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Team closes in on 'holy grail' of room temperature quantum computing chips  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
To process information, photons must interact. However, these tiny packets of light want nothing to do with each other, each passing by without altering... more
Platinum-graphene fuel cell catalysts show superior stability over bulk platinum  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity, according to a new study. more
Closing in on 'holy grail' of room temperature quantum computing chips  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
To process information, photons must interact. However, these tiny packets of light want nothing to do with each other, each passing by without altering the other.... more
Platinum-graphene fuel cell catalysts show superior stability over bulk platinum  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity, according to a study published recently by... more
Study captures six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic transitions  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Galaxies come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and brightnesses, ranging from humdrum ordinary galaxies to luminous active galaxies. While an ordinary galaxy is visible mainly because of the light from... more
Six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic transitions  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Astronomers observed six mild-mannered LINER galaxies suddenly and surprisingly transforming into ravenous quasars -- home to the brightest of all active galactic nuclei. The team's observations could help demystify the nature of both LINERs and quasars... more
Simulation of Eocene extreme warmth and high climate sensitivity through cloud feedbacks  Science Magazine · 10 hours
The Early Eocene, a period of elevated atmospheric CO2 (>1000 ppmv), is considered an analog for future climate. Previous modeling attempts have been unable... more
'Poor man's qubit' can solve quantum problems without going quantum  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have built and demonstrated the first hardware for a probabilistic computer, a possible way to bridge the gap between classical and quantum computing. more
'Poor man's qubit' can solve quantum problems without going quantum  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
It may still be decades before quantum computers are ready to solve problems that today's classical computers aren't fast or efficient enough to solve, but the emerging "probabilistic... more
Laser prototype for space-based gravitational wave detector  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Researchers have announced a prototype for a laser at the heart of the first space-based gravitational wave observatory, known as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission. more
Laser prototype for space-based gravitational wave detector  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Researchers have announced a prototype for a laser at the heart of the first space-based gravitational wave observatory, known as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission. The team's new laser nearly meets the... more
New hunt for dark matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Dark matter is only known by its effect on massive astronomical bodies, but has yet to be directly observed or even identified. A theory about what dark matter might be suggests that it could be a particle called... more
Platinum-graphene atomically-thin fuel cell catalysts show superior stability over bulk platinum  nanowerk · 13 hours
Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity. more
Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Physicists and computer scientists have developed a new approach to the problem of dark matter and dark energy in the universe. Using machine learning tools, they programmed computers to teach themselves how... more
Quantum physics: Simulating fundamental interactions with ultracold atoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Physicists succeeded in precisely engineering key ingredients to simulate a specific lattice gauge theory using ultracold atoms in optical lattices. more
Graphene - The perfect atomic-scale sieve  nanowerk · 14 hours
Graphene is perfectly selective to protons and blocks even smallest ions like chlorine, new research shows. This result will be important for the development of graphene-based membranes for applications ranging from fuel cells to desalination. more
The perfect atomic-scale sieve  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Graphene is perfectly selective to protons and blocks even smallest ions like chlorine, University of Manchester research shows. This result will be important for the development of graphene-based membranes for applications ranging from fuel cells to desalination. more
Ultrafast optical field-ionized gases: A laboratory platform to study kinetic plasma instabilities  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Kinetic instabilities commonly arise from anisotropic (different properties in different directions) electron velocity distributions within ionospheric, cosmic and terrestrial plasmas. But only a handful... more
Hamilton's new ID NIMBUS Presto offers fast, hands-free high volume nucleic acid extractions  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
The new ID NIMBUS Presto assay ready workstation from Hamilton Company offers fast, hands-free nucleic acid extraction of high-volume evidentiary samples such... more
Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A team of physicists and computer scientists at ETH Zurich has developed a new approach to the problem of dark matter and dark energy in the universe. Using machine learning tools, they... more
Crucial role of recycling in the evolution of life in our universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research by astrophysicists reveals how the gas and energy expelled by stars are returned to the universe, and in what forms. It also... more
Scientists create fully electronic 2-dimensional spin transistors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Physicists have constructed a two-dimensional spin transistor, in which spin currents were generated by an electric current through graphene. A monolayer of a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) was placed on top of graphene to... more
