Particle Physics
Researchers discover exoplanets can be made less habitable by stars' flares  PHYS.ORG · 57 minutes
The discovery of terrestrial exoplanets, planets that orbit stars outside the solar system, has been one of the most significant developments in modern astronomy. Several exoplanets... more
Russian Astrophysicists Discovered a Neutron Star with an Unusual Magnetic Field Structure  ASTRO WATCH · 13 hours
Scientists from Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI), and Pulkovo Observatory discovered a unique... more
Novel drug shows efficacy against advanced ROS1 and NTRK fusion-positive NSCLC  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Pooled analysis of three phase 1 and 2 clinical trials published online ahead of print in the journal Lancet Oncology show that the drug entrectinib is... more
Finding non-invasive nuclear medicine technique to predict effectiveness of therapy for tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have taken a critical step toward developing a non-invasive nuclear medicine technique that can predict the effectiveness of therapy for cancerous tumors, allowing... more
Fukushima: Lessons learned from an extraordinary case of soil decontamination  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area, which covers... more
Miniaturized, light-adaptive, wireless dosimeters autonomously monitor exposure to electromagnetic radiation  Science Magazine · 2 days
Exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from the sun and from artificial lighting systems represents a modifiable risk factor for a broad range of health conditions including skin cancer,... more
Ultrahigh sensitive Raman spectroscopy for subnanoscience: Direct observation of tin oxide clusters  Science Magazine · 2 days
Subnanometric metal clusters exhibit anomalous catalytic activity, suggesting innovative applications as next-generation materials, although identifying and characterizing these subnanomaterials in atomic detail remains a... more
Direct imaging of short-range order and its impact on deformation in Ti-6Al  Science Magazine · 2 days
Chemical short-range order (SRO) within a nominally single-phase solid solution is known to affect the mechanical properties of alloys. While SRO has been indirectly... more
Quantum mechanics of proteins in explicit water: The role of plasmon-like solute-solvent interactions  Science Magazine · 2 days
Quantum-mechanical van der Waals dispersion interactions play an essential role in intraprotein and protein-water interactions—the two main factors affecting the structure and... more
Growth kinetics of single-walled carbon nanotubes with a (2n, n) chirality selection  Science Magazine · 2 days
The growth kinetics play key roles in determining the chirality distribution of the grown single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). However, the lack of comprehensive understandings... more
Finding a killer electron hot spot in Earth's Van Allen radiation belts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
JAXA and NASA satellite observations show where killer electrons are generated in the Van Allen radiation belts surrounding Earth. more
Energy Department emphasizing roles in supporting space industry  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The Department of Energy, whose interaction with the space industry has largely been in nuclear power systems, is working to... more
Simultaneous emission of orthogonal handedness in circular polarization  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Control of the polarization of light is a key feature for displays, optical data storage, optical quantum information, and chirality sensing. In particular, the direct emission of circularly polarized (CP) light has... more
Better studying superconductivity in single-layer graphene  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Made up of 2-D sheets of carbon atoms arranged in honeycomb lattices, graphene has been intensively studied in recent years. As well as the material's diverse structural properties, physicists have paid particular attention to the intriguing... more
Colliding molecules and antiparticles  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Antiparticles—subatomic particles that have exactly opposite properties to those that make up everyday matter—may seem like a concept out of science fiction, but they are real, and the study of matter-antimatter interactions has important medical and technological applications. Marcos Barp... more
A breakthrough for high luminosity  CERN · 2 days
A breakthrough for high luminosity abha Fri, 12/13/2019 - 15:46 On Friday, 13 December, Lucio Rossi, Leader of the HL-LHC project, Frédérick Bordry, Director for Accelerators... more
Finding a killer electron hot spot in Earth's Van Allen radiation belts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A collaboration between researchers in Japan, the U.S., and Russia has found a hot spot in Earth's radiation belt where killer electrons, which can... more
Tiny quantum sensors watch materials transform under pressure  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have converted diamonds' atomic flaws into atomic sensors that could lead to a new generation of smart materials. more
Scientists 'tune in' to proton spin precession  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a non-invasive way to measure the "spin tune" of polarized protons at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—an important factor for maintaining... more
Researchers participate in study that adds new detail to merger models  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists are getting better at modeling the complex tangle of physics properties at play in one of the most powerful events in the known universe: the... more
Image: The galactic dance of NGC 5394 and NGC 5395  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
"Everything is determined by forces over which we have no control... Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance... more
