Particle Physics
Astronomers Investigate a Nearby Magnetar in a Quiescent State  ASTRO WATCH · 12 hours
A team of European astronomers has investigated XTE J1810-197, one of the closest magnetars to our planet, during... more
Rocket Lab Successfully Launches NASA CubeSats to Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
US small satellite launch company Rocket Lab has launched its third orbital mission of 2018, successfully deploying satellites to orbit... more
Rocket Lab Launches 13 Cubesats on 1st Mission for NASA  SPACE.COM · 1 day
A Rocket Lab Electron booster lifted off from the company's launch site on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula early this morning (Dec. 16), successfully delivering 13 tiny satellites to... more
All-photonic quantum teleportation using on-demand solid-state quantum emitters  Science Magazine · 3 days
All-optical quantum teleportation lies at the heart of quantum communication science and technology. This quantum phenomenon is built up around the nonlocal properties of entangled states of light that, in the perspective... more
Internal strain tunes electronic correlations on the nanoscale  Science Magazine · 3 days
In conventional metals, charge carriers basically move freely. In correlated electron materials, however, the electrons may become localized because of strong Coulomb interactions, resulting in an insulating state. Despite considerable progress in... more
Quantum chemical calculations on quantum computers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new quantum algorithm has been implemented for quantum chemical calculations such as Full-CI on quantum computers without exponential/combinatorial explosion, giving exact solutions of Schroedinger Equations for atoms and molecules, for the first time. more
Shrinking objects to the nanoscale  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have invented a new way to fabricate nanoscale 3D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, semiconducting quantum dots, and DNA. more
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a... more
LHC experiments share highlights for 2018  CERN · 3 days
LHC experiments share highlights for 2018 Achintya Rao achintya Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:53 Particle showers in the ALICE detector during the first lead nuclei... more
Africa: An air pollution wildcard  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For the past four years, atmospheric scientists have been flying around the world with NASA on a mission to analyze pollution chemistry in the air and oceans. The NASA Atmospheric Tomography Mission or ATom, which flew its last... more
Magic number colloidal clusters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Complexity in nature often results from self-assembly, and is considered particularly robust. Compact clusters of elemental particles can be shown to be of practical relevance, and are found in atomic nuclei, nanoparticles or viruses. An interdisciplinary team of researchers led... more
Innovation increases observable volume of the universe by a factor of seven  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The detection of Einstein's gravitational waves relies on highly precise laser measurements of small length changes. The kilometer-size detectors of the international network (GEO600,... more
A space playground for the fourth state of matter  ESA · 3 days
A recipe to understand atomic structures: Mix electrically-charged gas in a sealed container with particles so small they... more
Early Universe 'Soup' Cooked Up in Weird Plasma Blobs  SPACE.COM · 3 days
For the first split second after the Big Bang, the universe was nothing but an extremely hot "soup" of quarks and gluons — subatomic particles that would become the building... more
Better superconductors from ceramic copper oxides  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Medical magnetic resonance imaging, high-power microwave generators, superconducting magnetic energy storage units, and the solenoids in nuclear fusion reactors are very different technologies which all critically rely on the ability of superconducting materials to carry and... more
CERN Open Days - Explore the future with us!  CERN · 3 days
CERN Open Days - Explore the future with us! anschaef Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:35 Visit underground to the... more
Taming Turbulence: Seeking to Make Complex Simulations a Breeze  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy... more
Good vibrations: Neutrons lend insight into acoustic fracking  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Hydraulic fracturing contributes significantly to US energy production. It works by tapping hard-to-reach pockets of oil and natural gas where more traditional drilling methods fall short. However, the process requires large amounts... more
Timken turns to neutrons to get its bearings on internal stresses  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Bearings are used in many common applications such as wheels, drills, and even toys like the popular fidget spinner. Those applications and others like them rely... more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists find a new way to explain how a black hole's plasma jets boost particles to the highest energies observed in the universe. The results could also prove useful for fusion and accelerator research... more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That's the result of a new computational study that simulated particle emissions from distant... more
Structure of the posttranslational Sec protein-translocation channel complex from yeast  Science Magazine · 4 days
The Sec61 protein-conducting channel mediates transport of many proteins, such as secretory proteins, across the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane during or after translation. Posttranslational transport is enabled by... more
The Sommerfeld ground-wave limit for a molecule adsorbed at a surface  Science Magazine · 4 days
Using a mid-infrared emission spectrometer based on a superconducting nanowire single-photon detector (SNSPD), we observe the dynamics of vibrational energy pooling of CO adsorbed at the... more
