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Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter | Quanta Magazine

A complete classification could lead to a wealth of new materials and technologies. But some exotic phases continue to resist understanding.

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Light-Triggered Genes Reveal the Hidden Workings of Memory | Quanta Magazine

Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa’s lab is overturning old assumptions about how memories form, how recall works and whether lost memories might be restored from

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Toward optical quantum computing

MIT researchers’ new silicon photonic-crystal design, which enables photon-photon interactions at room temperature, could point the way toward all-optical quantum computing.