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The 4th Flavor? Scientists Close in on a New Kind of Neutrino
SPACE.COM The history behind the discovery is a fascinating tale with twist and turns that would make Agatha Christie's head spin. 40 minutes
Carbon nanotube optics provide optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon emitters for quantum information processing. 4 hours
Relativity: The Thought Experiments Behind Einstein's Theory
SPACE.COM Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is a monumental achievement of human ingenuity, creativity and perseverance — to say the least. 9 hours
Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Los Alamos and partners in France and Germany are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon... 9 hours
Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds a connection between a cancer mutation and electron-mediated DNA repair. 10 hours
Laser-sonic scanner aims to replace mammograms for finding breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY For women over 40, mammography is a necessary yet annoying procedure to endure every year or two. The technique, while valuable for reducing breast cancer deaths, is less... 11 hours
Devastating plant virus is revealed in atomic detail
SCIENCE DAILY The complex 3D structure of one of the world's most lethal families of plant viruses has been revealed in unprecedented detail by scientists. 11 hours
Scientists use neutrons to take a deeper look at record boost in thermoelectric efficiency
PHYS.ORG Neutron facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are aiding scientists in research to boost the power and efficiency of thermoelectric... 13 hours
Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer
PHYS.ORG One of the biggest helpers in our bodies' ongoing efforts to prevent DNA mutations—mutations that can lead to cancer—is actually rather tiny. Electrons, as it turns out, can signal proteins that repair... 15 hours
Radiation therapy alone may be enough to treat older, sicker patients with anal cancers
NEWS MEDICAL The incidence of anal cancer continues to rise. Despite making the headlines with Farrah Fawcett, people are still reluctant to... 16 hours
Tiny quantum device to redefine ampere
PHYS.ORG EU-funded scientists have succeeded in redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. Based on the electron charge, the newly developed microscopic device has been reported as the most accurate technique for making measurements... 18 hours
The secret to measuring the energy of an antineutrino
PHYS.ORG Scientists study tiny particles called neutrinos to learn about how our universe evolved. These particles, well-known for being tough to detect, could tell the story of how matter won out... 19 hours
Physicists probing ever deeper into the stuff of the universe
PHYS.ORG University of Virginia physicists have recently played key roles in new particle physics discoveries. The scientists are involved with large international collaborations using major facilities designed for expanding... 19 hours
The 4th Flavor? Scientists Close in on a New Kind of Neutrino
LIVE SCIENCE The history behind the discovery is a fascinating tale with twist and turns that would make Agatha Christie's head spin. 19 hours
Devastating plant virus is revealed in atomic detail
PHYS.ORG The complex 3-D structure of one of the world's most lethal families of plant viruses has been revealed in unprecedented detail by scientists at the UK's University of Leeds. 22 hours
Novel method for investigating pore geometry in rocks
SCIENCE DAILY In a fusion of mathematics and earth science, researchers have proposed a novel method for characterizing pore geometry in rock, based on persistence diagram analysis and a newly proposed parameter, the distance... 2 days
dust clouds can explain puzzling features of active galactic nuclei Dust Clouds Can Explain Puzzling Features of Active Galactic Nuclei
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research shows short gamma ray bursts do follow binary neutron star mergers Research Shows Short Gamma-Ray Bursts Do Follow Binary Neutron Star Mergers
ASTRO WATCH Researchers at Oregon State University have confirmed that last fall’s union of two neutron... 3 days
Quantum transfer at the push of a button
SCIENCE DAILY In the new quantum information technologies, fragile quantum states have to be transferred between distant quantum bits. Researchers have now realized such a quantum transmission between two solid-state qubits at the push... 3 days
Researchers complete milestone in international physics experiment in Switzerland
