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Scientists discover particles similar to Majorana fermions

In condensed matter physics, scientists found a kind of quasiparticles — Majorana zero modes (MZMs) — have similar characters as Majorana fermions. Recently a research team from the Key Laboratory of Quantum Information of the Chinese Academy of Sciences made this achievement on fabrication and manipulation of MZM in an optical simulator. The team led by Profs. LI Chuanfeng, XU Jinshi, and HAN Yongjian implement the exchange of two MZMs in which the non-Abelian statistics of MZMs is supported.

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Not Just a State of Mind: Scientists Locate the Physical Source of Depression in the Brain

Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older, in a given year. Researchers have found that feelings of loss and low self-esteem are directly linked to two sides the OFC – the medial OFC and the lateral OFC.

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Nicolae Ciprian Muntean

Rotating its internal magnets allows a HyperCell to climb on top of its colleagues until it finds the right position, then lock into place. Give a group of HyperCells a task, and each individual cell decides how it can best help achieve the global aim – like a team of bees or a colony of […]

Why Monolithic Domes Should Replace Damaged Structures in Disaster Relief Zones

With the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and now Irma, Jose, and Katia increasingly unpredictable weather is on the horizon and the only way to recover from these natural disasters is to adapt because doing the same thing over and over again will only get us the same results, it’s time to evolve our response  to natural disaster […]

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Genetic Data Reveals the World Was Populated From a Single Location

Three studies of the genomes of 787 people concluded that most non-African DNA in the world comes from a single human exodus from Africa 50,000 to 80,000 years ago. None of the studies found a gene to account for the accelerated progress of those ancient humans, so environment, lifestyle, and other factors were likely responsible.