Physics
Graphene: The more you bend it, the softer it gets  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
New research by engineers at the University of Illinois combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene—a question that... more
Top cosmologist's lonely battle against 'Big Bang' theory  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
James Peebles won this year's Nobel prize in physics for helping transform the field of cosmology into a respected science, but if there's one term he hates to hear, it's "Big Bang... more
Graphene: The more you bend it, the softer it gets  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
New research by engineers combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene -- a question that has eluded scientists... more
Graphene: The more you bend it, the softer it gets  nanowerk · 11 hours
New research by combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene - a question that has eluded scientists since... more
Machine learning algorithm predicts life expectancy in heart failure patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
When Avi Yagil, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of California San Diego flew home from Europe in 2012, he thought he had caught a cold from... more
Mysteries behind interstellar buckyballs finally answered  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Scientists have long been puzzled by the existence of so-called "buckyballs"—complex carbon molecules with a soccer-ball-like structure—throughout interstellar space. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona has proposed a mechanism for their formation... more
New study proposes light signature for detecting black hole mergers  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Gravitational wave detectors are finding black hole mergers in the universe at the rate of one per week. If these mergers occur in empty space, researchers cannot see... more
New, 'Hidden' State of Matter Coaxed into Being by Ultrafast Laser Flashes  LIVE SCIENCE · 18 hours
Physicists think this might be the first of many hidden states of matter that could be uncovered using laser flashes. more
Perovskite solar cells: Possible aspects of high efficiency uncovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A team has demonstrated that hybrid halide perovskites crystallize without an inversion center. Interactions between the organic molecules and adjacent iodine atoms can lead to the formation of ferroelectric domains,... more
Behind the scenes – space-age physics  ESA · 19 hours
Quietly and steadily, fundamental science for better materials on Earth runs on the International Space Station. While European commander Luca Parmitano is busy preparing... more
Distant worlds under many suns  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
An astrophysicist has discovered many new multiple star systems that contain exoplanets. For this, he searched more than 1,300 exoplanet host stars. He found that 15 per cent of those stars have at least one companion star, which... more
Astrophysicist discovers numerous multiple star systems with exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Is Earth the only habitable planet in the universe or are there more worlds somewhere out there that are capable of supporting life? And if there are, what might they look like?... more
Rapidly compressing lead to planetary-core type pressures found to make it stronger than steel  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A combined team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the U.S. and Atomic Weapons Establishment in the U.K.... more
Rational transparent conductor design provides a boost to carbon nanotubes application  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
An international team of scientists led by researchers from the Laboratory of Nanomaterials at the Skoltech Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials (CPQM) has rationally designed... more
Deep learning expands study of nuclear waste remediation  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
A research collaboration has achieved exaflop performance with a deep learning application used to model subsurface flow in the study of nuclear waste remediation. more
A milestone in ultrashort-pulse laser oscillators  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
With the demonstration of a sub-picosecond thin-disk laser oscillator delivering a record-high 350-watt average output power, physicists at ETH Zurich set a new benchmark and pave the path toward even more powerful lasers. more
Deep learning expands study of nuclear waste remediation  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A research collaboration between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Brown University, and NVIDIA has achieved exaflop performance on the Summit supercomputer with a deep learning application... more
Study reveals breach of 'dancing' barrier governs crystal growth  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers used computer-based simulations to analyze how atoms and molecules move in a solution and identified a general mechanism governing crystal growth that scientists can manipulate when developing new materials. more
A milestone in ultrashort-pulse laser oscillators  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
With the demonstration of a sub-picosecond thin-disk laser oscillator delivering a record-high 350-W average output power, physicists set a new benchmark and pave the path towards even more powerful lasers. more
Study reveals breach of 'dancing' barrier governs crystal growth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers used computer-based simulations to analyze how atoms and molecules move in a solution and identified a general mechanism governing crystal growth that scientists can manipulate when developing new materials. more
Songbirds sing species-specific songs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The generation of species-specific singing in songbirds is associated with species-specific patterns of gene activity in brain regions called song nuclei, according to a new study. According to the authors, the findings could be a promising step toward a better... more
Songbirds sing species-specific songs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The generation of species-specific singing in songbirds is associated with species-specific patterns of gene activity in brain regions called song nuclei, according to a study published November 12 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Kazuhiro Wada of Hokkaido University... more
