Particle Physics
Why plants don't die from cancer  PHYS.ORG · 39 minutes
Chernobyl has become a byword for catastrophe. The 1986 nuclear disaster, recently brought back into the public eye by the hugely popular TV show of the same name, caused thousands of cancers, turned a once populous... more
How quantum technology could revolutionise the detection and treatment of diseases  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
When you hear the word 'quantum," you may imagine physicists working on a new ground breaking theory. Or perhaps you've read about quantum computers and how... more
Researchers shed light on bacterial fusion linked to Chlamydia’s pathogenicity  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Most people know Chlamydia as the venereal disease that can cause infertility if left untreated. But for researchers studying the causative agent, Chlamydia trachomatis, it's a bacteria with... more
Atomic Clocks Explained: NASA Set To Launch a Deep Space Timekeeper Monday  SPACE.COM · 1 day
NASA is set to launch an incredible new atomic clock into orbit on a Falcon Heavy tomorrow (June 24) in a technology demonstration mission... more
PD-L1 expression on nonclassical monocytes reveals their origin and immunoregulatory function  Science Magazine · 3 days
The role of nonclassical monocytes (NCMs) in health and disease is emerging, but their location and function within tissues remain poorly explored. Imaging of NCMs has... more
Breaking the quantum adiabatic speed limit by jumping along geodesics  Science Magazine · 3 days
Quantum adiabatic evolutions find a broad range of applications in quantum physics and quantum technologies. The traditional form of the quantum adiabatic theorem limits the speed of adiabatic... more
Researchers take atomic-scale look at metallic glasses  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers plan to get an atomic-scale look at bulk metallic glasses to better understand their structure - in particular, the mechanisms that cause them to break. more
10 Times HBO's 'Chernobyl' Got the Science Wrong  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
From the dramatic helicopter rescue scene and the casualties at the "Bridge of Death" to the radiation effects on the liquidators, sometimes the writers took creative license, getting the facts wrong, in... more
PSI imaging helps with rocket launches  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Rockets from the European Space Agency (ESA) fly into space with support from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). Imaging carried out at PSI in cooperation with Dassault Aviation ensures the quality of certain components of the... more
Ice lithography: Opportunities and challenges in 3-D nanofabrication  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Nanotechnology and nanoscience are enabled by nanofabrication. Electron-beam lithography (EBL), which makes patterns down to a few nanometers, is one of the fundamental pillars of nanofabrication. In the past decade, significant progress... more
Ten times the Chernobyl television series lets artistic licence get in the way of facts  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Audiences have been gripped by Chernobyl, the HBO/Sky series that charts the events and aftermath of the Chernobyl... more
Researchers make steps toward debugging tools for quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In classical computing, debugging programs is one of the most time-consuming tasks in software development. Successful debugging relies on software development tools and also on the experience of the programmer.... more
Interaction-induced topology in symmetry-broken phase  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Symmetry is a fundamental characteristic in nature. Understanding the mechanisms that break symmetries is essential to scientific research. Spontaneous symmetry breaking (SSB), in particular, occurs when thermal or quantum fluctuations drive a system from a symmetric state into... more
Researchers demonstrate new path to reliable quantum computation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers at the University of Chicago published a novel technique for improving the reliability of quantum computers by accessing higher energy levels than traditionally considered. Most prior work in quantum computation deals... more
Approaching the magnetic singularity  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In many materials, electrical resistance and voltage change in the presence of a magnetic field, usually varying smoothly as the magnetic field rotates. This simple magnetic response underlies many applications including contactless current sensing, motion sensing, and data storage. In... more
How NASA’s portable atomic clock could revolutionize space travel  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
An atomic clock designed to enable self-driving spaceships and GPS-like navigation on other planets is about to take a yearlong test flight. more
The key to unlock bacterial fusion  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Most people know Chlamydia as the venereal disease that can cause infertility if left untreated. But for researchers studying the causative agent, Chlamydia trachomatis, it's a bacteria with intriguing properties. Rather than grow and replicate in... more
Advanced NMR captures new details in nanoparticle structures  nanowerk · 3 days
Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques have revealed surprising details about the structure of a key group of materials in nanotechology, mesoporous silica nanoparticles, and the placement of their active chemical sites. more
Advanced NMR captures new details in nanoparticle structures  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have revealed surprising details about the structure of a key group of materials in nanotechology, mesoporous silica nanoparticles... more
Perfect quantum portal emerges at exotic interface  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have captured the most direct evidence to date of Klein tunneling, a quantum quirk that allows particles to tunnel through a barrier like it's not even there. The result may enable engineers to... more
Advanced NMR captures new details in nanoparticle structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques have revealed surprising details about the structure of a key group of materials in nanotechology, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), and the placement of their active chemical... more
