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Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers
SCIENCE DAILY By precisely controlling the quantum behavior of an ultracold atomic gas, physicists have created a model system for studying the wave phenomenon that may bring about rogue waves... 3 hours
Stray Wi-Fi signals could let spies see inside closed rooms
Science Magazine Physicists use standard wireless transmitter to create hologram 19 hours
first global simulation yields new insights into ring system First Global Simulation Yields New Insights into Ring System
ASTRO WATCH A team of researchers in Japan modeled the two rings around Chariklo, the smallest body in the Solar... 20 hours
the spiralling signatures of planet formation The Spiralling Signatures of Planet Formation
ASTRO WATCH Astrophysicists at the University of Cambridge have used theoretical models to determine the origins of the striking large-scale spiral features surrounding a nearby star.... 20 hours
ripples in the cosmic web Ripples in the Cosmic Web
ASTRO WATCH The far-flung corners of intergalactic space are lonely places, barren of much else but atoms. In these vast expanses between the galaxies, only atoms — a... 23 hours
The lung is a host defense niche for immediate neutrophil-mediated vascular protection
Science Magazine Bloodstream infection is a hallmark of sepsis, a medically emergent condition requiring rapid treatment. However, up-regulation of host defense proteins through Toll-like receptors (TLRs)... 23 hours
Experimental demonstration of nonbilocal quantum correlations
Science Magazine Quantum mechanics admits correlations that cannot be explained by local realistic models. The most studied models are the standard local hidden variable models, which satisfy the well-known Bell inequalities. To date, most works have focused on... 23 hours
Optical identification of sulfur vacancies: Bound excitons at the edges of monolayer tungsten disulfide
Science Magazine Defects play a significant role in tailoring the optical properties of two-dimensional materials. Optical signatures of defect-bound excitons are important... 23 hours
Mitochondrial protein-linked DNA breaks perturb mitochondrial gene transcription and trigger free radical-induced DNA damage
Science Magazine Breakage of one strand of DNA is the most common form of DNA damage. Most damaged DNA termini require end-processing... 23 hours
Unexpected damage found rippling through promising exotic nanomaterials
SCIENCE DAILY Some of the most promising and puzzling phenomena in physics play out on the nanoscale, where a billionth-of-a-meter shift can make or break perfect electrical conductivity. 24 hours
'We Don't Planet' Episode 1: What's the Structure of the Sun?
SPACE.COM Learn all about the structure of the sun in the first episode of the astrophysics video-explainer series "We Don't Planet." 1 day
'We Don't Planet': Video Series Explores Universe's Most Fascinating Concepts
SPACE.COM There's a new way to get your astrophysics fix: "We Don't Planet," a new series of 4- to 6-minute videos that explores some of the most fascinating concepts... 1 day
Tiny joints for reconfigurable microstructures
PHYS.ORG Leiden physicists exploit self-assembly of small particles to someday create functional structures such as micro-robots from the bottom up. Now they took an important step forward by experimentally realizing joints on the micrometer scale. The study is published... 1 day
Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale
PHYS.ORG The ability to pattern materials at ever-smaller sizes—using electron-beam lithography (EBL), in which an electron-sensitive material is exposed to a focused beam of electrons, as a... 1 day
Physicist Describes 45 Gruesome Ways to Die (or Not)
LIVE SCIENCE There is something morbidly fascinating about the prospect of exploring the most outlandish, unusual and downright unlikely circumstances that could cause your demise. 1 day
Thin layers of water hold promise for the energy storage of the future
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that a material which incorporates atomically thin layers of water is able to store and deliver energy much more... 1 day
Thin layers of water hold promise for the energy storage of the future
PHYS.ORG Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a material which incorporates atomically thin layers of water is able to store... 1 day
Quantum experiments probe underlying physics of rogue ocean waves
PHYS.ORG By precisely controlling the quantum behavior of an ultracold atomic gas, Rice University physicists have created a model system for studying the wave phenomenon that may bring about rogue waves... 1 day
Frozen Earth-Mass Exoplanet Discovered 12,750 Light-Years Away
