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Understanding how small organic ions stabilize gold nanoparticles may allow for better control
PHYS.ORG Expanding the potential of gold nanoparticles for a range of uses requires methods to stabilize the clusters and control their size. Researchers... 21 minutes
Physics can predict wealth inequality
PHYS.ORG The 2016 election year highlighted the growing problem of wealth inequality and finding ways to help the people who are falling behind. This human urge of compassion isn't new, but the big question that remains to be addressed... 21 minutes
The ATLAS Experiment's quest for the lost arc
PHYS.ORG Nature has surprised physicists many times in history and certainly will do so again. Therefore, physicists have to keep an open mind when searching for phenomena beyond the Standard Model.  2 hours
Cosmic collisions at the LHCb experiment
PHYS.ORG Last week at the 52nd Rencontres de Moriond EW in La Thuile, Italy, the LHCb experiment presented the results of an unprecedented and unusual study. Instead of the usual proton-proton collisions, this time the LHCb detector... 3 hours
Opinion: Why we signed the open letter from scientists supporting a total ban on nuclear weapons
PHYS.ORG These are dangerous times. The Doomsday Clock sits at just two and a half minutes before... 4 hours
New, highly accurate positions and motions available for millions of stars
PHYS.ORG The United States Naval Observatory (USNO) has released a new catalog of over 107 million stars, the 5th USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC5). This catalog of... 5 hours
Scientists discovered tip induced unconventional superconductivity on Weyl semimetals
PHYS.ORG Recently, Prof. Jian Wang and collaborators discovered tip-induced unconventional superconductivity by hard point contact on Weyl semi-metal TaAs crystals, which might be topologically non-trivial. Topological superconductors have attracted great attention... 6 hours
Study shows how epigenetic randomness helps cancer cells proliferate
NEWS MEDICAL In a research effort that merged genetics, physics and information theory, a team at the schools of medicine and engineering at The Johns Hopkins University has added significantly to evidence that large... 14 hours
Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a predetermined electrical response. The possibility to precisely arrange the atoms on a... 15 hours
New insight into superfluids reveals a storm at the surface
PHYS.ORG The discovery of a 'storm' layer created when superfluid helium flows across a rough surface has turned a century of understanding about one of the most important discoveries... 16 hours
nustar probes puzzling galaxy merger NuSTAR Probes Puzzling Galaxy Merger
ASTRO WATCH A supermassive black hole inside a tiny galaxy is challenging scientists' ideas about what happens when two galaxies become one. Was 49 is the name of... 19 hours
Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Aalto University have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a predetermined electrical response. The possibility to precisely arrange the... 19 hours
ESO’s Very Large Telescope Spots New Type of Star Formation
SCI-NEWS.COM New observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming in the powerful outflows in... 20 hours
Physicists settle controversy over identical particle entanglement
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—In a new study, physicists have shown a way to establish real entanglement between two identical particles—a topic that has been disputed until now. The results provide a better understanding of the fundamental nature... 23 hours
cosmic collisions at the lhcb experiment Cosmic collisions at the LHCb experiment
CERN Stefania Pandolfi An example of a fully reconstructed proton-helium collision event in the LHCb detector. The particle identified as an antiproton is shown in... 1 day
MIT professor creates reality TV series of his daily life
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—"What if the Kardashians were physicists?" asks César Hidalgo, an associate professor at MIT and director of the Collective Learning group at the MIT Media Lab. 1 day
Freely diffusing cellular proteins reach the leading edge faster
PHYS.ORG According to a theoretical model developed by LMU physicists, in cell protrusions, cargo-transporting motor proteins often get in each other's way. The upshot is that freely diffusing proteins reach the... 1 day
Researchers tackle hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites based on methylammonium lead
PHYS.ORG One of the biggest challenges to society today is finding clean, safe and affordable forms of energy. Scientists at the University of Maryland are working on developing novel technologies to... 1 day
Quantum computers may have higher 'speed limits' than thought
PHYS.ORG How fast will a quantum computer be able to calculate? While fully functional versions of these long-sought technological marvels have yet to be built, one theorist at the National Institute... 1 day
Travelling-wave ion mobility mass spectrometry elucidates structures of gold fingers
PHYS.ORG Drugs containing gold have been used for centuries to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, they might be effective against cancer and HIV. One mechanism by which... 1 day
Millions of atoms entangled in record-breaking quantum tests
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists make advance in the quest to take quantum effects to larger scales. 1 day
Life on Earth is Used to Gravity — So What Happens to Our Cells in Space?
