Physics
First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground,... more
Matter-antimatter asymmetry in charmed quarks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Physicists have confirmed that matter and antimatter decay differently for elementary particles containing charmed quarks. The findings may also indicate new physics beyond the Standard Model, which describes how fundamental particles interact with one another. more
NASA instruments image fireball over Bering Sea  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
On Dec. 18, 2018, a large "fireball—the term used for exceptionally bright meteors that are visible over a wide area—exploded about 16 miles (26 kilometers) above the Bering Sea. The explosion unleashed an estimated... more
A Single Thundercloud Carries 1 Billion Volts of Electricity  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A single thundercloud is more powerful than even the most potent nuclear plants on Earth. Scientists used cosmic rays to prove it. more
Radioactive material detected remotely using laser-induced electron avalanche breakdown  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Physicists at the University of Maryland have developed a powerful new method to detect radioactive material. By using an infrared laser beam to induce a phenomenon known as an electron... more
Electronic structure at coarse-grained resolutions from supervised machine learning  Science Magazine · 1 day
Computational studies aimed at understanding conformationally dependent electronic structure in soft materials require a combination of classical and quantum-mechanical simulations, for which the sampling of conformational space can be particularly... more
Observation of new plasmons in the fractional quantum Hall effect: Interplay of topological and nematic orders  Science Magazine · 1 day
Collective modes of exotic quantum fluids reveal underlying physical mechanisms responsible for emergent quantum states. We... more
Hears the pitch: Team invents a new mode of photoacoustic imaging  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Physicists developed a new mode of photoacoustic imaging called F-mode. This new mode selectively enhances photoacoustic image features based on the size of the object and... more
Are these tiny, 'inherently safe' nuclear reactors the path to a carbon-free future?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the six decades since the Shippingport Atomic Power Station near Pittsburgh began operating as the nation's first commercial nuclear reactor, the... more
Physicists Observe Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry in Charm Particle Decays  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Physicists from the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) Collaboration at CERN have observed, for the first time, the matter-antimatter asymmetry... more
The taming of the light screw  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
DESY and MPSD scientists have created high-order harmonics from solids with controlled polarization states, taking advantage of both crystal symmetry and attosecond electronic dynamics. The newly demonstrated technique might find intriguing applications in petahertz electronics and... more
How spin dances with dipole  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The key physical property of multiferroic materials is the existence of a coupling between magnetism and polarization. The origin and manifestations of magnetoelectricity can be very different in the available multiferroic systems, with multiple possible mechanisms hidden behind... more
Open-source solution for multiparametric optical mapping of the heart's electrical activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An international research team from the George Washington University, U.S., and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, has developed an open-source solution for multiparametric... more
Organic semiconductors: One transistor for all purposes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In mobiles, fridges, planes -- transistors are everywhere. But they often operate only within a restricted current range. Physicists have now developed an organic transistor that functions perfectly under both low and high currents. more
Geophysics: A surprising, cascading earthquake  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand in 2016 caused widespread damage. Researchers have now dissected its mechanisms revealing surprising insights on earthquake physics with the aid of simulations carried out on a supercomputer. more
In a new quantum simulator, light behaves like a magnet  nanowerk · 2 days
Physicists propose a new 'quantum simulator': a laser-based device that can be used to study a wide range of quantum systems. Studying it, the researchers have found that... more
Golden ball in a golden cage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have synthesized a tiny structure from 32 gold atoms. This nanocluster has a core of 12 gold atoms surrounded by a shell of 20 additional gold atoms. The unusual stability of this cluster results from... more
Golden ball in a golden cage  nanowerk · 2 days
'Golden fullerene': ligand-protected nanocluster made of 32 gold atoms. more
How Heavy Elements Come About in the Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Heavy elements are produced during stellar explosion or on the surfaces of neutron stars through the capture of hydrogen nuclei... more
Research elucidates why protons are at the heart of atoms spin  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A major new finding about the fundamental structure of all matter has just been published. The research stems from an analysis of data produced by an... more
Physicists reveal why matter dominates our universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physicists have confirmed that matter and antimatter decay differently for elementary particles containing charmed quarks. more
In a new quantum simulator, light behaves like a magnet  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physicists propose a new 'quantum simulator': a laser-based device that can be used to study a wide range of quantum systems. Studying it, the researchers have found that... more
Inert nitrogen forced to react with itself  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Constituting over 78 % of the air we breathe, nitrogen is the element found the most often in its pure form on earth. The reason for the abundance of elemental nitrogen is the incredible... more
