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Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor
PHYS.ORG The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says a long telescopic probe has successfully captured images of some melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing crucial information for... 15 minutes
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CERN Harriet Jarlett An overhead crane moves the new 6.3m by 2.3m module into its vertical position. (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN) An impressive component... 1 hour
Artificial agent designs quantum experiments
PHYS.ORG On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are standard in modern quantum optical... 1 hour
Diamonds' flaws hold promise for new technologies
PHYS.ORG Despite their charm and allure, diamonds are rarely perfect. They have tiny defects that, to assistant professor Nathalie de Leon, make them ever so appealing. These atom-sized mistakes have enormous potential in technologies for... 2 hours
Simulations show how atoms behave inside self-healing cement
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a self-healing cement that could repair itself in as little as a few hours. Wellbore cement for geothermal applications has a life-span of... 2 hours
Atomically resolving images of beam-sensitive materials using transmission electron microscopy
PHYS.ORG Staff members at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have devised a methodology for the procurement of atomically resolved images of beam-sensitive materials using transmission electron... 2 hours
Identifying structural defects during driving electronic devices
PHYS.ORG A research team from Korea has discovered the blocking phenomenon of electrons generated during high-speed driving of oxide semiconductors and proved its causes for the first time in the world. It is expected to... 3 hours
Smartphones come in handy for the rare cosmic particles search
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA) at the Higher School of Economics have improved their method of analyzing ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECR)... 4 hours
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility delivers beam to all four of its experimental areas simultaneously
PHYS.ORG Just months after completing a nine-year construction project to upgrade its research capabilities, the Department of Energy's Thomas... 8 hours
Atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy of electron beam-sensitive crystalline materials
Science Magazine High-resolution imaging of electron beam-sensitive materials is one of the most difficult applications of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The challenges are manifold, including the acquisition of images with extremely low... 13 hours
India's Nuclear-Capable Agni-5 Ballistic Missile Aces Test Launch
SPACE.COM India successfully tested a long-range ballistic missile, the country's Ministry of Defence announced Thursday (Jan. 18). 17 hours
U.S. tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain... 20 hours
How a Small Nuclear Reactor Could Power a Colony on Mars or Beyond (Op-Ed)
SPACE.COM "Kilopower" could help humanity establish settlements on the moon, Mars and other bodies throughout the solar system. 20 hours
Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists
PHYS.ORG The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten - much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took place about 138 million... 20 hours
Quantum liquids get thin
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Quarks, culture, combogenesis
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Making dilute quantum droplets
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Time-out for mRNAs in the nucleus
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Phosphoethanolamine cellulose: A naturally produced chemically modified cellulose
Science Magazine Cellulose is a major contributor to the chemical and mechanical properties of plants and assumes structural roles in bacterial communities termed biofilms. We find that Escherichia coli produces chemically modified cellulose that... 21 hours
Building blocks to create metamaterials
PHYS.ORG Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics. 1 day
Long-lived physics
PHYS.ORG New particles produced in the LHC's high-energy proton-proton collisions don't hang around for long. A Higgs boson exists for less than a thousandth of a billionth of a billionth of a second before decaying into lighter particles, which can then... 1 day
Physicists create quantum state detector
PHYS.ORG Physicists from MIPT have teamed up with their colleagues in Russia and Great Britain and developed a superconducting quantum state detector. The new device can detect magnetic fields at low temperatures and is useful to both researchers and... 1 day
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CERN Iva Raynova The CMS experiment is looking for exotic long-lived particles that could get trapped in its detector layers (Image: Michael Hoch, Maximilien Brice/CERN) New particles produced in the LHC’s high-energy proton-proton... 1 day
Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not
PHYS.ORG A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack—or during a major false alarm, like the one over the... 2 days
how massive can neutron stars be How Massive Can Neutron Stars Be?
