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High-sensitivity cameras reveal the atomic structure of metal-organic frameworks
PHYS.ORG Highly sensitive electron cameras allow researchers to see the atomic structure of metal-organic frameworks. 8 hours
new legal powers could send british scientists into space to conduct zero gravity medical experiments New Legal Powers Could Send British Scientists into Space to Conduct Zero-Gravity Medical Experiments
ASTRO WATCH British scientists will be able to fly to... 9 hours
ASU-led engineers develop new DNA switch to control flow of electrons within atomic-sized molecule
NEWS MEDICAL DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development... 13 hours
Friction in the vacuum?
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—When three physicists first discovered through their calculations that a decaying atom moving through the vacuum experiences a friction-like force, they were highly suspicious. The results seemed to go against the laws of physics: The vacuum, by definition, is completely... 15 hours
Uranium from seawater factors into nuclear power
PHYS.ORG Trace amounts of uranium exist in seawater, but efforts to extract that critical ingredient for nuclear power have produced insufficient quantities to make it a viable source for those countries that lack uranium mines.... 17 hours
Dating the Milky Way's disc
PHYS.ORG When a star like our sun gets to be very old, after another seven billion years or so, it will no longer be able to sustain burning its nuclear fuel. With only about half of its mass remaining,... 17 hours
magnetic mirror design for sifting evidence of primordial gravitational waves Magnetic mirror design for sifting evidence of primordial gravitational waves
ESA ESA has backed the development of a ‘metamaterial’ device to sift through the faint afterglow of... 21 hours
magnetic mirror design for finding evidence of primordial gravitational waves Magnetic mirror design for finding evidence of primordial gravitational waves
ESA ESA has backed the development of a ‘metamaterial’ device to sift through the faint afterglow of... 22 hours
Historic detection of gravitational waves
SCIENCE DAILY A scientist who has been involved with nearly every aspect of the development and ultimate success of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), will give a talk about the project's historic detection of gravitational waves. 1 day
Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus
SCIENCE DAILY Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth), in a laboratory rather than from... 1 day
LIGO veteran gives talk about gravitational waves
PHYS.ORG Caltech's Stan Whitcomb, who has been involved with nearly every aspect of the development and ultimate success of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), will give a talk about the project's historic detection of... 1 day
Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus
PHYS.ORG Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth), in a laboratory rather than from... 2 days
System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants
SCIENCE DAILY A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated systems. 2 days
examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus Examining Exploding Stars Through the Atomic Nucleus
ASTRO WATCH Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf... 2 days
alien particles from outer space are wreaking low grade havoc on personal electronic devices Alien Particles from Outer Space Are Wreaking Low-Grade Havoc on Personal Electronic Devices
ASTRO WATCH You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining... 3 days
Advanced fusion code selected to participate in Early Science Programs on three new DOE pre-exascale supercomputers
PHYS.ORG U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) high-performance computer sites have selected a dynamic fusion code, led by... 3 days
New imaging technology catches DNA naturally fluorescing
NEWS MEDICAL Many of the secrets of cancer and other diseases lie in the cell's nucleus. But getting way down to that level -- to see and investigate the important genetic material housed there -- requires... 3 days
research team finds radial acceleration relation holds in all common types of galaxies Research Team Finds Radial Acceleration Relation Holds in All Common Types of Galaxies
ASTRO WATCH The distribution of normal matter precisely determines gravitational acceleration in... 3 days
Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms in understanding heat transport
SCIENCE DAILY The precise control of electron transport in microelectronics makes complex logic circuits possible that are in daily use in smartphones and laptops. 3 days
Researchers are first to see DNA 'blink'
PHYS.ORG Many of the secrets of cancer and other diseases lie in the cell's nucleus. But getting way down to that level—to see and investigate the important genetic material housed there—requires creative thinking and extremely... 3 days
five of the most explosive non nuclear chemicals ever made Five of the most explosive non-nuclear chemicals ever made
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A chemistry department at a British university was recently evacuated after a student made the known explosive, TATP. 4 days
Radial acceleration relation found in all common types of galaxies
SCIENCE DAILY The distribution of normal matter precisely determines gravitational acceleration in all common types of galaxies, a team of researchers reports. This provides further support that the relation is... 4 days
Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics
PHYS.ORG You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic... 4 days
Breakthrough in understanding heat transport with a chain of gold atoms
