Particle Physics
Laser-produced uranium plasma evolves into more complex species  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 minutes
Mapping the evolution of complex uranium oxide species has practical applications from Mars exploration to nuclear proliferation detection. more
Physicists Determine Maximum Possible Mass for Lightest Neutrino  SCI-NEWS.COM · 9 hours
Using data from the large scale structure of galaxies, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), Type Ia supernovae, and Big Bang... more
Study models new method to accelerate nanoparticles  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have modeled a method to manipulate nanoparticles as an alternative mode of propulsion for tiny spacecraft that require very small levels of thrust. The team simulated a system that uses light to generate... more
In a quantum future, which starship destroys the other?  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Quantum mechanics boasts all sorts of strange features, one being quantum superposition -- the peculiar circumstance in which particles seem to be in two or more places or states at... more
Cracking a decades-old test, researchers bolster case for quantum mechanics  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Researchers have developed creative tactics to get rid of loopholes that have long confounded tests of quantum mechanics. With their innovative method, the researchers were able to demonstrate... more
How the sun damages our skin  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Researchers have discovered the mechanism through which ultraviolet radiation, given off by the sun, damages our skin. more
Videos of chemical synthesis at atomic resolution achieved  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
For the first time, researchers have managed to view previously inaccessible details of certain chemical processes. They have shown there are significant discrete stages to these processes which build on our knowledge... more
Detraction-free light-matter interaction  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
An efficient light-matter interface might constitute the foundation of quantum communication. However, certain structures that are formed during the growth process interfere with the signal. more
Researchers produce first-ever videos of chemical synthesis at atomic resolution  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
For the first time, researchers have managed to view previously inaccessible details of certain chemical processes. They have shown there are significant discrete stages to these processes that... more
Mapping nucleation kinetics with nanometer resolution  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Nucleation is the formation of a new condensed phase from a fluid phase via self-assembly. This process is critical to many natural systems and technical applications including the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and advanced materials, the formation... more
A Rail Gun the Size of Manhattan Could Reveal the Secrets of the Higgs Boson  LIVE SCIENCE · 14 hours
A giant linear collider the size of Manhattan could finally help us find new physics, scientists argue. more
Researchers produce first-ever videos of chemical synthesis at atomic resolution  nanowerk · 15 hours
For the first time, researchers have managed to view previously inaccessible details of certain chemical processes. They have shown there are significant discrete stages to these processes which... more
Complex quantum teleportation achieved for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Austrian and Chinese scientists have succeeded in teleporting three-dimensional quantum states for the first time. High-dimensional teleportation could play an important role in future quantum computers. more
New tool mines scientific texts for fusion protein facts  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new computational tool called ProtFus screens scientific literature to validate predictions about the activity of fusion proteins -- proteins encoded by the joining of two genes that previously encoded... more
Slow electrons to fight cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Ion beams are often used today in cancer treatment: this involves electrically charged atoms being fired at the tumor to destroy cancer cells. more
Cracking a decades-old test, researchers bolster case for quantum mechanics  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In a new study, researchers demonstrate creative tactics to get rid of loopholes that have long confounded tests of quantum mechanics. With their innovative method, the researchers were... more
Phospho-dependent phase separation of FMRP and CAPRIN1 recapitulates regulation of translation and deadenylation  Science Magazine · 1 day
Membraneless organelles involved in RNA processing are biomolecular condensates assembled by phase separation. Despite the important role of intrinsically disordered protein regions... more
Structure and conformational plasticity of the intact Thermus thermophilus V/A-type ATPase  Science Magazine · 1 day
V (vacuolar)/A (archaeal)-type adenosine triphosphatases (ATPases), found in archaea and eubacteria, couple ATP hydrolysis or synthesis to proton translocation across the plasma membrane using the rotary-catalysis... more
New tool mines scientific texts for fusion protein facts  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new computational tool called ProtFus screens scientific literature to validate predictions about the activity of fusion proteins—proteins encoded by the joining of two genes that previously encoded two separate... more
Structure of protein nanoturbine revealed  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Cells rely on protein complexes known as ATP synthases or ATPases for their energy needs. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules power most of the processes sustaining life. Structural biologist Professor Leonid Sazanov and his research group from the Institute... more
Germany bolsters iodine supply in case of nuclear incident  ABC NEWS · 1 day
German authorities are increasing their stockpile of iodine tablets as a precaution for the possibility of a nuclear incident more
Researchers get first microscopic look at a tiny phenomenon with big potential implications  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Matter behaves differently when it's tiny. At the nanoscale, electric current cuts through mountains of particles, spinning them into vortexes that can... more