SCI-NEWS.COM Using a planet-hunting technique called gravitational microlensing, astronomers have detected an Earth-mass planet orbiting an ultracool dwarf 12,750 light-years away. By combining... 1 day
We Don’t Planet: What Astrophysics Video Series Is All About | Video
SPACE.COM Astrophysicist Paul Sutter explains what you can expect to learn from the new web series to Space.com managing editor Tariq Malik. 1 day
Fast electrons and the seeds of disruption
PHYS.ORG Measuring small fast electron populations hidden in a sea of colder "thermal" electrons in tokamak plasmas is very challenging. Why? The challenge comes from the fast electron signal being overwhelmed by thermal electron signal... 1 day
Key Einstein principle survives quantum test
SCIENCE-NEWS Particles in quantum superposition adhere to the equivalence principle in atomic test. 1 day
CERN and American Physical Society sign SCOAP3
CERN The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN1) and the American Physical Society (APS2) signed an agreement today for SCOAP3(link is external) – the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics. Under this agreement, high-energy... 1 day
First global simulation yields new insights into ring system
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers in Japan modeled the two rings around Chariklo, the smallest body in the Solar System known to have rings (Figure 1). This is the first time... 2 days
Astronomers made first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars
PHYS.ORG The most barren regions known are the far-flung corners of intergalactic space. In these vast expanses between the... 2 days
Imaging an atomic soliton train
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A multifunctional catalyst that stereoselectively assembles prodrugs
Science Magazine The catalytic stereoselective synthesis of compounds with chiral phosphorus centers remains an unsolved problem. State-of-the-art methods rely on resolution or stoichiometric chiral auxiliaries. Phosphoramidate prodrugs are a critical component of pronucleotide (ProTide) therapies used... 2 days
Measurement of the small-scale structure of the intergalactic medium using close quasar pairs
Science Magazine The distribution of diffuse gas in the intergalactic medium (IGM) imprints a series of hydrogen absorption lines on the spectra of distant... 2 days
How Long Do Elephants Take to Poop? Same Time As You
LIVE SCIENCE New parenthood got our fluid dynamics experts thinking about what ends up in the diaper. They headed to the zoo and the lab to come up... 2 days
American Physical Society and CERN sign an open access agreement for SCOAP3
PHYS.ORG The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), as the Host Organization of SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access... 2 days
Beyond classical computing without fault-tolerance: Looking for the quantum frontier
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from Australia and the UK have developed a new theoretical framework to identify computations that occupy the 'quantum frontier'—the boundary at which problems become... 2 days
Novel technique reveals the 3-D structure and composition of powerful, custom-made high-temperature superconductors
PHYS.ORG Some of the most promising and puzzling phenomena in physics play out on the nanoscale, where a billionth-of-a-meter shift can make or... 2 days
Physics of poo—why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The ancient Chinese practiced copromancy, the diagnosis of health based on the shape, size and texture of feces. So did... 2 days
World's largest moveable steel structure shelters sarcophagus at Chernobyl
PHYS.ORG Today marks the 31st anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant's Unit 4 reactor. The blast discharged 400 times the radioactivity released by the Hiroshima bomb... 2 days
Tracking particles at the energy frontier
PHYS.ORG A new age of exploration dawned at the start of Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider, as protons began colliding at the unprecedented centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The ATLAS experiment now frequently observes highly... 2 days
Jupiter and the theory of relativity blamed for course changes of celestial bodies
PHYS.ORG In the case of solar system bodies passing close to the sun, there are two important effects playing a crucial role in... 2 days
Seeing is believing: Diamond quantum sensor reveals current flows in next-gen materials
SCIENCE DAILY In a world-first, researchers have imaged electrons moving in graphene using a quantum probe found only in diamonds. The technique could be used to... 3 days
New theoretical approach to describing non-equilibrium phase transitions
SCIENCE DAILY Two physicists have offered a way to mathematically describe a particular physics phenomenon called a phase transition in a system out of equilibrium. Such phenomena are central in physics, and understanding how... 3 days