McMaster researchers map toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped at atomic resolution a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, allowing them to better understand what is happening deep within the brain during the earliest... more
Singular angular magnetoresistance in a magnetic nodal semimetal  Science Magazine · 4 days
Transport coefficients of correlated electron systems are often useful for mapping hidden phases with distinct symmetries. Here we report a transport signature of spontaneous symmetry breaking in the magnetic Weyl semimetal CeAlGe... more
Rotary substates of mitochondrial ATP synthase reveal the basis of flexible F1-Fo coupling  Science Magazine · 4 days
F1Fo–adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthases make the energy of the proton-motive force available for energy-consuming processes in the cell. We determined the single-particle... more
Quantum amplification of mechanical oscillator motion  Science Magazine · 4 days
Detection of the weakest forces in nature is aided by increasingly sensitive measurements of the motion of mechanical oscillators. However, the attainable knowledge of an oscillator’s motion is limited by quantum fluctuations that exist even if... more
Particle analogs of electrons in colloidal crystals  Science Magazine · 4 days
A versatile method for the design of colloidal crystals involves the use of DNA as a particle-directing ligand. With such systems, DNA-nanoparticle conjugates are considered programmable atom equivalents (PAEs), and design rules have been... more
Structural identification of a hotspot on CFTR for potentiation  Science Magazine · 4 days
Cystic fibrosis is a fatal disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). Two main categories of drugs are being developed: correctors that improve folding of... more
Research team supersizes 'quantum squeezing' to measure ultrasmall motion  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have harnessed the phenomenon of "quantum squeezing" to amplify and measure trillionths-of-a-meter motions of a lone trapped magnesium ion (electrically... more
Researchers Find Quantum Gravity Has No Symmetry  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
A new study by a pair of researchers in the US and Japan has found that, when gravity is combined with quantum... more
Chernobyl: Facts About the Nuclear Disaster  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion resulted in the most horrific nuclear disaster in the world. more
Plants' oil-production accelerator also activates the brakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists studying plant biochemistry recently made a surprising discovery: They found that a protein that turns on oil synthesis also activates a protein that puts the brakes on the same process. They describe how... more
Using graphene and tiny droplets to detect stomach-cancer causing bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Biosensors are currently used in healthcare to monitor blood glucose; however, they also have the potential to detect bacteria. Researchers at Osaka University have invented a new biosensor... more
Physicists team up to tackle proton radius problem  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ten years ago, just about any nuclear physicist could tell you the approximate size of the proton. But that changed in 2010, when atomic physicists unveiled a new method that promised a... more
Scientists map toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped at atomic resolution a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, allowing them to better understand what is happening deep within the brain during the earliest... more
Einstein's relativity document gifted to Nobel museum  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Nobel Museum in Stockholm has been gifted Albert Einstein's first paper published after he received the Nobel Prize in 1922 and discussing his then still controversial relativity theory. more
Machine learning unlocks mysteries of quantum physics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Understanding electrons' intricate behavior has led to discoveries that transformed society, such as the revolution in computing made possible by the invention of the transistor. more
Physicists Say Quantum Gravity ‘Has No Symmetry’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
An international team of theoretical physicists has found that when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, no global symmetries are possible. “There... more
Sharing CERN’s expertise in big data with the biomedical community  CERN · 4 days
Sharing CERN’s expertise in big data with the biomedical community Andrew Purcell achintya Thu, 06/20/2019 -... more
Sailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to... more
Cancer patients taking statin medication has lower risk of suffering a stroke  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following radiation therapy of the chest, neck or head had significantly reduced risk of suffering a stroke, and... more
Neutrons get a wider angle on DNA and RNA to advance 3-D models  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland are using neutrons at Oak Ridge National... more
Physicists show novel Mott state in twisted graphene bilayers at 'magic angle'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A University of Oklahoma physics group sheds light on a novel Mott state observed in twisted graphene bilayers at the 'magic angle' in a... more
Physicists show novel Mott state in twisted graphene bilayers at 'magic angle'  nanowerk · 5 days
The physicists show that the Mott state in graphene bilayers favors ferromagnetic alignment of the electron spins, a phenomenon unheard of in conventional Mott... more
AFM-STED correlative nanoscopy reveals a dark side in fluorescence microscopy imaging  Science Magazine · 5 days
It is known that the presence of fluorophores can influence the dynamics of molecular processes. Despite this, an affordable technique to control the fluorophore distribution within... more
Perfect quantum portal emerges at exotic interface  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at the University of Maryland have captured the most direct evidence to date of a quantum quirk that allows particles to tunnel through a barrier like it's not even there. The result, featured... more
