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2014-03-26 08:28:26

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Dark Matter Results From LUX Confirmed After Recalibration - WIMPs Still Not Detected
2014-02-21 08:47:17

Dark matter research, like all experiments involving particle and astrophysical detections, relies on sorting out the desired events (the source events) from the noise (the background events). Since the interactions occur at a quantum level, the statistical process of sorting through the data is laborious, but also, more importantly, relies on your ability to calibrate and understand the instrument.

2013-12-19 12:05:09

In contrast to its apparent simplicity (that brought Einstein his Nobel Prize), the photoelectric effect, when an electron is knocked out from its parent atom by a photon, is quite complicated to analyze in general, especially when the atom contains a large number of electrons.

LUX Dark Matter Detector Finds Nothing Yet
2013-10-30 13:49:42

Just three months into its operation, the Large Underground Xenon experiment is already the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world.

Researchers Increase NMR/MRI Sensitivity Through Hyperpolarization Of Nuclei In Diamond
2013-06-06 15:09:01

Today’s nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologies, like quantum information processing and nuclear spintronic technologies, are based on an intrinsic quantum property of electrons and atomic nuclei called “spin.”


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.