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Einstein's Cosmic Speed Limit Still Reigns, for Now

The speed of light is considered to be the ultimate cosmic speed limit, thanks to Einstein's special theory of relativity. But physicists aren't content to assume this limit without testing it. Full story

Rare Particle Discovery Dims Hopes for Exotic Theories

Physicists have measured an extremely rare particle decay inside the world's largest atom smasher — a discovery that bolsters the leading model of particle physics and leaves little room for undiscovered particles beyond this theory. Full story

News Summary: Intel sees flat sales this year

GOING MOBILE: As consumers shift spending from PCs to tablets and smartphones, new Intel CEO Brian Krzanich vowed to give equal emphasis to the company's bread-and-butter "Core" processors for PCs and the smaller, cheaper Atom processors for mobile devices. Full story

Yorke, Godrich pull Atoms For Peace from Spotify

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have started a "small meaningless rebellion" against Spotify, announcing Sunday on Twitter they're pulling their Atoms For Peace collaboration off the streaming service over royalty payments they say are paltry. Full story

Intel executives increase focus on Atom mobile chip

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp's top executives said on Friday the microprocessor company would speed up development and roll-out of its Atom chips for mobile devices, as the computing world moves away from the traditional personal computer. Full story

Newly Magnetic Graphene Could Shrink Transistors

Is there anything that "miracle material" graphene cannot do? Its newly found property, magnetism that can be switched on and off, could pave the way to new transistor-like devices that are much smaller, consume less energy and have greater processing speeds than today's electronics. Full story

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Atomic Clocks to Become Even More Accurate

New Kind of Dark Matter Could Form 'Dark Atoms'

Atoms' Quantum Spin Controlled in Odd Chilled Gas

Supercomputer Tackles Mystery of HIV's Structure

Underground Experiment Asks Why We're Not Antimatter

Spin Zone: Physicists Get 1st Look at Strange Quantum Magnetism

New Laser Uses Light-Matter Beams

Property of Rarest Element on Earth Measured for 1st Time

New Experiment Seeks Mysterious Dark Matter Underground

Scientists Make World's Smallest Movie


  Curiosity Rover zaps laser pulses at Mars rock

NASA scientists are analyzing the light the atoms emitted from rocks that Curiosity Rover zapped on Mars. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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