Researchers find quantum gravity has no symmetry  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Using holography, researchers have found when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, symmetry is not possible. more
Secure quantum communications in the microwave range for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Mikel Sanz, of the Physical Chemistry Department of UPV/EHU, leads the theoretical group for an experiment published by the prestigious journal, Nature Communications. The experiment has... more
A sound idea: A step towards quantum computing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team at the University of Tsukuba studied a novel process for creating coherent lattice waves inside silicon crystals using ultrashort laser pulses. Using theoretical calculations combined with experimental results that were... more
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
When plants absorb excess light energy during photosynthesis, reactive oxygen species are produced, potentially causing oxidative stress that damages important structures. Plants can suppress the production of reactive oxygen species by oxidizing... more
Understanding nuclear weapons and Iran's uranium enrichment program  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Iranian leaders have threatened to withdraw from a 2015 agreement that limits their nation's nuclear activities. Under the deal, the United States and five other world powers lifted economic sanctions they had... more
A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have developed a new method for using lasers to create tiny lattice waves inside silicon crystals that can encode quantum information. By taking advantage of existing silicon hardware, this work may... more
How bacteria protect themselves from plasma treatment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Plasmas are created from gas that is pumped with energy. Today, plasmas are already used against multi-resistant pathogens in clinical applications, for example to treat chronic wounds. "Plasmas provide a complex cocktail of components,... more
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Plants are susceptible to stress, and with the global impact of climate change and humanity's growing demand for food, it's crucial to understand what causes plant stress and stress tolerance. When plants... more
Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form—inadvertently alerting authorities to a potential accident. more
Ion beams and atom smashers: secrets of moon rocks  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Moon samples collected by the Apollo astronauts a half-century ago hold answers to questions that weren't even on scientists' minds at the time, as new technological tools provide insight into... more
A quick liquid flip helps explain how morphing materials store information  nanowerk · 5 days
Experiments with x-ray lasers reveal in atomic detail how two distinct liquid phases in these materials enable fast switching between glassy and crystalline states that represent... more
Quantum music to my ears  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have applied new atomic-sensing capabilities to detect and record music. more
Quantum music to my ears  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
It sounds like an old-school vinyl record, but the distinctive crackle in the music streamed into Chris Holloway's laboratory is atomic in origin. The group at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado, spent a long... more
Detecting intersubband polaritons in a single nanoantenna  nanowerk · 6 days
Electronic transitions between confined states within a quantum well are widely used in optoelectronics. Familiar examples include quantum cascade lasers and quantum well infrared photodetectors, which can operate in a wide range of wavelengths,... more
The hunt for hot nuclear matter  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In particle physics, a jet is a shower of collimated particles generated by a highly energetic quark or gluon. In a lead-lead collision, jets must traverse through quark gluon plasma, altering their energy, track and consistency. more
New methods from material sciences in physics find their way into cancer research  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study on the behavior of water in cancer cells shows how methods usually limited to physics can be of great... more
eROSITA – the hunt for dark energy begins  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
On 21 June 2019 the Spektrum-Röntgen-Gamma (Spektr-RG / SRG) spacecraft will be launched from the Kazakh steppe, marking the start of an exciting journey. SRG will be carrying the German Extended ROentgen... more
A device emerges from the fusion of IGZO and ferroelectric-HfO2  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
As a part of JST PRESTO program, Associate professor Masaharu Kobayashi, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, has developed a ferroelectric FET (FeFET) with ferroelectric-HfO2 and... more
Study sheds light on gauge invariance in ultrastrong-coupling cavity quantum electrodynamics  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In quantum electrodynamics, the choice of gauge (i.e. specific mathematical formalism used to regulate degrees of freedom) can greatly influence the form of light-matter interactions. Interestingly,... more
Speeding up the journey toward clean energy through photocatalyst optimization  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Osaka University researchers have studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) and oxygen... more
How energy choices after Fukushima impacted human health and the environment  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
After the March 2011 nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima, Japan, nuclear power output experienced a rapid and large decline in that country as well as... more
Ring resonators corner light  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have created the first silicon chip that can reliably constrain light to its four corners. The effect, which arises from interfering optical pathways, isn't altered by small defects during fabrication and could eventually... more