PHYS.ORG Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have built prototypes for an aluminum electric field cage inside a particle detector for an international physics experiment conducted at the European... 3 days
Experimental benchmarking of quantum control in zero-field nuclear magnetic resonance
Science Magazine Demonstration of coherent control and characterization of the control fidelity is important for the development of quantum architectures such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). We introduce an experimental... 4 days
Nanoscale momentum-resolved vibrational spectroscopy
Science Magazine Vibrational modes affect fundamental physical properties such as the conduction of sound and heat and can be sensitive to nano- and atomic-scale structure. Probing the momentum transfer dependence of vibrational modes provides a wealth of information about a materials system;... 4 days
The Large Hadron Collider is getting an upgrade
SCIENCE-NEWS Revamping the accelerator’s equipment will increase the rate of proton collisions. 4 days
A recessive form of hyper-IgE syndrome by disruption of ZNF341-dependent STAT3 transcription and activity
Science Magazine Heterozygosity for human signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) dominant-negative (DN) mutations underlies an autosomal dominant form of... 4 days
Revamped collider to shine brighter light on physics mysteries at CERN
REUTERS GENEVA (Reuters) - Europe's physics research center CERN launched an upgrade of its Large... 4 days
Future quantum technologies may exploit identical particle entanglement
PHYS.ORG Usually when physicists perform quantum entanglement between particles—whether it be qubits, atoms, photons, electrons, etc.—the particles are distinguishable in some way. Only recently have physicists demonstrated the feasibility of generating entanglement between... 4 days
Dust clouds can explain puzzling features of active galactic nuclei
SCIENCE DAILY Many large galaxies have a bright central region called an active galactic nucleus, powered by matter spiraling into a supermassive black hole. Gas clouds around the AGN emit... 4 days
Research charts the way to more reliable carbon-based microelectronics
PHYS.ORG Carbon nanotubes – cylindrical formations of carbon atoms with incredible strength and electrical conductivity – hold great promise for creating new micron-scale low-power electronic devices. 4 days
New form of matter may lie just beyond the periodic table
PHYS.ORG Currently, the heaviest element on the periodic table is oganesson, which has an atomic mass of 294 and was officially named in 2016. Like every element... 4 days
The chances of detecting clumps in atomic nuclei are growing
PHYS.ORG What do atomic nuclei really look like? Are the protons and neutrons they contain distributed chaotically? Or do they perhaps bind into alpha clusters, that is, clumps made... 4 days
CERN starts major upgrade to reap more data at atom smasher
PHYS.ORG The world's largest particle smasher is kicking off a major upgrade to churn out 10 times more data and help unlock the secrets of physics. 4 days
Quantum transfer at the push of a button
PHYS.ORG In new quantum information technologies, fragile quantum states have to be transferred between distant quantum bits. Researchers at ETH have now realized such a quantum transmission between two solid-state qubits at the... 4 days
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CERN VIDEO Civil works have begun on the ATLAS and CMS sites to build new underground structures for... 4 days
In the company of top quarks
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Improving mechanical sensor performance through larger damping
Science Magazine Mechanical resonances are used in a wide variety of devices, from smartphone accelerometers to computer clocks and from wireless filters to atomic force microscopes. Frequency stability, a critical performance metric, is generally assumed to... 4 days
A dust-enshrouded tidal disruption event with a resolved radio jet in a galaxy merger
Science Magazine Tidal disruption events (TDEs) are transient flares produced when a star is ripped apart by the gravitational field of a... 5 days
Dirac-source field-effect transistors as energy-efficient, high-performance electronic switches
Science Magazine An efficient way to reduce the power is to lower the supply voltage VDD, but this voltage is restricted by the 60 millivolts per decade thermionic limit of subthreshold swing (SS) in... 5 days
Retinal isomerization in bacteriorhodopsin captured by a femtosecond x-ray laser
