Physics
Adding a carbon atom transforms 2-D semiconducting material  nanowerk · 14 hours
A technique to substitute carbon-hydrogen species into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide, a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD), dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material. more
Mass casualty field trial demonstrates capabilities of new life-saving technologies  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Four years ago academics, emergency responders and industry partners from across Europe came together with a common goal - to create new technologies and systems that would save... more
Phase transitions: The math behind the music  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Physics Professor Jesse Berezovsky contends that until now, much of the thinking about math and music has been a top-down approach, applying mathematical ideas to existing musical compositions as a way of understanding already... more
Murray Gell-Mann gave structure to the subatomic world  SCIENCE-NEWS · 22 hours
Best known for his quarks, the preeminent theoretical physicist was also a complexity pioneer more
Adding a carbon atom transforms 2-D semiconducting material  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to Penn State researchers at Penn... more
World celebrates centenary of confirmation of relativity  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Celebrations are underway across the globe to commemorate 100 years since a UK-led expedition confirmed Einstein's general theory of relativity. The theory fundamentally changed our understanding of physics and astronomy, and underpins critical modern... more
Galaxies as 'Cosmic Cauldrons'  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly “inefficiently”. Most of the gas is dispersed by stellar radiation, revealing... more
Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to researchers who say they can... more
A high-spin ground-state donor-acceptor conjugated polymer  Science Magazine · 1 day
Interest in high-spin organic materials is driven by opportunities to enable far-reaching fundamental science and develop technologies that integrate light element spin, magnetic, and quantum functionalities. Although extensively studied, the intrinsic instability of these materials complicates... more
Experimental investigation of performance differences between coherent Ising machines and a quantum annealer  Science Magazine · 1 day
Physical annealing systems provide heuristic approaches to solving combinatorial optimization problems. Here, we benchmark two types of annealing machines—a quantum annealer built... more
Visualization of ultrafast melting initiated from radiation-driven defects in solids  Science Magazine · 1 day
Materials exposed to extreme radiation environments such as fusion reactors or deep spaces accumulate substantial defect populations that alter their properties and subsequently the melting behavior. The quantitative... more
Physicists Determine Geometry of Electrons in Quantum Dots  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A team of physicists at the University of Basel has experimentally mapped out the shape and orientation of electrons trapped... more
Exotic matter uncovered in the sun's atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the sun's atmosphere. Their work has shed new light on the exotic but poorly understood 'fourth state of... more
A collaboration between art and science explores the turbulent physics of eddies  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Many of us as kids have played Poohsticks—throwing a twig into flowing water from a bridge or riverbank and watching it race downstream, but... more
Video: 100 years of gravity  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
One hundred years ago this month, observations performed during a total solar eclipse proved for the first time the gravitational bending of light predicted by Albert Einstein's new theory of gravity, general relativity. In this video, Günther Hasinger,... more
Study investigates how spin-orbit interaction protects Majorana nanowires  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at Delft University of Technology have recently carried out a study investigating spin-orbit interaction in Majorana nanowires. Their study, published in Physical Review Letters, is the first to clearly show the... more
Quantum computing boost from vapor stabilizing technique  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A technique to stabilize alkali metal vapor density using gold nanoparticles, so electrons can be accessed for applications including quantum computing, atom cooling and precision measurements, has now been patented. more
A novel synchrotron technique for studying diffusion in solids  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Understanding and controlling how the diffusion process works at the atomic scale is an important question in the synthesis of materials. For nanoparticles, the stability, size, structure, composition, and atomic... more
Chernobyl vs. Fukushima: Which Nuclear Meltdown Was the Bigger Disaster?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Nuclear meltdowns at power plants in Chernobyl and Fukushima were the most devastating in recent history. more
Plumbene, graphene's latest cousin, realized on a 'nano water cube'  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists have created 'plumbene', a 2D-honeycomb sheet of lead atoms. Plumbene has the largest spin-orbit interaction of any Group 14 elemental 2D material, potentially making it a robust... more
Einstein's triumph  ESA · 1 day
Celebrating a century of gravity experiments since the first test that proved Einstein’s theory during a solar eclipse on 29 May 1919 more
Quantum computing boost from vapour stabilising technique  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A technique to stabilise alkali metal vapour density using gold nanoparticles, so electrons can be accessed for applications including quantum computing, atom cooling and precision measurements, has been patented by scientists at the University... more
Geometry of an electron determined for the first time  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physicists are able to show for the first time how a single electron looks in an artificial atom. A newly developed method enables them to show the probability of an... more
GRACE data contributes to understanding of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The team that led a twin satellite system launched in 2002 to take detailed measurements of the Earth, called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), reports on the contributions that their... more
Three Exocomets Discovered Around the Star Beta Pictoris  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Three extrasolar comets have been discovered around the star Beta Pictoris, 63 light years away, by the University of Innsbruck.... more
Interplay between mitochondria and nucleus may have implications for new treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mitochondria, the 'batteries' that produce our energy, interact with the cell's nucleus in subtle ways previously unseen in humans, according to new research. more