Magnetic tuning at the nanoscale  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physicists are working to produce engineered magnetic nanostructures and to tailor material properties at the nanoscale. The scientists use a special microscope to achieve this goal. This microscope's ultrathin ion beam is capable of producing stable, periodically arranged... more
Magnetic tuning at the nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In collaboration with colleagues from the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW) and the University of Glasgow, physicists from the German research center Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) are working to produce engineered magnetic nanostructures and... more
High resolution cryo-EM images from Africa pave the way to bespoke nitrilases for industry  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team from Cape Town have recently published the first high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy (EM) paper to originate from Africa. As... more
Scientists develop superfast-charging, high-capacity potassium batteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Skoltech researchers in collaboration with scientists from the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS and the Ural Federal University have shown that high-capacity, high-power batteries can be made from organic materials without lithium or... more
Mathematicians prove the Hardy-Littlewood-Sobolev inequalities  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
RUDN University mathematicians have proven the Hardy-Littlewood-Sobolev (HLS) inequalities for the class of generalized Riesz potentials. These results extend the scope of these potentials in mathematics and physics because the main tools for working with such potentials are... more
Physics experiment with ultrafast laser pulses produces a previously unseen phase of matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Adding energy to any material, such as by heating it, almost always makes its structure less orderly. Ice, for example, with its... more
Clemson Scientists Further Refine How Quickly the Universe Is Expanding  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Wielding state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, a team of Clemson University astrophysicists has added a novel approach... more
Lupus flare-ups could be linked to environmental factors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have found that alteration in the environment and atomospheric factors could be associated with organ specific flare-ups of lupus among patients diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erethematosus (SLE). The study results were... more
A cheaper way to scale up atomic layer deposition  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Chemical engineers have developed a new method for atomic layer deposition, a technique commonly used in high-quality microelectronics. The new method can be used in materials with larger surfaces much... more
Using mountains for long-term energy storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The storage of energy for long periods of time is subject to special challenges. A researcher proposes using a combination of Mountain Gravity Energy Storage (MGES) and hydropower as a solution for this issue. more
A cheaper way to scale up atomic layer deposition  nanowerk · 3 days
Chemical engineers have developed a new method for atomic layer deposition, a technique commonly used in high-quality microelectronics. The new method can be used in materials with larger surfaces much... more
Hubble Captures a Dozen Sunburst Arc Doppelgangers  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at... more
Using light to generate order in an exotic material  MIT · 3 days
Physics experiment with ultrafast laser pulses produces a previously unseen phase of matter. more
LHCf gears up to probe birth of cosmic-ray showers  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Cosmic rays are particles from outer space, typically protons, travelling at almost the speed of light. When the most energetic of these particles strike the atmosphere of our planet, they... more
A cheaper way to scale up atomic layer deposition  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Chemical engineers at EPFL have developed a new method for atomic layer deposition, a technique commonly used in high-quality microelectronics. The new method can be used in materials with larger... more
DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Biology encodes information in DNA and RNA, complex molecules finely tuned to their functions. Although, other nucleic acid-like polymers are known, yet much remains unknown regarding possible alternatives... more
CRIPSR could be used to detect disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
CRISPR could be used to establish new diagnostic blood tests by identifying viral nucleic acids, such as Parvo or HPV. more
A distinct spin on atomic transport  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
One of the more unexpected things that can be done with charge-neutral atoms is using them to emulate the fundamental behavior of electrons. Over the past few years, the group of Tilman Esslinger at the Institute... more
DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Biology encodes information in DNA and RNA, which are complex molecules finely tuned to their functions. But are they the only way to store hereditary molecular information? Some... more
We May Finally Understand the Moments Before the Big Bang  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Physicists may have solved a decades-long mystery about how our universe came to be. more
The Most Spectacular Celestial Vision You’ll Never See  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Contrary to previous thought, a gigantic planet in wild orbit does not preclude the presence of an Earth-like planet in... more
Thousands of New Globular Clusters Have Formed Over the Last Billion Years  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A discovery made by prestigious researchers including Thomas Broadhurst, the professor at the UPV/EHU’s Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science, has been... more
'Pac-Man-like' mergers could explain massive, spinning black holes  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have reported detecting gravitational waves from 10 black hole mergers to date, but they are still trying to explain the origins of those mergers. The largest merger detected so far seems... more
Room temperature strain-induced Landau levels in graphene on a wafer-scale platform  Science Magazine · 6 days
Graphene is a powerful playground for studying a plethora of quantum phenomena. One of the remarkable properties of graphene arises when it is strained in particular... more