PHYS.ORG The precise control of electron transport in microelectronics makes complex logic circuits possible that are in daily use in smartphones and laptops. Heat transport is of... 4 days
system automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated systems. 4 days
Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics
PHYS.ORG A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics. 4 days
Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected
PHYS.ORG Robot probes sent to one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup. 4 days
intergalactic unions more devastating than we thought Intergalactic Unions More Devastating than We Thought
ASTRO WATCH Scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the University of Oxford, and the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian... 4 days
[Optoelectronics] Electrical detection of diamond defects
Science Magazine Diamonds have many different kinds of defects, each type imbuing the crystal with a distinctive color. The quantum properties of the nitrogen vacancy defect are being intensely studied – [Read More] 4 days
[High-Pressure Physics] Stamping hydrogen into metal
Science Magazine In 1935, Wigner and Huntington predicted that molecular hydrogen would become an atomic metal at a pressure of 25 GPa. Eighty years and more than 400 GPa later, Dias and Silvera have – [Read More] 4 days
[In Depth] European gravitational wave detector falters
Science Magazine On 20 February, dignitaries will descend on Virgo, Europe's premier gravitational wave detector near Pisa, Italy, for a dedication ceremony to celebrate a 5-year, €24 million upgrade. But the pomp will belie nagging problems... 4 days
[Report] Localized aliphatic organic material on the surface of Ceres
Science Magazine Organic compounds occur in some chondritic meteorites, and their signatures on solar system bodies have been sought for decades. Spectral signatures of organics have not been unambiguously identified... 4 days
Research team finds radial acceleration relation in all common types of galaxies
PHYS.ORG The distribution of normal matter precisely determines gravitational acceleration in all common types of galaxies, a team led by Case Western Reserve University researchers... 4 days
European gravitational wave detector falters
Science Magazine Fragile glass fibers hurt Virgo’s chances to observe in 2017 with U.S. counterpart 4 days
If atoms are mostly empty space, why do objects look and feel solid?
PHYS.ORG Chemist John Dalton proposed the theory that all matter and objects are made up of particles called atoms, and this is still... 5 days
The 8 Most Famous Solar Eclipses in History
SPACE.COM For thousands of years, historians have viewed solar eclipses as omens of things to come. One eclipse even helped physicists to confirm the bending of light predicted by Einstein's general theory of... 5 days
Arecibo Observatory captures revealing images of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
PHYS.ORG Though not visible to the naked eye or even with binoculars, the green-tailed Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova (HMP) did not escape the gaze of the world-renowned Arecibo Observatory. Scientists from the University of Arizona's... 5 days
Intergalactic unions more devastating than we thought
PHYS.ORG Scientists from MIPT, the University of Oxford, and the Russian Academy of Sciences have estimated the number of stars disrupted by solitary supermassive black holes in galactic centers that formed via mergers of galaxies... 5 days
'Scorpion' robot mission inside Fukushima reactor aborted
PHYS.ORG A "scorpion" robot sent into a Japanese nuclear reactor to learn about the damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown had its mission aborted after the probe ran into trouble, Tokyo Electric Power company said... 5 days
Physicists harness neglected properties of light
PHYS.ORG University of Toronto (U of T) researchers have demonstrated a way to increase the resolution of microscopes and telescopes beyond long-accepted limitations by tapping into previously neglected properties of light. The method allows observers to distinguish... 5 days
Comet Breaks in Two — May Be Close to Disintegration
SPACE.COM The end may be near for a comet that has been breaking into pieces for more than 20 years. On Feb. 12, viewers using the Slooh online observatory's... 5 days
[Editors' Choice] Baring cellular souls
Science Magazine Coupling chemical approaches for disrupting DNA-protein complexes in intact nuclei with combinatorial barcoding enables high-throughput single-cell DNA sequencing. 5 days
Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device
PHYS.ORG Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have created an atomic force microscope on a chip, dramatically shrinking the size—and, hopefully, the price tag—of a high-tech device commonly used to characterize material properties. 5 days
Oscillons, Gravitational Wave Factories in Very Early Universe
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of theoretical physicists at the University of Basel, Switzerland, has found that in the very early Universe, so-called... 5 days
Closer look at atomic motion in molecules may benefit biotech researchers
SCIENCE DAILY Every molecule holds a complex landscape of moving atoms – and the ability to single out and examine individual nuclear vibrations may unlock to the secret... 6 days
How disturbances interact with a dynamic space-time fabric: 'Field patterns' as a new mathematical object
SCIENCE DAILY Mathematicians propose a theoretical framework to understand how waves and other disturbances move through materials in conditions that... 6 days
Closer look at atomic motion in molecules may benefit biotech researchers
