Physics
'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
The DNA molecule inside the nucleus of any human cell is more than six feet long. To fit into such a small space, it must fold into precise loops that also govern how genes... more
'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
"Jumping genes"—bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another—are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course of evolution. Now, new research at Washington University School of... more
A new twist on quantum communication in fiber  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
New research done at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Huazhang University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, has exciting implications for secure data transfer across optical... more
Weak-field induced nonmagnetic state in a Co-based honeycomb  Science Magazine · 7 hours
Layered honeycomb magnets are of interest as potential realizations of the Kitaev quantum spin liquid (KQSL), a quantum state with long-range spin entanglement and an exactly solvable Hamiltonian. Conventional magnetically ordered states... more
On the design of precision nanomedicines  Science Magazine · 7 hours
Tight control on the selectivity of nanoparticles’ interaction with biological systems is paramount for the development of targeted therapies. However, the large number of tunable parameters makes it difficult to identify optimal design "sweet spots" without... more
Multidimensional entanglement transport through single-mode fiber  Science Magazine · 7 hours
The global quantum network requires the distribution of entangled states over long distances, with substantial advances already demonstrated using polarization. While Hilbert spaces with higher dimensionality, e.g., spatial modes of light, allow higher information capacity per... more
Astrophysicists One Step Closer to Unlocking Mystery of Superluminous Supernovae  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 hours
SN 2006gy, a superluminous supernova discovered in 2006, gained its exceptional brightness when a normal Type... more
Researchers find ways to improve on soap and water  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Nanosafety researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have developed a new intervention to fight infectious disease by more effectively disinfecting the air around us, our food,... more
A breakthrough in molding materials at the nanoscale  nanowerk · 11 hours
In a potential game-changing shift in how nano- and quantum devices are designed and manufactured, researchers have discovered that these materials are actually very conducive to nanomolding, thanks to their atoms? ability... more
On the way to quantum networks  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Physicists at LMU, together with colleagues at Saarland University, have successfully demonstrated the transport of an entangled state between an atom and a photon via an optic fiber over a distance of up to 20 km—thus... more
Gravity: We might have been getting it wrong this whole time  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Symmetry has been one of the guiding principles in physicists' search for fundamental laws of nature. What does it mean that laws of nature have symmetry?... more
Why physicists are determined to prove Galileo and Einstein wrong  LIVE SCIENCE · 12 hours
Physicists dropped objects on a satellite for two years to test Galileo's theory of falling objects. more
Astronomers Find Huge Amount of Oxygen in Ancient Dwarf Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 12 hours
Using high-resolution spectroscopic observations from the High-Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) on the 10-m Keck I telescope... more
Visualizing every step of on-surface cycloaddition reactions  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
By observing individual atoms as they rearrange themselves step by step, chemists at RIKEN have cast new light on the route by which halogenated aromatic molecules join together on a silver surface1. These insights... more
Improving the manipulation of microparticles by sound  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A simple but accurate theory of how sound interacts with small particles has been developed by theoretical physicists at RIKEN. This advance will help to improve the manipulation of microparticles by sound. more
Simulations reveal galaxy clusters details  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Inspired by the science fiction of the spacefaring Romulans of Star Trek, astrophysicists have used XSEDE-allocated supercomputers to develop cosmological computer simulations called RomulusC, where the 'C' stands for galaxy cluster. With a focus on black hole physics,... more
Findings highlight multisensory interactions in the human brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Gravity is the unseen force that dominates our entire lives. It's what makes walking uphill so difficult and what makes parts of our body eventually point downhill. It is unyielding, everywhere, and... more
'Doomsday Clock' closer to midnight than ever  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The Doomsday Clock on Thursday ticked down to 100 seconds to midnight, symbolizing the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947 as the threat posed by climate change and a... more
Quantum experiments explore power of light for communications, computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Quantum researchers have conducted a series of experiments to gain a better understanding of quantum mechanics and pursue advances in quantum networking and quantum computing, which could lead to practical... more
New insights about the brightest explosions in the Universe  nanowerk · 1 day
Astrophysicists have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed - SN 2006gy. At the same time they... more
Quantum anomalous Hall effect in intrinsic magnetic topological insulator MnBi2Te4  Science Magazine · 1 day
In a magnetic topological insulator, nontrivial band topology conspires with magnetic order to produce exotic states of matter such as quantum anomalous Hall (QAH) insulators and axion insulators.... more
Entanglement-based single-shot detection of a single magnon with a superconducting qubit  Science Magazine · 1 day
