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One step closer future to quantum computers
Physicists at Uppsala University in Sweden have identified how to distinguish between true and 'fake' Majorana states in one of the most commonly used experimental setups, by means of supercurrent measurements. (2019-09-16)
A novel tool to probe fundamental matter
The origin of matter remains a complex and open question. (2019-09-16)
African american bachelor's degrees see growth, behind in physical sciences, engineering
African Americans are seeing growth in engineering and physical sciences but are not progressing at the same rate when compared to the general population. (2019-09-12)
Reconfigurable electronics show promise for wearable, implantable devices
Medical implants of the future may feature reconfigurable electronic platforms that can morph in shape and size dynamically as bodies change or transform to relocate from one area to monitor another within our bodies. (2019-09-10)
Researchers uncover role of earthquake motions in triggering a 'surprise' tsunami
In newly published research, an international team of geologists, geophysicists, and mathematicians show how coupled computer models can accurately recreate the conditions leading to the world's deadliest natural disasters of 2018, the Palu earthquake and tsunami, which struck western Sulawesi, Indonesia in September last year. (2019-09-05)
UTA scientist explores using nanoparticles to reduce size of deep-seated tumors
Another collaborative project from a nanoparticles expert at The University of Texas at Arlington has yielded promising results in the search for more effective, targeted cancer treatments. (2019-09-05)
Lessons in learning
A new Harvard study shows that, though students felt like they learned more from traditional lectures, they actually learned more when taking part in active learning classrooms. (2019-09-05)
Laser-based ultrasound approach provides new direction for nondestructive testing
Many industrial buildings rely on ultrasound instruments that continually monitor the structural integrity of their systems without damaging or altering their features. (2019-09-04)
Defrosting surfaces in seconds
Researchers have developed a way to remove ice and frost from surfaces extremely efficiently, using less than 1% of the energy and less than 0.01% of the time needed for traditional defrosting methods. (2019-08-30)
Speeding up the hydrogen production by the magic topological surface states
The hydrogen economy is considered to be one of the best options for providing renewable energy and, thereby, contributing to mitigating today's environmental challenges. (2019-08-26)
Laser-produced uranium plasma evolves into more complex species
When energy is added to uranium under pressure, it creates a shock wave, and even a tiny sample will be vaporized like a small explosion. (2019-08-23)
Maximum mass of lightest neutrino revealed using astronomical big data
The mass of the lightest neutrino, an abundant 'ghost' particle found throughout the universe, has been calculated to be at least 6 million times lighter than the mass of an electron in a new UCL-led study. (2019-08-22)
Quantum gravity's tangled time
The theories of quantum mechanics and gravity are notorious for being incompatible, despite the efforts of scores of physicists over the past fifty years. (2019-08-22)
Physicists create world's smallest engine
The research explains how random fluctuations affect the operation of microscopic machines like this tiny motor. (2019-08-21)
Lab-based dark energy experiment narrows search options for elusive force
An experiment to test a popular theory of dark energy has found no evidence of new forces, placing strong constraints on related theories. (2019-08-19)
Breakthrough in understanding of magnetic monopoles could signal new technologies
A breakthrough in understanding how the quasi-particles known as magnetic monopoles behave could lead to the development of new technologies to replace electric charges. (2019-08-14)
Ultracold quantum particles break classical symmetry
Many phenomena of the natural world evidence symmetries in their dynamic evolution which help researchers to better understand a system's inner mechanism. (2019-08-09)
Dark matter may be older than the big bang, study suggests
Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the universe's mass, is one of the most elusive mysteries in modern physics. (2019-08-07)
Physicists make graphene discovery that could help develop superconductors
When two mesh screens are overlaid, beautiful patterns appear when one screen is offset. (2019-08-01)
Centimeter-long snail robot is powered with light
Researchers at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, Poland used liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a bio-inspired microrobot capable of mimicking the adhesive locomotion of snails and slugs in natural scale. (2019-07-31)
Technological developments in radiation detectors enhance global nuclear security