Researchers realize 'ideal' kagome metal electronic structure  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since 2016, a team of MIT researchers consisting of graduate students Linda Ye and Min Gu Kang, associate professor of physics Joseph G. Checkelsky, and Class of 1947 Career Development Assistant Professor of Physics... more
A new schedule for the LHC and its successor  CERN · 2 days
A new schedule for the LHC and its successor cmenard Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:48 The CERN Management has presented a new calendar for future accelerator runs to the Council, which... more
A new way to induce the quantum anomalous Hall effect  nanowerk · 2 days
A ferromagnetic layer can induce the quantum anomalous Hall effect in a topological insulator. more
Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage  nanowerk · 2 days
The study involved the first-ever use of antimatter to investigate processes connected to potential long-term storage of waste from nuclear reactors. more
Start Codon and One Nucleus join hands to enable success of UK life science cluster  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Start Codon, a new model of life science and healthcare business accelerator, today announced it has partnered with... more
Tiny quantum sensors watch materials transform under pressure  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Since their invention more than 60 years ago, diamond anvil cells have made it possible for scientists to recreate extreme phenomena—such as the crushing pressures deep inside the Earth's mantle—or to enable... more
Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Safe nuclear waste storage, new ways of generating and storing hydrogen, and technologies for capturing and reusing greenhouse gases are all potential spinoffs of a new study by... more
Scientists solve 3D structure of vaccinia virus RNA polymerase  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
For viruses to multiply, they usually need the support of the cells they infect. In many cases, only in their host's nucleus can they find the machines, enzymes and building... more
Scientists discover specific neurons that promote reward-like behaviors, alcohol consumption  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists have known that a region of the brain called the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) plays a role in behaviors related to alcohol use and consumption... more
Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Studying radiation chemistry and electronic structure of materials at scales smaller than nanometers, scientists prepared samples of clay in ultra-thin layers. Working at the TRIUMF particle accelerator, they... more
Tiny quantum sensors watch materials transform under pressure  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists convert diamonds' atomic flaws into atomic sensors with front-row seats to a quantum world of materials under extreme pressure. more
Measuring magnetic field texture in correlated electron systems under extreme conditions  Science Magazine · 3 days
Pressure is a clean, continuous, and systematic tuning parameter among the competing ground states in strongly correlated electron systems such as superconductivity and magnetism. However, owing... more
Imaging stress and magnetism at high pressures using a nanoscale quantum sensor  Science Magazine · 3 days
Pressure alters the physical, chemical, and electronic properties of matter. The diamond anvil cell enables tabletop experiments to investigate a diverse landscape of high-pressure... more
Cryo-electron microscopy structures of human oligosaccharyltransferase complexes OST-A and OST-B  Science Magazine · 3 days
Oligosaccharyltransferase (OST) catalyzes the transfer of a high-mannose glycan onto secretory proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum. Mammals express two distinct OST complexes that act in a cotranslational (OST-A)... more
Nearly quantized conductance plateau of vortex zero mode in an iron-based superconductor  Science Magazine · 3 days
Majorana zero modes (MZMs) are spatially-localized zero-energy fractional quasiparticles with non-Abelian braiding statistics that hold promise for topological quantum computing. Owing to the particle-antiparticle... more
Virus multiplication in 3D  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Vaccinia viruses serve as a vaccine against human smallpox and as the basis of new cancer therapies. Two studies now provide fascinating insights into their unusual propagation strategy at the atomic level. more
Virus multiplication in 3-D  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For viruses to multiply, they usually need the support of the cells they infect. In many cases, only in their host's nucleus can they find the machines, enzymes and building blocks with which they can multiply their genetic material before... more
New technology improves gravitational wave detectors by cutting quantum noise  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Physicists have successfully developed a new instrument that significantly reduces quantum-level noise that has thus far limited experiments' ability to spot gravitational waves. Collisions between massive black holes... more
New Instrument Extends LIGO’s Reach  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Just a year ago, the National Science Foundation-funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, was picking up whispers of gravitational waves every month or so. Now,... more
NASA's NICER delivers best-ever pulsar measurements, first surface map  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Astrophysicists are redrawing the textbook image of pulsars, the dense, whirling remains of exploded stars, thanks to NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), an X-ray telescope aboard the International... more
MIT researchers realize “ideal” kagome metal electronic structure  MIT · 3 days
Newly synthesized compound of iron and tin atoms in 1-to-1 ratio displays unique behavior. more
Rocket Lab inaugurates U.S. launch site  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The U.S. Air Force will be the first customer for a Rocket Lab Electron launching in 2020 from a new launch site in Virginia,... more