Scientists further refine how quickly the universe is expanding  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Wielding state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, a team of Clemson University astrophysicists has added a novel approach to quantifying one of the most fundamental laws of the universe. more
Astrophysicists further refine how quickly the universe is expanding  nanowerk · 6 days
Wielding state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, a team of astrophysicists has added a novel approach to quantifying one of the most fundamental laws of the universe. more
A new quantum data classification protocol brings us nearer to a future 'quantum internet'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Quantum-based communication and computation technologies promise unprecedented applications, such as unconditionally secure communications, ultra-precise sensors, and quantum computers capable of... more
Chemist creates molecular 'merry-go-round' complex for future OLED displays  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A RUDN University chemist has synthesized fluorescent compounds with "merry-go-round" molecules that can be used to create economical displays with organic LEDs (OLEDs). The nucleus of these molecules is a... more
Astronomers observe a 'sunburst' from the early universe - in 12 copies  nanowerk · 6 days
With the powerful eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers observed straight into the bright and hot heart of a... more
New research synthesizes different aspects of causality in quantum field theory  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In current quantum field theory, causality is typically defined by the vanishing of field commutators for spacelike separations. Two researchers at the University of Massachusetts and... more
A new type of fire, the fuel of the future?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Later this month a Texus rocket will launch from Esrange, Sweden, that will travel about 260 km upwards and fall back to Earth offering researchers six minutes of... more
A new way to measure gravity: Using floating atoms  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, has found a new way to measure gravity—by noting differences in atoms in a supposition state, suspended in the air... more
Beamline for Schools 2019 participants present results  CERN · 6 days
Beamline for Schools 2019 participants present results Joseph Piergrossi achintya Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:58 The two winning teams from the 2019 Beamline... more
Team uses golden 'lollipop' to observe elusive interference effect at the nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Electrons in atoms are pretty talented. They can form chemical bonds, get kicked out of the atom and even "jump" to different locations based... more
Porvair Sciences offers fast and efficient Chromatrap Protein Extraction kit  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The Chromatrap Protein Extraction kit from Porvair Sciences offers a fast and efficient method of extracting cytoplasmic, nuclear or total protein from mammalian cells. more
Hubble captures a dozen Sunburst Arc doppelgangers  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at least 12 times on the night sky. This unique sight, created by... more
Engineering spin-orbit synthetic Hamiltonians in liquid-crystal optical cavities  Science Magazine · 7 days
Spin-orbit interactions lead to distinctive functionalities in photonic systems. They exploit the analogy between the quantum mechanical description of a complex electronic spin-orbit system and synthetic Hamiltonians derived for the propagation of... more
The Church, intensive kinship, and global psychological variation  Science Magazine · 7 days
Recent research not only confirms the existence of substantial psychological variation around the globe but also highlights the peculiarity of many Western populations. We propose that part of this variation can be... more
Probing gravity by holding atoms for 20 seconds  Science Magazine · 7 days
Atom interferometers are powerful tools for both measurements in fundamental physics and inertial sensing applications. Their performance, however, has been limited by the available interrogation time of freely falling atoms in a... more
The hidden ability of synchrotron radiation to perform coherent control  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Coherent control is a method to manipulate the populations and pathways in matter by light, and is currently one of the most attractive research areas in optical physics... more
Rewritable optical components for 2D light waves  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
In 1884, a schoolmaster and theologian named Edwin Abbott wrote a novella called Flatland, which tells the story of a world populated by sentient two-dimensional shapes. While intended as a satire of rigid Victorian... more
Thorium superconductivity: Scientists discover new high-temperature superconductor  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A group of scientists led by Artem Oganov of Skoltech and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Ivan Troyan of the Institute of Crystallography of RAS has succeeded in synthesizing thorium decahydride... more
Physicists Can Finally Peek at Schrödinger's Cat Without Killing It Forever  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
There may be a way of sneaking a peak at Schrödinger's cat — the famous feline-based thought experiment that describes the mysterious behavior of subatomic particles... more
A new type of fire, the fuel of the future?  ESA · 7 days
Later this month a Texus rocket will launch from Esrange, Sweden, that will travel about 260... more
CCNY researchers receive two U.S. patents for brain cancer-detecting innovation  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Raising hopes of rapid and more specific brain cancer diagnoses, a new "Resonance Raman" technique developed by world-renowned physicist Robert R. Alfano and his IUSL research group at... more
Worldwide Observations Confirm Nearby 'Lensing' Exoplanet  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Researchers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through a rare phenomenon known as gravitational microlensing. The... more
Research identifies neural pathway involved in memory consolidation during sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study could supply the missing link in the story of the brain consolidates floating memories into a permanent structure while we sleep. The study, published in... more
Even ‘Goldilocks’ Exoplanets Need a Well-behaved Star  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
An exoplanet may seem like the perfect spot to set up housekeeping, but before you go there, take a closer look at... more