ASTRO WATCH Since their discovery in the 1960s, scientists have sought to answer an important question: How massive can neutron stars actually become? By contrast to... 2 days
Ultrathin 2-D metals get their own periodic table
SCIENCE-NEWS A new atlas of atom-thick metals could help researchers figure out how these 2-D materials might be used. 2 days
[Research Articles] Enhanced preclinical antitumor activity of M7824, a bifunctional fusion protein simultaneously targeting PD-L1 and TGF-{beta}
Science Magazine Antibodies targeting immune checkpoints are emerging as potent and viable cancer therapies, but not... 2 days
Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was... 2 days
Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing
PHYS.ORG Engineers worldwide have been developing alternative ways to provide greater memory storage capacity on even smaller computer chips. Previous research into two-dimensional atomic sheets for memory storage has... 2 days
Building molecular wires, one atom at a time
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a simple way to construct and deconstruct molecular metal chains, atom-by-atom. 2 days
Physicists succeed in measuring mechanical properties of 2-D monolayer materials
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have for the first time succeeded in characterizing the mechanical properties of free-standing single-atom-thick membranes of graphene. 2 days
Physicists measure mechanical properties of 2-D monolayer materials
PHYS.ORG The thinnest materials that can be produced today have the thickness of a single atom. These materials – known as two-dimensional materials – exhibit properties that are very different compared with their... 2 days
Superconducting tokamaks are standing tall
PHYS.ORG A persistent problem has dogged the largest fusion device in South Korea. The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) device has run successfully since 2008. However, controlling the vertical position of the ultra-hot plasma has proven difficult. Stable... 2 days
Timing neutrinos with White Rabbit
PHYS.ORG Being on time is important – just ask Lewis Carroll's leporine friend – and one group who knows this more than most are particle physicists, whose work revolves around keeping track of near-light speed blips of matter. 2 days
Building molecular wires, one atom at a time
PHYS.ORG Electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller. Early computers filled entire rooms. Today you can hold one in the palm of your hand. Now the field of molecular electronics is taking miniaturization... 2 days
Physicists look for ways to protect satellites' electronic equipment in space
PHYS.ORG The Department of Micro- and Nano-Electronics at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) has presented a new method of predicting integrated microcircuit failures in outer... 2 days
International study identifies the process of rock formation by meteor strikes or nuclear blasts
PHYS.ORG Coesite is a polymorph of silica that only forms under extremely high pressure—10,000 times more, on average, than normal atmospheric... 2 days
Groundbreaking experiment will test the limits of quantum theory
PHYS.ORG Scientists from three UK universities are to test one of the fundamental laws of physics as part of a major Europe-wide project awarded more than £3m in funding. 2 days
How Fast Can Quantum Computers Get?
SPACE.COM Turns out, there's a quantum speed limit. 3 days
Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts
SCIENCE DAILY Researches examined the transport, evaporation and combustion of liquids in large-scale fire incidents. 3 days
Slow 'hot electrons' could improve solar cell efficiency
SCIENCE DAILY Photons with energy higher than the 'band gap' of the semiconductor absorbing them give rise to what are known as hot electrons. The extra energy is lost very fast, as it is... 3 days
International study identify the process of rock formed by meteors or nuclear blasts
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have made a model to map out the phases in which silica (SiO2) transforms into coesite, by analyzing how the inelastic... 3 days
Researchers propose new gas-solid reaction for high-speed perovskite photodetector
PHYS.ORG A recent paper published in Nano showed the gas-solid reaction method provides a full coverage of the perovskite film and avoids damage from the organic solvent, which is beneficial for... 3 days
How massive can neutron stars be?
SCIENCE DAILY Astrophysicists set a new limit for the maximum mass of neutron stars: It cannot exceed 2.16 solar masses. 3 days
Scientists decipher key principle behind reaction of metalloenzymes
PHYS.ORG What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how important bioinorganic electron transfer systems operate. Using a combination... 3 days
Neutrons reveal hidden secrets of the hepatitis C virus
PHYS.ORG The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a blood born virus that causes liver disease and cancer, with more than 300,000 people dying each year and 71 million people living with... 3 days
How massive can neutron stars be?
PHYS.ORG Astrophysicists at Goethe University Frankfurt set a new limit for the maximum mass of neutron stars: They cannot exceed 2.16 solar masses. 3 days
WATCH: Nuclear preparedness training delayed to focus on flu epidemic
ABC NEWS More than 60,000 Americans have tested positive for the flu this season and 20 children have died, according to the CDC. 3 days
Physicists celebrate as vital component of global neutrino experiment arrives at CERN
PHYS.ORG Liverpool physicists are celebrating after a vital component of the global neutrino experiment – the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) – which they have... 3 days
Research team determines how electron spins interact with crystal lattice in nickel oxide
PHYS.ORG Researchers at UC Riverside used an unconventional approach to determine the strength of the electron spin interactions with the optical phonons in... 3 days
Slow 'hot electrons' could improve solar cell efficiency
PHYS.ORG Photons with energy higher than the band gap of the semiconductor absorbing them give rise to what are known as hot electrons. The extra energy in respect to the band gap is... 3 days
How Fast Can Quantum Computers Get?