Quantum Tunneling is Near Instantaneous, Experiments Show  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Tunneling, a key feature of quantum mechanics, is when a particle that encounters a seemingly insurmountable barrier passes through it, ending up... more
Testing the value of artificial gravity for astronaut health  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Test subjects in Cologne, Germany will take to their beds for 60 days from 25 March as part of a groundbreaking study, funded by European Space Agency ESA and US... more
In a new quantum simulator, light behaves like a magnet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Physicists at EPFL propose a new "quantum simulator": a laser-based device that can be used to study a wide range of quantum systems. Studying it, the researchers have... more
Physicists reveal why matter dominates universe  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University have confirmed that matter and antimatter decay differently for elementary particles containing charmed quarks. more
'Golden fullerene': ligand-protected nanocluster made of 32 gold atoms  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers have synthesized a tiny structure from 32 gold atoms. This nanocluster has a core of 12 gold atoms surrounded by a shell of 20 additional gold atoms. As the... more
Truly Spooky: How Ghostly Quantum Particles Fly Through Barriers Almost Instantly  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Scientists recently unraveled a physics puzzle that has stymied experts since the dawn of quantum mechanics. more
Machine learning identifies links between world's oceans  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Oceanographers studying the physics of the global ocean have long found themselves facing a conundrum: Fluid dynamical balances can vary greatly from point to point, rendering it difficult to make global generalizations. more
The 'True' Neutrino Has Hidden from Physicists for Decades. Could They Find It in Antarctica?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Neutrinos are the changelings of the subatomic world, but physicists are getting closer to pinning down the particles'... more
More Than One Reality Exists (in Quantum Physics)  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Can two versions of reality exist at the same time? Physicists say they can — at the quantum level, that is. more
Physicists Think They've Figured Out the Most Extreme Chemical Factories in the Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Our world is full of chemicals that shouldn't exist. New research could explain why they exist anyway. more
LHCb sees a new flavour of matter–antimatter asymmetry  CERN · 3 days
LHCb sees a new flavour of matter–antimatter asymmetry melissa Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:30 The LHCb collaboration at CERN1 has seen,... more
Researcher explains why childhood days seem to last longer than they do now  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A Duke University researcher has a new explanation for why those endless days of childhood seemed to last so much longer than... more
Studying the fundamentals of 3D active matter  nanowerk · 3 days
Active matter is a relatively new field of soft matter research in physics and still in need of some basic principles. more
Scientists discover chiral crystals exhibiting exotic quantum effects  nanowerk · 3 days
Crystals possessing 'handedness' exhibit unusual properties. New evidence suggests that they can host electrons moving like slowed down light and their collective behavior mimics magnetic monopoles. more
Lithium ions flow through solid material  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have merged materials science and condensed matter physics in a study of a promising solid material that conducts lithium ions. more
A previously unrecognized source of the O2 Atmospheric band emission in Earths nightglow  Science Magazine · 3 days
Earth’s night sky continuously produces a faint chemiluminescence known as nightglow. Two prominent nighttime emissions around 90 km are the O2 Atmospheric... more
Lamin A buffers CK2 kinase activity to modulate aging in a progeria mouse model.  Science Magazine · 3 days
Defective nuclear lamina protein lamin A is associated with premature aging. Casein kinase 2 (CK2) binds the nuclear lamina, and... more
Zooming in on protons: Neutron structure of protein kinase A trapped in a product complex  Science Magazine · 3 days
The question vis-à-vis the chemistry of phosphoryl group transfer catalyzed by protein kinases remains a major challenge. The... more
The best topological conductor yet: Spiraling crystal is the key to exotic discovery  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The realization of so-called topological materials—which exhibit exotic, defect-resistant properties and are expected to have applications in electronics, optics, quantum computing, and... more
Neutrons paint atomic portrait of prototypical cell signaling enzyme  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Direct observations of the structure and catalytic mechanism of a prototypical kinase enzyme—protein kinase A or PKA—will provide researchers and drug developers with significantly enhanced abilities to understand and treat... more
It's spring already? Physics explains why time flies as we age  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have a new explanation for why those endless days of childhood seemed to last so much longer than they do now -- physics. According to... more
Taking gravity from strength to strength  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity. This extraordinary mission not only yielded new insights into our gravity field, but led... more
ATLAS experiment observes light scattering off light  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Light-by-light scattering is a very rare phenomenon in which two photons interact, producing another pair of photons. This process was among the earliest predictions of quantum electrodynamics (QED), the quantum theory of electromagnetism, and is... more
One transistor for all purposes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In mobiles, fridges, planes – transistors are everywhere. But they often operate only within a restricted current range. LMU physicists have now developed an organic transistor that functions perfectly under both low and high currents. more
