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Photosynthesis discovery could help next-gen biotechnologies
PHYS.ORG Researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Münster (WWU) have purified and visualized the 'Cyclic Electron Flow' (CEF) supercomplex, a critical part of the photosynthetic machinery in all plants, in a discovery... 3 hours
Renewed project could protect environment for millennia
PHYS.ORG A team that has included more than 85 researchers from three South Carolina universities is receiving $2 million to continue investigating how buried nuclear waste would react with soil and groundwater if it were... 4 hours
Team finds Wigner crystal—not Mott insulator—in 'magic-angle' graphene
PHYS.ORG Recently, a team of scientists led by Pablo Jarillo-Herrero at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) created a huge stir in the field of condensed matter physics when they showed that two... 4 hours
North Korea's 2017 bomb test set off later earthquakes, new analysis finds
PHYS.ORG Using newly refined analysis methods, scientists have discovered that a North Korean nuclear bomb test last fall set off aftershocks over a period of... 4 hours
Medical News Today: What to know about radiation dermatitis
MNT Radiation dermatitis occurs when radiotherapy, a standard cancer treatment, damages the healthy skin cells. People can ease skin redness and peeling with calming skincare routines, some of which we explain... 4 hours
Cryo-EM reveals structure of protein responsible for regulating body temperature
PHYS.ORG A team led by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists has revealed for the first time the atomic-level structure of TRPM2, a protein that may be a promising... 4 hours
Cryo-EM reveals structure of protein responsible for regulating body temperature
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have revealed for the first time the atomic-level structure of TRPM2, a protein that may be a promising drug target for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and... 7 hours
Study sheds light on—and through—2-D materials
PHYS.ORG The ability of metallic or semiconducting materials to absorb, reflect and act upon light is of primary importance to scientists developing optoelectronics—electronic devices that interact with light to perform tasks. Rice University scientists have now produced... 11 hours
Quantum computing: A new way to count qubits
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new technique for measuring the state of quantum bits, or qubits, in a quantum computer. 11 hours
A new way to count qubits
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Syracuse University, working with collaborators at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison, have developed a new technique for measuring the state of quantum bits, or qubits, in a quantum computer. 11 hours
Breakthrough in blending metals
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a way to create innovative materials by blending metals with precision control. Their approach, based on a concept called atom hybridization, opens up an unexplored area of chemistry that could lead to the development of advanced functional... 12 hours
Explainer: The US push to boost 'quantum computing'
PHYS.ORG A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of growing competition... 13 hours
Breakthrough in blending metals—precise control of multimetallic one-nanometer cluster formation achieved
PHYS.ORG Researchers in Japan have found a way to create innovative materials by blending metals with precision control. Their approach, based on a concept called atom hybridization,... 15 hours
SNMMI announces recipients of 2018-2020 Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship
NEWS MEDICAL The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2020 SNMMI Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship. 19 hours
King's commemorates opening of new NMR facility with one-day symposium
NEWS MEDICAL On Tuesday 4 September the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility celebrated the refurbishment of their suite of spectrometers by hosting a one-day symposium. 20 hours
scientists present new observations to understand the phase transition in quantum chromodynamics Scientists Present New Observations to Understand the Phase Transition in Quantum Chromodynamics
ASTRO WATCH The building blocks of matter in our universe were formed in the first 10 microseconds of its existence, according to the currently accepted scientific... 3 days
New magnetic phase of the chiral skyrmion material Cu2OSeO3
Science Magazine The lack of inversion symmetry in the crystal lattice of magnetic materials gives rise to complex noncollinear spin orders through interactions of a relativistic nature, resulting in interesting physical phenomena,... 3 days
Magic angle spinning spheres
Science Magazine Magic angle spinning (MAS) is commonly used in nuclear magnetic resonance of solids to improve spectral resolution. Rather than using cylindrical rotors for MAS, we demonstrate that spherical rotors can be spun stably at the magic angle. Spherical rotors conserve... 3 days
Hydrogenation of terminal and internal olefins using a biowaste-derived heterogeneous cobalt catalyst
Science Magazine Hydrogenation of olefins is achieved using biowaste-derived cobalt chitosan catalysts. Characterization of the optimal Co@Chitosan-700 by STEM (scanning transmission electron microscopy), EELS (electron energy... 3 days
Deep neural networks help to identify the neutrinoless double beta decay signal
PHYS.ORG A group of researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Peking University greatly improved the discrimination power of tracks from different particles passing through... 4 days
On-demand room-temperature single photon array—a quantum communication breakthrough
PHYS.ORG Physicists at The City College of New York have used atomically thin two-dimensional materials to realize an array of quantum emitters operating at room temperature that can be integrated into next generation... 4 days
Accelerated architecture of America's fastest supercomputer boosts QCD simulations
PHYS.ORG In pursuit of numerical predictions for exotic particles, researchers are simulating atom-building quark and gluon particles over 70 times faster on Summit, the world's most powerful scientific supercomputer, than on... 4 days
Astronauts Going to Mars Will Absorb Crazy Amounts of Radiation. Now We Know How Much.