Anti-Markovnikov alcohols via epoxide hydrogenation through cooperative catalysis  Science Magazine · 2 days
The opening of epoxides typically requires electrophilic activation, and subsequent nucleophilic (SN2) attack on the less substituted carbon leads to alcohols with Markovnikov regioselectivity. We describe a cooperative catalysis approach to anti-Markovnikov... more
Brainstem nucleus incertus controls contextual memory formation  Science Magazine · 2 days
Hippocampal pyramidal cells encode memory engrams, which guide adaptive behavior. Selection of engram-forming cells is regulated by somatostatin-positive dendrite-targeting interneurons, which inhibit pyramidal cells that are not required for memory formation. Here, we found... more
Interplay between mitochondria and nucleus may have implications for new treatment  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Mitochondria, the 'batteries' that produce our energy, interact with the cell's nucleus in subtle ways previously unseen in humans, according to research published today in the... more
GRACE data contributes to understanding of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The University of Texas at Austin team that led a twin satellite system launched in 2002 to take detailed measurements of the Earth, called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), reports... more
What Is Potential Energy?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Potential energy is a core concept of any physics-based discussion, and one of the most influential variables in the formulas that describe our known universe. more
A family of comets reopens the debate about the origin of Earth's water  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Where did the Earth's water come from? Although comets, with their icy nuclei, seem like ideal candidates, analyses have so far shown... more
Artificial atomic scale materials: Discovering how electrons fatten  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A single and isolated electron has a clear electrical charge, magnetic moment and mass, and its free movement can be precisely predicted. Spanish scientists fabricated a nanoscale artificial material manipulating atoms one... more
Producing electricity at estuaries using light and osmosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers are working on a technology to exploit osmotic energy -- a source of power that's naturally available at estuaries, where fresh water comes into contact with seawater. In a laboratory experiment,... more
Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists from the University of Bristol's Intangible Realities Laboratory (IRL) and ETH Zurich have used virtual reality and artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the details of chemical change. more
New searches for supersymmetry presented by ATLAS experiment  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Standard Model is a remarkably successful but incomplete theory. Supersymmetry (SUSY) offers an elegant solution to the Standard Model's limitations, extending it to give each particle a heavy "superpartner" with different... more
Clocks, gravity, and the limits of relativity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The International Space Station will host the most precise clocks ever to leave Earth. Accurate to a second in 300 million years the clocks will push the measurement of time to test the limits... more
ATLAS surveys new supersymmetry territory  CERN · 2 days
ATLAS surveys new supersymmetry territory Ana Lopes abelchio Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:04 A collection of images taken of the ATLAS detector during LS2. (Image: CERN) Experiments... more
STAR detector has a new inner core  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For scientists tracking the transformation of protons and neutrons—the components of atomic nuclei that make up everything we see in the universe today—into a soup of fundamental building blocks known quark-gluon plasma, more is... more
The first observation of the nuclear Barnett effect  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The electronic Barnett effect, first observed by Samuel Barnett in 1915, is the magnetization of an uncharged body as it is spun on its long axis. This is caused by a coupling... more
New Flatland material: Physicists obtain quasi-2D gold  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from the MIPT Center for Photonics and 2-D Materials have synthesized a quasi-2-D gold film, revealing how materials not usually classified as two-dimensional can form atomically thin layers. Published in Advanced Materials Interfaces,... more
The geometry of an electron determined for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Physicists at the University of Basel have shown for the first time how a single electron looks in an artificial atom. A newly developed method enables them to... more
New collider concept would take quantum theories to an extreme  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new idea for smashing beams of elementary particles into one another could reveal how light and matter interact under extreme conditions that may exist on the surfaces... more
Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly inefficiently. Most of the gas is dispersed by stellar radiation, revealing galaxies to be highly dynamic systems, like "cosmic cauldrons," consisting of components... more
Building next-generation smart materials with the power of sound  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have used sound waves to precisely manipulate atoms and molecules, accelerating the sustainable production of breakthrough smart materials. more
New Flatland material: Physicists obtain quasi-2D gold  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists have synthesized a quasi-2D gold film, showing how materials not usually classified as two-dimensional can form atomically thin layers. more
Building next gen smart materials with the power of sound  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have used sound waves to precisely manipulate atoms and molecules, accelerating the sustainable production of breakthrough smart materials. more
Spatial configuration of the genome is not inherited, but set up during embryogenesis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The architecture of the DNA-protein complexes that make up the genome in each cell nucleus regulates the course of early embryonic development. more
Robots activated by water may be the next frontier  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research from the laboratory of Ozgur Sahin, associate professor of biological sciences and physics at Columbia University, shows that materials can be fabricated to create soft actuators—devices that convert... more
The geometry of an electron determined for the first time  nanowerk · 3 days
Physicists are able to show for the first time how a single electron looks in an artificial atom. A newly developed method enables them to show the probability... more