Flatland light: Researchers create rewritable optical components for 2-D light waves  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 1884, a schoolmaster and theologian named Edwin Abbott wrote a novella called Flatland, which tells the story of a world populated by sentient two-dimensional shapes.... more
Physics of windshield-cracking raindrops could demolish kidney stones  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A plane has to be going pretty fast for a mere raindrop to crack its windshield, but it can happen. While scientists knew surface waves were behind the phenomenon, the details have... more
CERN appoints Gianotti, first female chief, to second term  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The European research center that runs the world's largest atom smasher says it has reappointed Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti, its first female director, for a second five-year term. more
CERN appoints Gianotti, first woman chief, to 2nd term  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The European research center that runs the world's largest atom smasher says it has reappointed Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti, its first woman chief, for a second five-year term. more
World-leading microscopes take candid snapshots of atoms in their 'neighborhoods'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
We can directly see the hidden world of atoms thanks to electron microscopes, first developed in the 1930s. Today, electron microscopes, which use beams of electrons to illuminate... more
Going cold: The future of electron microscopy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers use electron microscopy to produce high-resolution images at the atomic scale of everything from composite nanomaterials to single proteins. The technology provides invaluable information on the texture, chemistry, and structure of these materials.... more
Rotational form of spontaneous crystallographic ordering discovered in ferroic material  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Rutgers University has discovered a rotational form of spontaneous crystallographic ordering in a ferroic material. In their paper... more
Novel nanostructures could make smartphones more efficient  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers are pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, developing nanocomposite materials and nanoelectronic circuits to greatly improve energy, thermal and computing performance. This could make smartphones and other electronics more efficient and... more
World-leading microscopes take candid snapshots of atoms in their 'neighborhoods'  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists use powerful 4D-STEM electron microscopy technique to map out the best atomic 'hangouts' in high-performance materials. more
Under pressure: a new experimental apparatus gathers more insight on magnetic and superconducting states  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It is commonplace to be under pressure at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory— that is, if you happen... more
Physics of windshield-cracking raindrops may help doctors shatter kidney stones  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A plane has to be going pretty fast for a mere raindrop to crack its windshield, but it can happen. Now, new models of the physics behind the... more
Thousands of Ants Trapped in Polish Nuclear Bunker Turn to Cannibalism to Survive  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
After a group of worker ants became trapped in a sealed nuclear bunker in Poland, they formed a queen-free "colony" that survived... more
Physics of windshield-cracking raindrops could demolish kidney stones  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A plane has to be going pretty fast for a mere raindrop to crack its windshield, but it can happen. Now, new models of the physics behind the improbable feat may just... more
Black holes sometimes behave like conventional quantum systems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A group of Skoltech researchers led by Professor Anatoly Dymarsky have studied the emergence of generalized thermal ensembles in quantum systems with additional symmetries. As a result they found that black holes... more
Ultrafast quantum motion in a nanoscale trap detected  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have reported the detection of a picosecond electron motion in a silicon transistor. This study has presented a new protocol for measuring ultrafast electronic dynamics in an effective time-resolved fashion of... more
Black holes sometimes behave like conventional quantum systems  nanowerk · 1 week
Astronomers have studied the emergence of generalized thermal ensembles in quantum systems with additional symmetries. As a result they found that black holes thermalize the same way ordinary matter does. more
Study observes anomalous decay of coherence in a dissipative many-body system  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In quantum physics, some of the most interesting effects are the result of interferences. Decoherence, or loss of coherence, occurs when a quantum system eventually loses... more
Ultrafast quantum motion in a nanoscale trap detected  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
KAIST researchers have reported the detection of a picosecond electron motion in a silicon transistor. This study has presented a new protocol for measuring ultrafast electronic dynamics in an effective time-resolved fashion... more
Suspended layers make a special superconductor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In superconducting materials, an electric current will flow without any resistance. There are quite a few practical applications of this phenomenon; however, many fundamental questions remain as yet unanswered. Associate Professor Justin Ye, head of the... more
How oxygen destroys the core of important enzymes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Certain enzymes, such as hydrogen-producing hydrogenases, are unstable in the presence of oxygen. Researchers have identified the reasons on the atomic level. more
Laser pulses create topological state in graphene  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Discovering ways to control the topological aspects of quantum materials is an important research frontier because it can lead to desirable electrical and spin transport properties for future device technologies. Now MPSD scientists have... more
The simple physics behind algal movement towards light  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) describes how certain algae collectively sense and respond to light, a phenomenon called phototaxis. more
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