Scientists create fully electronic 2-D spin transistors  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Physicists from the University of Groningen constructed a two-dimensional spin transistor, in which spin currents were generated by an electric current through graphene. A monolayer of a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) was placed on... more
Scientists create fully electronic 2-D spin transistors  nanowerk · 1 day
Physicists constructed a two-dimensional spin transistor, in which spin currents were generated by an electric current through graphene. more
Happy hour for time-resolved crystallography  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from the Department of Atomically Resolved Dynamics of the Max Planck institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg, the University of Hamburg and the European Molecular... more
Hello, world! A new approach for physics in de Sitter space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For decades, physicists have been attempting to reconcile quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small, with gravity, the physics of the very large. While many... more
Novel mechanism of electron scattering in graphene-like 2-D materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Understanding how particles behave at the twilight zone between the macro and the quantum world gives us access to fascinating phenomena—interesting from both the fundamental and application-oriented physics perspectives. For... more
Hello, world! A new approach for physics in de sitter space  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
For decades, physicists have been attempting to reconcile quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small, with gravity, the physics of the very large. While many... more
New method for detecting quantum states of electrons  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have devised a new method -- called image charge detection -- to detect electrons' transitions to quantum states. Electrons can serve as quantum bits, the smallest unit of quantum information; these... more
Research reveals vital clues about recycling in the evolution of life in our universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research by Kent astrophysicists reveals vital clues about the role recycling plays in the formation of life in our... more
Two-dimensional chiral fluid mostly follows hydrodynamics theories  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers with members from several institutions in the U.S. and one in France has created a two-dimensional chiral fluid that mostly follows hydrodynamics theories. In their paper published in the journal... more
Colloidal nanotweezers are new tool for advanced particle manipulation  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tools for manipulating small suspended particles such as cells, micro-particles and nanoparticles play an essential role in the advancement of fundamental science and discovery of new technologies. Especially, manipulation of... more
Finding the missing pieces in the puzzle of an antineutrino's energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Charged particles, like protons and electrons, can be characterized by the trails of atoms these particles ionize. In contrast, neutrinos and their antiparticle partners almost never... more
New method for detecting quantum states of electrons  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Quantum computing harnesses enigmatic properties of small particles to process complex information. But quantum systems are fragile and error-prone, and useful quantum computers have yet to come to fruition. more
From primordial black holes new clues to dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Primordial black holes (PBHs) are objects that formed just fractions of a second after the Big Bang, considered by many researchers among the principal candidates in explaining the nature of... more
One step closer future to quantum computers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physicists have identified how to distinguish between true and 'fake' Majorana states in one of the most commonly used experimental setups, by means of supercurrent measurements. This theoretical study is a crucial step for... more
A novel tool to probe fundamental matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The origin of matter remains a complex and open question. A novel experimental approach could be exploited to better test the theories of physicists. more
Massive, blimplike experiment lowers weight limit on neutrino  Science Magazine · 2 days
Physicist still don’t know the particle’s mass, but they’ve halved the possible range more
One step closer future to quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Physicists at Uppsala University in Sweden have identified how to distinguish between true and 'fake' Majorana states in one of the most commonly used experimental setups, by means of supercurrent measurements. This theoretical study... more
Astronomers Observe Interstellar Comet C/2019 Q4  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Using several ground-based telescopes on La Palma and Hawaii, astronomers have observed C/2019 Q4, the first-known interstellar comet and the second-known interstellar object identified... more
Hope for coral recovery may depend on good parenting  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists discover coral pass beneficial algal symbionts to offspring to help them cope with rising ocean temperatures. The process occurs during reproduction sans nuclear DNA. It's the first time this... more
The magic wavelength of cadmium  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers experimentally determined a property of cadmium called the magic wavelength which is considered essential for the development of the most accurate clocks ever envisaged. The researchers hope this may permit simple and robust atomic clocks so accurate... more
Uncovering the hidden “noise” that can kill qubits  MIT · 3 days
New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances. more
The magic wavelength of cadmium  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers experimentally determined a property of cadmium called the magic wavelength which is considered essential for the development of the most accurate clocks ever envisaged. The researchers hope this may permit simple and robust atomic clocks so accurate... more