2-D materials can conduct electricity at almost the speed of light
SCIENCE DAILY New two-dimensional quantum materials have been created with breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that could make them building blocks of future quantum computers and other advanced... 3 days
Quantum imaging of current flow in graphene
Science Magazine Since its first discovery in 2004, graphene has been found to host a plethora of unusual electronic transport phenomena, making it a fascinating system for fundamental studies in condensed matter physics as well as... 3 days
Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light
SCIENCE DAILY New two-dimensional quantum materials have been created with breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that could make them building blocks of future quantum... 3 days
Scientists discover new atomically layered, thin magnet
PHYS.ORG It may not seem like a material as thin as an atom could hide any surprises, but a research team led by scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)... 3 days
Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light
PHYS.ORG Physicists at the University of California, Irvine and elsewhere have fabricated new two-dimensional quantum materials with breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that... 3 days
Jupiter and the theory of relativity gets the blame for celestial bodies changing course
SCIENCE DAILY In the case of solar system bodies passing close to the sun, there are two important effects playing a crucial... 3 days
'Ageless' silicon throughout Milky Way may indicate a well-mixed galaxy
PHYS.ORG As galaxies age, some of their basic chemical elements can also show signs of aging. This aging process can be seen as certain atoms "put on a little... 3 days
Establishing the boundaries of quantum secure communications
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of York's Centre for Quantum Technology have made an important breakthrough in the theory of quantum secure communications. 3 days
Laser cooling a polyatomic molecule
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Harvard University has successfully cooled a three-atom molecule down to near absolute zero for the first time. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the team describes how they achieved the feat... 3 days
Study identifies optimum human hand-throwing techniques
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Harvard and Yale Universities has conducted a study of optimal human throwing techniques and found which work best under which conditions. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open... 3 days
astrophysicists study the rejuvenating pulsar in a neighboring galaxy Astrophysicists Study the 'Rejuvenating' Pulsar in a Neighboring Galaxy
ASTRO WATCH The Lomonosov Moscow State University scientists published the results of a study of the unique ultra-slow pulsar XB091D.... 4 days
Rosetta online server that includes everyone
PHYS.ORG Our bodies are made of biomolecules like proteins, nucleic acids, fats and sugars. These biomolecules are folded into specific 3D structures—predetermined by the DNA and RNA sequences that build them—which allows them to do everything they... 4 days
A more than 100% quantum step toward producing hydrogen fuel
SCIENCE DAILY Efforts to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels are advancing on various significant fronts. Initiatives include research focused on more efficient production of gaseous hydrogen fuel by using... 4 days
The 'Genius' of Albert Einstein on Nat Geo Channel (Photos)
SPACE.COM See photos from National Geographic's "Genius," a gripping new drama series about Albert Einstein that highlights some of the most intriguing and intimate details of the acclaimed physicist's... 4 days
Astrophysicists study 'rejuvenating' pulsar in a neighboring galaxy
PHYS.ORG Lomonosov Moscow State University scientists published the results of a study of unique ultra-slow pulsar XB091D. This neutron star is believed to have captured a companion only a million years ago, and... 4 days
Scientists model the formation of multivalleys in semiconductor microcavities
PHYS.ORG Everything we experience is made of light and matter. And the interaction between the two can bring about fascinating effects. For example, it can result in the formation of special... 4 days
New CERN results show novel phenomena in proton collisions
PHYS.ORG In a paper published today in Nature Physics , the ALICE collaboration reports that proton collisions sometimes present similar patterns to those observed in the collisions of heavy nuclei. This... 4 days
'Quantum simulator' facilitates research into theoretical supermaterials