Switching electron properties on and off individually  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Electrons have different properties - and they all can be used to create order in solid objects. This order determines the properties of the material. Experiments now show: It is possible to influence different... more
Maximum mass of lightest neutrino revealed using astronomical big data  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The mass of the lightest neutrino, an abundant 'ghost' particle found throughout the universe, has been calculated to be at least 6 million times lighter than the mass... more
Maximum mass of lightest neutrino revealed using astronomical big data  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Neutrinos come in three flavours made up of a mix of three neutrino masses. While the differences between the masses are known, little information was available about the... more
Quantum gravity's tangled time  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The theories of quantum mechanics and gravity are notorious for being incompatible, despite the efforts of scores of physicists over the past fifty years. However, physicists have now combined the key elements of the two theories describing the flow of... more
First microscopic look at a tiny phenomenon with big potential implications  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Matter behaves differently when it's tiny. At the nanoscale, electric current cuts through mountains of particles, spinning them into vortexes that can be used intentionally in... more
Slow electrons to combat cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Slow electons can be used to destroy cancer cells - but how exactly this happens has not been well understood. Now scientists have been able to demonstrate that a previously little-observed effect actually plays a pivotal role: Due... more
Temperatures of 800 billion degrees in the cosmic kitchen  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
It is among the most spectacular events in the universe: a merger of neutron stars. Astronomers have completed the first laboratory measurements of thermal electromagnetic radiation arising in such collisions.... more
Switching electron properties on and off individually  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Properties of complex materials are often determined by the interplay of several electron properties. TU Wien (Vienna) has now succeeded in disentangling this mess. more
Slow electrons to combat cancer  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Ion beams are often used today in cancer treatment: this involves electrically charged atoms being fired at the tumour to destroy cancer cells. Although, it's not actually the ions themselves that cause the decisive damage. When ions penetrate... more
Visualizing strong magnetic fields with neutrons  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a new method with which strong magnetic fields can be precisely measured. They use neutrons obtained from the SINQ spallation source. In the future, it will therefore be possible to measure the fields... more
Switching electron properties on and off individually  nanowerk · 1 day
Properties of complex materials are often determined by the interplay of several electron properties. Scientists have now succeeded in disentangling this mess. more
Generation of light in a photon-number quantum superposition  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Physicists at C2N have demonstrated for the first time the direct generation of light in a state that is simultaneously a single photon, two photons, and no photon at all. They showed... more
Visualizing strong magnetic fields with neutrons  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a new method with which strong magnetic fields can be precisely measured. They use neutrons obtained from the SINQ spallation source. In the future, it will therefore... more
Correlating entangled photons by radial position and momenta  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of researchers from Xiamen University, the University of Ottawa and the University of Rochester has shown that it is possible to entangle photons with correlations between their radial and momentum... more
Quantum computers to become portable  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Together with the University of Innsbruck, the ETH Zurich and Interactive Fully Electrical Vehicles SRL, Infineon Austria is researching specific questions on the commercial use of quantum computers. With new innovations in design and manufacturing, the partners from... more
New technique could streamline design of intricate fusion device  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. Now, a physicist has developed a mathematical technique to help simplify... more
Quantum gravity's tangled time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The theories of quantum mechanics and gravity are notorious for being incompatible, despite the efforts of scores of physicists over the past fifty years. However, recently an international team of researchers led by physicists from the University of Vienna, the... more
Studying quantum phenomena in magnetic systems to understand exotic states of matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Besides solids, liquids and gases, more exotic states of matter can be generated in specific materials under special conditions. Such states are of great... more
New cannabis-based drug shows promise for pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cancer of the pancreas is a particularly deadly cancer, claiming over 90% of its victims within 5 years from diagnosis. It resists most standard therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and... more
New technique could streamline design of intricate fusion device  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. Now, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton... more
Cryptographers scramble to protect the internet from attackers armed with quantum computers  Science Magazine · 2 days
Such machines may be decades away, but the United States is pushing now for encryption method that they can’t crack more
Studying quantum phenomena in magnetic systems to understand exotic states of matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists unify condensed matter physics and quantum physics by experimentally characterizing magnetism-related quantum phenomena in Ba2CoSi2O6Cl2. more
