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Physicists uncover clues to mechanism behind magnetic reconnection
PHYS.ORG Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has published a paper showing that magnetic reconnection—the process in which magnetic field lines snap together and... 13 hours
Catalyst adds fluorine-containing groups to make new compounds
PHYS.ORG Drugs that contain one or more fluorine atoms tend to be more stable, more powerful, and easier for the body to absorb. For those reasons, drug developers would like to be able... 14 hours
Synthetic nanoparticles achieve the complexity of protein molecules
PHYS.ORG Chemists at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity, hierarchy and accuracy as their natural counterparts - biomolecules. The study, published in Science,... 14 hours
Lab charts the anatomy of three molecular channels
SCIENCE DAILY By determining the three-dimensional structures of these molecules down to the level of atoms, the researchers have unlocked key details as to how they function in the body. 14 hours
Quantum optical sensor tested in space for the first time, with a laser system from Berlin
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time ever, a cloud of ultra-cold atoms has been successfully created in space... 14 hours
can the donut shaped magnet cappuccino submarine hunt for dark matter Can the Donut-Shaped Magnet 'CAPPuccino Submarine' Hunt for Dark Matter?
ASTRO WATCH Scientists at the Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research (CAPP), within the Institute for Basic... 15 hours
Physicists show that real-time error correction in quantum communications is possible
PHYS.ORG Nature Physics today, Monday, 23 January 2017, published online the research by a team led by physicists from the School of Physics at Wits University. In... 19 hours
One of the brightest distant galaxies known discovered
PHYS.ORG An international team led by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of La Laguna (ULL) has discovered one of the brightest "non-active" galaxies in the early... 20 hours
Cosmologists a step closer to understanding quantum gravity
PHYS.ORG Cosmologists trying to understand how to unite the two pillars of modern science – quantum physics and gravity – have found a new way to make robust predictions about the effect of... 21 hours
How can high-energy physics help the water shortage?
PHYS.ORG It might be hard to imagine what link there could be between a huge scientific machine underneath Geneva and a field of tomatoes in Lebanon but both need advanced technology to achieve... 23 hours
Shape-shifting nucleosomes open new avenues for epigenetics research
PHYS.ORG The textbook description of chromatin, the condensed form DNA takes when it is not in use, consists of rigid building-blocks called nucleosomes, which act as spindles on which inactive DNA can be... 23 hours
Physicists Precisely Measure Magnetic Moment of Antiproton
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of physicists led by RIKEN researcher Stefan Ulmer has found that the magnetic moment of the antiproton is extremely... 2 days
Cassini Gets Up Close and Personal With Saturn's 'Wavemaker' Moon Daphnis
LIVE SCIENCE As NASA's Saturn mission skims the gas giant's rings, it's seeing incredible detail in the interactions between ring particles and a tiny moon's gravity. 3 days
astronomer searches for signs of life on wolf 1061 exoplanet Astronomer Searches for Signs of Life on Wolf 1061 Exoplanet
ASTRO WATCH Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has... 4 days
Astronomers Characterize Wolf 1061 Planetary System
SCI-NEWS.COM A research team led by San Francisco State University astronomer Stephen Kane has obtained new observations of Wolf 1061, a planetary system known to... 4 days
Ten Atomic Clocks Have Failed on Europe's Galileo Navigation Satellites
SPACE.COM Ten atomic clocks have failed onboard the European Union's Galileo navigation satellites, casting doubt on when the unfinished constellation's next batch of spacecraft will be orbited. 4 days
Probe for nanofibers has atom-scale sensitivity
PHYS.ORG Optical fibers are the backbone of modern communications, shuttling information from A to B through thin glass filaments as pulses of light. They are used extensively in telecommunications, allowing information to travel at near the speed... 4 days
how can high energy physics help the water shortage How can high energy physics help the water shortage?