PHYS.ORG Physicists at Utrecht University have created a 'quantum simulator,' a model system to study theoretical prognoses for a whole new class of materials. These 'supermaterials' include graphene, which has a two-dimensional structure and unique... 4 days
Physicist improves particle interaction modeling
PHYS.ORG Quantum electrodynamics is a lot like baking a cake, and then trying to take apart the individual ingredients. At least, that is what physicist Dr. Ulrich Jentschura equates to the process of creating an equation that can couple... 4 days
'Build Spaceships, Not Walls': One Student's Take at the March for Science | Video
SPACE.COM Paige Campbell, an astrophysics and meteorology student of Pennsylvania State University, explains why she's marching in the March for Science... 4 days
Preliminary results of Breakthrough Listen project released
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—The team of researchers working on the Breakthrough Listen project (affiliated with SETI) has released preliminary findings after sifting through several petabytes of data obtained from three telescopes involved in the research project. The... 4 days
new alice experiment results show novel phenomena in proton collisions New ALICE Experiment Results Show Novel Phenomena in Proton Collisions
ASTRO WATCH In a paper published today in Nature Physics, the ALICE collaboration reports that proton collisions sometimes... 5 days
Sex, lies and physics: 'Genius' drama is Einstein tell-all
PHYS.ORG The unparalleled brilliance and puckish wit? Check. The trademark wild mop of hair? Check. The marital infidelity and free-wheeling sex? 5 days
'Celestial Sleuth' credits Messier with discovery 238 years after the fact
PHYS.ORG The Ring Nebula is one of the most spectacular deep-sky objects in the heavens. It is easily located by backyard astronomers, intensely studied by astrophysicists and... 5 days
First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulation
SCIENCE DAILY Using an atomic quantum simulator, scientists have achieved the first-ever direct observation of chiral currents in the model topological insulator, the 2-D integer quantum Hall system. 5 days
First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulation
PHYS.ORG Using an atomic quantum simulator, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have achieved the first-ever direct observation of chiral currents in the model topological... 5 days
Chip-based nanoscopy: Microscopy in HD quality
PHYS.ORG Physicists at Bielefeld University and the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø have developed a photonic chip that makes it possible to carry out super-resolution light microscopy, also called 'nanoscopy,' with conventional microscopes. In nanoscopy, the... 5 days
Chip-based nanoscopy: Microscopy in HD quality
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have developed a photonic chip that makes it possible to carry out super-resolution light microscopy, also called 'nanoscopy,' with conventional microscopes. In nanoscopy, the position of single fluorescent molecules can be determined with a precision... 5 days
new alice results show novel phenomena in proton collisions New ALICE results show novel phenomena in proton collisions
CERN As the number of particles produced in proton collisions (the blue lines) increase, the more of these so-called... 5 days
Graphene holds up under high pressure
PHYS.ORG A single sheet of graphene, comprising an atom-thin lattice of carbon, may seem rather fragile. But engineers at MIT have found that the ultrathin material is exceptionally sturdy, remaining intact under applied pressures of at least... 5 days
Game-changing PanDDA method unveils previously hidden 3-D structure data
PHYS.ORG Scientists have utilised Diamond Light Source to develop a new method to extract previously hidden information from the X-ray diffraction data that are measured when resolving the three-dimensional (3D) atomic... 5 days
A black hole in a low mass X-ray binary
PHYS.ORG A globular cluster is a roughly spherical ensemble of stars (as many as several million) that are gravitationally bound together, and typically located in the outer regions of galaxies. Low... 5 days
the onset of an extra solar system feeding a baby star with a dusty hamburger The Onset of an Extra-Solar System - Feeding a Baby Star with a Dusty Hamburger
ASTRO WATCH An international research team, led by... 7 days
using the pleiades as guinea pigs for new photometric method Using the Pleiades as Guinea-Pigs for New Photometric Method
ASTRO WATCH The astronomers will never be content! They strive to observe the faintest stars possible, and this means that... 1 week
Physics of poo—why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time
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