Chernobyl-Level Radiation Exposure Increases Bumblebees’ Appetite for Nectar  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A team of researchers from the University of Stirling and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the UK has... more
Fukushima clean-up reduces radiation levels, but not all  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Clean-up efforts at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011, have significantly reduced radiation levels but untreated forested areas remain a problem, scientists said Thursday. more
Fukushima: Lessons learned from an extraordinary case of soil decontamination  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area, which covers... more
Bumblebees exposed to Chernobyl-levels of radiation consume more nectar  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The study simulated Chernobyl-levels of radiation exposure in a laboratory to investigate the impacts it may be having on insects inhabiting the exclusion zone. Although it has been previously found... more
Radiation therapy alone found to be cost-effective for treatment of DCIS  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) accounts for one-fifth of breast cancer cases in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. more
Cheers! Maxwell's electromagnetism extended to smaller scales  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
More than one hundred and fifty years have passed since the publication of James Clerk Maxwell's "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field" (1865). What would our lives be without this publication? It is... more
A terrestrial gamma-ray flash and ionospheric ultraviolet emissions powered by lightning  Science Magazine · 3 days
Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs) are transient gamma-ray emissions from thunderstorms, generated by electrons accelerated to relativistic energies in electric fields. Elves are ultraviolet and optical emissions... more
Maxwell's electromagnetism extended to smaller scales  nanowerk · 4 days
Scientists present a model that extends the validity of the macroscopic electromagnetism into the nano regime, bridging the scale gap. more
Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A surprising new study shows that heat energy can leap across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum, thanks to a quantum mechanical phenomenon called the Casimir... more
High-resolution cryo-EM structures of respiratory complex I: Mechanism, assembly, and disease  Science Magazine · 4 days
Respiratory complex I is a redox-driven proton pump, accounting for a large part of the electrochemical gradient that powers mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate synthesis. Complex I dysfunction... more
Medical News Today: Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system  MNT · 4 days
New research in mice suggests that administering a common antibiotic before radiation therapy can help the immune system fight off cancer. more
Cheers! Maxwell's electromagnetism extended to smaller scales  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
On Dec. 11, 2019, a general framework for incorporating and correcting for nonclassical electromagnetic phenomena in nanoscale systems will be presented in the journal Nature. more
Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
If you use a vacuum-insulated thermos to help keep your coffee hot, you may know it's a good insulator because heat energy has a hard time moving through... more
Sonar study shows crater made by underwater Bikini atoll A-bomb test  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers from the University of Delaware has mapped the seafloor where an atomic blast created a crater back in 1946 during a test.... more
Mapping Bikini Atoll  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
While standing on a small ship near Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands during the summer of 2019, University of Delaware Professor Art Trembanis looked up and realized that if he had been in that spot 73 years ago, he... more
X-ray satellite XMM-Newton celebrates 20 years in space  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Two decades ago, on Dec. 10, 1999, an Ariane 5 rocket climbed into the morning sky from Kourou, French Guiana. It carried into orbit the X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton), the largest scientific... more
X17 Particle Might Solve Mystery of Dark Matter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Professor Attila Krasznahorkay and his colleagues at ATOMKI (the Institute of Nuclear Research in Debrecen, Hungary) recently published a paper... more
Physicists image electrons flowing like water  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Physicists have imaged electrons flowing viscously through a nanodevice, just like water flowing through a pipe. Long predicted but only now visualized for the first time, this curious new behavior for electrons has important implications for... more
New laser technique images quantum world in a trillionth of a second  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
For the first time, researchers have been able to record, frame-by-frame, how an electron interacts with certain atomic vibrations in a solid. The technique... more
New laser technique images quantum world in a trillionth of a second  nanowerk · 5 days
Technique captures a process that commonly causes electrical resistance in materials while, in others, can cause the absence of resistance, or superconductivity. more
New laser technique images quantum world in a trillionth of a second  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For the first time, researchers have been able to record, frame-by-frame, how an electron interacts with certain atomic vibrations in a solid. The technique... more
Holiday kristall  ESA · 5 days
Image: This box of holiday cheer is actually tubes of plasma containing suspended microparticles exposed to an electrical current to form 3D crystal structures.Called Plasma Kristall-4, this ESA–Roscosmos experiment has been helping... more