Team invents method to shrink objects to the nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
MIT researchers have invented a way to fabricate nanoscale 3-D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, quantum... more
How particles arrange themselves into complex structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Complexity in nature, whether in chlorophyll or in living organisms, often results from self-assembly and is considered particularly robust. Compact clusters of elemental particles can be shown to be of practical relevance, and are... more
New device could help answer fundamental questions about quantum physics  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have developed a new device that can measure and control a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with unprecedented sensitivity. more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That's the result of a new computational study by researchers from the Department of... more
Stretched quantum magnetism uncovered by quantum simulation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
By studying ultracold atoms trapped in artificial crystals of light, Guillaume Salomon, a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics and a team of scientists have been able to directly observe a fundamental effect... more
Researchers lay foundation for smart contrast medium  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Molecular imaging techniques are playing an increasingly important role in medical diagnostics and developing new treatment methods. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the fields of chemistry, material sciences, biomedicine, quantum physics and toxicology... more
Novel X-ray imaging technique provides nanoscale insights into behavior of biological molecules  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Berkeley Lab researchers, in collaboration with scientists from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Max Planck Institute, have demonstrated that fluctuation X-ray scattering is... more
Networking goes quantum  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A scientist involved in expanding quantum communication to a network of users, is continuing his work at the University of Bristol. more
How to best predict chemical reactions of contaminants in water  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Turning on the faucet and not getting clean water, or any water at all, is a global issue. Cleaning wastewater could help make more water available. In delving... more
Two-micron fill tubes fill two needs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility (NIF) and General Atomics engineers have created an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) fuel capsule with a two-micron-diameter fill tube—and along the way, found a solution to a "Bay Bridge"-like... more
Studying how unconventional metals behave, with an eye on high-temperature superconductors  nanowerk · 4 days
Using laser light to trap atoms in a checkerboard-like pattern, scientists studied how resistance -- the loss of electrical current as heat -- can develop in... more
Light-guiding nanodevice could help answer fundamental questions about quantum physics  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers use light-guiding nanoscale device to measure and control position of optically trapped nanoparticle with record sensitivity. more
New device could help answer fundamental questions about quantum physics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers have developed a new device that can measure and control a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with unprecedented sensitivity. The new technology could help scientists study... more
Bose-Einstein condensates cannot currently detect gravitational waves  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The gravitational waves created in the depths of space indeed reach Earth. Their effects, however, are so small that they could only be observed so far using kilometer-long measurement facilities. Physicists therefore discuss whether... more
The mysterious long-range transport of giant mineral dust particles  Science Magazine · 5 days
Giant mineral dust particles (>75 μm in diameter) found far from their source have long puzzled scientists. These wind-blown particles affect the atmosphere’s radiation balance, clouds, and the ocean carbon... more
The eradication of the tsetse fly will boost the livestock sector in Senegal  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Tstetes flies have been eradicated in an entire region of Senegal. This victory was due to be announced by Senegal's president at... more
Physicists Create Quark-Gluon Plasma Droplets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Physicists from the PHENIX Collaboration have created droplets of a liquid-like state of matter called quark-gluon plasma, forming three distinct shapes and sizes — circles, ellipses... more
The real history of quantum biology  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Quantum biology, a young and increasingly popular science genre, isn't as new as many believe, with a complicated and somewhat dark history, explain the founders of the world's first quantum biology doctoral training centre. more
New X-ray imaging approach could boost nanoscale resolution for advanced photon source upgrade  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A longstanding problem in optics holds that an improved resolution in imaging is offset by a loss in the depth of focus.... more
Copper compound as promising quantum computing unit  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Quantum computers could vastly increase the capabilities of IT systems, bringing major changes worldwide. However, there is still a long way to go before such a device can actually be constructed, because it has... more
Researchers Create Tiny Droplets of Early Universe Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Researchers have created tiny droplets of the ultra-hot matter that once filled the early universe, forming three distinct shapes and... more
