Physics
CERN Physicists Measure Elliptic Flow of Bottomonium Particles  SCI-NEWS.COM · 12 minutes
Physicists in the ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) Collaboration at CERN have announced the first measurements of an elliptic-shaped... more
A torque on conventional magnetic wisdom  PHYS.ORG · 36 minutes
Physicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have observed a magnetic phenomenon called the "anomalous spin-orbit torque" (ASOT) for the first time. Professor Virginia Lorenz and graduate student Wenrui Wang, now graduated and employed as... more
A torque on conventional magnetic wisdom  nanowerk · 42 minutes
Physicists have observed a magnetic phenomenon called the 'anomalous spin-orbit torque' (ASOT) for the first time. more
Astronomers make first calculations of magnetic activity in 'hot Jupiter' exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Gas-giant planets orbiting close to other stars have powerful magnetic fields, many times stronger than our own Jupiter, according to a new study by a team... more
ATLAS Experiment searches for rare Higgs boson decays into muon pairs  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Could the Higgs boson still surprise us? Since its discovery in 2012, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN have been actively studying the properties of this... more
Record-setting quantum motion  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Showcasing precise control at the quantum level, physicists have developed a method for making an ion (electrically charged atom) display exact quantities of quantum-level motion -- any specific amount up to 100 packets of energy or 'quanta,' more than five... more
Physicists create record-setting quantum motion  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Showcasing precise control at the quantum level, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method for making an ion (electrically charged atom) display exact quantities of quantum-level motion—any specific amount up to... more
New record in lead-free halide double perovskites  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Illumination consumes more than 20 percent of electricity. Thus, finding an efficient, stable, single-phase warm white-light material is very important. Lead hybrid perovskites have drawn interest for excellent photoelectric performance and simple synthesis. Lead... more
Imaging the chemical structure of individual molecules, atom by atom  nanowerk · 3 hours
Using atomic force microscopy images, scientists developed a guide for discriminating atoms other than hydrogen and carbon in aromatic molecules. more
Miniaturized version of ribosome found in microsporidia  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A research team lead by MIMS/SciLifeLab research group leader Jonas Barandun, Umeå University, Sweden, uses cryo-electron microscopy to provide near atomic details of the smallest known eukaryotic cytoplasmic protein synthesis machine, the microsporidian ribosome. more
New mechanism moving droplets at record-high speed and long distance without extra power  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Transporting droplets on solid surfaces at high speed and long distances without additional force, even against gravity, is a formidable task. But... more
Are American nurses prepared for a catastrophe? New study says perhaps not  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
On average, American colleges and universities with nursing programs offer about one hour of instruction in handling catastrophic situations such as nuclear events, pandemics,... more
Nanoquakes and molecular sponges for weighing and separating tiny masses  nanowerk · 3 hours
Chemists and physicists report how they have succeeded in the extremely difficult separation of hydrogen and deuterium in a gas mixture. more
Volcano eruption at different latitudes: A switch of hemispheric monsoon rainfall change  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Volcanic eruptions eject sulfur dioxide gas high into the atmosphere, forming sulfate aerosol chemically, and block the incoming sunlight like an umbrella. This causes... more
New nanoantennas to improve ultra-fast wireless connections  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Researchers from the Nanophotonic Technology Centre (NTC) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) have designed new silicon nanoantennas with direct applications in communication and data processing for the next generation of reconfigurable photonic... more
Imaging the chemical structure of individual molecules, atom by atom  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
For physicist Percy Zahl, optimizing and preparing a noncontact atomic force microscope (nc-AFM) to directly visualize the chemical structure of a single molecule is a bit like playing... more
NA64 casts light on dark photons  CERN · 7 hours
NA64 casts light on dark photons Ana Lopes abelchio Mon, 07/22/2019 - 13:06 NA64 ECAL and HCAL. (Image: CERN) Without dark matter, most galaxies... more
Researchers publish review on serial femtosecond crystallography  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have published a review on serial femtosecond crystallography, one of the most promising methods for analyzing the tertiary structure of proteins. more
Bank of England notes its 325 years with trip back in time  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Some of the earliest surviving banknotes and a Cold War nuclear radiation calculator are among 325 historic objects unearthed by the Bank of England... more
Ask A Spaceman: The Science of Apollo | Video Show  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Astrophysicist Paul Sutter breaks down the science behind NASA's historic Apollo moon missions for Space.com. Tune in here! more
Apollo 11's Risky Moon Landing Included 'Lumpy Gravity,' Craters and More  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had to troubleshoot unexpected problems, like a "lumpy" lunar gravitational field and a rocky landing site. more
Physicist studying how extreme weather in space affects satellites  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A physicist at The University of Texas at Arlington is developing a new scale to measure weather storms in space that could lead to a better understanding of how those... more
Bridging the nanoscale gap: A deep look inside atomic switches  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A team of researchers has gained unprecedented insight into the inner workings of an atomic switch. By investigating the composition of the tiny metal 'bridge' that forms inside... more