LIVE SCIENCE There are plenty of challenges to putting people on Mars, whether you look at the rocket, the astronaut... 4 days
New observations to understand the phase transition in quantum chromodynamics
PHYS.ORG The building blocks of matter in our universe were formed in the first 10 microseconds of its existence, according to the currently accepted scientific picture. After the Big... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH The Earth's magnetosphere contains plasma, an ionized gas composed of positive ions and negative electrons. The motion of... 4 days
Neutrons produce first direct 3-D maps of water during cell membrane fusion
PHYS.ORG New 3-D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion are accelerating scientific understanding of cell development, which could lead to new treatments for... 4 days
Researchers use neutrons to make first direct observations of water in lipid bilayers
NEWS MEDICAL New 3D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion are accelerating scientific understanding of cell development, which could lead to new... 4 days
Neutrons produce first direct 3-D maps of water during cell membrane fusion
SCIENCE DAILY New 3-D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion are accelerating scientific understanding of cell development, which could lead to new treatments for... 4 days
Novel method achieves accurate and precise temperature estimation in fat-containing tissues
NEWS MEDICAL Magnetic resonance thermometry is the only imaging technique that noninvasively provides temperature distribution in vivo. The water proton resonance frequency shift -based method is the most... 4 days
Readers focus on fake news, neutrinos, and more
SCIENCE-NEWS Readers pondered how to effectively combat fake news, questioned the result of a clinical trial, and wanted to know more about neutrinos. 4 days
Measurement of a superconducting qubit with a microwave photon counter
Science Magazine Fast, high-fidelity measurement is a key ingredient for quantum error correction. Conventional approaches to the measurement of superconducting qubits, involving linear amplification of a microwave probe tone followed... 4 days
Photon-mediated interactions between quantum emitters in a diamond nanocavity
Science Magazine Photon-mediated interactions between quantum systems are essential for realizing quantum networks and scalable quantum information processing. We demonstrate such interactions between pairs of silicon-vacancy (SiV) color centers coupled to a... 4 days
exomars highlights radiation risk for mars astronauts and watches as dust storm subsides ExoMars Highlights Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts and Watches as Dust Storm Subsides
ASTRO WATCH Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to... 4 days
first particle tracks seen in prototype for international neutrino experiment First Particle Tracks Seen in Prototype for International Neutrino Experiment
ASTRO WATCH The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling... 4 days
Sesen Bio to present its three-month Phase 3 VISTA Trial data at Global Congress
NEWS MEDICAL Sesen Bio, Inc., a late-stage clinical company developing fusion protein therapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced that the... 5 days
Intestinal Bacteria Can Generate Electric Current, Study Shows
SCI-NEWS.COM Scientists already know that bacteria can create an electric current outside their own cell, known as extracellular electron transport. This... 5 days
Researchers determine absolute duration of photoelectric effect for the first time
PHYS.ORG The photoelectric effect provides the basis for solar energy and global communications; Albert Einstein described it over a century ago. For the first time, scientists from... 5 days
MILabs' VECTor6 system wins Commercial Innovation Award at WMIC 2018
NEWS MEDICAL MILabs is pleased to announce that its new VECTor6 with Broadband Photon Tomography technique has received the Commercial Innovation Award at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in... 5 days
Researchers decipher the dynamics of electrons in perovskite crystals
PHYS.ORG Physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have proven that incoming light causes the electrons in warm perovskites to rotate, thus influencing the direction of the flow of electrical current. They have... 5 days
Using one quantum dot to sense changes in another
PHYS.ORG Quantum dots are nanometer-sized boxes that have attracted much scientific interest for use in nanotechnology because their properties obey quantum mechanics and are requisites to developing advanced electronic and photonic... 5 days
Quantum anomaly—breaking a classical symmetry with ultracold atoms
PHYS.ORG A FLEET study of ultracold atomic gases—a billionth the temperature of outer space—has unlocked new, fundamental quantum effects. The researchers at Swinburne University of Technology studied collective oscillations in ultracold atomic gases,... 5 days
Astronauts Going to Mars Will Absorb Crazy Amounts of Radiation. Now We Know How Much.
