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Physicist Hawking criticizes UK health secretary on service
ABC NEWS Noted physicist Stephen Hawking has criticized Britain's health secretary for his use of scientific evidence to support changes in the National Health Service 9 hours
Eclipse research: Following in the moon's slipstream to capture high-res sunspot images
SCIENCE DAILY While much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun's brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and... 11 hours
astrophysicist predicts detached eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into an exotic star Astrophysicist Predicts Detached Eclipsing White Dwarfs to Merge Into an Exotic Star
ASTRO WATCH A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40... 11 hours
Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
PHYS.ORG A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46... 1 day
Researchers will follow in the moon's slipstream to capture high-res sunspot images
PHYS.ORG While much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun's brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and... 1 day
astrophysicists explain the mysterious behavior of cosmic rays Astrophysicists Explain the Mysterious Behavior of Cosmic Rays
ASTRO WATCH A team of scientists from Russia and China has developed a model which explains the nature of high-energy cosmic rays... 1 day
Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
SCIENCE DAILY Astrophysicists have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. White dwarfs are the remnants of Sun-like... 1 day
Mach-Zehnder interferometry using spin- and valley-polarized quantum Hall edge states in graphene
Science Magazine Confined to a two-dimensional plane, electrons in a strong magnetic field travel along the edge in one-dimensional quantum Hall channels that are protected against... 1 day
Probing topology by "heating": Quantized circular dichroism in ultracold atoms
Science Magazine We reveal an intriguing manifestation of topology, which appears in the depletion rate of topological states of matter in response to an external drive. This phenomenon is presented... 1 day
Crystallization-induced emission enhancement: A novel fluorescent Au-Ag bimetallic nanocluster with precise atomic structure
Science Magazine We report the first noble metal nanocluster with a formula of Au4Ag13(DPPM)3(SR)9 exhibiting crystallization-induced emission enhancement (CIEE), where DPPM denotes bis(diphenylphosphino)methane and... 1 day
A quick and easy way to shut down instabilities in fusion devices
PHYS.ORG Scientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built... 1 day
Engineers deliver new key components to help power a fusion energy experiment
PHYS.ORG Fusion power, which lights the sun and stars, requires temperatures of millions of degrees to fuse the particles inside plasma, a soup of charged... 1 day
ESA's Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
PHYS.ORG Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday's total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes –... 2 days
Astrophysicists explain the mysterious behavior of cosmic rays
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists from Russia and China has developed a model explaining the nature of high-energy cosmic rays (CRs) in our galaxy. These CRs have energies exceeding those produced by supernova... 2 days
Gliese 832 Hosts at Least Three Exoplanets, Astrophysicists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers from the Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics and the University of Texas at... 2 days
astrophysicists predict earth like planet in star system only 16 light years away Astrophysicists Predict Earth-Like Planet in Star System Only 16 Light Years Away
ASTRO WATCH Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light... 2 days
Why It's Dangerous to Condition Your Hair After a Nuclear Attack
LIVE SCIENCE Last week, when North Korea was threatening to send a ballistic missile toward the U.S. territory of Guam, the island's inhabitants were warned that in the... 2 days
Eclipses show wrong physics can give right results
SCIENCE-NEWS Math for making astronomical predictions doesn’t necessarily reflect physical reality. 2 days
Distinct phases of Polycomb silencing to hold epigenetic memory of cold in Arabidopsis
Science Magazine Gene silencing by Polycomb complexes is central to eukaryotic development. Cold-induced epigenetic repression of FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) in the plant Arabidopsis... 2 days
Comprehensive single-cell transcriptional profiling of a multicellular organism
Science Magazine To resolve cellular heterogeneity, we developed a combinatorial indexing strategy to profile the transcriptomes of single cells or nuclei, termed sci-RNA-seq (single-cell combinatorial indexing RNA sequencing). We applied sci-RNA-seq to profile nearly... 2 days
america was once tricked into believing nuclear war had begun America Was Once Tricked Into Believing Nuclear War Had Begun
HISTORY VIDEO For 40 minutes in 1971, it seemed the end was near. 2 days
Why Plasma Is the Crown of the Solar Eclipse
SPACE.COM The wisps of light emanating from the solar disk during this year's total eclipse are plumes of hot, charged gas called plasma from the sun's corona. And plasma physicists are... 2 days
Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
PHYS.ORG Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light... 2 days
Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
SCIENCE DAILY Astrophysicists have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star... 2 days
Why Plasma Is the Crown of the Solar Eclipse
LIVE SCIENCE The wisps of light emanating from the solar disk during this year's total eclipse are plumes of hot, charged gas called plasma from the sun's corona. And plasma physicists are... 2 days
esa s proba 3 will create artificial solar eclipses ESA’s Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
ESA Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday’s total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be... 3 days
Sharp X-ray pulses from the atomic nucleus
PHYS.ORG X-rays make the invisible visible: they permit the way materials are structured to be determined all the way down to the level of individual atoms. In the 1950s it was x-rays which revealed the... 3 days
Psychology of Hate: What Motivates White Supremacists?