Science Magazine Ultrafast isomerization of retinal is the primary step in photoresponsive biological functions including vision in humans and ion-transport across bacterial membranes. We studied the sub-picosecond structural dynamics of... 5 days
More harm than good: Assessing the nuclear arsenal tipping point
SCIENCE DAILY The first study of its kind shows how detrimental nuclear attack would be for the aggressor nation. 5 days
Video: Caesar's last breath and Einstein's lost fridge
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Are you breathing air molecules that were once exhaled by Caesar, Joan of Arc or Madame Curie? And why did Albert Einstein try to break into the refrigerator business? 5 days
Spaceflight Books Three Launches with Rocket Lab's Electron Boosters
SPACE.COM Satellite rideshare company Spaceflight Inc. on June 11 signed on as the anchor customer for three Electron launches from Rocket Lab. 5 days
Tracking down the mystery of entangled particles of light
PHYS.ORG Bernese researchers have taken an important step towards new measurement methods such as quantum spectroscopy. In an experiment, they succeeded in uncovering part of the mystery surrounding the so-called "entangled... 5 days
One black hole or two? Dust clouds can explain puzzling features of active galactic nuclei
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), believe clouds of dust, rather than twin black holes,... 5 days
Harmonic oscillator's most 'classical-like' state exhibits nonclassical behavior
PHYS.ORG Showing just how blurry the boundary is between the quantum and classical worlds, physicists in a new study have theoretically demonstrated that a macroscopic oscillating object initially in a classical-like coherent state... 5 days
The future of AI needs hardware accelerators based on analog memory devices
PHYS.ORG Imagine personalized Artificial Intelligence (AI), where your smartphone becomes more like an intelligent assistant – recognizing your voice even in a noisy room, understanding... 5 days
Listen to the Eerie Whistling 'Chorus' That's Supercharging Radiation Near Earth
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How 'gatekeepers' to a cell's nucleus let genetic instructions pass through
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have revealed how the human nuclear pore complex is involved in the flow of genetic information. 5 days
Short gamma-ray bursts do follow binary neutron star mergers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have confirmed that last fall's union of two neutron stars did in fact cause a short gamma-ray burst. 5 days
Higgs boson, top quarks linked in milestone collider discovery
PHYS.ORG An observation made by an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider involving Florida Institute of Technology physicists Francisco Yumiceva, Marcus Hohlmann and Marc Baarmand has for the first time connected... 5 days
Research shows short gamma-ray bursts do follow binary neutron star mergers
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Oregon State University have confirmed that last fall's union of two neutron stars did in fact cause a short gamma-ray burst. 5 days
Einstein's Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English
LIVE SCIENCE Albert Einstein, who famously supported the American civil rights movement, wrote down racist ideas about Chinese, Japanese, Sri Lankan and Indian people. 5 days
Quantum physics gets attention—and brighter funding prospects—in Congress
Science Magazine Lawmakers plan to introduce bill calling for a National Quantum Initiative 5 days
Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake: Yarn-like material collects largest amount of uranium to date
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For the first time, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams... 6 days
Scientists make first 'on demand' entanglement link
PHYS.ORG Researchers at QuTech in Delft have succeeded in generating quantum entanglement between two quantum chips faster than the entanglement is lost. Via a novel smart entanglement protocol and careful protection of the entanglement, the... 6 days
Undersecretary Paul Dabbar paints broad vision for Department of Energy science
Science Magazine Former investment banker emphasizes supercomputing, quantum technologies, and big facilities 6 days
Study unravels how nuclear pore complexes transport mRNAs out of the nucleus
NEWS MEDICAL Standing guard between a cell's nucleus and its main chamber, called the cytoplasm, are thousands of behemoth protein structures called nuclear pore complexes, or... 6 days
More harm than good: Assessing the nuclear arsenal tipping point