PHYS.ORG Every molecule holds a complex landscape of moving atoms – and the ability to single out and examine individual nuclear vibrations may unlock to the secret... 6 days
video kip thorne talks about the years leading up to ligo s first detection of gravitational waves Video: Kip Thorne talks about the years leading up to LIGO's first detection of gravitational waves
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In a new video, Kip Thorne, Caltech's Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, talks... 6 days
Mastering a critical step in storing radioactive waste
PHYS.ORG An EPFL research project has developed a detailed profile of the sites selected to store radioactive waste from Swiss nuclear power plants. The project also helps identify sites that meet both safety... 6 days
New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects
PHYS.ORG Although scientists have been able to levitate specific types of material, a pair of UChicago undergraduate physics students helped take the science to a new level. 6 days
New technique for creation of entangled photon states
PHYS.ORG Members of the Faculty of Physics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University have elaborated a new technique for creating entangled photon states. They have described their research in an article published in... 6 days
North Korea's Missile Threats to US May Not Be Empty for Long
LIVE SCIENCE North Korea appears to be making serious progress on an intercontinental ballistic missile, which could conceivably allow the nuclear-armed nation to make good on... 6 days
Review shows lipid nanoparticles as highly promising delivery systems in gene therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Lipid nanoparticles (SLNs and NLCs) are regarded as highly promising systems for delivering nucleic acids in gene therapy. 6 days
Motivated by the thrill of discovery
MIT Itamar Kimchi studies the physics underlying unusual behavior of electrons in compounds such as transition metal oxides. 6 days
Turning up the heat for perfect (nano)diamonds
PHYS.ORG Quantum mechanics, the physics that governs nature at the atomic and subatomic scale, contains a host of new physical phenomena to explore quantum states at the nanoscale. Though tricky, there are ways to exploit... 6 days
NASA and MIT Collaborate to develop space-based quantum-dot spectrometer
PHYS.ORG A NASA technologist has teamed with the inventor of a new nanotechnology that could transform the way space scientists build spectrometers, the all-important device used by virtually all scientific disciplines... 7 days
the standard model stands its ground The Standard Model stands its ground
CERN Stefania Pandolfi Event display of a typical Bs0 decay into two muons. The two muon tracks from the Bs0 decay are seen as a... 7 days
Space Shuttle Crewmates Ochoa and Foale to Enter Astronaut Hall of Fame
SPACE.COM The first Hispanic woman to fly in space, Ellen Ochoa, and a physicist who turned to the stars to survive a collision in orbit,... 7 days
Optical fibre with Einstein effect
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have discovered a new mechanism for guiding light in photonic crystal fibre (PCF). PCF is a hair-thin glass fibre with a regular array of hollow... 7 days
Measuring entropy: Scanning-tunneling microscope gives glimpse of the mysterious property
SCIENCE DAILY The scanning-tunneling microscope (STM), which is used to study changes in the shape of a single molecule at the atomic scale, impacts the ability of that molecule to... 7 days
Lipid nanoparticles for gene therapy
PHYS.ORG Lipid nanoparticles (SLNs and NLCs) are regarded as highly promising systems for delivering nucleic acids in gene therapy. Until now, viral systems have been the most effective method for delivering genetic matter but they pose significant safety problems.... 7 days
Searching for axion dark matter with a new detection device
PHYS.ORG A detection device designed and built at Yale is narrowing the search for dark matter in the form of axions, a theorized subatomic particle that may make up... 7 days
No close partner for young, massive stars in Omega Nebula
PHYS.ORG Astronomers from Leuven (Belgium) and Amsterdam (Netherlands) have discovered that massive stars in the star-forming region M17 (the Omega Nebula) are—against expectations—not part of a close binary. They... 7 days
A scanning-tunneling microscope provides a glimpse of entropy in action
PHYS.ORG New research shows that a scanning-tunneling microscope (STM), used to study changes in the shape of a single molecule at the atomic scale, impacts the ability of that... 7 days
Toshiba chairman resigns over huge nuclear business loss
PHYS.ORG Toshiba Corp.'s chairman resigned Tuesday after the company logged such massive losses in its nuclear business that it must sell its lucrative computer-chip business to avoid going belly-up. 7 days
Superconductivity with two-fold symmetry—new evidence for topological superconductor SrxBi2Se3
PHYS.ORG The study of topological superconductors (TSCs) is a hotspot in the field of condensed matter physics, and has drawn great attention in recent years. Now, Prof. Hai-Hu Wen's group from... 7 days
Scientists predict new high-energy compounds
PHYS.ORG Using theoretical methods, an international group of scientists led by Artem R. Oganov, Professor of Skoltech, Stony Brook University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology predicted unusual nitrides of hafnium and chromium with the chemical formulae HfN10... 7 days
Toshiba warns of huge losses in US nuclear power unit
PHYS.ORG Toshiba hinted at a possible fresh accounting scandal Tuesday as it delayed the release of financial results but warned it would lose billions of dollars in its US... 7 days
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