LIVE SCIENCE Nascent supremacists are like atoms missing a proton. They're lacking something socially or emotionally, and white supremacist groups step in to fill the void. 3 days
Magnetic resonance is used to evaluate food quality
PHYS.ORG The applications and benefits of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in medicine are well known, but the technology is also used in other areas, such as agribusiness, where its applications include quality analysis... 3 days
129I waste used to track ocean currents for 15,000 km after discharge from nuclear plants
PHYS.ORG Radioactive 129I has travelled the equivalent of a third of the way round the globe, since being released... 3 days
Physicists measure complementary properties using quantum clones
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—In quantum mechanics, it's impossible to precisely and simultaneously measure the complementary properties (such as the position and momentum) of a quantum state. Now in a new study, physicists have cloned quantum states and... 3 days
"Fixed-field" accelerator transports multiple particle beams at a wide range of energies through a single beam pipe
PHYS.ORG An advanced particle accelerator designed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory... 4 days
Gravitational ‘Milli-Lens’ Reveals Clumps of Hot Gas Streaming from Supermassive Black Hole
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of astronomers has found evidence for a unique gravitational lensing system, in which a massive star cluster is magnifying an extremely... 4 days
From Exoplanets to Galaxies: NASA Chooses 6 Missions for Further Study
SPACE.COM NASA chose six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for further study on Aug. 9. The proposed missions have science goals all over the universe, ranging from exoplanets... 4 days
nuclear command and control problems dominate u s air force focus gao finds Nuclear command and control problems dominate U.S. Air Force focus, GAO finds
SPACE NEWS While the U.S Air Force is taking more steps to oversee nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3), the service must focus more on short-term... 4 days
Solar Eclipse 2017: What You Can (and Can't) See in New York City
SPACE.COM New York City isn't in the "path of totality," but millions of New Yorkers will be able to see a partial solar... 4 days
Suspected WWII-Era Bomb Discovered at Fukushima Power Plant
LIVE SCIENCE The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is facing another threat: What is thought to be an undetonated World War II-era bomb discovered on the grounds of the power plant. 4 days
'Acidic patch' regulates access to genetic information
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have uncovered new details about the way in which DNA, which is tightly packed into the cell's nucleus, is unwound so that it can be read and transcribed into proteins. 4 days
Relativistic self-focusing gives mid-IR driven electrons a boost
PHYS.ORG Conventional particle accelerators can range from large room-sized devices to facilities multiple kilometers across. One of the ways that scientists have looked to reduce the size and expense of future accelerators is... 4 days
Atomically thin layers bring spintronics closer to applications
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created a graphene-based device, in which electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency. The result is a hundredfold increase of the spin signal, big enough to be... 4 days
New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflight
PHYS.ORG Hall thrusters (HTs) are used in earth-orbiting satellites, and also show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, such as from Earth to Mars. The propellant in a HT, usually xenon, is... 4 days
video dark matter hunt with lux zeplin Video: Dark matter hunt with LUX-ZEPLIN
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are on a quest to solve one of physics' biggest mysteries: What exactly is dark matter – the invisible substance that accounts for 85 percent of... 4 days
Team redefines cosmic velocity web
PHYS.ORG The cosmic web—the distribution of matter on the largest scales in the universe—has usually been defined through the distribution of galaxies. Now, a new study by a team of astronomers from France, Israel and Hawaii demonstrates a novel... 4 days
CERN Physicists Find Direct Evidence of High Energy Light-By-Light Scattering
SCI-NEWS.COM Physicists from the ATLAS experiment, one of the four major experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider... 4 days
Simulation demonstrates how exposure to plasma makes carbon nanotubes grow
PHYS.ORG At the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), research performed with collaborators from Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at the... 4 days
Machine learning tackles quantum error correction
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Physicists have applied the ability of machine learning algorithms to learn from experience to one of the biggest challenges currently facing quantum computing: quantum error correction, which is used to design noise-tolerant quantum computing protocols. In... 4 days
researchers redefine cosmic velocity web Researchers Redefine Cosmic Velocity Web
ASTRO WATCH The cosmic web -- the distribution of matter on the largest scales in the universe -- has usually been defined through the distribution of galaxies. Now,... 4 days
Physicists Experiment with ‘Super-Photons’
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of physicists at the University of Bonn in Germany has developed a technique to create optical ‘wells’ for a photonic Bose-Einstein condensate. “Thousands of photons can... 5 days
ATLAS observes direct evidence of light-by-light scattering
PHYS.ORG Physicists from the ATLAS experiment at CERN have found the first direct evidence of high energy light-by-light scattering, a very rare process in which two photons – particles of light – interact and change... 5 days
X-ray imaging with a significantly enhanced resolution