A surprising, cascading earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand in 2016 caused widespread damage. LMU researchers have now dissected its mechanisms revealing surprising insights on earthquake physics with the aid of simulations carried out on the supercomputer SuperMUC. more
Atom-by-atom control of complex electrochemical interfaces for separations  nanowerk · 4 days
Prceision control of metals in nanocluster-based electrodes reveals clues to improving chemical separations. more
Precision control of complex electrochemical interfaces for separations  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers working within Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL's) Separations Science program succeeded in coupling a highly controlled way of modifying surfaces, called ion soft landing, with a PNNL-designed and built electrochemical cell... more
More Than One Reality Exists (in Quantum Physics)  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Can two versions of reality exist at the same time? Physicists say they can — at the quantum level, that is. more
Here's the Right Way to Nuke an Asteroid (Sorry, Bruce Willis)  SPACE.COM · 4 days
If you want to use a nuclear weapon to save the world from an asteroid, don't try to do it the way Bruce Willis did, NASA's... more
Taking gravity from strength to strength  ESA · 4 days
Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity. This extraordinary... more
Groundbreaking method creates better and cheaper nanochips  nanowerk · 4 days
A breakthrough in fabricating atom-thin processors may radically change the nanochip landscape. Researchers report that their new method outperforms current methods in many ways. more
Weird, wild gravity of asteroid Bennu  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid Bennu. more
OSIRIS-REx spies on the weird, wild gravity of an asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Research led by the University of Colorado Boulder is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid Bennu. more
Scientists Are Fighting Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Space with Silvery Shield  SPACE.COM · 4 days
While living in space weakens astronauts' bodies, microbes can thrive in the zero-gravity environment, growing stronger and even developing resistance to antibiotics. more
Speeding the development of fusion power to create unlimited energy on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Can tokamak fusion facilities, the most widely used devices for harvesting on Earth the fusion reactions that power the sun and stars, be developed... more
Computer program developed to find 'leakage' in quantum computers  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new computer program that spots when information in a quantum computer is escaping to unwanted states will give users of this promising technology the ability to check its reliability... more
Uncovering the superconducting phosphine: P2H4 and P4H6  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
High-Tc superconductors have become a hot topic in physics since superconducting mercury was first reported more than a century ago. Dense hydrogen was predicted to metalize and become a superconductor at high pressure and... more
Computer program developed to find 'leakage' in quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new computer program that spots when information in a quantum computer is escaping to unwanted states will give users of this promising technology the ability to check its reliability... more
A new first: Scientists mimic nature's self-affinity using computer simulations  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
For the first time, researchers have simulated the process of surface roughness creation. This is a step forward in understanding the emergence of fractal characteristic of rough surfaces... more
We did a breakthrough 'speed test' in quantum tunnelling, and here's why that's exciting  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When you deal with things at the quantum scale, where things are very small, the world is quite fuzzy and... more
Energy loss gives unexpected insights in evolution of quasar  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international team of astrophysicists observed for the first time that the jet of a quasar is less powerful on long radio wavelengths than earlier predicted. This discovery gives new... more
Biologists develop new method of cloning  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
DNA, which contains the genetic information of an organism, consists of long chains of nucleotides. In order to study the functions based on the sequence of these building blocks, DNA molecules must be inserted in carrier... more
How heavy elements come about in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Heavy elements are produced during stellar explosion or on the surfaces of neutron stars through the capture of hydrogen nuclei (protons). This occurs at extremely high temperatures, but at relatively low energies.... more
Material for new-generation atomic reactors developed  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Materials scientists from the National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" (NUST MISIS) developed a unique sandwich steel-vanadium-steel material that is able to withstand temperatures of up to 700°C, hard radiation exposure, mechanical stress and chemical... more
Dalian Coherent Light Source reveals hydroxyl super rotors from water photochemistry  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently revealed hydroxyl super rotors from water photochemistry by using the Dalian... more
Brazilian physicist wins $1.4 million Templeton Prize  REUTERS · 5 days
Brazilian physicist and astronomer Marcelo Gleiser has been awarded the 2019 Templeton Prize, worth $1.4 million, for his work blending science and... more
Physicist Marcelo Gleiser: 'Science does not kill God'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The annual Templeton Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to "affirming life's spiritual dimension," was awarded Tuesday to Brazilian Marcelo Gleiser—a theoretical physicist dedicated to demonstrating science and religion are not enemies. more
