Particle Physics
Physicists calculate proton’s pressure distribution for first time  MIT · 45 minutes
The particle’s core withstands pressures higher than those inside a neutron star, according to a new study. more
Newly designed molecule could benefit people with Friedrich's Ataxia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A radiation in laboratory tests, than those from a... more
More flexible nanomaterials can make fuel cell cars cheaper  nanowerk · 9 hours
A new method of increasing the reactivity of ultrathin nanosheets, just a few atoms thick, can someday make fuel cells for hydrogen cars cheaper. more
Sun Protection to patients with rare genetic disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A (AVA) radiation in laboratory tests, than those from a healthy... more
Choreographed entanglement dances: Topological states of quantum matter  Science Magazine · 11 hours
It has long been thought that all different phases of matter arise from symmetry breaking. Without symmetry breaking, there would be no pattern, and matter would be featureless. However, it is now... more
Keyhole threshold and morphology in laser melting revealed by ultrahigh-speed x-ray imaging  Science Magazine · 11 hours
We used ultrahigh-speed synchrotron x-ray imaging to quantify the phenomenon of vapor depressions (also known as keyholes) during laser melting of metals as practiced... more
Scalable and safe synthetic organic electroreduction inspired by Li-ion battery chemistry  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Reductive electrosynthesis has faced long-standing challenges in applications to complex organic substrates at scale. Here, we show how decades of research in lithium-ion battery materials, electrolytes,... more
Ubiquitin-dependent chloroplast-associated protein degradation in plants  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Chloroplasts contain thousands of nucleus-encoded proteins that are imported from the cytosol by translocases in the chloroplast envelope membranes. Proteolytic regulation of the translocases is critically important, but little is known about the underlying mechanisms. We... more
Researchers make coldest quantum gas of molecules  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
JILA researchers have made a long-lived, record-cold gas of molecules that follow the wave patterns of quantum mechanics instead of the strictly particle nature of ordinary classical physics. The creation of this gas boosts... more
More flexible nanomaterials can make fuel cell cars cheaper  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A new method of increasing the reactivity of ultrathin nanosheets, just a few atoms thick, can someday make fuel cells for hydrogen cars cheaper, finds a new Johns Hopkins study. more
Quantum interface of an electron and a nuclear ensemble  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Coherent excitation of an ensemble of quantum objects underpins quantum many-body phenomena and offers the opportunity to realize a memory that stores quantum information. Thus far, a deterministic and coherent... more
Coherent single-photon emission from colloidal lead halide perovskite quantum dots  Science Magazine · 11 hours
Chemically made colloidal semiconductor quantum dots have long been proposed as scalable and color-tunable single emitters in quantum optics, but they have typically suffered from prohibitively incoherent emission.... more
Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons  MIT · 11 hours
System that generates coherent single particles of light could help pave the way for quantum information processors or communications. more
STRATCOM looking for fresh ideas on nuclear command and control  SPACE NEWS · 11 hours
The challenge facing U.S. Strategic Command is figuring out how to develop a modern nuclear command,... more
Physicists get thousands of semiconductor nuclei to do 'quantum dances' in unison  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A team of Cambridge researchers have found a way to control the sea of nuclei in semiconductor quantum dots so they can operate as... more
Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
In the global quest to develop practical computing and communications devices based on the principles of quantum physics, one potentially useful component has proved elusive: a source of individual particles of light with perfectly... more
Hawaii's False Missile Alert Shows Americans Have No Idea What to Do in Nuclear Attack  LIVE SCIENCE · 12 hours
An erroneous alert about a nuclear attack was sent to Hawaii residents. The ensuing confusion and hysteria revealed... more
What Are Neutrinos?  LIVE SCIENCE · 12 hours
Billions of them are passing through every centimeter of your body right this instant, but you can't feel them. What are these mysterious "little neutral ones?" more
New strategy improves efficiency of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The efficiency of CRISPR genome editing tools targeted to the site of interest by Cas9 nucleases varies considerably and a new CMP-fusion strategy, called CRISPR-chrom, enhances the activity up to several-fold. CRISPR-chrom... more
Pioneering study could offer protection to patients with rare genetic disease  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A (AVA) radiation in laboratory... more
Do alpha particle condensates exist in oxygen nuclei?  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Nuclei in their lowest energy states (ground state) are composed of neutrons and protons. Two protons and two neutrons in a nucleus can cluster together to form alpha particles. When the nucleus... more
'Butterfly-shaped' palladium subnano cluster built in 3-D  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Miniaturization is the watchword of progress. Nanoscience, studying structures on the scale of a few atoms, has been at the forefront of chemistry for some time now. Recently, researchers at the University of Tokyo... more
Event-based data collection enriches neutron scattering research and new product development  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Scientists using neutron scattering methods to look at the behavior of materials under stress or during phase changes and chemical reactions can view processes from new... more
Physicists 'flash-freeze' crystal of 150 ions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Physicists have 'flash-frozen' a flat crystal of 150 beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms), opening new possibilities for simulating magnetism at the quantum scale and sensing signals from mysterious dark matter. more