PHYS.ORG Physicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY, Hamburg) have developed a method to improve the quality of X-ray images over conventional methods. The technique, incoherent diffractive imaging (IDI), could image individual atoms... 5 days
'Acidic patch' regulates access to genetic information
PHYS.ORG Chromatin remodelers—protein machines that pack and unpack chromatin, the tightly wound DNA-protein complex in cell nuclei—are essential and powerful regulators for critical cellular processes, such as replication, recombination and gene transcription and repression. In... 5 days
lungs in space research project could lead to new lung therapeutics Lungs in space: research project could lead to new lung therapeutics
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Space travel can cause a lot of stress on the human body as the change in gravity, radiation and other factors creates a hostile environment. While... 5 days
Tyson's solar eclipse tip: Don't video it, experience it
PHYS.ORG Prominent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphone and take in the phenomenon yourself. 5 days
Scientists aim to find out how lung cells react in space
NEWS MEDICAL Space travel can cause a lot of stress on the human body as the change in gravity, radiation and other factors creates a hostile environment. 5 days
Supernova collides with nearby star, taking astrophysicists by surprise
SCIENCE DAILY In the 2009 film 'Star Trek,' a supernova hurtles through space and obliterates a planet unfortunate enough to be in its path. Fiction, of course, but it turns out the... 5 days
ATLAS sees first direct evidence of light-by-light scattering at high energy
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists from the ATLAS experiment have found the first direct evidence of high energy light-by-light scattering, a very rare process in which two photons – particles... 5 days
Two-faced 2-D material: flat sandwich of sulfur, molybdenum and selenium
SCIENCE DAILY Mterials scientists replace all the atoms on top of a three-layer, two-dimensional crystal to make a transition-metal dichalcogenide with sulfur, molybdenum and selenium. The new material has unique... 5 days
Exotic quantum states made from light
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have managed to create optical hollows and more complex patterns into which the light of a Bose-Einstein condensate flows. The creation of such highly low-loss structures for light is a prerequisite for complex light circuits,... 5 days
Observations of a supernova colliding with a nearby companion star take astrophysicists by surprise
PHYS.ORG In the 2009 film "Star Trek," a supernova hurtles through space and obliterates a planet unfortunate enough to be in... 5 days
Critical point in breaking the glass problem
SCIENCE DAILY Famously described as 'the deepest problem in solid state physics' by Nobel Laureate, Philip Andersen, the glass transition, by which a liquid transforms into a solid without freezing, is shedding its mystique. 5 days
Single molecules can work as reproducible transistors -- at room temperature
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have now reproducibly demonstrated current blockade -- the ability to switch a device from the insulating to the conducting state where charge is added and... 5 days
X-ray imaging with a significantly enhanced resolution
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have come up with a method that could significantly improve the quality of X-ray images in comparison to conventional methods. Incoherent diffractive imaging (IDI) could help to image individual atoms in nanocrystals or... 5 days
The critical point in breaking the glass problem
PHYS.ORG Famously described as 'the deepest problem in solid state physics' by Nobel Laureate, Philip Andersen, the glass transition, by which a liquid transforms into a solid without freezing, is shedding its mystique. 5 days
Researchers obtain decacene, the largest acene synthesized ever
SCIENCE DAILY A research collaboration prepared stable decacene precursors by solution chemistry, while physicists used these precursors to prepare decacene on a gold surface under ultra-high vacuum, in order to stabilize this extremely reactive... 5 days
atlas observes direct evidence of light by light scattering ATLAS observes direct evidence of light-by-light scattering
CERN Katarina Anthony A light-by-light scattering event measured in the ATLAS detector (Image: ATLAS/CERN) Physicists from the ATLAS experiment at CERN have found the... 5 days
Exotic quantum states made from light
PHYS.ORG Light particles (photons) occur as tiny, indivisible portions. Many thousands of these light portions can be merged to form a single super-photon if they are sufficiently concentrated and cooled. The individual particles merge with each other,... 5 days
NASA Reignites Program for Nuclear Thermal Rockets
PHYS.ORG In its pursuit of missions that will take us back to the moon, to Mars, and beyond, NASA has been exploring a number of next-generation propulsion concepts. Whereas existing concepts have their advantages –... 6 days
stars orbiting supermassive black hole show einstein was right again Stars orbiting supermassive black hole show Einstein was right again
PHYS.ORG VIDEO At the center of our galaxy, roughly 26,000 light years from Earth, lies the supermassive black hole (SMBH) known as Sagittarius A*. Measuring 44 million km across, this... 6 days
New research initiative turns laser focus on high-energy-density physics
PHYS.ORG Atoms behave much differently when squeezed to pressures more than a million—or even a billion—times the atmospheric pressure on Earth. Understanding how atoms react under such high-pressure conditions can lead... 6 days
Properties of a massive galaxy 800 million years after the Big Bang
PHYS.ORG Searches for the most distant galaxies have now probed earlier than the first billion years in the history of the universe, early enough to... 6 days
Israel moves to curb strike at nuclear plant
PHYS.ORG Israel's government approved Sunday emergency measures to end a "disruptive" months-long strike over pay by scientists working at the country's top secret nuclear research centre. 6 days
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