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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
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... 5 hours
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ASTRO WATCH The weird shapes and colors of the tiny Martian moons... 5 hours
Wigner crystal -- not Mott insulator -- in 'magic-angle' graphene
SCIENCE DAILY Recently, scientists created a stir in the field of condensed matter physics when they showed that two sheets of graphene twisted at specific angles display two emergent phases... 5 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
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ASTRO WATCH A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of... 8 hours
Hubble Space Telescope Catches Giant Cluster: SDSS J1050+0017
SCI-NEWS.COM A new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the diverse collection of galaxies in the huge cluster SDSS... 11 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. 12 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
Worried about AI taking over the world? You may be making some rather unscientific assumptions
PHYS.ORG ,Should we be afraid of artificial intelligence? For me, this is a simple question with an even simpler,... 13 hours
Charles Kao, Nobel-winning optical fiber pioneer, dies at 84
PHYS.ORG Charles K. Kao, a physicist who shared a 2009 Nobel Prize for groundbreaking work in fiber optic technology, has died at age 84. 13 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
Image: Hubble's galaxies with knots, bursts
PHYS.ORG In the northern constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair) lies the impressive Coma Cluster— a structure of over a thousand galaxies bound together by gravity. Many of these galaxies are elliptical types, as is the brighter of... 14 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
Glowing Blue Clouds Ripple at Edge of Earth's Atmosphere (Video)
LIVE SCIENCE The clouds' rippling and flow reflect the movement of air in the upper atmosphere resulting from a phenomenon called atmospheric gravity waves. 16 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. 21 hours
astrophysicists measure precise rotation pattern of sun like stars for the first time Astrophysicists Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-Like Stars for the First Time
ASTRO WATCH Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at higher latitudes, a finding by researchers at NYU... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH A UK team of astronomers report the first... 3 days
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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
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
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
Graphene bilayer provides efficient transport and control of spins
PHYS.ORG University of Groningen physicists in collaboration with a theoretical physics group from Universität Regensburg have built an optimized bilayer graphene device that displays both long spin lifetimes and electrically controllable... 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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SPACE NEWS NASA is planning two alternative reviews of an airborne observatory amid conflicting congressional views on whether the program will be eligible for the next... 4 days
Astrophysicists measure precise rotation pattern of sun-like stars for the first time
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have measured the differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time, and their findings challenge current science on how stars rotate. 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
Enantiodivergent Pd-catalyzed C-C bond formation enabled through ligand parameterization
Science Magazine Despite the enormous potential for the use of stereospecific cross-coupling reactions to rationally manipulate the three-dimensional structure of organic molecules, the factors that control the transfer of stereochemistry in these... 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
Astrophysicists measure precise rotation pattern of sun-like stars for the first time
PHYS.ORG Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at higher latitudes, a finding by researchers at NYU... 4 days
Physicists train robotic gliders to soar like birds
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists know that upward currents of warm air assist birds in flight. To understand how birds find and navigate these thermal plumes, researchers used reinforcement learning to train gliders to autonomously navigate... 5 days
This Experiment Will Shoot Ghostly Particles Through Earth, Answer Why We Exist
SPACE.COM An international group of physicists has announced that they have seen the first signals in a cube-shaped detector called ProtoDUNE. 5 days
A new carbon material with Na storage capacity over 400mAh/g
PHYS.ORG Developing high-capacity carbon anode materials can further improve the energy density of sodium-ion batteries (NIBs). Recently, researchers from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOP-CAS), reported... 5 days
Spacey street art
PHYS.ORG The winner of ESA's 'Graffiti without Gravity' street art competition has left a permanent mark on the Agency's technical heart, with this mural on the wall next to ESA's Compact Antenna Test Range. 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
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
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
