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19th July 2018

Universe expansion rate calculated with highest ever precision

Using two of the world's most powerful space telescopes – NASA's Hubble and ESA's Gaia – astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe's expansion rate, lowering the uncertainty level to just 2.2%.

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14th July 2018

New record efficiency for quantum dot white LEDs

Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt.

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16th June 2018

Large Hadron Collider on track for major upgrade by 2026

Work has begun on the High-Luminosity LHC. This will generate 10 times more data than the Large Hadron Collider and could produce major new discoveries in physics.

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11th June 2018

Single molecular insulator could extend Moore's Law

A breakthrough published in Nature could pave the way for smaller transistors in the next decade.

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17th March 2018

Laser-heated nanowires produce micro-scale nuclear fusion

Using a compact but powerful laser to heat arrays of ordered nanowires, scientists have demonstrated micro-scale nuclear fusion in the lab.

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28th December 2017

Silicon quantum computer chip revealed

Researchers in Australia have published a complete design for a quantum computer chip that can be manufactured using traditional silicon. Furthermore, their design can be scaled up to millions of qubits.

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23rd December 2017

First plasma achieved by General Fusion

A Canadian company, General Fusion, reports achieving the first plasma on its newest plasma injector named PI3, the world's largest.

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8th December 2017

ITER fusion reactor is 50% complete

Construction of the ITER fusion reactor – described as the most complex machine in human history – has reached the halfway point.

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