Nuclear power plants can withstand most inclement weather and do not emit harmful greenhouse gases. (2019-07-30)
Improving efficiency, brightness of perovskite LEDs
Advances in organic phosphorescent materials are opening new opportunities for organic light-emitting diodes for combined electronics and light applications, including solar cells, photodiodes, optical fibers and lasers. (2019-07-30)
Treating solar cell materials reveals formation of unexpected microstructures
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites have been used in optoelectronic devices including solar cells, photodetectors, light-emitting diodes and lasers, but the surface of hybrid perovskites is prone to surface defects, where charge carriers are trapped in the semiconducting material. (2019-07-30)
Researchers recreate the sun's solar wind and plasma 'burps' on Earth
A new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison physicists mimicked solar winds in the lab, confirming how they develop and providing an Earth-bound model for the future study of solar physics. (2019-07-29)
Virginia Tech researchers lead breakthrough in quantum computing
A team of Virginia Tech chemistry and physics researchers have advanced quantum simulation by devising an algorithm that can more efficiently calculate the properties of molecules on a noisy quantum computer. (2019-07-25)
Springer Nature publishes study for a CERN next generation circular collider
Back in January, CERN released a conceptual report outlining preliminary designs for a Future Circular Collider (FCC), which if built, would have the potential to be the most powerful particle collider the world over. (2019-07-24)
Finding alternatives to diamonds for drilling
Diamond is one of the only materials hard and tough enough for the job of constant grinding without significant wear, but diamonds are pricey. (2019-07-23)
Improving the signal-to-noise ratio in quantum chromodynamics simulations
A study by Marco Ce, a physicist based at the Helmholtz-Institut Mainz in Germany, and recently published in EPJ Plus describes a new technique for simulating particle ensembles that are 'large' (at least by the standards of particle physics). (2019-07-18)
Harvesting energy from the human knee
Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and described in Applied Physics Letters, that possibility might not be far out of reach. (2019-07-17)
Mad cow disease: A computational model reveals the mechanism of replication of prions
An article published in the journal PLOS Pathogens reports a realistic computational model for the structure and mechanism of replication of prions, infectious agents responsible for mad cow disease and other neurodegenerative disorders of human and animals. (2019-07-11)
Puzzling on a quantum chessboard
Physicists at the University of Innsbruck are proposing a new model that could demonstrate the supremacy of quantum computers over classical supercomputers in solving optimization problems. (2019-07-10)
Characterizing the 'arrow of time' in open quantum systems
Even in the strange world of open quantum systems, the arrow of time points steadily forward -- most of the time. (2019-07-09)
Heat transport can be blocked more effectively with a more optimized holey nanostructure
The research group of Nanoscience Center at University of Jyvaskyla confirms its earlier observations that by using the wave nature of heat in holey nanostructures heat conduction can be reduced by over hundredfold. (2019-07-08)
Measuring the laws of nature
One of the fundamental physical constants, the 'weak axial vector coupling constant' (gA), has now been measured with very high precision for the first time. (2019-07-02)
Simulating quantum systems with neural networks
A new computational method, based on neural networks, can simulate open quantum systems with unprecedented versatility. (2019-07-01)
Theoretical physicists unveil one of the most ubiquitous and elusive concepts in chemistry
Even if we study them at school, oxidation numbers have so far eluded any rigorous quantum mechanical definition. (2019-07-01)
Lightning bolt underwater
Electrochemical cells help recycle CO2. However, the catalytic surfaces get worn down in the process. (2019-06-27)
A further step towards reliable quantum computation
A team of physicists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences introduces a novel technique to detect entanglement even in large-scale quantum systems with unprecedented efficiency. (2019-06-25)
Helping physics teachers who don't know physics
A shortage of high school physics teachers has led to teachers with little-to-no training taking over physics classrooms, reports show. (2019-06-25)
Algorithm designed to map universe, solve mysteries
Cornell University researchers have developed an algorithm designed to visualize models of the universe in order to solve some of physics' greatest mysteries. (2019-06-25)
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