PHYS.ORG One hundred. That's the number researchers argue is a pragmatic quantity of nuclear weapons for any nation to have. 6 days
Scientists peep deep into a diamond to examine its defects
PHYS.ORG Researchers take a deep look into a diamond to see how the atoms in its platelet defects are arranged in the hardest natural material known to man. 6 days
Wet aluminum hydroxide and oxyhydroxide particles release hydrogen when irradiated
PHYS.ORG Cold War plutonium production activities created complex wastes. Vitrifying the waste for final storage is complicated by aluminum from nuclear fuel reprocessing. Knowing how aluminum particles behave in... 6 days
Core electron topologies in chemical bonding
PHYS.ORG YNU researchers have solved the age-old mystery of why silicon cannot replace carbon in organic compounds. A new benchmark quantum chemical calculation of C2, Si2, and their hydrides reveals a qualitative difference in the topologies of... 6 days
How 'gatekeepers' to a cell's nucleus let genetic instructions pass through
PHYS.ORG Standing guard between a cell's nucleus and its main chamber, called the cytoplasm, are thousands of behemoth protein structures called nuclear pore complexes, or NPCs. NPCs... 6 days
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CERN Cristina Agrigoroae HALO, the immersive art installation at Art Basel (Image: Claudia Marcelloni/CERN) The Semiconductor duo, Ruth Jarman and Joe... 6 days
Physicists discover how to create the thinnest liquid films ever
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have discovered a fundamentally new way surfaces can get wet. Their study may allow scientists to create the thinnest films of liquid ever made -- and engineer... 6 days
Core electron topologies in chemical bonding
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers resolve the age-old mystery of why silicon cannot replace carbon in organic compounds. A new benchmark quantum chemical calculation of C2, Si2, and their hydrides for the first time reveals a qualitative difference in the... 6 days
a better device for measuring electromagnetic radiation A Better Device for Measuring Electromagnetic Radiation
ASTRO WATCH Bolometers, devices that monitor electromagnetic radiation through heating of an absorbing material, are used by astronomers and homeowners alike. But most such... 6 days
This heavy element has a football-shaped atomic nucleus
SCIENCE-NEWS Three nobelium isotopes have oblong nuclei, and some sport a ‘bubble’ center. 7 days
Making quantum puddles
PHYS.ORG A team of physicists at the University of Vermont have discovered a fundamentally new way surfaces can get wet. Their study may allow scientists to create the thinnest films of liquid ever made—and engineer a new class of surface coatings... 7 days
Speculative wormhole echoes could revolutionize astrophysics
PHYS.ORG The scientific collaborations LIGO and Virgo have detected gravitational waves from the fusion of two black holes, inaugurating a new era in the study of the cosmos. But what if those ripples of space-time were not... 7 days
Improving electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers with members from institutions in Singapore, China and the U.K. has found a way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells. In their paper published in the journal Nature... 7 days
Researchers study molecular gas in the galaxy Markarian 273
PHYS.ORG An international group of scientists has recently conducted a study of molecular gas in the northern nucleus of an ultra-luminous infrared galaxy known as Markarian 273. The research, which reveals physical and chemical... 7 days
Quantum LEGO—building ultracold molecules
PHYS.ORG Cooling matter is not easy. Atoms and molecules have the tendency to jump around, to rotate and to vibrate. Freezing these particles by slowing them down is a complicated process. For individual atoms, physicists have figured out over the years... 7 days
Neutrinos weighed by the world's most precise scale
SCIENCE DAILY What is the mass of neutrinos? To answer one of the most fundamental and important open questions in modern particle physics and cosmology, the KATRIN Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Ex-periment was designed and... 7 days
Researchers find enzymes naturally select their own polymer sequences
PHYS.ORG As free-flowing enzymes travel amid a sea of polymers, a Northwestern Engineering team has found those enzymes prefer to join certain polymer sequences over others, a discovery that could lead... 7 days
Could Alien Life Handle the Radiation in 3-Star Alpha Centauri System?