Taming turbulence: Seeking to make complex simulations a breeze  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Previously intractable problems for designing fusion experiments, improving weather models, and understanding astrophysical phenomena such as star formation will be more easily addressed without the need for expensive supercomputers using... more
Taming turbulence: Seeking to make complex simulations a breeze  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy of weather forecasts, or probing the unexplained dynamics of a distant galaxy,... more
OSIRIS-REx Finds Water-Bearing Minerals on Asteroid Bennu  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
New data from two instruments on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft — the OSIRIS-REx Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (OVIRS) and the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emissions... more
Insights into magnetic bacteria may guide research into medical nanorobots  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have long studied magnetotactic bacteria (MTB), aquatic microbes that have the ability to orientate themselves to magnetic fields. This unusual behaviour makes them a subject of interest... more
Physicists edge closer to controlling chemical reactions  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Aarhus University in Denmark has developed an algorithm for predicting the effect of an external electromagnetic field on the state of... more
Nuclear events make a flower bloom  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Flowers are the reproductive organs of a plant. Their formation depends on strict nuclear events that, if compromised, can leave the plant sterile. A new study by researchers at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology... more
Answering the mystery of what atoms do when liquids and gases meet  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
How atoms arrange themselves at the smallest scale was thought to follow a 'drum-skin' rule, but mathematicians have now found a simpler solution. more
Novel laser technology for microchip-size chemical sensors  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Most lasers emit photons of exactly the same wavelength, producing a single color. However, there are also lasers that consist of many frequencies, with equal intervals in between, as in the teeth of a... more
Imaging atomic structure of important immune regulator  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing protein-3 (hTIM-3). Understanding the atomic structure of hTIM-3 provides new insights... more
Researchers image atomic structure of important immune regulator  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing protein-3 (hTIM-3).... more
How glial cells develop in the brain from neural precursor cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A research team studied how glial cells develop in the brain from neural precursor cells. They discovered that differentiation involves three stages and that three proteins... more
Topological matters: Toward a new kind of transistor  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Billions of tiny transistors supply the processing power in modern smartphones, controlling the flow of electrons with rapid on-and-off switching. more
Compelling evidence for small drops of perfect fluid  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Nuclear physicists analyzing data from the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research at Brookhaven National... more
Key plans for the next two years of the LHC  CERN · 7 days
Key plans for the next two years of the LHC Letizia Diamante ldiamant Mon, 12/10/2018 -... more
New optical device brings quantum computing a step closer  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An international team of researchers has taken a big step closer to creating an optical quantum computer, which has the potential to engineer new drugs and optimise energy-saving methods. more
Proteins imaged in graphene liquid cell have higher radiation tolerance  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Electron microscopy is one of the main methods used to examine protein structure. Studying these structures is of key importance to elucidate their function feeding fundamental information into... more
Iron-rich lamellae in a semiconductor  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
There is often a pronounced symmetry when you look at the lattice of crystals: It doesn't matter where you look—the atoms are uniformly arranged in every direction. This behavior would also be expected of a crystal, which physicists... more
Custom-made artificial mother-of-pearl  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Natural mother-of-pearl, such as mussels, is one of the hardest, most stable and stiff natural materials. Researchers have always been fascinated by it. The structure of mother-of-pearl is exquisite under the electron microscope; it looks like a miniature brick wall,... more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado have fabricated a 3-D transistor that's less than half the size of today's smallest commercial models. To do so, they developed a novel microfabrication technique that modifies semiconductor... more
Proteins imaged in graphene liquid cell have higher radiation tolerance  nanowerk · 7 days
By preparing a microtubule sample in a graphene liquid cell, researchers demonstrate that the radiation tolerance of proteins proteins in liquid-phase electron microscopy is increased by an order... more
Milestone for bERLinPro: Photocathodes with high quantum efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Teams from the accelerator physics and the SRF groups at HZB are developing a superconducting linear accelerator featuring energy recovery (Energy Recovery Linac) as part of the bERLinPro project. It accelerates an... more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  nanowerk · 7 days
Process that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom could enable higher-performance electronics. more