SPACE.COM The force of gravity doesn't just keep us anchored to the ground; it influences how our... 1 day
The fate of exomoons
PHYS.ORG When a star like our sun gets to be very old, after another seven billion years or so, it will shrink to a fraction of its radius and become a white dwarf star, no longer able to sustain nuclear burning.... 1 day
one of the largest giant radio galaxies discovered by astronomers One of the Largest Giant Radio Galaxies Discovered by Astronomers
ASTRO WATCH An international team of astronomers led by Alex Clarke of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH Humanity is facing now the dawn of a new technological era involving quantum mechanics in almost all aspects of social life, from computation to... 2 days
Can Water Naturally Flow Uphill?
LIVE SCIENCE Earth's gravity is strong, but can water ever naturally go against it and flow uphill? 2 days
astronomers identify purest most massive brown dwarf Astronomers Identify Purest, Most Massive Brown Dwarf
ASTRO WATCH An international team of astronomers has identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest'... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH An algorithm developed by the Spanish IAC researcher Sebastián Hidalgo will be used for the first time at the international distributed computing... 2 days
astronomers find unexpected dust obscured star formation in normal distant galaxy Astronomers Find Unexpected, Dust-obscured Star Formation in Normal Distant Galaxy
ASTRO WATCH Pushing the limits of the largest single-aperture millimeter telescope in the world, and coupling it with... 3 days
new portal to unveil the dark sector of the universe New Portal to Unveil the Dark Sector of the Universe
ASTRO WATCH Once upon a time, the Universe was just a hot soup of particles. In those days,... 3 days
Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong
PHYS.ORG Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business. 3 days
Researchers develop new lab-on-a-chip platform that aims to improve pathogen detection
NEWS MEDICAL Nuclear amplification testing is commonly used for pathogen detection; however, the process is currently manually intensive and complex, and requires dedicated equipment. This prevents its use... 4 days
andromeda s bright x ray mystery solved by nustar Andromeda's Bright X-Ray Mystery Solved by NuSTAR
ASTRO WATCH The Milky Way's close neighbor, Andromeda, features a dominant source of high-energy X-ray emission, but its identity was mysterious until now. As... 4 days
gravitational wave kicks monster black hole out of galactic core Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out Of Galactic Core
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of... 4 days
Astronomers find unexpected, dust-obscured star formation in distant galaxy
SCIENCE DAILY Pushing the limits of the largest single-aperture millimeter telescope in the world, and coupling it with gravitational lensing, astronomers report that they have detected a surprising rate of star formation,... 4 days
Figuring Out Dark Energy - An Astrophysicist Explains | Video
SPACE.COM Astrophysicist Paul Sutter explains what the science community is doing and the tools they are using to understand dark energy in the Universe. 4 days
Experimental verification of an indefinite causal order
Science Magazine Investigating the role of causal order in quantum mechanics has recently revealed that the causal relations of events may not be a priori well defined in quantum theory. Although this has triggered a growing... 4 days
Explaining recurring maser flares in the ISM through large-scale entangled quantum mechanical states
Science Magazine We apply Dicke’s theory of superradiance (introduced in 1954) to the 6.7-GHz methanol and 22-GHz water spectral lines, often detected in molecular... 4 days
A novel artificial condensed matter lattice and a new platform for one-dimensional topological phases
Science Magazine Engineered lattices in condensed matter physics, such as cold-atom optical lattices or photonic crystals, can have properties that are fundamentally... 4 days
In a quantum race everyone is both a winner and a loser
PHYS.ORG Our understanding of the world is mostly built on basic perceptions, such as that events follow each other in a well-defined order. Such definite... 4 days