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
Crystal structure of rhodopsin in complex with a mini-Go sheds light on the principles of G protein selectivity
Science Magazine Selective coupling of G protein (heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide–binding protein)–coupled receptors (GPCRs) to... 5 days
Structural investigation of a chaperonin in action reveals how nucleotide binding regulates the functional cycle
Science Magazine Chaperonins are ubiquitous protein assemblies present in bacteria, eukaryota, and archaea, facilitating the folding of proteins, preventing protein... 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
'Ask a Spaceman' Reveals Why You Wouldn't Want to Enter a Wormhole
SPACE.COM In the latest installment of "Ask A Spaceman," astrophysicist and Space.com columnist Paul Sutter explains why trying to use a wormhole is a really... 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
To avoid vision problems in space, astronauts will need some kind of artificial gravity
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Ever since astronauts began going to space for extended periods of time, it has been known that long-term exposure to... 6 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
Nucleation a boon to sustainable nanomanufacturing
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have measured the activation energy and kinetic factors of calcium carbonate's nucleation. 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
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
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ESA Technology image of the week: Graffiti without Gravity winner Shane Sutton decorates a test facility at ESA’s technical heart 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
Nucleation a boon to sustainable nanomanufacturing
PHYS.ORG Calcium carbonate is found nearly everywhere, in sidewalk cement, wall paint, antacid tablets and deep underground. Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have used a unique set of state-of-the-art imaging techniques to discover how calcium... 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
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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
New test kit for quick, accurate and low-cost screening of diseases
SCIENCE DAILY A multidisciplinary team of researchers has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of diseases. This versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes... 6 days
Neil deGrasse Tyson Reminds Us Why Smoking Weed in Space Is a Bad Idea
SPACE.COM The famed astrophysicist would prefer if you didn't smoke weed in space, thanks. 6 days
Bizarre Physics Phenomenon Suggests Objects Can Be Two Temperatures at Once
SPACE.COM Schrödinger's cat has a new friend: Schrödinger's thermometer. 6 days
Japanese Physicists Generate Strongest Magnetic Field Ever Achieved Indoors
SCI-NEWS.COM Physicists from the Institute for Solid State Physics at the University of Tokyo, Japan, have recorded the largest... 6 days
This Experiment Will Shoot Ghostly Particles Through Earth, Answer Why We Exist
LIVE SCIENCE An international group of physicists has announced that they have seen the first signals in a cube-shaped detector called ProtoDUNE. 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH Japanese citizen Yusaku Maezawa has booked a journey to the... 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
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
How honeybees maintain protective clumps under stressful conditions
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of researchers at Harvard University has discovered the means by which honeybees keep their temporary clumps intact during adverse weather conditions. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics,... 7 days
Detangling DNA replication
PHYS.ORG VIDEO DNA is a lengthy molecule—approximately 1,000-fold longer than the cell in which it resides—so it can't be jammed in haphazardly. Rather, it must be neatly organized so proteins involved in critical processes can access the information contained in its nucleotide... 7 days
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ASTRO WATCH The line that separates stars from brown dwarfs may soon be clearer thanks to new work led by Carnegie’s Serge Dieterich. Published... 1 week
Neil deGrasse Tyson Reminds Us Why Smoking Weed in Space Is a Bad Idea
LIVE SCIENCE The famed astrophysicist would prefer if you didn't smoke weed in space, thanks. 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
Hubble Space Telescope Focuses on Coma Cluster
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a detailed image of a spectacular part of the Coma cluster, a structure of over... 1 week
When is a star not a star? The line that separates stars from brown dwarfs may soon be clearer
PHYS.ORG The line that separates stars from brown dwarfs may soon... 1 week
One big reason why women drop out of doctoral STEM programs
PHYS.ORG Many women in doctoral degree programs in fields like engineering and physics are in a class of their own—and that's not a good thing. 1 week
Graphene helps protect photocathodes for physics experiments
PHYS.ORG Transforming light into electricity is no mean feat. Some devices, like solar cells, use a closed circuit to generate an electric current from incoming light. But another class of materials, called photocathodes, generate large... 1 week
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
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