Scientists are designing accelerators that one day could help clean the environment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
It's been 30 years since a pilot project in Miami-Dade County found that blasting wastewater with electrons could clean it up, removing all kinds... more
Pushing the precision of nanoscale mapping  nanowerk · 5 days
Like all scanning probe microscopes, AFM is susceptible to instrument 'crosstalk', or background signals that can mask the true atomic force measurement of interest and create misleading results. For the first time, researchers offer a new,... more
Getting a closer look inside biomolecules  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers demonstrated the first use of electron microscopy for non-destructive isotope tracking in an amino acid. more
Study gathers the first observation of leptonic decay D+→τ+ντ  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The Beijing Spectrometer III (BESIII) collaboration, a large team of researchers from universities worldwide conducting particle physics studies has recently reported the first observation of the leptonic decay D+→τ+ντ. This... more
Physicists image electrons flowing like water for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Physicists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have imaged electrons flowing viscously through a nanodevice, just like water flowing through a pipe. Long predicted but only... more
New understanding of charge transport reveals an exotic quantum mechanical regime  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In work that may have broad implications for the development of new materials for electronics, Caltech scientists for the first time have developed a way to... more
The X17 factor: A particle new to physics might solve the dark matter mystery  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of scientists in Hungary recently published a paper that hints at the existence of a previously unknown subatomic... more
LS2 Report: New fire protection equipment in the SPS  CERN · 5 days
LS2 Report: New fire protection equipment in the SPS Anaïs Schaeffer anschaef Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:30 There’s never a dull moment at the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) during the second... more
Retrospective review: Proton therapy well tolerated in patients undergoing breast conserving surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
While the assessment of proton therapy in breast cancer treatment continues through clinical trials, data relating to early toxicity and cosmetic outcomes for this... more
Common antibiotic appears to boost the effect of radiation on tumor cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The antibiotic vancomycin alters the gut microbiome in a way that can help prime the immune system to more effectively attack tumor cells after... more
Detours may make batteries better  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Adding atom-scale defects to battery materials may help them charge faster, theoretical models show. more
Astrophysicists discovered a neutron star with an unusual magnetic field structure  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists discovered a unique neutron star, the magnetic field of which is apparent only when the star is seen under a certain angle relative to the... more
Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have discovered that the viscosity of solutions of electrically charged polymers dissolved in water is influenced by a quantum effect. This tiny quantum effect influences the way... more
A neutron star with an unusual magnetic field structure  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists from Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI), and Pulkovo Observatory discovered a unique neutron star, the magnetic field of... more
Ultrafast stimulated emission microscopy of single nanocrystals  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The ability to investigate the dynamics of single particle at the nano-scale and femtosecond level remained an unfathomed dream for years. It was not until the dawn of the 21st century that nanotechnology and... more
Proton-hydrogen collision model could impact fusion research  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study uses new techniques to calculate the cross sections of atoms which have been excited to higher energy levels. Researchers analyzed the behavior over a wide range of impact energies. more
Proton-hydrogen collision model could impact fusion research  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The motions of plasmas may be notoriously difficult to model, but they can be better understood by analysing what happens when protons are scattered by atoms of hydrogen. In itself, this property is characterised... more
Imec shows excellent performance in ultra-scaled FETs with 2-D-material channel  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
At this year's IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (Dec 7-11 2019), imec reports an in-depth study of scaled transistors with MoS2 and demonstrates best device performance to date... more
Hitachi signs agreement to provide CNAO with proton therapy system  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Hitachi, Ltd. has entered into an agreement to provide Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica with its proton therapy system. more
Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at EPFL have discovered that the viscosity of solutions of electrically charged polymers dissolved in water is influenced by a quantum effect. This tiny quantum effect influences... more
Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water  nanowerk · 6 days
A study sheds new light on the viscosity of aqueous solutions. It shows that, contrary to the traditional view that repulsive interactions between polymers are solely responsible for... more
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