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Miners may be risky, but gems to be found
HandoutIn a report this week, Bank of Nova Scotia analyst Tom Meyer highlighted several companies he views as attractive portfolio choices, including First Quantum Minerals Ltd., Inmet Mining Corp. and Lundin Mining Corp.
First Quantum preps Sentinel for production
First Quantum Minerals (FM-T) - which has several copper projects in its development pipeline - has a new reserve and resource estimate in hand for its Sentinel copper project in Zambia.
First universal quantum network prototype links two separate labs
Physicists have cleared a bit more of the path to a plausible quantum future by constructing an elementary network for exchanging and storing quantum information. The network features two all-purpose nodes that can send, receive and store quantum ...
Not-quite-so elementary, my dear electron
But in the 1980s, physicists predicted that electrons in a one-dimensional chain of atoms could be split into three quasiparticles: a 'holon' carrying the electron's charge, a 'spinon' carrying its spin (an intrinsic quantum property related to ...
Mutant-flu researcher plans to publish even without permission
“Science can publish any paper submitted to them, according to their First Amendment right,” says Fouchier. “That means that if the Dutch government would want to stop publication, they cannot do so after we formally submit to Science.
Physicists hunt for dark forces
It would be the first sign of a hidden sector, which could include entire zoos of new particles, including dark matter. “It would be like when Galileo saw moons orbiting Jupiter,” says Nima Arkani-Hamed, a theorist at the Institute for Advanced Study ...
Embattled neutrino project leaders step down
The group plans to repeat its measurements before definitively scotching the possibility of superluminal travel, first announced in September 2011.
PhDs leave the ivory tower
This year, for the first time, it has funded more students through centres than through research grants (see 'Training in transition').
Space-station rendezvous set to spur research push
“If they thaw out, then the RNA will be degraded.” Now science is about to get a new way home from the ISS. It marks a first step in what NASA hopes will be the space station's transformation from an orbiting construction site into a thriving research ...
European groups go global
Last month, Israel took its seat on CERN's council as an associate member - the first non-European country to do so in the organization's 50-year history.