Supermassive Black Hole Found 35,000 Light-Years from Home
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers have uncovered a monster black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy, called... 4 days
Astronomers identify purest, most massive brown dwarf
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known. The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535, is a member... 4 days
New lab-on-a-chip platform seeks to improve pathogen detection
PHYS.ORG Nuclear amplification testing is commonly used for pathogen detection; however, the process is currently manually intensive and complex, and requires dedicated equipment. This prevents its use in some settings, and pathogen detection... 4 days
Curiosity captures gravity wave shaped clouds on Mars
PHYS.ORG This week, from March 20th to 24th, the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be taking place in The Woodlands, Texas. Every year, this conference brings together international specialists in the... 4 days
the physics that stops a bullet also makes your car more fuel efficient The physics that stops a bullet also makes your car more fuel efficient
PHYS.ORG VIDEO You don't need to stand in front of a rifle to see the same physics of resistance in action – you can... 4 days
The surprising discovery of a new class of pulsating X-ray stars
PHYS.ORG A surprising new class of X-ray pulsating variable stars has been discovered by a team of American and Canadian astronomers led by Villanova University's Scott Engle... 4 days
Astronomers identify purest, most massive brown dwarf
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers has identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known. The object, known as SDSS... 4 days
Andromeda's bright X-ray mystery solved by NuSTAR
PHYS.ORG The Milky Way's close neighbor, Andromeda, features a dominant source of high-energy X-ray emission, but its identity was mysterious until now. As reported in a new study, NASA's NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) mission... 4 days
The world's first international race for molecular cars, the Nanocar Race
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Nanocars will compete for the first time ever during an international molecule-car race on April 28-29, 2017 in Toulouse (south-western France). The vehicles, which consist of... 4 days
A robust, two-ion quantum logic gate that operates in a microsecond is designed
PHYS.ORG The theory group led by Gonzalo Muga of the UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry has teamed up with the experimental group of... 4 days
inventing a new kind of matter Inventing a new kind of matter
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Imagine a liquid that could move on its own. No need for human effort or the pull of gravity. You could put it in a container flat on a table, not touch it in any way,... 4 days
SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form
NEWS MEDICAL With a series of new grants, Saint Louis University researchers will tackle the twin epidemics of... 4 days
Are gravitational waves kicking this black hole out of its galaxy?
Science Magazine Supermassive object may be the ancient daughter of two merging black holes 5 days
new study maps space dust in 3 d New Study Maps Space Dust in 3-D
ASTRO WATCH Consider that the Earth is just a giant cosmic dust bunny—a big bundle of debris amassed from exploded stars. We Earthlings are... 5 days
Gravitational Waves Boot Gigantic Black Hole from Galaxy's Core
SPACE.COM A supermassive black hole heftier than 1 billion suns has been ejected from the core of its galaxy by gravitational waves, a new study suggests. 5 days
Botany: A stem's 'sense of self' contributes to shape
SCIENCE DAILY It is well known that as plants grow, their stems and shoots respond to outside signals like light and gravity. But if plants all have similar stimuli, why are there... 5 days
Supermassive Black Hole Jettisoned From Galactic Core, New Study | Video
SPACE.COM Hubble Space Telescope was use to image quasar 3C 186, the signature of a black hole, far from the core of its host galaxy. Astronomers have... 5 days
Gravitational wave kicks monster black hole out of galactic core
PHYS.ORG Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational... 5 days