SPACE.COM There are plenty of challenges to putting people on Mars, whether you look at the rocket, the astronaut... 5 days
Already Weird Atoms Get Stranger, May Hold Ability to Bond with 'Nothing'
LIVE SCIENCE Trilobite atoms can bind to ghost atoms, aka those that don't exist. 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH The theory of quantum mechanics is well supported by experiments. Now, however, a thought experiment by ETH physicists yields unexpected contradictions. These... 5 days
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CERN Cristina Agrigoroae TEDxCERN event in the CMS building in 2015 (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN) The... 5 days
Quantum anomaly: Breaking a classical symmetry with ultracold atoms
SCIENCE DAILY A new study of ultracold atomic gases finds a quantum anomaly: strongly interacting particles breaking classical symmetry in a 2-D Fermi gas. 5 days
Two quantum dots are better than one: Using one dot to sense changes in another
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers developed the first device that can detect single-electron events in a self-assembled quantum dot in real time.... 5 days
How long does a quantum jump take?
SCIENCE DAILY Quantum jumps are usually regarded to be instantaneous. However, new measurement methods are so precise that it has now become possible to observe such a process and to measure its duration precisely -- for... 5 days
Powering the ABC multidrug exporter LmrA: How nucleotides embrace the ion-motive force
Science Magazine LmrA is a bacterial ATP-binding cassette (ABC) multidrug exporter that uses metabolic energy to transport ions, cytotoxic drugs, and lipids. Voltage clamping in a... 5 days
Light provides spin
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have proven that incoming light causes the electrons in warm perovskites to rotate thus influencing the direction of the flow of electrical current. They have thus found the key to an important characteristic of these crystals, which could play... 5 days
INL's TREAT reactor successfully completes first fueled experiment
PHYS.ORG Today at 5:05 p.m., the Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Facility at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) pulsed for a few seconds, subjecting a small capsule of light water reactor fuel to radiation and... 5 days
The Strongest Material in the Universe Could Be (Nuclear) Pasta
SPACE.COM These noodles of neutrons may be 10 billion times stronger than steel. 5 days
The hunt for leptoquarks is on
PHYS.ORG Matter is made of elementary particles, and the Standard Model of particle physics states that these particles occur in two families: leptons (such as electrons and neutrinos) and quarks (which make up protons and neutrons). Under... 6 days
Three new physics experiments could revamp the standard model
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO New experiments that rely on very large machines have begun to probe the weak points of particle physics. 6 days
Nuclear Pasta: Exotic Substance in Neutron Stars’ Crust May Be Universe’s Strongest Material
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers from McGill University, California Institute... 6 days
Wave-particle interactions allow collision-free energy transfer in space plasma
PHYS.ORG The Earth's magnetosphere contains plasma, an ionized gas composed of positive ions and negative electrons. The motion of these charged plasma particles is controlled by electromagnetic fields. The energy transfer... 6 days
Space telescope to test Einstein's theories about gravity
PHYS.ORG A new space telescope designed to peer into some of the farthest regions of the universe could finally answer one of the most puzzling questions surrounding Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. 6 days
Manipulating nuclear pore number could lead to new way of treating cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Salk institute have found a way to manipulate the number of nuclear pores present in the perimeter of the nucleus. 6 days
ExoMars highlights radiation risk for Mars astronauts, and watches as dust storm subsides
PHYS.ORG Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their... 6 days
The Strongest Material in the Universe Could Be (Nuclear) Pasta
LIVE SCIENCE These noodles of neutrons may be 10 billion times stronger than steel. 6 days
Searching for errors in the quantum world
PHYS.ORG The theory of quantum mechanics is well supported by experiments. Now, however, a thought experiment by ETH physicists yields unexpected contradictions. These findings raise some fundamental questions—and they're polarising experts. 6 days