LIVE SCIENCE Turns out, there's a quantum speed limit. 3 days
Scientists home in on a potential Anthropocene 'Golden Spike'
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that key geological markers align towards a start for the Anthropocene somewhere between 1952 to 1955, based on signals from nuclear testing and fossil fuel burning. 4 days
Ultracold neutron source: Yield improved by factor of 3.5
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have improved the yield of its ultracold neutron source by a factor of 3.5 to 8.5 ultracold neutrons per cubic centimeter. 4 days
Astronomers Spot ‘Flickering’ Supermassive Black Hole
SCI-NEWS.COM A rapidly growing supermassive black hole — known as an active galactic nucleus — in the center of a distant galaxy appears to have... 4 days
Nature has more than one way to make methane, say biochemists
PHYS.ORG Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, trapping more solar radiation on Earth than carbon dioxide. It's also the primary component of natural gas, a critical fuel... 4 days
Researchers measure single atoms in a graphene 'petri-dish'
PHYS.ORG Researchers working at The University of Manchester have shown new possibilities for observing nanomaterials in liquids by creating a graphene 'petri-dish'. 4 days
New record at ultracold neutron source in Mainz
PHYS.ORG Some 10 years ago, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) entered a new field of research by starting to generate ultracold neutrons (UCN) for use in fundamental research in physics. The participating physicists... 4 days
Light may unlock a new quantum dance for electrons in graphene
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers has devised a simple way to tune a hallmark quantum effect in graphene—the material formed from a single layer of carbon atoms—by... 4 days
Physicists unravel mystery of stable fullerenes
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) have explained the stability of nitrogen-doped fullerenes, which makes their industrial production and application easier. The article was published in Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures. 4 days
Scientists found excitons in nickel oxide for the first time
PHYS.ORG Russian scientists from Ural Federal University (UrFU), together with their colleagues from Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Department of Russian Academy of Sciences, have studied fundamental... 4 days
telescopes provide a 3d journey through the orion nebula Telescopes Provide a 3D Journey Through the Orion Nebula
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA’s Universe of Learning program have combined visible and infrared vision of the... 5 days
black hole spin cranks up radio volume Black Hole Spin Cranks Up Radio Volume
ASTRO WATCH Statistical analysis of supermassive black holes suggests that the spin of the black hole may play a role in the generation of... 5 days
Rocket Lab Sets New Window for Second Electron Launch
SPACE.COM Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. 6 days
Quantum leap: Computational approach launches new paradigm in electronic structure theory
SCIENCE DAILY A group of researchers specializing in quantum calculations has proposed a radically new computational approach to solving the complex many-particle Schrödinger equation, which holds the key... 7 days
Trio of dead stars upholds a key part of Einstein’s theory of gravity
SCIENCE-NEWS A cosmic test fails to topple the strong equivalence principle. 7 days
Fast-moving electrons create current in organic solar cells
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Purdue University have identified the mechanism that allows organic solar cells to create a charge, solving a longstanding puzzle in physics, according to a paper published Friday (Jan. 12) in... 7 days
Highly mobile charge-transfer excitons in two-dimensional WS2/tetracene heterostructures
Science Magazine Charge-transfer (CT) excitons at heterointerfaces play a critical role in light to electricity conversion using organic and nanostructured materials. However, how CT excitons migrate at these interfaces is poorly understood. We investigate... 7 days
Fast, noise-free memory for photon synchronization at room temperature
Science Magazine Future quantum photonic networks require coherent optical memories for synchronizing quantum sources and gates of probabilistic nature. We demonstrate a fast ladder memory (FLAME) mapping the optical field onto the... 7 days
Emergence of Kondo lattice behavior in a van der Waals itinerant ferromagnet, Fe3GeTe2
Science Magazine Searching for heavy fermion (HF) states in non–f-electron systems becomes an interesting issue, especially in the presence of magnetism, and can help... 7 days
Membrane insertion of--and membrane potential sensing by--semiconductor voltage nanosensors: Feasibility demonstration
Science Magazine We developed membrane voltage nanosensors that are based on inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles. We provide here a feasibility study for their utilization. We use a rationally designed... 7 days
White graphene makes ceramics multifunctional
SCIENCE DAILY Bilayer white graphene combined with a ceramic creates a multifunctional material with high strength and toughness, according to new research. The material may be suitable for construction and refractory materials and applications in the nuclear industry, oil and... 7 days
Developing a secure, un-hackable quantum network
SCIENCE DAILY A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un-hackable quantum network. 7 days
Black hole spin cranks-up radio volume
PHYS.ORG Statistical analysis of supermassive black holes suggests that the spin of the black hole may play a role in the generation of powerful high-speed jets blasting radio waves and other radiation across the universe. 1 week
Quantum speed limit may put brakes on quantum computers
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Over the past five decades, standard computer processors have gotten increasingly faster. In recent years, however, the limits to that technology have become clear: Chip components can only get so... 1 week
The nanoscopic structure that locks up our genes