The recent development of hybrid systems based on superconducting circuits provides the possibility of engineering quantum sensors that exploit different degrees of freedom. Quantum magnonics, which... more
Researchers obtain atomically thin molybdenum disulfide films on large-area substrates  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have managed to grow atomically thin films of molybdenum disulfide spanning up to several tens of centimeters square. It... more
Quantum experiments explore power of light for communications, computing  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has conducted a series of experiments to gain a better understanding of quantum mechanics and pursue advances in quantum... more
Doomsday Clock is now 100 seconds from midnight  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A hypothetical timepiece called the Doomsday Clock measures our nearness to armageddon — by nuclear weapons, climate change and other global threats. more
Borexino Detector Spots 53 Geoneutrinos  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
An underground particle detector called the Borexino detector has detected 53 antielectron neutrinos emanating from the Earth, so-called geoneutrinos. Neutrinos and their antimatter counterpart, antineutrinos, are... more
Tuning of Optical absorbance of graphene quantum dots by high magnetic fields  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists report the synthesis of graphene quantum dots under an external high magnetic field and their applications in photothermal therapy. more
Ghostly particles detected in condensates of light and matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Discover 'ghostly' particles and quantum depletion. A new study makes the first observation of 'ghost particles' from Bose-Einstein condensates via 'quantum depletion': particles expelled by interaction-induced quantum fluctuations. more
New phase diagrams of superfluid helium under varying degrees of confinement  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Physicists have been studying superfluid 3He under nanoscale confinement for several years now, as this unique liquid presents a rich variety of phases with complex order... more
A new approach to reveal the multiple structures of RNA  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Experimental data and computer simulations have yielded an innovative technique to characterize the configurations of an RNA molecule. The work, published in Nucleic Acids Research, opens new roads... more
Ghostly particles detected in condensates of light and matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Bose-condensed quantum fluids are not forever. Such states include superfluids and Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs). more
Here, there and everywhere: Large and giant viruses abound globally  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup. As a result, virus diversity in this... more
Physicist obtain atomically thin molybdenum disulfide films on large-area substrates  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have managed to grow atomically thin films of molybdenum disulfide spanning up to several tens of square centimeters. It was demonstrated that the material's structure can be... more
Team develops an electrochemical method for extracting uranium, and potentially other metal ions, from solution  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fifty years ago, scientists hit upon what they thought could be the next rocket fuel. Carboranes—molecules composed of... more
Americans perceive likelihood of nuclear weapons risk as 50/50 toss-up  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
It has been 30 years since the end of the Cold War, yet on average, Americans still perceive that the odds of a nuclear weapon detonating on U.S.... more
How big can a planet get?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Why isn't there an endless variety of planets in the universe? An astrophysicist explains why planets only come in two flavors. more
Electrochemical method for extracting uranium, and potentially other metal ions, from solution  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Fifty years ago, scientists hit upon what they thought could be the next rocket fuel. Carboranes -- molecules composed of boron, carbon and hydrogen... more
Determining the atomic structure of natural products more rapidly and accurately  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. This can be a... more
Single-cell morphology encodes metastatic potential  Science Magazine · 2 days
A central goal of precision medicine is to predict disease outcomes and design treatments based on multidimensional information from afflicted cells and tissues. Cell morphology is an emergent readout of the molecular underpinnings of a cell’s functions and,... more
Americans perceive likelihood of nuclear weapons risk as 50/50 tossup  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It has been 30 years since the end of the Cold War, yet, on average, Americans still perceive that the odds of a nuclear weapon detonating on U.S.... more
Scientists take the first step towards extending the Standard Model in physics  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with colleagues from the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and a number of... more
PET/MRI identifies potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the presence and risk of malignancy, according to new research published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. more
Advancing the application of genomic sequences through 'Kmasker plants'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The correct assembly of plant genomes can be hampered by a large amount of repetitive sequences. Researchers have developed a bioinformatics tool for the automatic detection of repetitive genome regions,... more
Physicists trap light in nanoresonators for record time  nanowerk · 2 days
The reference particle captured light for a time exceeding 200 periods of one wave oscillation, 20-40 times longer than usual; this opens new perspectives in such areas as manufacturing compact sensors, night... more
Brewing a better espresso, with a shot of math  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Mathematicians, physicists, and materials experts might not spring to mind as the first people to consult about whether you are brewing your coffee right. But a team of such researchers... more
