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Lasers transform infrared into broadband white light

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Google gains new ground on universal quantum computer

Combination of digital and analogue computing methods may be the route towards a quantum computer

Quantum simulator entangles hundreds of ions

Breakthrough could lead to better atomic clocks

Soft hairs help resolve the black-hole information paradox

Stephen Hawking and colleagues claim partial solution to 40-year-old puzzle

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