SPACE.COM The levels of X-ray radiation streaming from Alpha Centauri A and B — two of the three stars in the nearest solar system to our own — are... 7 days
KATRIN experiment investigates neutrino mass
PHYS.ORG Neutrinos are everywhere, and yet their presence is rarely felt. Scientists have assumed for decades that, because they interact so little with matter, neutrinos must lack any measurable mass. But recent experiments have shown that these "ghostly" particles... 7 days
NIST neutron detection method—long-sought workaround to helium shortage?
PHYS.ORG Doctors use X-rays to see inside people, and scientists use neutrons to peer inside advanced materials and devices such as fuel cells to better understand and improve them. But a critical shortage... 7 days
big data and social media Big data and social media
CERN Kate Kahle Vint Cerf's slides included this visualisation of inbound traffic on the NSFNET T1 backbone in September 1991 (purple for zero bytes to white for... 7 days
Breaking laws, making glass
PHYS.ORG The laws that explain how pizza gets uniformly cooked in an oven are not valid for systems of atoms at ultracold temperatures. A team of researchers at the Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems, within the Institute for Basic... 7 days
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SPACE NEWS Satellite rideshare company Spaceflight Inc. on June 11 signed on as the anchor customer for three Electron launches from Rocket Lab. SpaceNews.com 1 week
MOF material offers selective, reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a metal-organic framework material with a selective, fully reversible and repeatable capability to remove atmospheric nitrogen dioxide gas in ambient conditions.... 1 week
Scientists pinpoint potential treatment target for pediatric liver cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A protein in the cell nucleus already targeted therapeutically for several types of cancer has now been linked to an aggressive form of pediatric liver cancer called hepatoblastoma (HBL), according... 1 week
Fermi satellite celebrates 10 years of discoveries
PHYS.ORG VIDEO On June 11, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope celebrates a decade of using gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light in the cosmos, to study black holes, neutron stars, and other extreme cosmic objects... 1 week
Work Begins on New SLAC facility for revolutionary accelerator science
PHYS.ORG The Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has started to assemble a new facility for revolutionary accelerator technologies that could make future accelerators 100 to 1,000 times... 1 week
New bolometer is faster, simpler, and covers more wavelengths
PHYS.ORG Bolometers, devices that monitor electromagnetic radiation through heating of an absorbing material, are used by astronomers and homeowners alike. But most such devices have limited bandwidth and must be operated... 1 week
Robust MOF material exhibits selective, fully reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas
PHYS.ORG Led by the University of Manchester, an international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF) that exhibits... 1 week
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Antioxidants slow down senescence in plants
PHYS.ORG Aging is a complex process involving lots of different mechanisms. One of the main processes on which aging is based is the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROSs are molecules formed as a result of... 1 week
The quantum choreographer
MIT Using diamond dust and laser light to control atomic spin, Ashok Ajoy PhD ’16 pursues alternatives to costly conventional imaging technologies. 1 week
Boson sampling with photons found to produce useful output in spite of photon leaks for quantum supremacy
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from China, Germany and the U.S. has found that boson... 1 week
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PHYS.ORG It was another good week for physics as a team at the U.S. National... 1 week
Tiny defects in semiconductors created 'speed bumps' for electrons—researchers cleared the path
PHYS.ORG UCLA scientists and engineers have developed a new process for assembling semiconductor devices. The advance could lead to much more energy-efficient transistors for electronics... 1 week
Scientists in Germany seek to find mass of neutrino
PHYS.ORG Researchers in Germany have started collecting data with a 60 million euro ($71 million) machine designed to help determine the mass of the universe's lightest particle. 1 week
Researchers develop virtual composer assistant
PHYS.ORG Experts from the Institute of Cyber Intelligence Systems at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) are currently developing a virtual composer assistant that will be able to analyze the emotional state of music composers and follow their... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH What does it take to switch on a supermassive black hole? A new study by researchers at CU... 1 week
New $2.5B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab
PHYS.ORG Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm... 1 week
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Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake: Yarn-like material collects largest amount of uranium to date
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Fermi satellite celebrates 10 years of discoveries
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