CERN A technician from the Optosmart company, a partner of the project, examines the field in the Bekaa valley,... 4 days
Violations of energy conservation in the early universe may explain dark energy
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Physicists have proposed that violations of energy conservation in the early universe, as predicted by certain modified theories of quantum mechanics and quantum gravity,... 4 days
eROSITA travels to Russia for launch into deep space in 2018
PHYS.ORG On 20 January 2017, the completed eROSITA X-ray telescope boarded a cargo plane and was transported from Munich, where it had been built at the Max... 4 days
NASA reviewing proposal for next-generation lunar astrophysics mission
PHYS.ORG Next-generation astrophysics research using the moon as home base and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as its world-class data center are the goals of a multiyear, $237 million NASA satellite... 4 days
Cassini Gets Up Close and Personal With Saturn's 'Wavemaker' Moon Daphnis
SPACE.COM As NASA's Saturn mission skims the gas giant's rings, it's seeing incredible detail in the interactions between ring particles and a tiny moon's gravity. 4 days
Work begins in Palo Alto on NASA's dark energy hunter
PHYS.ORG Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe's accelerating expansion. An instrument assembly the company is developing, if selected... 4 days
The speed limit for intra-chip communications in microprocessors of the future
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology propose a method to precisely predict the level of noise caused by the amplification of photonic and... 4 days
Neutrons and a 'bit of gold' uncover new type of quantum phase transition
PHYS.ORG When matter changes from solids to liquids to vapors, the changes are called phase transitions. Among the most interesting types are more... 4 days
Astronomers search for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet
PHYS.ORG Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists and physicists to philosophers and filmmakers. It's also... 5 days
galaxy murder mystery Galaxy Murder Mystery
ASTRO WATCH It’s the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what’s killing them? New research published by a global team of... 5 days
[Chemical Physics] An x-ray view of C–F and S–F bond breaks
Science Magazine X-ray absorption spectroscopy is a useful probe of element-specific dynamics in molecular reactions. However, the required x-ray fluxes have rarely been available outside expensive – [Read... 5 days
[Chromatin] Deformation powers the nucleosome slide
Science Magazine In eukaryotes, DNA is packed onto nucleosomes. For transcription factors and other proteins to gain access to DNA, nucleosomes must be moved out of the way, or “remodeled”—but not d – [Read More] 5 days
Treated carbon pulls radioactive elements from water
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed inexpensive, oxidized carbon particles that extract radioactive metals from water. They said their materials may help purify contaminated waters stored after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. 5 days
[Research Article] Distortion of histone octamer core promotes nucleosome mobilization by a chromatin remodeler
Science Magazine Adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP)–dependent chromatin remodeling enzymes play essential biological roles by mobilizing nucleosomal DNA. Yet, how DNA is mobilized despite... 5 days
[Research Article] The role of dimer asymmetry and protomer dynamics in enzyme catalysis
Science Magazine Freeze-trapping x-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance, and computational techniques reveal the distribution of states and their interconversion rates along the reaction pathway... 5 days
[Perspective] Unlocking the nucleosome
Science Magazine Almost all eukaryotic genomes are packaged as nucleosomal building blocks that are assembled from an octameric core of histone proteins around which nearly two turns of DNA are wrapped. The apparent homogeneity and stability of nucleosomes has led to their... 5 days
[This Week in Science] Deformation powers the nucleosome slide
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[Book Review] Beyond Schrödinger's cat
Science Magazine According to traditional flight physics, bees should not be able to fly. But fly they do, with mastery of non– steady state aerodynamics and little concern about our limited understanding of their capabilities. Building on recent insights in... 5 days
Treated carbon pulls radioactive elements from water
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Rice University and Kazan Federal University in Russia have found a way to extract radioactivity from water and said their discovery could help purify the hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated... 5 days
rash of galileo clock failures cast doubt on timing of upcoming launches Rash of Galileo clock failures cast doubt on timing of upcoming launches
SPACE NEWS Ten atomic clocks have failed onboard the European Union’s Galileo navigation satellites, casting doubt on when the unfinished constellation’s next batch of spacecraft will... 5 days
Creating atomic scale nanoribbons
PHYS.ORG Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing. However, as faster and more powerful processors are created, silicon has reached a performance limit: the... 5 days
Magnetic moment of a single antiproton determined with greatest precision ever
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have published the most accurate measurement of a fundamental property of the antiproton to date. This research represents a contribution to the matter-antimatter debate. 5 days
online course on human spaceflight with esa astronaut christer fuglesang Online course on human spaceflight with ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang
ESA VIDEO Christer Fuglesang, a veteran of five spacewalks and a professor of particle physics, will present a... 5 days
Six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out life on Earth
PHYS.ORG If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is you'd probably think of nuclear war, global warming or a large-scale pandemic disease. But assuming we... 5 days
Police horses contribute to research in physics
PHYS.ORG Recently, fifteen police horses in Gothenburg have contributed to science. They have supported the development of a new method to detect damages in the hooves by using thermoelectric sensors. In the future, hopefully, this... 5 days
Physicists observe spontaneous symmetry breaking in an optical microcavity
PHYS.ORG Symmetry is the essential basis of nature, which gives rise to conservation laws. In comparison, the breaking of the symmetry is also indispensable for many phase transitions and nonreciprocal processes.... 5 days
Selonterra publishes article on novel APOE4 mechanism linked to Alzheimer’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL Selonterra LLC, a biotechnology company discovering therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease announced the publication of the article “Identification of a Nuclear Respiratory Factor 1... 5 days
Researchers imprint stable, chemically active polymer equivalents of DNA
PHYS.ORG In a carefully designed polymer, researchers at the Polish Academy of Sciences have imprinted a sequence of a single strand of DNA. The resulting negative remained chemically active and was... 5 days
Mechanism MRI amplifying agents explored
PHYS.ORG Special amplifying agents can make MRI scanners and NMR techniques hundreds of times more sensitive. Leiden physicists have now found a method to test their efficiency. More sensitive MRI scans could for example improve our understanding of cystic... 5 days
galileo clock anomalies under investigation Galileo clock anomalies under investigation
ESA As first reported last November, anomalies have been noted in the atomic clocks serving Europe’s Galileo satellites. 5 days
alma starts observing the sun ALMA Starts Observing the Sun
ASTRO WATCH New images taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have revealed otherwise invisible details of our Sun, including a new view of the... 6 days
Traffic jam in empty space
SCIENCE DAILY An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made by researchers in Germany. The team of scientists has now shown how to manipulate the electric vacuum field and thus generate deviations from... 6 days
Studying the quantum vacuum: Traffic jam in empty space
PHYS.ORG An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made at University of Konstanz. The team of scientists headed by Professor Alfred Leitenstorfer has now... 6 days
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