Long-distance quantum information exchange - success at the nanoscale  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers have realized the swap of electron spins between distant quantum dots. The discovery brings us a step closer to future applications of quantum information, as the tiny dots have... more
Sneaky Meteor Evades Earthling Detection, Explodes with Force of 10 Atomic Bombs  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
One of the largest meteor impacts in modern history occurred over Russia on Dec. 18, 2018. Hardly anyone noticed it — and nobody saw... more
Ultima Thule may be a frankenworld  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
The first geologic map of Ultima Thule shows it might be made of many smaller rocks that clumped together under the force of their own gravity. more
Semimetals are high conductors  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers in China and at UC Davis have measured high conductivity in very thin layers of niobium arsenide, a type of material called a Weyl semimetal. The material has about three times the conductivity of copper at room temperature, said... more
How heavy elements come about in the universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Heavy elements are produced during stellar explosion or on the surfaces of neutron stars through the capture of hydrogen nuclei (protons). This occurs at extremely high temperatures, but at relatively low energies. more
ATLAS observes light scattering off light  CERN · 6 days
ATLAS observes light scattering off light achintya Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:19 (Image: CERN) Light-by-light scattering is a very rare phenomenon in which two photons... more
Long-distance quantum information exchange -- success at the nanoscale  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have realized the swap of electron spins between distant quantum dots. The discovery is a step towards applications of quantum information, as the dots leave enough room for delicate... more
A new Einstein cross is discovered  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
This study, which has combined images from the Hubble Space Telescope with spectroscopic observations from the GTC, has confirmed the existence of a new example of a gravitational lens, a phenomenon predicted by Albert Einstein's theory... more
Turning an organic molecule into a coherent two-level quantum system  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany have recently demonstrated that a molecule can be turned into a... more
Bright X-ray galactic nuclei  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
All massive galaxies are believed to host supermassive black holes (SMBH) at their centers that grow by accreting mass from their environment. The current picture also imagines that the black holes grow in size as their host galaxy evolves, perhaps... more
Motion control at the nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NUS Physicists have designed a bipedal nanowalker that can change its walking manner and direction by adjusting the length of its stride. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based nanowalkers are a class of molecular motors which are being explored for a... more
How Did We Figure Out Atoms Exist?  SPACE.COM · 6 days
The concept of atoms had been floating around off and on for a few millennia, but it took some clever experimentation to pinpoint their existence. more
Fermilab, partners break ground on particle accelerator to study ghostly particles, new forces  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory officially broke ground March 15 on a major new particle accelerator project that will power cutting-edge physics experiments... more
Physicists Reverse Time Using Quantum Computer  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a... more
Probability of Catastrophic Geomagnetic Storm Lower than Estimated  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Three mathematicians and a physicist from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Mathematics Research Centre (CRM) and the Barcelona... more
Astronomers Discover 83 Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes... more
Quasar Jets Confuse Orbital Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Astrophysicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (LPI RAS), and NASA have found an... more
Neural Networks Predict Planet Mass  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
To find out how planets form astrophysicists run complicated and time consuming computer calculations. Members of the NCCR PlanetS at the University of Bern have now... more
Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers find a new way to make nanoscale measurements of fields in more than one dimension. more
Taking gravity from strength to strength
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A surprising, cascading earthquake
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OSIRIS-REx spies on the weird, wild gravity of an asteroid
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How Did We Figure Out Atoms Exist?
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Fermilab, partners break ground on particle accelerator to study ghostly particles, new forces
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Video: Our endless fascination with pi
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Video: Are we running out of helium?
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An Insider’s Guide to the chemagic™ Prime™ Junior Instrument
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What scientists found after sifting through dust in the solar system
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Quantum physicists succeed in controlling energy losses and shifts
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ESA joins with business to invent the future of navigation
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Using laser 'tweezers,' scientists grab and study tiny protein droplets
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New software application uses artificial intelligence to calculate images of reality based on incomplete data
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Big data at the atomic scale: New detector reaches new frontier in speed
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New material holds promise for more secure computing
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When sand-slithering snakes behave like light waves
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