Sphere of Superfluid Helium Behaves Like Black Hole, Physicists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of physicists from the Universities of Vermont and Waterloo has discovered that a sphere... 5 days
mathematical framework explains diverse plant stem forms Mathematical framework explains diverse plant stem forms
PHYS.ORG VIDEO It is well known that as plants grow, their stems and shoots respond to outside signals like light and gravity. But if plants all have similar stimuli, why are there so many different plant... 5 days
[In Depth] Tweak makes U.S. nukes more precise—and deadlier
Science Magazine A small fix made in the name of "stockpile stewardship" is turning U.S. submarine–launched missiles into more precise weapons. An improved mechanism installed in aging warhead now makes it possible... 5 days
[In Depth] In search for unseen matter, physicists turn to dark sector
Science Magazine Scientists hunting unseen dark matter are looking deeper into the shadows. With searches for a favored dark matter candidate—weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs)—coming up... 5 days
[RNA Editing] The evolution of edited RNA transcripts
Science Magazine Differences occur between nucleotides encoded within DNA and the RNAs transcribed from these sequences. Such RNA editing can lead to changes in the amino acid composition of resulting – [Read More] 5 days
[2D Materials] Dirac cones in a boron monolayer
Science Magazine When pure boron is evaporated onto a silver substrate, a structure made up of a single layer of boron atoms can form. Several different structures have been predicted and fabricated, – [Read... 5 days
[Perovskite Physics] How perovskites have the edge
Science Magazine Two-dimensional Ruddlesden-Popper perovskites form quantum wells by sandwiching inorganic-organic perovskite layers used in photovoltaic devices between organic layers. Blancon et – [Read More] 5 days
Hubble detects supermassive black hole kicked out of galactic core
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the centre of the distant... 5 days
Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods
PHYS.ORG Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)—which enables the visualization of viruses, proteins, and other biological structures at the molecular level—is a critical tool used to advance biochemical knowledge. Now Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory... 5 days
Gravitational wave kicks monster black hole out of galactic core
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of the distant galaxy 3C 186. The black hole was most likely ejected... 5 days
This crater was formed by a raindrop—and one of the world’s tiniest avalanches
Science Magazine Researchers study physics of raindrop craters 5 days
Astronomers find unexpected, dust-obscured star formation in distant galaxy
PHYS.ORG Pushing the limits of the largest single-aperture millimeter telescope in the world, and coupling it with gravitational lensing, University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Alexandra Pope and colleagues report that they... 5 days
call for applications esa elgra gravity related research summer school 2017 Call for applications: ESA/ELGRA Gravity Related Research Summer School 2017
ESA Following the success of the first ESA/ELGRA Gravity Related Research Summer School last year, ESA Education... 5 days
Single nucleotide change responsible for allowing H7N9 flu to jump from birds to humans found
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Hong Kong and mainland China has isolated a change... 5 days
Physicists prove that it's impossible to cool an object to absolute zero
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—In 1912, chemist Walther Nernst proposed that cooling an object to absolute zero is impossible with a finite amount of time and resources. Today... 5 days
In search for unseen dark matter, physicists turn to shadow realm
Science Magazine With WIMP searches failing, U.S. Energy Department mulls $10 million probe of dark sector 5 days
physicist develops drip free wine bottle Physicist develops drip-free wine bottle
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Drips are the bane of every wine drinker's existence. He or she uncorks a bottle of wine, tips it toward the glass, and a drop, or even a stream, runs down the side of the bottle. Sure, you... 5 days
Is There a Resting Frame in Universe?