PHYS.ORG For decades, scientists could only speculate about the shape of heterochromatin, a type of chromatin that consists of tightly packed DNA and proteins. Recently, however, researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science... 1 week
rocket lab sets new window for second electron launch Rocket Lab sets new window for second Electron launch
SPACE NEWS Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on... 1 week
The nanoscopic structure that locks up our genes
SCIENCE DAILY Wireless headphones, two yo-yos connected by a string, earmuffs: all these items could be used to describe a tiny structure inside a cell's nucleus. For decades, scientists could only speculate about the... 1 week
Breaking bad metals with neutrons
SCIENCE DAILY By combining the latest developments in neutron scattering and theory, researchers are close to predicting phenomena like superconductivity and magnetism in strongly correlated electron systems. It is likely that the next advances in superconductivity and magnetism will come... 1 week
Salad-eating sharks, and what happens after quantum computing achieves quantum supremacy
Science Magazine David Grimm—online news editor for Science—talks with Sarah Crespi about two underwater finds: the first sharks shown to survive off of seagrass and what fossilized barnacles... 1 week
Observation of bulk Fermi arc and polarization half charge from paired exceptional points
Science Magazine The ideas of topology have found tremendous success in closed physical systems, but even richer properties exist in the more general open... 1 week
Coherent band excitations in CePd3: A comparison of neutron scattering and ab initio theory
Science Magazine In common with many strongly correlated electron systems, intermediate valence compounds are believed to display a crossover from a high-temperature... 1 week
DOE pushes for useful quantum computing
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Neutrons peek into f-electron bands
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Breaking bad metals with neutrons
PHYS.ORG By exploiting the properties of neutrons to probe electrons in a metal, a team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has gained new insight into the behavior of correlated electron systems,... 1 week
Developing a secure, un-hackable net
PHYS.ORG A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a UCL-led team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un- hackable quantum network. 1 week
Researchers implement 3-qubit Grover search on a quantum computer
PHYS.ORG Searching large, unordered databases for a desired item is a time-consuming task for classical computers, but quantum computers are expected to perform these searches much more quickly. Previous research has... 1 week
How tidal energy could help Japan with its nuclear power problem
PHYS.ORG Japan was the third-largest producer of nuclear power in the world in 2011. Then, on March 11 of that year, an earthquake of magnitude 9 was... 1 week
Neutrons inspect salt-inclusion materials to improve long-term waste storage
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the University of South Carolina is using neutrons to develop more durable and efficient materials called waste forms for safely storing hazardous substances. 1 week
Chemoradiation improves overall survival in elderly stage III NSCLC patients
NEWS MEDICAL Elderly patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer showed improved overall survival when treated with chemoradiation compared to definitive radiation alone. 1 week
After years of avoidance, Department of Energy joins quest to develop quantum computers
Science Magazine As private companies race for first machine that can best ordinary computers, top U.S. funder of physical sciences takes longer view toward... 1 week
A Neutron Star Hiding Out Near a Black Hole Is Pelting Earth with Radio Waves
LIVE SCIENCE New work probes the extraterrestrial source of incredibly powerful explosions of radio waves, investigating why that spot is... 1 week
A Triassic-Jurassic window into the evolution of Lepidoptera
Science Magazine On the basis of an assemblage of fossilized wing scales recovered from latest Triassic and earliest Jurassic sediments from northern Germany, we provide the earliest evidence for Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). The... 1 week
Quantum Dot: Extremely bright and fast light emission
SCIENCE DAILY A type of quantum dot that has been intensively studied in recent years can reproduce light in every color and is very bright. An international research team has now discovered why this... 1 week
New oxide and semiconductor combination builds new device potential
PHYS.ORG Insulating oxides are oxygen containing compounds that do not conduct electricity, but can sometimes form conductive interfaces when they're layered together precisely. The conducting electrons at the interface form a... 1 week
Fast radio bursts may be from a neutron star orbiting a black hole
SCIENCE-NEWS A repeating fast radio burst has twisted waves, suggesting its home has an unusually strong magnetic field. 1 week
Mysterious radio bursts may be coming from neutron star orbiting black hole
Science Magazine Astronomers take a closer look at FRB 121102 1 week
Readers wrangle with definition of ‘species’
SCIENCE-NEWS Readers asked about the definition of "species," a new atomic clock and how a neutron star collision produces heavy elements. 1 week
The atomic dynamics of rare everlasting electric fields
PHYS.ORG By ricocheting neutrons off the atoms of yttrium manganite (YMnO3) heated to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, researchers have discovered the atomic mechanisms that give the unusual material its rare electromagnetic properties. The discovery... 1 week
First flashes of light observed from individual graphene nanoribbons
PHYS.ORG For the first time, researchers have experimentally observed light emission from individual graphene nanoribbons. They demonstrated that 7-atom-wide nanoribbons emit light at a high intensity that is comparable to bright... 1 week
Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells
Quantum speed limit may put brakes on quantum computers
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