Researchers use laser light to transform metal into magnet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Pioneering physicists from the University of Copenhagen and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have discovered a way to get non-magnetic materials to make themselves magnetic by way of laser light.... more
Gravity surveys using a mobile atom interferometer  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Mobile gravimetry is an important technique in metrology, navigation, geodesy and geophysics. Although atomic gravimeters are presently used for accuracy, they are constrained by instrumental fragility and complexity. In a new study, Xuejian Wu... more
New results for the mass of neutrinos  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Neutrinos and their small non-zero masses play a key role in cosmology and particle physics. The allowed range of the mass scale has now been narrowed down by the initial results of the international... more
Dusty vacuums may be astronauts' biggest health risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Human lungs have proven to be remarkably adaptable to life in space, but dust may their biggest challenge, even greater than the lack of gravity, according to a leading aerospace medicine expert,... more
Snaphots freezing a nanoswing : Accurate position measurement overcomes thermal fluctuations  nanowerk · 3 days
Physicists have managed to cool a swinging nanosized string to near-zero temperature without using external refrigeration. In their experiment, the cooling is an intrinsic result of... more
Research advances noise cancelling for quantum computers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The characterization of complex noise in quantum computers is a critical step toward making the systems more precise. more
Snaphots freezing a nanoswing: Accurate position measurement overcomes thermal fluctuations  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Physicists at AMOLF have managed to cool a swinging, nanosized string to near-zero temperature without using external refrigeration. In their experiment, the cooling is an intrinsic result of... more
The galaxy cluster Abell 959  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Most galaxies lie in clusters containing from a few to thousands of objects. Our Milky Way, for example, belongs to the Local Group, a cluster of about fifty galaxies whose other large member is the Andromeda galaxy about... more
Researchers advance noise cancelling for quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team from Dartmouth College and MIT has designed and conducted the first lab test to successfully detect and characterize a class of complex, "non-Gaussian" noise processes that are routinely encountered in superconducting quantum... more
How microtubules branch in new directions, a first look in animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Cell biologists say they have, for the first time, directly observed and recorded in animal cells a pathway called branching microtubule nucleation, a mechanism in cell... more
How microtubules branch in new directions, a first look in animals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Cell biologist Thomas Maresca and senior research fellow Vikash Verma at the University of Massachusetts Amherst say they have, for the first time, directly observed and... more
Size-dependent thermodynamic structural selection in colloidal crystallization  Science Magazine · 5 days
Nucleation and growth of crystalline phases play an important role in a variety of physical phenomena, ranging from freezing of liquids to assembly of colloidal particles. Understanding these processes in the context of colloidal... more
Flexible graphene photodetectors for wearable fitness monitoring  Science Magazine · 5 days
Wearable health and wellness trackers based on optical detection are promising candidates for public health uses due to their noninvasive tracking of vital health signs. However, so far, the use of rigid technologies hindered... more
Quantum Hall-based superconducting interference device  Science Magazine · 5 days
We present a study of a graphene-based Josephson junction with dedicated side gates carved from the same sheet of graphene as the junction itself. These side gates are highly efficient and allow us to modulate carrier density along... more
Albumin-chaperoned cyanine dye yields superbright NIR-II fluorophore with enhanced pharmacokinetics  Science Magazine · 5 days
NIR-II fluorescence imaging greatly reduces scattering coefficients for nearly all tissue types at long wavelengths, benefiting deep tissue imaging. However, most of the NIR-II fluorophores suffer from low... more
A molecular string phone at work  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers from the Department of Atomically Resolved Dynamics of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg, the University of Potsdam (both in... more
Researchers develop an optical sensor that detects very low glucose concentrations  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Optical Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I (GROC-UJI) has developed an optical nanoparticle sensor capable of detecting very low glucose concentrations such as those... more
Testing quantum mechanics in a non-inertial reference frame using a rotating interferometer  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of researchers from the University of Glasgow and the University of Southampton has devised a novel way to test quantum mechanics in... more
Mathematicians proposed an express method for calculation of the propagation of light  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Mathematicians from RUDN University and the Nuclear Safety Institute of the RAS (NSI RAS) have proposed a numerical method for solving equations describing the... more
Quantum computers could arrive sooner if we build them with traditional silicon technology  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Quantum computers have the potential to revolutionize the way we solve hard computing problems, from creating advanced artificial intelligence to simulating chemical... more
New optical nanoparticle sensor can detect very low glucose concentrations  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The Optical Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I has developed an optical nanoparticle sensor capable of detecting very low glucose concentrations, such as those present in a... more