Extremely small and fast: Laser ignites hot plasma
PHYS.ORG When light pulses from an extremely powerful laser system are fired onto material samples, the electric field of the light rips the electrons off the atomic nuclei. For fractions of a second,... 6 days
New insights into DNA phase separation
PHYS.ORG A new study by Professor Hajin Kim in the School of Life Sciences at UNIST presents the notion of DNA Phase Separation, which suggests that the DNA within the nucleus may trigger phase separation, like oil... 6 days
Physicists develop a more accurate solution for the quantum three-body problem
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the RUDN University have developed a mathematical method to solve the quantum Coulomb three-body problem for bound states with high accuracy. They also showed... 6 days
the hunt for leptoquarks is on The hunt for leptoquarks is on
CERN Achintya Rao A collision event recorded by CMS at the start of the data-taking run of 2018. CMS sifts through such collisions up to... 6 days
the hunt for leptoquarks The hunt for leptoquarks
CERN Achintya Rao A collision event recorded by CMS at the start of the data-taking run of 2018. CMS sifts through such collisions up to 40 million times per... 6 days
exomars highlights radiation risk for mars astronauts and watches as dust storm subsides ExoMars highlights radiation risk for Mars astronauts, and watches as dust storm subsides
ESA Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to... 6 days
Tweaking cells' gatekeepers could lead to new way to fight cancer
PHYS.ORG If the cell nucleus is like a bank for DNA, nuclear pores are the security doors around its perimeter. Yet more security doors aren't necessarily better:... 6 days
Tweaking nuclear pores could provide new avenue to battle against cancer
NEWS MEDICAL If the cell nucleus is like a bank for DNA, nuclear pores are the security doors around its perimeter. Yet more security doors aren't necessarily better:... 6 days
Tweaking cells' gatekeepers could lead to new way to fight cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have devised a way to manipulate numbers of individual nuclear pores -- a breakthrough that may one day stop cancerous cells from proliferating out of... 6 days
Searching for errors in the quantum world
SCIENCE DAILY The theory of quantum mechanics is well supported by experiments. Now, however, a thought experiment by physicists yields unexpected contradictions. These findings raise some fundamental questions -- and they're polarising experts. 6 days
First particle tracks seen in prototype for international neutrino experiment
SCIENCE DAILY The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international... 6 days
nuclear pasta the hardest known substance in the universe Nuclear Pasta, the Hardest Known Substance in the Universe
ASTRO WATCH A team of scientists has calculated the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars... 6 days
Nuclear pasta, the hardest known substance in the universe
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has calculated the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars and found it to be the strongest known material in the universe. 6 days
Extremely small and fast: Laser ignites hot plasma
SCIENCE DAILY When light pulses from an extremely powerful laser system are fired onto material samples, the electric field of the light rips the electrons off the atomic nuclei. A plasma is created. The... 6 days
Early tests pave the way for a giant neutrino detector
SCIENCE-NEWS A prototype detector demonstrates the technology needed for the DUNE experiment. 6 days
First particle tracks seen in prototype for international neutrino experiment
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international... 6 days
Astronomers Say Star-Brown Dwarf Boundary May Soon Be Clearer
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of scientists led by Carnegie Institution’s Serge Dieterich has demonstrated that brown dwarfs, objects which... 6 days
Class of neurological disorders share 3D genome folding pattern
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a new common thread linking nearly all of the trinucleotide repeat expansion diseases, which include ALS, Huntington's Disease and Fragile X Syndrome, involving the complicated 3D patterns... 6 days
Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed
PHYS.ORG A cybersecurity firm is warning that Iranian government-aligned hackers have stepped up their efforts in the wake of President Donald Trump pulling America from the nuclear deal. 7 days
New insights into DNA phase separation