Physicists trap light in nanoresonators for record time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An international team of researchers from ITMO University, the Australian National University, and Korea University have experimentally trapped an electromagnetic wave in a gallium arsenide nanoresonator a few hundred nanometers in size... more
Ecologist uses scientific approach to rank world's worst problems in new book  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
From world hunger to nuclear weapons, Kansas State University distinguished professor Walter Dodds ranks the world's worst problems facing humanity in a new book... more
Study investigates enhancements in the superconductivity of electronic nematic systems  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
High-temperature superconductors, materials that become superconducting at unusually high temperatures, are key components of a variety of technological tools, including MRI machines and particle accelerators. Recently, physicists have... more
The riddle of the heavenly bursts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
This cosmic lightning storm is happening all around us. Somewhere in the earthly sky, there is a pulse that flashes and extinguishes in the next moment. These bursts, which must be measured with radio telescopes and... more
Determining the atomic structure of natural products more rapidly and accurately  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. This can be a... more
Creating and observing current vortices in 2-D materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new method to measure how photocurrents flow in a 2-D material—a result that could... more
Mathematician simplifies methods for solving equations of magnetic hydrodynamics  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A mathematician from RUDN University has found a new criterion for the regularity of generalized solutions of the equations of magnetic hydrodynamics for an incompressible fluid in three-dimensional space. The... more
Astronomers Map Surroundings of Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
As material spirals towards a black hole, it is heated up and emits X-rays that, in turn, echo and reverberate as they... more
The quest for perfect quantum dot biomarkers  nanowerk · 3 days
Tiny nanoparticles can illuminate tissues and cells, but safer, more effective materials are needed before their mainstream application. more
Solar Orbiter Earth flyby  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter making a flyby at Earth.Solar Orbiter will make one gravity assist flyby of Earth and numerous flybys of Venus over the course... more
Atomic force microscopy - Mapping the unseen  nanowerk · 3 days
Atomic force microscopy techniques enable scientists to map and modify material properties at the nanoscale for broad applications in energy, biology, medicine and beyond. more
New method determines the atomic structure of natural products more rapidly, accurately  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. more
New technique to study molecules and materials on quantum simulator discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new technique to study the properties of molecules and materials on a quantum simulator has been discovered. more
New technique to study molecules and materials on quantum simulator discovered  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new technique to study the properties of molecules and materials on a quantum simulator has been discovered. more
Astrophysicists find massive black holes wandering around dwarf galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new search led by Montana State University has revealed more than a dozen massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that were previously considered too small to host them, and... more
Dialing up the heat on nanoparticles  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Rapid progress in the field of metallic nanotechnology is sparking a science revolution that is likely to impact all areas of society, according to professor of physics Ventsislav Valev and his team at the University of... more
Mars' water was mineral-rich and salty  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three astronomers who proved, almost 20 years ago, that planets are common around... more
Dialing up the heat on nanoparticles  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Rapid progress in the field of metallic nanotechnology is sparking a science revolution that is likely to impact all areas of society, according to a professor of physics. more
Scanning Raman picoscopy: A new methodology for determining molecular chemical structure  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Precise determination of the chemical structure of a molecule is of vital importance to any molecular related field and is the key to a deep understanding... more
High-precision distributed sensing using an entangled quantum network  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Quantum-enhanced metrology has been an active area of research for several years now due to its many possible applications, ranging from atomic clocks to biological imaging. Past physics research established that having... more
Computing with spins of light  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A laser system that generates spinning light particles could lead to the strong kind of computational power needed to solve complex biological problems. The system, which improves on previous ones, is described in the journal Quantum Science and... more
Study uses physics to explain democratic elections  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
It may seem surprising, but theories and formulas derived from physics turn out to be useful tools for understanding the ways democratic elections work, including how these systems break down and how they could... more
Flight through the comet Chury's dust cloud resolves chemical mystery  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Under the leadership of astrophysicist Kathrin Altwegg, Bernese researchers have found an explanation for why very little nitrogen could previously be accounted for in the nebulous covering of... more
Study uses physics to explain democratic elections  MIT · 4 days
U.S. elections have become more “unstable,” sometimes swinging in the opposite direction from the greater electorate’s preferences. more