Researchers identify new anti-aging compounds among FDA-approved drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from Gero, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) collaborated to derive a transcriptomic signature of... more
Momentum grows for nuclear thermal propulsion  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how... more
Quantum rebar: Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Engineering researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power -- and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a major... more
Big energy savings for tiny machines  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Physicists demonstrate for the first time a strategy for manipulating the trillions of tiny molecular nanomachines inside us that work to keep us alive, to maximize efficiency and conserve energy. The breakthrough could impact numerous fields,... more
Quantum rebar: Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
University of Toronto Engineering researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power—and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a... more
A light matter: Understanding the Raman dance of solids  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists investigated the excitation and detection of photogenerated coherent phonons in polar semiconductor GaAs through an ultrafast dual pump-probe laser for quantum interferometry. more
Quantum rebar: Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers demonstrate that perovskite crystals and quantum dots working together can increase stability of solar materials. more
New DNA-nanotechnology-based method enhances nucleic acid analysis  nanowerk · 3 days
New DNA-nanotechnology-based method enhances nucleic acid analysis in cells and tissues, enabling parallel detection of many targets with high sensitivity and tunability and at low costs. more
PDE1 inhibition facilitates proteasomal degradation of misfolded proteins and protects against cardiac proteinopathy  Science Magazine · 3 days
No current treatment targets cardiac proteotoxicity or can reduce mortality of heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Selective degradation of... more
How to enlarge 2-D materials as single crystals  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
What makes something a crystal? A transparent and glittery gemstone? Not necessarily, in the microscopic world. When all of its atoms are arranged in accordance with specific mathematical rules, we call the... more
Image: ESA's Large Diameter Centrifuge at full speed  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
ESA's Large Diameter Centrifuge at the Agency's technical heart in the Netherlands is seen running here at full speed. The 8-m diameter four-arm centrifuge gives researchers access to a range of hypergravity... more
Learning magnets could lead to energy-efficient data processing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The power consumption of data centers around the world is increasing. This creates a high demand for new technologies that could lead to energy-efficient computers. In a new study, physicists at Radboud... more
Physicists propose a second level of quantization for quantum Shannon theory  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Information theory, which was developed by Claude Shannon starting in the late 1940s, deals with questions such as how quickly information can be sent over a... more
Quantum interferometry reveals the chosen pathway of coherent phonon generation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Keio University investigated the excitation and detection of photogenerated coherent phonons in polar semiconductor GaAs through an ultrafast dual pump-probe laser... more
How to explore inaccessible places by swarms of sensors  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Since the dawn of humankind, exploration of certain places, ranging from the depths of the oceans to the edges of the universe, has led to numerous discoveries. However, there are... more
New method could shed light on workers' historical radiation exposure  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers in the UK have developed a new method for evaluating plutonium workers' historical internal radiation exposure. They focused their efforts on workers employed at the start of... more
House bill restores funding to Earth science and astrophysics missions  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
House appropriators criticized NASA for seeking to cancel “legacy” science and education programs in favor of... more
Supersymmetric 'Sleptons' Might Exist. But They'd Have to Be Huge.  SPACE.COM · 3 days
The biggest, most expensive science experiment in the world might be losing all its dark matter. But physicists are looking on the bright side. more
Gravity to the max  ESA · 3 days
Technology image of the week: ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge gives European researchers access to high gravity environments for testing more
Strain enables new applications of 2D materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Superconductors' never-ending flow of electrical current could provide new options for energy storage and superefficient electrical transmission and generation. But the signature zero electrical resistance of superconductors is reached only below a certain critical... more
Hidden Winds on Jupiter May Be Messing with Its Enormous Magnetic Field  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Jupiter's magnetic field has changed since the 1970s, and now physicists think they know why it's happening. more
Insulin under the influence of light  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
By understanding how the brain links the effects of insulin to light, researchers are deciphering how insulin sensitivity fluctuates according to circadian cycles. At the heart of their discovery are neurons of the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus,... more
How to program materials  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ali Gooneie simulates on his computer what holds the world together right at its very core: atoms, molecules, molecular chains and bundles—then lumps and fibers, which emerge from these. With his calculations, the Empa researcher can also explain properties we... more
Novespace microgravity experiment to make Zero-G Spider-Man  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Gravity: We can live with it, and it turns out we can live without it, for a little while anyway. more
Quantum communication: making two from one  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the future, quantum physics could become the guarantor of secure information technology. To achieve this, individual particles of light—photons—are used for secure transmission of data. Findings by physicists from the Max Planck Institute for Solid... more
A better way to use atomic force microscopy to image molecules in 3-D  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers at Justus Liebig University Giessen has found a way to dramatically improve the images of topologically complex 3-D... more
