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Courtship in the cricket world
Everyone wants to present themselves in the best light - especially when it comes to finding a partner. (2012-04-30)
The missing 'recipe'
It was one of the 'missing pieces' in the Theoretical Physics of Materials puzzle and today a group of SISSA researchers has finally found it: for the first time, the phenomenon of thermal conduction has been accounted for by the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics. (2015-10-19)
Poincaré Prize 2009 goes to Springer authors and editors
All four prizewinners of the Henri Poincaré Prize 2009 are Springer authors and editors. (2009-09-07)
Fish farm waste can drift to distant shores
Concentrated waste plumes from fish farms could travel significant distances to reach coastlines, according to a study to be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Environmental Fluid Mechanics, available online now. (2011-04-07)
Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped?
Electrons are elementary particles -- indivisible, unbreakable. But new research suggests the electron's quantum state -- the electron wave function -- can be separated into many parts. (2014-10-28)
Stretching the truth: JILA biophysicists help unravel DNA stretching mystery
Using a new experimental test structure, biophysicists at JILA have unraveled part of a 15-year mystery in the mechanics of DNA -- just how the molecule manages to suddenly extend to almost twice its normal length. (2011-01-20)
Bridges to the Future: A Vision for Infrastructure in the 21st Century
On Thursday, April 10, the National Science Foundation and Popular Mechanics will co-host a webcast conference to address challenges and solutions driving the future of infrastructure in the United States. (2008-03-27)
Uneven Slip On Hayward Fault Provides Mystery In California
Scientists don't know what is going on beneath Fremont, Calif., and finding the answer could be helpful to tens of thousands of people. (1997-05-28)
Liquid lens creates tiny flexible laser on a chip
Like tiny Jedi knights, tunable fluidic micro lenses can focus and direct light at will to count cells, evaluate molecules or create on-chip optical tweezers, according to a team of Penn State engineers. (2009-05-11)
Virginia Tech engineers introduce thermotherapy as a chemotherapy alternative
Using hyperthermia, Virginia Tech engineering researchers and a colleague from India unveiled a new method to target and destroy cancerous cells. (2010-11-23)
Surface Tension May Explain Fingering Patterns In Granular Flows
The behavior of flowing solids -- or granular flows -- remains, in part, a mystery, with a poorly understood characteristic being the frequent formation of (1999-03-31)
Raising the bar for biomolecular modeling
University of Calgary researchers explain the role of water in electron transfer, the cornerstone of biological energy processes, and amino acid barriers that make it possible. (2010-06-14)
U. of I. Physicist Named IOP Honorary Fellow
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Anthony J. Leggett, a professor of physics at the University of Illinois, was named an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics during an awards dinner today (Jan. (1999-01-21)
Paving the way for a faster quantum computer
A team of physicists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have demonstrated a new quantum computation scheme in which operations occur without a well-defined order. (2015-08-11)
University of Toronto scientists cast doubt on renowned uncertainty principle
Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, formulated by the theoretical physicist in 1927, is one of the cornerstones of quantum mechanics. (2012-09-07)
Robotic dinosaurs on the way for next-gen paleontology at Drexel
Researchers at Drexel University are bringing the latest technological advancements in 3-D printing to the study of ancient life. (2012-02-20)
Measuring Planck's constant, NIST's watt balance brings world closer to new kilogram
A high-tech version of a balance scale has just brought scientists a critical step closer toward a new and improved definition of the kilogram. (2016-06-21)
Virginia Tech engineering professor honored for contributions to nonlinear dynamics
Ali Nayfeh, University Distinguished Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech, will received the new Lyapunov Award established by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Technical Committee on Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics of the Design Engineering Division at the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference. (2005-01-04)
Preventing friendly fire: A role for the thymic cortex in stopping your body from attacking itself
A new paper published in this week's PLoS Biology, the online open access journal, investigates the inner mechanics of the thymus, the organ that creates the foot soldiers of the immune system. (2008-08-04)
Computational Shortcut Speeds Quantum Chemical Calculations
A Duke University theoretical chemist has described the development and application of a (1997-09-09)
Pitt engineering professor to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at NSBE Pittsburgh convention