Physics shows that imperfections make perfect  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Northwestern University researchers have added a new dimension to the importance of diversity. more
Designing lasers based on quantum physics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A five-country research team coordinated by Germán J. de Valcárcel Gonzalvo, Professor of Optics at the University of Valencia, has developed a new theory —the coherent master equation— that describes the behavior of pulsed lasers based... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Harvesting sunlight, researchers of the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea) published in Materials Today ("Phase-Selective Highly Efficient Nanostructured Metal-decorated Hybrid Semiconductors for Solar... more
Laser diode emits deep UV light  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Nagoya University scientists, in cooperation with Asahi Kasei Corporation, have designed a laser diode that emits deep-ultraviolet light, and have published a paper in the journal Applied Physics Express. more
Particle physicists formulate future of the field  CERN · 5 days
Particle physicists formulate future of the field Matthew Chalmers katebrad Mon, 01/20/2020 - 13:12 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, venue for the drafting session of the European strategy for particle physics. (Image credit: Wikicommons/Birds-eye) Today, senior... more
Walking with atoms - chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action  nanowerk · 5 days
Scientists have for the first time captured and filmed atoms bonding together, using advanced microscopy methods they captured a moment that is around half... more
Taming ultrafast electrons with light  nanowerk · 5 days
Physicists have exploited light to control the motion of electrons in a metallic nanocircuit. This could have major implications for the future of data processing and computing. more
Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Traditional methods of vacuum suction and previous vacuum suction devices cannot maintain suction on rough surfaces due to vacuum leakage, which leads to suction failure. Researchers have developed a zero-pressure difference method to enhance the development of vacuum... more
Walking with atoms: Chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have for the first time captured and filmed atoms bonding together, using advanced microscopy methods they captured a moment that is around half a million... more
Imaging an unsupported metal-metal bond in dirhenium molecules at the atomic scale  Science Magazine · 1 week
Metallic bonds remain one of the most important and least understood of the chemical bonds. In this study, we generated Re2 molecules in which... more
Access to tetracyclic aromatics with bridgehead metals via metalla-click reactions  Science Magazine · 1 week
The never-ending pursuits for exploring aromatic molecular architectures result in the large libraries of aromatics with fascinating structures, which have greatly broadened the scope of aromaticity. Despite extensive... more
Walking with atoms—chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Ever since it was proposed that atoms are building blocks of the world, scientists have been trying to understand how and why they bond to each other. Be... more
Chemists allow boron atoms to migrate  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are important building blocks for synthesis products to produce drugs and agricultural chemicals. However, the conversion of substances commonly used in industry often results in the loss of... more
Chemists allow boron atoms to migrate  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are among the most important building blocks for synthesis products that are needed to produce drugs and agricultural chemicals. However, during the usual chemical reactions used in industry,... more
Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and... more
Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and robotic arms with grasping capabilities. more
How sensitive can a quantum detector be?  nanowerk · 1 week
A new device measures the tiniest energies in superconducting circuits, an essential step for quantum technology. more
How sensitive can a quantum detector be?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Quantum physics is moving out of the laboratory and into everyday life. Despite headline results about quantum computers solving problems impossible for classical computers, technical challenges are standing in the way of getting quantum... more
Physicists Observe ‘Billions of Billions’ of Entangled Electrons  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of physicists says they have observed quantum entanglement among ‘billions of billions’ of flowing electrons in thin... more
How sensitive can a quantum detector be?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Measuring the energy of quantum states requires detecting energy changes so exceptionally small they are hard to pick out from background fluctuations, like using only a thermometer to try and work out if someone... more
Physicists design 'super-human' red blood cells to deliver drugs to specific targets  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of physicists from McMaster University has developed a process to modify red blood cells so they can be used to distribute drugs... more
Astrophysicists are Taking Dark Matter’s Temperature  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astrophysicists have very little idea of what dark matter is and they have yet to detect a dark matter particle. But they do know... more
Study finds billions of quantum entangled electrons in 'strange metal'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a new study, U.S. and Austrian physicists have observed quantum entanglement among "billions of billions" of flowing electrons in a quantum critical material. more
Billions of quantum entangled electrons found in 'strange metal'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Physicists have observed quantum entanglement among 'billions of billions' of flowing electrons in a quantum critical material. The research provides the strongest direct evidence to date of entanglement's role in... more
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