Researchers use new technique to probe hydrogen bonds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes. more
Researchers discover a 'blind spot' in atomic force microscopy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers have discovered a 'blind spot' in atomic force microscopy - a powerful tool capable of measuring the force between two atoms, imaging the structure of individual cells and the... more
This Fluffy Alien World Farts Helium  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
As a Jupiter-size world swings around its small but active star, bombarded by radiation, the planet leaves behind a tail of escaping helium as wide as itself — and researchers have spotted this tail from the... more
Will Dark Matter Mess with These Ultraprecise Atomic Clocks?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Researchers are putting a global network of the most precise timekeepers ever made to the task of hunting for dark matter, the invisible and largely intangible substance that researchers think... more
A new 'spin' on kagome lattices  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The kagome ferromagnet Fe3Sn2 exhibits an electronic state that couples unusually strongly to an applied magnetic field that can be rotated to point in any direction of a 3-dimensional space, revealing that magnetization drives -- in... more
Researchers probe hydrogen bonds using new technique  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have used nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes. The technique could lead to the development of better catalysts for... more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  MIT · 1 week
Process that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom could enable higher-performance electronics. more
Researchers probe hydrogen bonds using new technique  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes. The technique could lead to the development... more
A new 'spin' on kagome lattices  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Like so many targets of scientific inquiry, the class of material referred to as the kagome magnet has proven to be a source of both frustration and amazement. Further revealing the quantum properties of the kagome... more
Scientists exchanged quantum information on daylight in a free-space quantum key distribution  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have reported a successful free-space quantum key distribution (QKD) in daylight with the self-developed polarization encoding chip for the first time. QKD is... more
Seeing and avoiding the 'blind spot' in atomic force measurements  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have discovered a 'blind spot' in atomic force microscopy -- a powerful tool capable of measuring the force between two atoms, imaging the structure of individual cells... more
Are amorphous solids elastic or plastic?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a crystalline solid, the atoms form an ordered lattice. Crystalline solids respond elastically to small deformations: When the applied strain is removed, the macroscopic stress, as well as the microscopic configuration of the atomic lattice,... more
Harnessing the power of 'spin orbit' coupling in silicon: Scaling up quantum computation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Australian scientists have investigated new directions to scale up qubits—utilising the spin-orbit coupling of atom qubits—adding a new suite of tools to... more
Ultraprecise Atomic Clock Network on the Hunt For Dark Matter  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Researchers are putting a global network of the most precise timekeepers ever made to the task of hunting for dark matter, the invisible and largely intangible substance that... more
Integrated photonic platform for quantum information with continuous variables  Science Magazine · 1 week
Integrated quantum photonics provides a scalable platform for the generation, manipulation, and detection of optical quantum states by confining light inside miniaturized waveguide circuits. Here, we show the generation, manipulation,... more
A quantum machine learning algorithm based on generative models  Science Magazine · 1 week
Quantum computing and artificial intelligence, combined together, may revolutionize future technologies. A significant school of thought regarding artificial intelligence is based on generative models. Here, we propose a general quantum... more
Scientists enter unexplored territory in superconductivity search  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists mapping out the quantum characteristics of superconductors -- materials that conduct electricity with no energy loss -- have entered a new regime. Using newly connected tools, they've uncovered previously inaccessible details of the... more
Innovation increases observable volume of the universe by a factor of seven
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Good vibrations: Neutrons lend insight into acoustic fracking
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Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences
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Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet
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Dual 8-bit breakthroughs bring AI to the edge
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Scientist at work: To take atomic-scale pictures of tiny crystals, use a huge, kilometer-long synchrotron
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Borophene advances as 2-D materials platform
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Artificial magnetic field produces exotic behavior in graphene sheets
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Could 'Iron Man' style suit be the answer to the world's biggest nuclear challenge?
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The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second
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TEDxCERN: A remarkable elephant in the room
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