Atomically precise models improve understanding of fuel cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Simulations from researchers in Japan provide new insights into the reactions occurring in solid-oxide fuel cells by using realistic atomic-scale models of the electrode active site based on microscope observations instead of... more
Quantum interference in the service of information technology  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and NIST, have shown that quantum interference enables processing of large sets of data faster and... more
Quantum mechanical MRI simulations: Solving the matrix dimension problem  Science Magazine · 3 days
We propose a solution to the matrix dimension problem in quantum mechanical simulations of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) experiments on complex molecules. This problem is very old; it arises when... more
Quantum interference enables constant-time quantum information processing  Science Magazine · 3 days
It is an open question how fast information processing can be performed and whether quantum effects can speed up the best existing solutions. Signal extraction, analysis, and compression in diagnostics, astronomy, chemistry, and broadcasting... more
Bridging the nanoscale gap: A deep look inside atomic switches  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have gained unprecedented insight into the inner workings of an atomic switch. By investigating the composition of the tiny metal 'bridge' that forms inside the switch, their... more
Bridging the nanoscale gap: A deep look inside atomic switches  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology has gained unprecedented insight into the inner workings of an atomic switch. By investigating the composition of the tiny... more
Atomically precise models improve understanding of fuel cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Simulations from researchers in Japan provide new insights into the reactions occurring in solid-oxide fuel cells by using realistic atomic-scale models of the active site at the electrode based on microscope observations... more
X-ray laser sight reveals drug targets  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have published a review on serial femtosecond crystallography, one of the most promising methods for analyzing the tertiary structure of proteins. This technique has rapidly evolved over... more
Atomically precise models improve understanding of fuel cells  nanowerk · 3 days
Computer simulations using models based on real-world atomic structures from microscope observations shed new light on the reaction pathways in fuel cells. more
Europeans in Apollo: First flag on the Moon?  ESA · 3 days
The flag-like Solar Wind Composition Experiment was the first experiment set up by the Apollo 11 astronauts on the lunar... more
Red Wine's Resveratrol Could Help Mars Explorers Stay Strong, Says Harvard Study  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Mars is about 9 months from Earth with today's tech, NASA reckons. As the new space race hurtles forward, Harvard researchers are asking: how... more
Study unveils a new supersolid phase in dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Generally, matter exists in three distinct forms: as a solid, a liquid or a gas. Past physics research, however, has unveiled other curious states of matter, one of... more
Scientists discover group of genes connected to longer life in fruit flies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Alexey Moskalev, Ph.D., Head of the Laboratory of Geroprotective and Radioprotective technologies and co-authors from the Institute of biology of Komi Science Center of... more
New measurements imply dramatically higher abundance of helium hydride ions in the early universe  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Physicists report the first laboratory measurements of electron reactions with helium hydride ions in the cryogenic storage ring CSR at... more
Better thermal conductivity by adjusting the arrangement of atoms  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have shown that the atomic vibrations that determine heat generation in nanowires can be controlled through the arrangement of atoms alone. more
Group of genes linked to longer lifespan in fruit flies discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Alexey Moskalev, Ph.D., Head of the Laboratory of Geroprotective and Radioprotective technologies, and co-authors from the Institute of biology of Komi Science Center of RAS, the... more
Resveratrol found in grapes could help astronauts on Mars  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
For the first humans on landing on Mars, a natural ingredient resveratrol could help prevent muscle atrophy due to zero gravity says a report in the Frontiers in Physiology. more
Astronomy missions pass senior review  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space... more
Improving the signal-to-noise ratio in quantum chromodynamics simulations  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A study describes a new technique for simulating particle ensembles that are 'large' (at least by the standards of particle physics). The technique improves the signal-to-noise ratio and thus the precision of... more
Simulations fix the cracks in magnetic mirrors  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Physicists show that 'magnetic mirrors' plasma leaks can be minimized if specific conditions are met. The insights gathered could solve a decades-old problem of low plasma confinement times and high loss rates in magnetic... more
Physicists use mathematics to trace neuro transitions  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Unique in its application of a mathematical model to understand how the brain transitions from consciousness to unconscious behavior, a study may have just advanced neuroscience appreciably. The findings, surprisingly by physicists, suggest that... more
Nuclear hnRNPA2B1 initiates and amplifies the innate immune response to DNA viruses  Science Magazine · 4 days
DNA viruses typically eject genomic DNA into the nuclei of host cells after entry. It is unclear, however, how nuclear pathogen-derived DNA triggers innate... more
Quantum-state-selective electron recombination studies suggest enhanced abundance of primordial HeH+  Science Magazine · 4 days
The epoch of first star formation in the early universe was dominated by simple atomic and molecular species consisting mainly of two elements: hydrogen and helium. Gaining insight... more
Quantum scale anomaly and spatial coherence in a 2D Fermi superfluid  Science Magazine · 4 days
Quantum anomalies are violations of classical scaling symmetries caused by divergences that appear in the quantization of certain classical theories. Although they play a prominent role... more
String patterns in the doped Hubbard model  Science Magazine · 4 days