LEC switched the method of analysis of metals in spirits to capillary electrophoresis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
LEC company, one of the leading spirit control companies in the Cognac region, managed to switch from atomic absorption spectrometry to capillary... more
New Josephson junction study links quantum theory to experiment  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Josephson junction is one of the most important elements in turning quantum phenomena into usable technology. more
Six paths to the nonsurgical future of brain-machine interfaces  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
DARPA has awarded funding to six organizations to support the Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program, first announced in March 2018. Battelle Memorial Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University Applied... more
There's a Brand-New Kilogram, And It's Based on Quantum Physics  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The kilogram isn't a thing anymore. Instead, it's an abstract idea about light and energy and fundamental universal constants. more
Zero-G Spiderman  ESA · 4 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A parabolic flight experiment tests perception in altered gravity states more
There's a Brand-New Kilogram, And It's Based on Quantum Physics  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The kilogram isn't a thing anymore. Instead, it's an abstract idea about light and energy and fundamental universal constants. more
Superconductor's magnetic persona unmasked  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In the pantheon of unconventional superconductors, iron selenide is a rock star. But new experiments by physicists have found the material's magnetic persona to be unexpectedly mundane. more
Iron selenide revealed as 'garden-variety iron-based superconductor'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the pantheon of unconventional superconductors, iron selenide is a rock star. But new experiments by U.S., Chinese and European physicists have found the material's magnetic persona to be unexpectedly mundane. more
Supersymmetric 'Sleptons' Might Exist. But They'd Have to Be Huge  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The biggest, most expensive science experiment in the world might be losing all its dark matter. But physicists are looking on the bright side. more
SABER tech gives DNA and RNA visualization a boost  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers have been using "Fluorescence in situ hybridization" (FISH) analysis for decades to literally fish for specific DNA and RNA sequences in intact cells and tissues within their vast seas... more
Scientists develop polariton nano-laser operating at room temperature  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers demonstrate a room temperature polariton nano-laser, providing the crucial path of related research such as polariton physics at the nanoscale and also applications in quantum information systems. more
Virulence factor of the influenza A virus mapped in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The influenza A viruses, which are responsible for deadly pandemics in the past, still remain a major global public health problem today. Molecules known as virulence factors are... more
Scientists develop polariton nano-laser operating at room temperature  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A room temperature polariton nano-laser has been demonstrated, along with several related research findings, regarding topics such as polariton physics at the nanoscale and also applications in quantum information systems. The research... more
Advanced civilizations could be communicating with neutrino beams  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In 1960, famed theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson made a radical proposal. In a paper titled "Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation," he suggested that advanced extra-terrestrial intelligences (ETIs) could be... more
Is dark matter made of axions? Black holes may reveal the answer  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
What is dark matter made of? It's one of the most perplexing questions of modern astronomy. We know that dark matter is out there,... more
Quantum cloud computing with self-check  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
With a quantum coprocessor in the cloud, physicists from Innsbruck, Austria, open the door to the simulation of previously unsolvable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics. The research groups led by Rainer Blatt and Peter Zoller... more
Gravity wonders  ESA · 5 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Black holes provide an extreme cosmic laboratory to test some of the strongest gravity fields in the Universe more
Video: 100 years of gravity
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A collaboration between art and science explores the turbulent physics of eddies
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Advanced civilizations could be communicating with neutrino beams
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Is dark matter made of axions? Black holes may reveal the answer
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Galaxy blazes with new stars born from close encounter
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NASA's GRACE: What researchers have learned from water in motion
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Quantum world-first: Researchers reveal accuracy of two-qubit calculations in silicon
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28 years old and closer than ever to the solving of the mistery of the Majorana particles
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Gravitational forces in protoplanetary disks may push super-Earths close to their stars
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What geology reveals about North Korea's nuclear weapons – and what it obscures
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New holographic technique opens the way for quantum computation
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LIGO is on the lookout for these 8 sources of gravitational waves
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How a Last-Ditch Hack Led to the Invention of Quantum Mechanics
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The space rock that hit the moon at 61,000 kilometers an hour
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Researchers venture to the Chernobyl Red Forest
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Astrophysicists simulate the sounds of stars to reveal their secrets
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Remote connections? Detangling entanglement in quantum physics
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Barfing neutron stars reveal their inner guts
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