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Study: Early pregnancy particulate matter exposure, pre-pregnancy adiposity and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in Finnish primiparous women: An observational cohort study. Image Credit: Ground Picture / Shutterstock.com

Gestational diabetes mellitus linked to early particle exposure with high BMI

The incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is rapidly increasing worldwide and affects up to one in six pregnant women. A new Primary Care Diabetes A review study relates this to a high body mass index (BMI) before the onset of pregnancy, associated with exposure to different levels of particles (PM) of a certain size. …

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Particle physics in a humble glass chip: how quantum optics illuminates the nature of the quark

Particle physics in a humble glass chip: how quantum optics illuminates the nature of the quark

Schematic illustration of a holonomy. Scientists from the University of Rostock in Germany have been able to recreate fundamental physical properties from the field of elementary particle physics in a photonic system. The results are published in Natural Physics. In their fundamental research, experimental physicists routinely use gigantic but complex machines: huge particle accelerators smash …

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Notorious computational problem-solving method speeds up particle physics calculations

For decades, theoretical particle physicists have struggled with tricky computational problems called Feynman integrals. They are at the heart of all the calculations they perform, from predicting the degree of magnetism of a particle called a muon to estimating the speed at which Higgs bosons should emerge at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Now theorists …

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Completing Einstein’s Theories – A Breakthrough in Particle Physics

More than a century after his first theory, scientists have completed Einstein’s homework on special relativity in electromagnetism. Osaka University researchers show relativistic contraction of an electric field produced by fast-moving charged particles, as predicted by Einstein’s theory, which may help improve radiation and physics research particles. More than a century ago, one of the …

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A particle accelerator that just ignited could reveal rare forms of matter

A particle accelerator that just ignited could reveal rare forms of matter

A few hundred yards from where we are sitting is a large metal chamber devoid of air and covered with the cables needed to control the instruments within. A particle beam silently passes through the interior of the chamber at about half the speed of light until it strikes a piece of solid material, resulting …

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