Supercomputers aid in novel simulations of gamma ray generation research  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
While intense magnetic fields are naturally generated by neutron stars, researchers have been striving to achieve similar results for many years. UC San Diego mechanical and aerospace engineering... more
Four decades of gluons  CERN · 6 days
Four decades of gluons Ana Lopes abelchio Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:26 A three-jet event detected by the TASSO detector. (Image: CERN) Forty years ago, in 1979, experiments at... more
Ring resonators corner light  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers have created the first silicon chip that can reliably constrain light to its four corners. The effect, which arises from interfering optical pathways, isn't altered by small defects during fabrication and could eventually enable the creation of robust sources... more
A new 2-D magnet draws future devices closer  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
We are all familiar with the image of electrons zipping around an atom's nucleus and forming chemical bonds in molecules and materials. But what is less known is that electrons have an... more
Designing a crystallization chamber  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Marialucia Longo and Tobias Schrader at the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) based at FRM II in Garching, Germany have been designing and testing a crystallization chamber to grow large protein crystals. more
Quantum physics experiment shows Heisenberg was right about uncertainty, in a certain sense  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The word uncertainty is used a lot in quantum mechanics. One school of thought is that this means there's something out there... more
Building a better electron gun  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The successful test of the LCLS-II electron gun (see related article) marks the culmination of an R&D effort spanning more than a decade at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). more
Diamond detectors could aid the search for dark matter  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Elusive dark matter particles could be spotted when they slam into electrons or atomic nuclei within diamond, scientists say. more
Quantum simulation could help flights run on time  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A powerful new form of computing could help scientists design new types of materials for nanoelectronics, allow airlines to solve complex logistical problems to ensure flights run on time, and tackle traffic... more
New radiation technique shows promise for treating patients with essential tremor  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Tyrus Agee thought his promising new career was doomed. He had only one year left to finish his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of... more
Electron (or 'hole') pairs may survive effort to kill superconductivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The emergence of unusual metallic state supports the role of 'charge stripes' in the formation of charge-carrier pairs essential to resistance-free flow of electrical current. more
Intrinsic magnetic topological insulators in van der Waals layered MnBi2Te4-family materials  Science Magazine · 1 week
The interplay of magnetism and topology is a key research subject in condensed matter physics, which offers great opportunities to explore emerging new physics, such as... more
Tuning from failed superconductor to failed insulator with magnetic field  Science Magazine · 1 week
Do charge modulations compete with electron pairing in high-temperature copper oxide superconductors? We investigated this question by suppressing superconductivity in a stripe-ordered cuprate compound at low temperature with... more
Observing momentum disturbance in double-slit "which-way" measurements  Science Magazine · 1 week
Making a "which-way" measurement (WWM) to identify which slit a particle goes through in a double-slit apparatus will reduce the visibility of interference fringes. There has been a long-standing controversy over whether this can... more
Manipulation of eight-dimensional Bell-like states  Science Magazine · 1 week
High-dimensional Bell-like states are necessary for increasing the channel capacity of the quantum protocol. However, their preparation and measurement are still huge challenges, especially for the latter. Here, we prepare an initial eight-dimensional Bell-like state based on hyperentanglement... more
Asymmetric hot-carrier thermalization and broadband photoresponse in graphene-2D semiconductor lateral heterojunctions  Science Magazine · 1 week
The massless Dirac electron transport in graphene has led to a variety of unique light-matter interaction phenomena, which promise many novel optoelectronic applications. Most of the... more
Electron (or 'hole') pairs may survive effort to kill superconductivity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists seeking to understand the mechanism underlying superconductivity in "stripe-ordered" cuprates—copper-oxide materials with alternating areas of electric charge and magnetism—discovered an unusual metallic state when attempting to turn... more
Why plants don't die from cancer
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Researchers demonstrate new path to reliable quantum computation
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Ten times the Chernobyl television series lets artistic licence get in the way of facts
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A miniature camera for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will help test the observatory and take first images
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Understanding nuclear weapons and Iran's uranium enrichment program
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The entire sky in X-rays
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Cementing our place in space
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How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space
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AI technology improves critical crack detection in nuclear reactors, bridges, buildings
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The waltz of the LHC magnets has begun
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