SCI-NEWS.COM Physics is sometimes closer to philosophy when it comes to understanding the Universe. Dr. Donald Chang, a physicist at the Hong Kong... 5 days
Mars rover spots clouds shaped by gravity waves
Science Magazine Shots highlight mystery of afternoon formations 6 days
Scientists evade the Heisenberg uncertainty principle
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report the discovery of a new technique that could drastically improve the sensitivity of instruments such as magnetic resonance imagers (MRIs) and atomic clocks. The study reports a technique to bypass the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.... 6 days
Self-powered integrated microfluidic point-of-care low-cost enabling (SIMPLE) chip
Science Magazine Portable, low-cost, and quantitative nucleic acid detection is desirable for point-of-care diagnostics; however, current polymerase chain reaction testing often requires time-consuming multiple steps and costly equipment. We report an integrated microfluidic diagnostic... 6 days
[Editors' Choice] Squeeze-E squeeze-E
Science Magazine Adding an electrical pulse to a microfluidic device that squeezes cells through narrow channels efficiently delivers DNA to the nucleus. 6 days
Scientists evade the Heisenberg uncertainty principle
PHYS.ORG ICFO Researchers report the discovery of a new technique that could drastically improve the sensitivity of instruments such as magnetic resonance imagers (MRIs) and atomic clocks. The study, published in Nature, reports a technique to bypass... 6 days
Ice in Ceres' shadowed craters linked to tilt history
PHYS.ORG Dwarf planet Ceres may be hundreds of millions of miles from Jupiter, and even farther from Saturn, but the tremendous influence of gravity from these gas giants has an appreciable... 6 days
Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage drop
SCIENCE DAILY Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes. 6 days
Readers question supernova physics
SCIENCE-NEWS Star-destroying neutrinos, heart-hugging robots and more in reader feedback. 6 days
insights pave way for solar cells and photodetectors based on tunable nanoparticles Insights pave way for solar cells and photodetectors based on tunable nanoparticles
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on... 6 days
Collapsing Cliff Reveals Pristine Interior of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
SCI-NEWS.COM In a study published in the journal Nature Astronomy, researchers make the first definitive link between an outburst of dust... 6 days
Visualizing nuclear radiation
SCIENCE DAILY Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup, but the most common methods do not 'see' enough ground-level radiation. 6 days
ATP hydrolysis energy explained through large-scale hybrid quantum / classical simulations
PHYS.ORG In ATP hydrolysis, water is used to split apart adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to create adenosine diphosphate (ADP) to get energy. ATP hydrolysis energy (AHE) is then... 6 days
Visualizing nuclear radiation: Team images gamma rays to help decontaminate Fukushima
PHYS.ORG Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup,... 6 days
Single-angle ptychography allows 3-D imaging of stressed materials
PHYS.ORG Everyone reacts differently under stress—even the relatively orderly atoms in a crystal. If scientists could get a clear picture of how planes of atoms shift and squeeze under stress, they could make... 6 days
Chemists create nanoparticles for safe imaging of tumors
PHYS.ORG Chemists from Russia and Switzerland created biosafe luminescent nanoparticles for imaging tumors and blood vessels damaged by heart attack or stroke. The particles are made of hafnium oxide that is used for... 6 days
from black holes to helium From Black Holes to Helium
ASTRO WATCH A team of scientists has discovered that a law controlling the bizarre behavior of black holes out in space—is also true for cold helium atoms that... 7 days
Looking for signs of the Big Bang in the desert
SCIENCE DAILY The silence of an immense desolate land in which to search for reverberations coming from the time at which everything began. The Simons Observatory will be built in... 7 days
Does the universe have a rest frame?
SCIENCE DAILY Physics is sometimes closer to philosophy when it comes to understanding the universe. Physicists are now attempting to elucidate whether the universe has a resting frame. 7 days
Does the universe have a rest frame?
PHYS.ORG Physics is sometimes closer to philosophy when it comes to understanding the universe. Donald Chang from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China, attempts to elucidate whether the universe has a resting frame.... 7 days
When helium behaves like a black hole
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has discovered that a law controlling the bizarre behavior of black holes out in space -- is also true for cold helium atoms that can be studied in laboratories. This... 1 week
The physics that stops a bullet also makes your car more fuel efficient
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The world's first international race for molecular cars, the Nanocar Race
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Inventing a new kind of matter
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Mathematical framework explains diverse plant stem forms
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Physicist develops drip-free wine bottle
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Insights pave way for solar cells and photodetectors based on tunable nanoparticles
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