Understanding strongly correlated quantum many-body states is one of the most difficult challenges in modern physics. For example, there remain fundamental open questions on the phase diagram of the Hubbard model, which describes strongly... more
Simulations fix the cracks in magnetic mirrors  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When ring-shaped electromagnets are set up in linear arrangements, they can produce magnetic fields resembling a tube with a cone at each end—a structure that repels charged particles entering one cone back along their... more
Improving the signal-to-noise ratio in quantum chromodynamics simulations  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Over the last few decades, the exponential increase in computer power and accompanying increase in the quality of algorithms has enabled theoretical and particle physicists to perform more complex and precise simulations... more
New computational technique resolves compressed X-ray data  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Argonne develops novel method to more clearly see complex materials physics in difficult-to-access environments. more
Red wine's resveratrol could help Mars explorers stay strong  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Mars is about 9 months from Earth with today's tech, NASA reckons. As the new space race hurtles forward, researchers are asking: how do we make sure the winners can... more
Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 18, 1969: Entering the Moon's Gravity  SPACE.COM · 4 days
On the second day of their historic mission to land on the moon for the first time, the Apollo 11 crew of Neil Armstrong (commander), Mike... more
Illusive patterns in math explained by ideas in physics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Patterns appear widely throughout nature and math, from the Fibonacci spirals of sea shells to the periodicity of crystals. But certain math problems can sometimes trick the human solver into... more
Novel insight into microRNA function can be crucial for the development of gene therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oxford have shown that small RNA molecules occurring naturally... more
Radiation levels in some regions of Marshall Islands are far higher than Chernobyl  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Radiation levels in some regions of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific, where the United States conducted nuclear tests during the... more
200 times faster than ever before: The speediest quantum operation yet  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A group of physicists at UNSW Sydney have built a super-fast version of the central building block of a quantum computer. The research is the milestone... more
Structural basis for the multitasking nature of the potato virus Y coat protein  Science Magazine · 5 days
Potato virus Y (PVY) is among the most economically important plant pathogens. Using cryoelectron microscopy, we determined the near-atomic structure of PVY’s... more
The orphan nuclear receptor LRH-1/NR5a2 critically regulates T cell functions  Science Magazine · 5 days
LRH-1 (liver receptor homolog-1/NR5a2) is an orphan nuclear receptor, which regulates glucose and lipid metabolism, as well as intestinal inflammation via the transcriptional control of intestinal glucocorticoid synthesis.... more
Trilayer graphene shows signs of superconductivity  Science Magazine · 5 days
Triple sheets of carbon atoms may help solve the mystery of high-temperature superconductivity more
Researchers put a new spin on molecular oxygen  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
While pinning down a single oxygen atom sounds difficult, trying to then manipulate electrons associated with that single atom to alter its charge sounds downright impossible. However, for the first time, this... more
Radiation in parts of Marshall Islands is higher than Chernobyl  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Radiation levels in parts of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, where the United States conducted nearly 70 nuclear tests during the Cold War, are still... more
New spin on molecular oxygen  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Reactive molecular oxygen singlets have a multitude of uses in chemistry and medicine, but they are less abundant than non-reactive oxygen triplets. A multinational research team has developed a novel method of producing reactive molecular oxygen through controlled,... more
Two-qubit gate: the speediest quantum operation yet  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A group of scientists led by 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons have achieved the first two-qubit gate between atom qubits in silicon—a major milestone on the team's quest to build an... more
New insight into microRNA function can give gene therapy a boost  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have shown that small RNA molecules occurring naturally in cells, i.e. microRNAs, are also abundant in cell nuclei. Previously, microRNAs were mainly thought to be... more
Researchers put a new spin on molecular oxygen  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers use experimental Kelvin probe force spectroscopy to alter the charge states on single oxygen atoms and achieve reversible conversion of oxygen atoms to molecular oxygen. more
Highly anticipated nuclear experiment underway  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Neutron stars were recently in the news because the gravitational wave observatory, LIGO, detected a neutron star merger. Neutron stars are very interesting objects. A teaspoon of neutron star matter is so dense it would weigh about 10... more
Quantum photonics by serendipity  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A photonic chip with no less than 128 tunable components proves to be a true computing "Swiss army knife" with a variety of applications. During her research on measuring light wavelengths using this photonic chip, Caterina Taballione of the University... more
New insight into microRNA function can give gene therapy a boost  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oxford have shown that small RNA molecules occurring naturally in cells, i.e. microRNAs, are also... more
New function for the nucleolus  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The nucleolus is a well-known structure in the cell nucleus that is easily visible under a light microscope. This nuclear structure is known to be the site of ribosome production. A new study shows that the nucleolus is... more
Tougher glass using nanoparticles  nanowerk · 5 days
