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At a virtual reality expo, VR comes in many forms

A few inches above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he's flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a make-believe gun. Several ...

New module lowers the cost of offshore wind power

A new AC power connection module for near-shore wind turbines is expected to cut the cost of accessing the grid for such installations by as much as 40 percent. This solution from Siemens thus also reduces the cost of energy ...

Dynamics of nuclear fission at low excitation energy

The mechanisms of nuclear fission, especially the origin of asymmetric mass division in the low-excitation region of U and Pu, are still not clear. There are many conflicting arguments to explain the experimental data, making ...

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Seeing quantum motion

Consider the pendulum of a grandfather clock. If you forget to wind it, you will eventually find the pendulum at rest, unmoving. However, this simple observation is only valid at the level of classical physics—the laws ...

Why a mutant rice called Big Grain1 yields such big grains

(—Rice is one of the most important staple crops grown by humans—very possibly the most important in history. With 4.3 billion inhabitants, Asia is home to 60 percent of the world's population, so it's unsurprising ...

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