Electrons in high temperature superconductors may not obey the normal rules of pairing  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physicists used to think that superconductivity -- electricity flowing without resistance or loss -- was an all or nothing phenomenon. But new... more
Cryptographers scramble to protect the internet from hackers with quantum computers  Science Magazine · 2 days
Such machines may be decades away, but the United States is pushing now for encryption method that they can’t crack more
'Electron pairing' found well above superconductor's critical temperature  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Physicists have found "electron pairing," a hallmark feature of superconductivity, at temperatures and energies well above the critical threshold where superconductivity happens. more
Tomography: Synchrotron radiation can be used to watch how metal foam forms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An international research team has set a new tomography world record using a rotary sample table. With 208 three-dimensional tomographic X-ray images per second,... more
Practical anonymous communication protocol developed for quantum networks  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The ability to securely transmit information over the internet is extremely important, but most of the time, eavesdroppers can still generally determine who the sender and receiver are. In some highly confidential... more
Researchers analyze precise mechanism of binding reaction in PUVA therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The term 'PUVA' stands for 'psoralen' and 'UV-A radiation'. Psoralens are natural plant-based compounds that can be extracted from umbelliferous plants such as giant hogweeds. more
World's first link layer protocol brings quantum internet closer to a reality  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from QuTech have achieved a world's first in quantum internet technology. A team led by Professor Stephanie Wehner has developed a so-called link... more
Big questions linger as Russia shares radiation data  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A nuclear weapons watchdog says Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations after they were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range more
Physicists use light flashes to discover, control new quantum states of matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists are developing new tools and techniques to access new states of matter hidden within superconducting and other complex materials. Harnessing these exotic states... more
Russia restarts sharing radiation data, big questions linger  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A nuclear weapons watchdog says Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations after they were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range more
Scientists find way to cut nanoparticle toxicity levels  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Bioengineers and biophysicists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, the Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne in France, and the University of Tubingen in Germany have... more
Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The term "PUVA' stands for 'psoralen' and 'UV-A radiation.' Psoralens are natural plant-based compounds that can be extracted from umbelliferous plants such... more
A new protein spin labelling technique  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Site-directed spin labelling (SDSL) used in combination with electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy has been a tried and trusted technique for elucidating the structure, function and dynamics of proteins and protein complexes. Nitroxide-based spin labels are... more
Black hole holograms  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers show how a holographic tabletop experiment can be used to simulate the physics of a black hole. This work may lead the way to a more complete theory of quantum gravity that harmonizes quantum mechanics and relativity. more
Measuring temperatures similar to those occurring in star collisions in the lab  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Collisions between neutron stars are fascinating cosmic events that lead to the formation of numerous chemical elements. Temperatures during these collisions are exponentially high,... more
Stacked graphene layers act as a mirror for electron beams  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Stacked layers of graphene can act like a mirror for beams of electrons. Physicists Daniël Geelen and colleagues discovered this using a new type of electron microscope. In... more
Assessing the possible safety issues in the second nuclear era  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences has carried out an assessment of possible safety issues tied to the rise of the second nuclear era.... more
Nuclear watchdog: Russia has resumed sharing radiation data  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A nuclear weapons watchdog says Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations after they were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range more
Black hole holograms  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers propose a new holographic method to simulate black holes with a tabletop experiment. This work may be crucial for solving one of the biggest mysteries in science -- reconciling quantum mechanics and general relativity. more
Scientists Find Interstellar Iron in Antarctic Snow  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A team of researchers from Germany, Austria and Australia has found traces of the radioactive isotope iron-60 — the tell-tale signature of... more
Making and imaging cyclocarbon  nanowerk · 4 days
Scientists have stabilized and imaged a ring of 18 carbon atoms for the first time. more
Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new machine learning technology tested by an international team of scientists including MIT Assistant Professor Philip Harris and postdoc Dylan Rankin, both of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, can... more
Watching electrons using extreme ultraviolet light  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new technique developed by a team at MIT can map the complete electronic band structure of materials at high resolution. This capability is usually exclusive to large synchrotron facilities, but now it is available as... more
Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nearly all of the oxygen in our universe is forged in the bellies of massive stars like our sun. As these stars contract and... more
Toward an 'orrery' for quantum gauge theory  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Physicists at ETH Zurich have developed a new approach to couple quantized gauge fields to ultracold matter. The method might be the basis for a versatile platform to tackle problems ranging from condensed-matter to... more
Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements  MIT · 4 days
With help from next-generation particle accelerators, the approach may nail down the rate of oxygen production in the universe. more
Heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Atomically thin materials could create heat-shields for cell phones or laptops that would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact. more
Towards an 'orrery' for quantum gauge theory  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Physicists have developed a new approach to couple quantized gauge fields to ultracold matter. The method might be the basis for a versatile platform to tackle problems ranging from condensed-matter to high-energy physics. more
Compound speeds sexual development and decline  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Every day, people are exposed to myriad chemicals both natural and synthetic, some of which may affect human physical development. Researchers have discovered nacq#1, a natural compound produced by a soil roundworm that dramatically influences time... more
Lithium fluoride crystals 'see' heavy ions with high energies  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Lithium fluoride crystals have recently been used to register the tracks of nuclear particles. Physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow have... more
Watching electrons using extreme ultraviolet light  MIT · 4 days
MIT researchers have developed a new technique to reveal the uncharted dynamics of electrons in materials. more
Materials that can revolutionize how light is harnessed for solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have designed organic molecules capable of generating two excitons per photon of light, a process called singlet fission. The excitons can live for much longer... more
Researchers develop materials that can revolutionize how light is harnessed for solar energy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at Columbia University have developed a way to harness more power from singlet fission to increase the efficiency of solar cells,... more
Microorganisms build the best fuel efficient hydrogen cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For all the advances technology has made throughout our lives, in many cases it stands behind what nature can do. Ants can carry 5000 times their weight, and spider webs are five... more
Spinning lightwaves on a one-way street  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have created a quantum spin wave for light. This can be a carrier of information for future nanotechnologies but with a unique twist: they only flow in one direction. more
Scientists unveil first quantum simulation of 3-D topological matter with ultracold atoms  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Physicists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Peking University (PKU) have successfully created the world's first 3-D simulation of... more
Microorganisms build the best fuel efficient hydrogen cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
With billions of years of practice, nature has created the most energy efficient machines. One, [Ne-Fi] hydrogenase, is the oldest in microorganisms and is used for hydrogen metabolism. Using Fourier transform infrared... more
Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics  MIT · 4 days
Prototype machine-learning technology co-developed by MIT scientists speeds processing by up to 175 times over traditional methods. more
First quantum simulation of 3D topological matter with ultracold atoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Physicists have successfully created the world's first 3D simulation of topological matter consisting of ultracold atoms. more
Microorganisms build the best fuel efficient hydrogen cells  nanowerk · 4 days
Scientists report new details on the proton transfer pathway of nickel-iron [NiFe]-hydrogenase using Fourier transfer infrared spectroscopy. more
Spinning lightwaves on a one-way street: Researchers document a quantum spin wave for light  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have created a quantum spin wave for light. This can be a carrier of information for future nanotechnologies but... more
First quantum simulation of 3D topological matter with ultracold atoms  nanowerk · 4 days
Physicists have successfully created the world's first 3D simulation of topological matter consisting of ultracold atoms. more
Holography and criticality in matchgate tensor networks  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Tensor networks take a central role in quantum physics as they can provide an efficient approximation to specific classes of quantum states. The associated graphical language can also easily describe and pictorially reason about... more
Circulation of water in deep Earth's interior  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Phase H is a hydrous mineral that is considered to be an important carrier of water into deep Earth. We determined the dissociation condition of phase H by a theoretical calculation based on quantum... more
Researchers document a quantum spin wave for light  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at Purdue University have created a quantum spin wave for light. This can be a carrier of information for future nanotechnologies but with a unique twist: they only flow in one... more
Fukushima disaster: Key takeaways 8 years later  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In March and April of 2011 the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster resulted in what was the largest ever accidental release of radioactive material into the ocean. Zofia Baumann, assistant professor of marine sciences,... more
Ions clear another hurdle toward scaled-up quantum computing  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have been steadily improving the performance of ion trap systems, a leading platform for future quantum computers. Now, a team of researchers led by JQI... more
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