why do people cooperate and how is cooperation maintained?

2007-10-04 06:00:13

By Cordes, Christian Since their emergence during the second half of the nineteenth century, Darwin-inspired, instinct-based theories of human agency have delivered the psychological foundations of American Institutionalism (see e.g., Dorfman 1963; Rutherford 2000; Asso and Fiorito 2004).


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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