NASA's Mars 2020 comes full circle  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Engineers took NASA's Mars 2020 for a spin on Aug. 29, 2019. The 2,300-pound (1,040-kilogram) Martian vehicle was rotated clockwise and counterclockwise at about 1 revolution per minute on what is called a spin table in... more
Are Black Holes Made of Dark Energy?  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers have identified and corrected a subtle error that was made when applying Einstein’s equations to... more
Scientists learn how to custom design graphene origami  nanowerk · 6 days
The ancient and delicate art of origami has reached the atomic scale, with researchers now able to precisely fold graphene into custom shapes. more
Novel atomic clock design offers 'tweezer' control  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Physicists have demonstrated a novel atomic clock design that combines near-continuous operation with strong signals and high stability, features not previously found together in a single type of next-generation atomic clock. The new clock,... more
Gem-like nanoparticles of precious metals shine as catalysts  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new method for making highly desirable catalysts from metal nanoparticles that could lead to better fuel cells, among other applications. The researchers also discovered the method can take... more
Seconds-scale coherence on an optical clock transition in a tweezer array  Science Magazine · 6 days
Coherent control of high-quality-factor optical transitions in atoms has revolutionized precision frequency metrology. Leading optical atomic clocks rely on the interrogation of such transitions in either... more
Chemical bond formation showing a transition from physisorption to chemisorption  Science Magazine · 6 days
Surface molecules can transition from physisorption through weak van-der-Waals forces to a strongly bound chemisorption state by overcoming an energy barrier. We show that a CO molecule adsorbed... more
Non-Hermitian topological light steering  Science Magazine · 6 days
Photonic topological insulators provide a route for disorder-immune light transport, which holds promise for practical applications. Flexible reconfiguration of topological light pathways can enable high-density photonics routing, thus sustaining the growing demand for data capacity. By strategically interfacing non-Hermitian and... more
An optical tweezer array of ultracold molecules  Science Magazine · 6 days
Ultracold molecules have important applications that range from quantum simulation and computation to precision measurements probing physics beyond the Standard Model. Optical tweezer arrays of laser-cooled molecules, which allow control of individual particles, offer... more
Synthesis of a copper-supported triplet nitrene complex pertinent to copper-catalyzed amination  Science Magazine · 6 days
Terminal copper-nitrenoid complexes have inspired interest in their fundamental bonding structures as well as their putative intermediacy in catalytic nitrene-transfer reactions. Here, we report that aryl... more
The newly discovered architecture of a copper-nitrenoid complex could revolutionize chemical synthesis  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
To make soap, just insert an oxygen atom into a carbon-hydrogen bond. The recipe may sound simple. But carbon-hydrogen bonds, like gum stuck in... more
JILA's novel atomic clock design offers 'tweezer' control  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
JILA physicists have demonstrated a novel atomic clock design that combines near-continuous operation with strong signals and high stability, features not previously found together in a single type of next-generation atomic clock.... more
Role of nuclear glycogen in non-small cell lung cancers  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery that solves a mystery long forgotten by science and have identified a potentially novel avenue in pre-clinical models to treat non-small cell lung cancers. more
Researchers produce synthetic Hall Effect to achieve one-way radio transmission  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have replicated one of the most well-known electromagnetic effects in physics, the Hall Effect, using radio waves (photons) instead of... more
Researchers produce synthetic Hall Effect to achieve one-way radio transmission  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have replicated one of the most well-known electromagnetic effects in physics, the Hall Effect, using radio waves (photons) instead of electric current (electrons). Their technique could be... more
Why a high-profile climate science opponent quit Trump’s White House  Science Magazine · 7 days
Physicist William Happer failed to win backing for high-level critique of climate findings more
First 'overtones' heard in the ringing of a black hole  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
When two black holes collide, they merge into one bigger black hole and ring like a struck bell, sending out ripples in space and time called gravitational waves.... more
Dynamic charge density fluctuations pervading the phase diagram of a Cu-based high-Tc superconductor  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Charge density fluctuations are observed in all families of high-critical temperature (Tc) superconducting cuprates. Although constantly found in the underdoped region of... more
Spin devices get a paint job  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Physicists created a new way to fabricate special kinds of electronic components known as spintronic devices. These high-performance, low-power devices have a promising future, so efficient ways to make them are highly sought after. The new... more
Simple copper becomes an effective spintronic component thanks to molecular film  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Physicists have created a fabricate technique for spintronic devices. These high-performance, low-power devices have a promising future, so efficient ways to make them are highly sought... more
Scientists detect the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Physicists have 'heard' the ringing of an infant black hole for the first time, and found that the pattern of this ringing... more
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