Common acid reflux medications linked to increased kidney disease risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Mining a large database of adverse reactions to medications, UC San Diego researchers found that people who took proton pump inhibitors for heartburn and acid reflux were more... more
Correlated nucleons may solve 35-year-old mystery  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A careful re-analysis of data taken as revealed a possible link between correlated protons and neutrons in the nucleus and a 35-year-old mystery. The data have led to the extraction of a universal function that describes... more
In colliding galaxies, a pipsqueak shines bright  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two monsters should be the most luminous X-ray sources in sight, but a... more
'Butterfly-shaped' palladium subnano cluster built in 3-D  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have produced a 3-D cluster molecule based on palladium. First, they created a 'butterfly-shaped' Pd4 framework, using an organosilicon compounds bearing the aromatic substitutents as both template and support for the palladium atoms.... more
Cochlear outer hair cell horizontal top connectors mediate mature stereocilia bundle mechanics  Science Magazine · 1 day
Outer hair cell (OHC) stereocilia bundle deflection opens mechanoelectrical transduction channels at the tips of the stereocilia from the middle and short rows, while... more
Study of quark speeds finds a solution for a 35-year physics mystery  MIT · 1 day
Number of proton-neutron pairs determine how fast the particles move, results suggest. more
Correlated nucleons may solve 35-year-old mystery  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A careful re-analysis of data taken at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has revealed a possible link between correlated protons and neutrons in the nucleus and a 35-year-old mystery. The data have... more
Blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with gliomas live remarkably longer than others. The results suggested that certain patients'... more
Physicists 'flash-freeze' crystal of 150 ions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have "flash-frozen" a flat crystal of 150 beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms), opening new possibilities for simulating magnetism at the quantum scale and sensing signals from... more
Physicists 'flash-freeze' crystal of 150 ions  nanowerk · 2 days
Physicists have 'flash-frozen' a flat crystal of 150 beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms), opening new possibilities for simulating magnetism at the quantum scale and sensing signals from mysterious dark matter. more
Arapuca device for international neutrino experiment is enhanced  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A critical part of one of the largest recent particle physics experiments was developed in Brazil. The Arapuca is a light detector to be installed in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE),... more
Predicting the existence of heavy nuclei using machine learning  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A collaboration between the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT) at Michigan State University (MSU) estimated the boundaries of nuclear existence by... more
Scientists identify atomic structure of catalytically active copper-ceria interface  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Recently, Dr. Zhou Yan and Prof. Shen Wenjie at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators identified the atomic structure of... more
Combining mechanical computing with 3D printing to create 'sentient' materials  nanowerk · 2 days
Engineers are combining mechanical computing with 3D printing as part of an effort to create 'sentient' materials that can respond to changes in their surroundings, even in extreme... more
New technology captures movement of quantum particles with unprecedented resolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study explores the activity of quantum particles in 2D materials within an unprecedented small time frame and at an extraordinarily high spatial resolution. These are highly... more
Common acid reflux drugs tied to elevated risk for kidney disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Proton pump inhibitors, which include well-known brand names Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. Approximately 10 percent of... more
When a defect might be beneficial  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Engineers have studied the structure and properties of the commonly occurring planar defects at the atomic scale, which spans only a few tenths of a nanometer. more
Scientists Discover Exotic Spiraling Electrons  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Rutgers University’s Professor Girsh Blumberg and colleagues have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets. Named chiral surface excitons, it consists of particles... more
New imaging technology captures movement of quantum particles with unprecedented resolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Excitons—electrically neutral quasiparticles—have extraordinary properties. They exist only in semiconducting and insulating materials and can be easily accessed in two-dimensional (2D) materials just a few atoms... more
Scientists identify atomic structure of catalytically active copper-ceria interface  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have identified the atomic structure of the catalytically active copper-ceria interface and proposed a copper bilayer model. more
Confirming a source of the process behind auroras and the formation of stars  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fast magnetic reconnection, the rapid convergence, separation and explosive snapping together of magnetic field lines, gives rise to northern lights, solar flares... more
Not all ions in tokamaks go with the flow  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For the first time, scientists are measuring the rotation of the main (deuterium) plasma in the edge region of a fusion device. New spectroscopic measurements combined with state-of-the-art spectroscopic simulation... more
Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For 15 years, scientists have tried to exploit the "miracle material" graphene to produce nanoscale electronics. On paper, graphene should be great for just that: it is ultra-thin—only one atom thick and therefore two-dimensional,... more
High-energy X-ray bursts from low-energy plasma  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Solar flares shouldn't produce X-rays, but they do. Why? The one-size-fits-all approach to electron collisions misses a lucky few that lead to an intense X-ray burst. Scientists thought there were too many electron-scattering collisions in such... more
Search engine for new breakthroughs in physics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Imagine that you have a lot of data, but you do not really know what you are looking for. So what do you do? In that case you use a computer that automatically searches... more
A polariton filter turns ordinary laser light into quantum light  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of researchers led out of Macquarie University has demonstrated a new approach for converting ordinary laser light into genuine quantum light. more
Observation of quantized heating in quantum matter  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Shaking a physical system typically heats it up, in the sense that the system continuously absorbs energy. When considering a circular shaking pattern, the amount of energy that is absorbed can potentially depend on... more
Medical News Today: What to expect from Lupron treatment  MNT · 3 days
Lupron (leuprolide acetate) is a type of hormone therapy for people with prostate cancer. Lupron is an injection drug, and doctors often prescribe it in combination with radiation therapy or... more
Exotic spiraling electrons discovered by physicists  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Rutgers and other physicists have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets and could lead to advances in lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays. more
For scientists, the ripple effects of the government shutdown are still spreading  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Matt Helgeson knew it was time to pull the plug. For weeks, the University of California, Santa Barbara professor of chemical engineering had held... more
Researchers create the conditions for growing plants in the Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the TSU Siberian Botanical Garden (SibBG), the Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS (IHCE), and Tomsk Polytechnic University have implemented an interdisciplinary project to study... more
Sound waves let quantum systems 'talk' to one another  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have invented an innovative way for different types of quantum technology to "talk" to each other using sound. The study,... more
Chemist develops a new catalyst for oxidation and amidation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A RUDN chemist has obtained a compound with a new structural type containing atoms of metals (copper and sodium) in a carcass structure and that is shaped like a bicycle... more
World's finest gold specimen probed with Los Alamos neutrons  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Using neutron characterization techniques a team of scientists have peered inside one of the most unique examples of wire gold, understanding for the first time the specimen's structure and possible... more
Implementing a practical quantum secure direct communication system  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Quantum secure direct communication (QSDC) is an important branch of quantum communication, based on the principles of quantum mechanics for the direct transmission of classified information. While recent proof-of-principle experimental studies have... more
New PET/CT tracer shows high detection rate for diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A first-in-human study featured in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine reports that the novel positron emission tomography/computed tomography... more
PET/CT imaging agent shows promise for better diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers report that a new nuclear medicine tracer may allow better diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE). Acute VTE is a disease that includes... more
What Exactly Is a Black Hole?  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
What is a black hole? In an article that has just appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) philosopher Erik Curiel shows that... more
Giving keener 'electric eyesight' to autonomous vehicles  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. But researchers have developed a sub-terahertz-radiation receiving system that could help steer driverless cars when traditional methods... more
Gravitational waves will settle cosmic conundrum  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Measurements of gravitational waves from approximately 50 binary neutron stars over the next decade will definitively resolve an intense debate about how quickly our universe is expanding, according to new findings. more
CMS gets first result using largest-ever LHC data sample  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Just under three months after the final proton–proton collisions from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)'s second run (Run 2), the CMS collaboration has submitted its first paper based on the... more
CMS gets first result using largest ever LHC data sample  CERN · 7 days
CMS gets first result using largest ever LHC data sample abelchio Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:28 A proton–proton collision event recorded by CMS in 2018 (Image: CMS collaboration) Just... more
Report: Updating the military’s nuclear communications systems a complex and expensive challenge  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Bill LaPlante, MITRE: The NC3 system “has been studied a lot, its life has been extended as long as we could, and that’s where... more
Plasma Waves Are Cooking Electrons in Earth's Magnetic Shield  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Space is warm — or, at least, warmer than it should be. A new study seeks to explain why. more
Molecular basis for pore blockade of human Na+ channel Nav1.2 by the {mu}-conotoxin KIIIA  Science Magazine · 1 week
The voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.2 is responsible for the initiation and propagation of action potentials in the central nervous system.... more
Structural insight into substrate and inhibitor discrimination by human P-glycoprotein  Science Magazine · 1 week
ABCB1, also known as P-glycoprotein, actively extrudes xenobiotic compounds across the plasma membrane of diverse cells, which contributes to cellular drug resistance and interferes with therapeutic drug delivery.... more
Photoelectrical imaging and coherent spin-state readout of single nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond  Science Magazine · 1 week
Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond have become an important instrument for quantum sensing and quantum information science. However, the readout of NV spin state... more
How a circularized tmRNA moves through the ribosome  Science Magazine · 1 week
During trans-translation, transfer-messenger RNA (tmRNA) and small protein B (SmpB) together rescue ribosomes stalled on a truncated mRNA and tag the nascent polypeptide for degradation. We used cryo–electron microscopy to determine the... more
Density fluctuations as door-opener for diffusion on crowded surfaces  Science Magazine · 1 week
How particles can move on a catalyst surface that, under the conditions of an industrial process, is highly covered by adsorbates and where most adsorption sites are occupied has remained... more
Chemically reversible isomerization of inorganic clusters  Science Magazine · 1 week
Structural transformations in molecules and solids have generally been studied in isolation, whereas intermediate systems have eluded characterization. We show that a pair of cadmium sulfide (CdS) cluster isomers provides an advantageous experimental platform to study... more
Tracking pollen with quantum dots  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Most plant species on earth are reliant on insects for pollination, including more than 30% of the food crops we eat. With insects facing rapid global decline, it is crucial that scientists understand which insects are important pollinators... more
How cosmic events give insight into fundamental properties of matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The option to measure the gravitational waves of two merging neutron stars has offered the chance to answer some of the fundamental questions about the structure of matter.... more
Gravitational waves will settle cosmic conundrum  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Measurements of gravitational waves from approximately 50 binary neutron stars over the next decade will definitively resolve an intense debate about how quickly our universe is expanding, according to findings from an international team that includes... more
High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using synchronized lasers pulses, researchers developed a new method of electrostatic force microscopy that can record movies with frames as fast as 300 nanoseconds. This is fast enough to watch electrons move... more
Scientists develop direct-write quantum calligraphy in monolayer semiconductors  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have developed a way to directly write quantum light sources, which emit a single photon of light at a time, into monolayer semiconductors such as tungsten diselenide. more
Researchers develop direct-write quantum calligraphy in monolayer semiconductors  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have developed a way to directly write quantum light sources, which emit a single photon of light... more
Tracking pollen with quantum dots  nanowerk · 1 week
A pollination biologist is using quantum dots to track the fate of individual pollen grains. This is breaking new ground in a field of research that has been hampered by the lack of a universal method to track. more
Tracking pollen with quantum dots  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A pollination biologist from Stellenbosch University in South Africa is using quantum dots to track the fate of individual pollen grains. This is breaking new ground in a field of research that has been hampered by the lack... more
High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A research team at Osaka University has developed an improved method for producing microscope images that can spot speedy electrons zipping through nanomaterials used in solar panels. By applying laser light to... more
Merging neutron stars: How cosmic events give insight into fundamental properties of matter  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The opportunity to measure the gravitational waves of two merging neutron stars could offer answers to some of the fundamental questions about... more
Putting photons in jail  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have discovered a novel type of resonant nanocavity that serves as a 'jail for photons'. The cavity confines light in all three dimensions (3D) simultaneously by exploiting a surrounding photonic band gap crystal nanostructure as the 3D jail's bars. more
Taking diamond qubits for a spin  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists use implanted silicon ions and electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks. more
Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after... more
World's finest gold specimen probed with Los Alamos neutrons
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Tracking pollen with quantum dots
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Mapping historical changes in dark matter
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Upgrading ALICE: What's in store for the next two years?
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Van Allen probes begin final phase of exploration in Earth's radiation belts
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Laser-induced graphene gets tough, with help
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Physicists create exotic electron liquid
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Research using atom probe tomography reveals chinks in iron crystals that can 'heal'
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Catching atoms in action: watching next-gen materials crystallize
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CERN congratulates SESAME pioneers
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IBM launches commercial quantum computing – we're not ready for what comes next
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