Mechanical engineers and materials scientists have developed a process that uses nanoparticles to strengthen the atomic structure of glass. The result is a product that's at least five times tougher than any glass currently available. more
The fun way to manipulate atoms  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
With their potential to perform calculations far beyond the reach of conventional supercomputers, machines harnessing certain quantum physics phenomena are expected to change the way the world solves complex problems. They will help scientists develop more... more
Gravity observations confirm that Louisiana is sinking  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Louisiana is officially sinking. It has been 29 years since the National Geodetic Survey, or NGS, measured the state's subsidence. After completing four absolute gravity observations this past year, with the help of LSU's... more
New measurement of universe's expansion rate is 'stuck in the middle'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of collaborators from Carnegie and the University of Chicago used red giant stars that were observed by the Hubble Space Telescope to make an... more
Researchers toughen glass using nanoparticles  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
UCLA mechanical engineers and materials scientists have developed a process that uses nanoparticles to strengthen the atomic structure of glass. The result is a product that's at least five times tougher than any glass currently available. more
Miniature gravitational-wave detector to be built at Northwestern  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of physicists and astronomers from Northwestern University is poised to lead gravitational-wave astronomy into its next evolution. The W. M. Keck Foundation has awarded $1 million, which will be used... more
Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and... more
Researchers build transistor-like gate for quantum information processing – with qudits  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Quantum information processing promises to be much faster and more secure than what today's supercomputers can achieve, but doesn't exist yet because its building blocks, qubits,... more
Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Quantum computers promise to perform operations of great importance believed to be impossible for our technology today. Current computers process information via transistors carrying one of two units of information, either a 1 or... more
Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Physicists have theorized that a new type of material, called a three-dimensional (3-D) topological insulator (TI), could be a candidate to create qubits for quantum computing due to its special properties. A study found... more
Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Physics research groups have generated free electrons from organic semiconductors when combined with a single atomic layer of molybdenum disulfide, a recently discovered two-dimensional... more
Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics  nanowerk · 6 days
Physicists have generated free electrons from organic semiconductors when combined with a single atomic layer of molybdenum disulfide, a recently discovered two-dimensional semiconductor. more
New Hubble constant measurement adds to mystery of universe's expansion rate  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Astronomers have made a new measurement of how fast the universe is expanding, using an entirely different kind of star than previous endeavors. The revised measurement,... more
New Hubble constant measurement adds to mystery of universe's expansion rate  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Astronomers have made a new measurement of how fast the universe is expanding, using an entirely different kind of star than previous endeavors. The revised measurement... more
Radiation from atomic testing in Marshall Islands still too high for human habitation  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of researchers from Columbia University has found that radiation levels from atomic testing in the Marshall Islands are still too... more
ATLAS Experiment finds evidence of charge asymmetry in top-quark pairs  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Among the most intriguing particles studied by the ATLAS Experiment is the top quark. As the heaviest known fundamental particle, it plays a unique role in the Standard... more
'Majorana Photons': New super-class of photons can travel with different wavefronts  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Hailed as a pioneer by Photonics Media for his previous discoveries of supercontinuum and Cr tunable lasers, City College of New York Distinguished Professor of Science... more
Scientists find new way to use silicon nanoparticles in fight against cancer  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Russian scientists from Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, G.G. Devyatykh Institute of Chemistry of High-Purity... more
Artificial intelligence designs metamaterials used in the invisibility cloak  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Metamaterials are artificial materials engineered to have properties not found in naturally occurring materials, and they are best known as materials for invisibility cloaks often featured in sci-fi novels or... more
Illusive patterns in math explained by ideas in physics
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Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 18, 1969: Entering the Moon's Gravity
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New measurement of universe's expansion rate is 'stuck in the middle'
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Successful launch for eROSITA X-ray telescope
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How the quest for a scalable quantum computer is helping fight cancer
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SLAC makes 'electron camera,' a world-class tool for ultrafast science, available to scientists worldwide
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Rediscovering Saskatchewan's scientific heritage
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Characterizing the 'arrow of time' in open quantum systems
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First all-digital nuclear reactor system in the US installed at Purdue University
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Artificial gravity breaks free from science fiction
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Earth to Mars in 100 days: The power of nuclear rockets
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Why plants don't die from cancer
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