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study has presented the notion of 'DNA Phase Separation', which suggests that the DNA within the nucleus may trigger phase separation, like oil in water. 7 days
first particle tracks for international neutrino experiment First particle tracks for international neutrino experiment
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Low cost navigation system for unmanned aerial systems
PHYS.ORG An EU-funded initiative has developed a low-cost positioning and navigation system for unmanned aerial systems (UASs). Utilising multiple-antenna, the device is based on off-the-shelf components and advanced data fusion algorithms. 7 days
Simulation shows nuclear pasta 10 billion times harder to break than steel
PHYS.ORG A trio of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. and Canada has found evidence that suggests nuclear material beneath the surface of... 7 days
Modified superconductor synapse reveals exotic electron behavior
PHYS.ORG Electrons tend to avoid one another as they go about their business carrying current. But certain devices, cooled to near zero temperature, can coax these loner particles out of their shells. In extreme cases,... 7 days
Hubble Detects Unusual Infrared Emission from Nearby Neutron Star
SCI-NEWS.COM An unusual infrared emission from the neutron star RX J0806.4-4123 detected by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope could... 7 days
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ASTRO WATCH An unusual infrared emission detected by the Hubble Space Telescope from a nearby neutron star could indicate that the pulsar... 7 days
3-D electron microscopy uncovers the complex guts of desalination membranes
PHYS.ORG Careful sample preparation, electron tomography and quantitative analysis of 3-D models provides unique insights into the inner structure of reverse osmosis membranes widely used for salt water desalination... 7 days
3D electron microscopy uncovers the complex guts of desalination membranes
SCIENCE DAILY Careful sample preparation, electron tomography and quantitative analysis of 3D models provides unique insights into the inner structure of reverse osmosis membranes widely used for salt water desalination... 1 week
New world record magnetic field
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have recorded the highest magnetic field ever achieved indoors -- a discovery that may open doors for materials science and fusion energy research. 1 week
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The surprising environment of an enigmatic neutron star
PHYS.ORG An unusual infrared emission detected by the Hubble Space Telescope from a nearby neutron star could indicate that the pulsar has features never before seen. The observation, by a team of researchers... 1 week
Never-before-seen features found around a neutron star
SCIENCE DAILY An unusual infrared light emission from a nearby neutron star detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope could indicate new features never before seen. 1 week
Graphene helps protect photocathodes for physics experiments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used thin sheets of graphene to prevent photocathode materials from interacting with air, which increases their lifetimes. Photocathodes are used to convert light to electricity in accelerators and other physics experiments. 1 week
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Breaking the symmetry between fundamental forces
PHYS.ORG A fraction of a second after the Big Bang, a single unified force may have shattered. Scientists from the CDF and DZero Collaborations used data from the Fermilab Tevatron Collider to re-create the early universe conditions.... 1 week
Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix
PHYS.ORG Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of Australia where nuclear power is banned. All the largest economies in the... 1 week
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PHYS.ORG Physicist Richard Feynman highlighted the importance of fluctuations in living matter when he stated, "Everything that living things do can be understood in terms of the jigglings and... 1 week
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PHYS.ORG The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is stopping proton collisions for five days this week to undergo numerous tests. Accelerator specialists need to test the LHC when it is not in production mode... 1 week
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PHYS.ORG It was another good week for physics as a team at the University of... 1 week
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