Karl H. Lewis, an associate professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, will be presented with the 2006 Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Academia by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at the 32nd Annual NSBE National Convention, to be held in Pittsburgh from March 29 to April 2. (2006-03-27)
Obesity: Not just what you eat
To understand how obesity develops, Tel Aviv University researchers used state-of-the-art technology to analyze the accumulation of fat in the body at the cellular level, and according to their new findings, nutrition is not the most important factor driving obesity. (2014-03-20)
Virginia Tech engineers explain physics of fluids some 100 years after original discovery
Intuition says two or more jets of fluid should coalesce into a single stream of fluid, but that is not always the case. (2013-03-22)
Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals
Physicists Sergei Filippov and Mario Ziman have found a way to preserve quantum entanglement of particles passing through an amplifier and, conversely, when transmitting a signal over long distances. (2014-07-23)
An emergency method for measuring strontium levels in milk can be used in routine studies
The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country's Nuclear and Radiological Safety research group is participating in validations of methods proposed by the International Atomic Energy Agency. (2017-09-08)
UW engineers receive $2 million NSF EFRI grant for secure communications research
Two University of Washington professors will explore fundamentally secure communications that exploit the principles of quantum mechanics through a new four-year, $2 million Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grant from the National Science Foundation. (2016-08-08)
An atlas of the human heart is drawn using statistics
Researchers at Pompeu Fabra University have created a high resolution atlas of the heart with 3D images taken from 138 people. (2013-02-26)
3-D laser printing of whispering-gallery-mode microcavities
Whispering gallery mode with high-quality factors and small volumes have attracted intense interests in the past decades because of their potential applications in various research fields such as quantum information, sensing, and optoelectronics. (2015-10-30)
Biofeedback on abnormal mechanics lowers risk for stress fractures, pain under kneecap
More than seven out of 10 runners will sustain an injury over the course of a year, many of these injuries preventable without any adverse effects on running distance or performance, according to Dr. (2007-04-30)
Splitting the unsplittable
Researchers from the University of Bonn have just shown how a single atom can be split into its two halves, pulled apart and put back together again. (2012-06-05)
New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed
The amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps, according to a new model from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London. (2014-04-04)
Penn research helps to show how turbulence can occur without inertia
For more than a century, the field of fluid mechanics has posited that turbulence scales with inertia, and so massive things, like planes, have an easier time causing it. (2013-04-30)
Hips take walking in stride; ankles put best foot forward in run
In a first-of-its-kind study comparing human walking and running motions -- and whether the hips, knees or ankles are the most important power sources for these motions -- researchers at North Carolina State University show that the hips generate more of the power when people walk, but the ankles generate more of the power when humans run. (2011-05-24)
Quantized heat conduction by photons observed
In a recent experiment, to be published in Nature on Nov. (2006-11-09)
A look beyond the horizon of events
Black holes are still very mysterious celestial bodies which do not, however, escape the laws of thermodynamics. (2016-05-26)
Loopy photons clarify 'spookiness' of quantum physics
NIST and University of Maryland researchers have developed a new method for creating pairs of entangled photons, particles of light whose properties are interlinked in a very unusual way dictated by the rules of quantum physics. (2008-03-18)
What's fair?: New theory on income inequality
The increasing inequality in income and wealth in recent years, together with excessive pay packages of CEOs in the US and abroad, is of growing concern. (2015-05-27)
Inequality and investment bubbles
An expert on statistical mechanics shows that the income distributions for the richest 3 percent and the poorer 97 percent conform to different physics principles. (2012-04-19)
Among apes, teeth are made for the toughest times
The teeth of some apes are formed primarily to handle the most stressful times when food is scarce, according to new research performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. (2009-12-16)
Engineer develops new approach for uncertainty estimation, wins award
Mechanical engineers from Virginia Tech and Utah State have devised a new method to estimate uncertainty in a specific type of flow measurement, termed particle image velocimetry. (2011-02-15)
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