Physics
CubeSats Prove Their Worth for Scientific Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these... more
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... more
Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physicists have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially appears to contradict the fundamental... more
Room temperature polariton lasing in quantum heterostructure nanocavities  Science Magazine · 2 days
Ultralow-threshold coherent light emitters can be achieved through lasing from exciton-polariton condensates, but this generally requires sophisticated device structures and cryogenic temperatures. Polaritonic nanolasers operating at room temperature lie on the crucial... more
Energy renormalization for coarse-graining polymers having different segmental structures  Science Magazine · 2 days
Multiscale coarse-grained (CG) modeling of soft materials, such as polymers, is currently an art form because CG models normally have significantly altered dynamics and thermodynamic properties compared to their atomistic... more
Combinatorial optimization by simulating adiabatic bifurcations in nonlinear Hamiltonian systems  Science Magazine · 2 days
Combinatorial optimization problems are ubiquitous but difficult to solve. Hardware devices for these problems have recently been developed by various approaches, including quantum computers. Inspired by recently proposed... more
Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Physicists at the University of Zurich have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially... more
Warming: Plants are also stressed out  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
What will a three-degree-warmer world look like? When experiencing stress or damage from various sources, plants use chloroplast-to-nucleus communication to regulate gene expression and help them cope. Now, researchers have found that GUN1 -- a gene... more
Coincidence helps with quantum measurements  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Through randomly selected measurements, physicists can determine the quantum entanglement of many-particle systems. With the newly developed method, quantum simulations can be extended to a larger number of quantum particles. Researchers now report on the first successful demonstration... more
Using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Engineers are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables... more
Scientists uncover a link between RNA editing and chloroplast-to-nucleus communication  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What will a three-degree-warmer world look like? How will plants fare in more extreme weather conditions? When experiencing stress or damage from various sources, plants use chloroplast-to-nucleus communication... more
Helium Hydride Ion Spotted in Space for First Time  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
When the Universe was still very young, only a few kinds of atoms existed. Astrophysicists believe that around... more
Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
UW scientists are prepping a kidney-on-a-chip experiment at Cape Canaveral, Florida, awaiting a shuttle launch that will take the chips into space. At an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts will help study how reduced gravity in space... more
New book traces expeditions to test Einstein's theory of relativity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
No Shadow of a Doubt, a new book by Daniel Kennefick, associate professor of physics at the University of Arkansas, tells the story of two research teams, organized... more
TESS Discovers Its First Earth-sized Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside our solar... more
Probing entanglement in a many-body-localized system  Science Magazine · 3 days
An interacting quantum system that is subject to disorder may cease to thermalize owing to localization of its constituents, thereby marking the breakdown of thermodynamics. The key to understanding this phenomenon lies in the system’s entanglement,... more
Probing Renyi entanglement entropy via randomized measurements  Science Magazine · 3 days
Entanglement is a key feature of many-body quantum systems. Measuring the entropy of different partitions of a quantum system provides a way to probe its entanglement structure. Here, we present and experimentally demonstrate a... more
New method enables quantum simulations on larger systems  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Through randomly selected measurements, Austrian physicists can now determine the quantum entanglement of many-particle systems. With the newly developed method, quantum simulations can be extended to a larger number of quantum particles.... more
CEBAF turns on the charm  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The world's most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of the atom's nucleus has just charmed physicists with a new capability. The production of charm quarks in J/ψ (J/psi) particles by CEBAF at the Department of... more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
Astronomers Take First, High-Resolution Look at Huge Star-Forming Region of Milky Way  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers from the United States and South Korea have made the first high-resolution, radio telescope observations of the molecular clouds within a massive star-forming... more
Demonstrating a weak topological insulator in bismuth iodide  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Topological insulators are one of the most exciting discoveries of the 21st century. They can be simply described as materials that conduct electricity on their surface or edge, but are insulating in... more
Spin flipper upends protons  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Protons spin. It's an intrinsic property that can affect experiments at accelerators that use beams of protons. Yet flipping proton spins could offer insights into nuclear physics experiments that study the first moments of the universe in a laboratory setting.... more
Optical tweezers achieve new feats of capturing atoms  nanowerk · 3 days
In a new study, scientists showed that it could load groups of individual atoms into large grids with an efficiency unmatched by existing methods. more
Four questions: Here there be monsters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On April 10, the world got to see the first image taken of a black hole in space, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists including a substantial team at... more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
Recovered carbon black for multicolour fluorescence displays  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NUS physicists have discovered that recovered carbon black powder can be transformed by laser treatment to give a wide range of colours for potential display applications. more
Lithium detected in an ancient star gives new clues for Big Bang nucleosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (UK) have detected lithium (Li) in the ancient... more
Luminescing nanosized crystals are showing promise for peering deeply into body tissues  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Investigations of 'quantum dots' for looking deeply into body tissues are rapidly evolving, but more work is required to ensure they are safe, according... more
Researchers develop new variant of Maxwell's demon at nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Maxwell's demon is a machine proposed by James Clerk Maxwell in 1897. The hypothetical machine would use thermal fluctuations to obtain energy, apparently violating the second principle of thermodynamics. Now,... more
First astrophysical detection of the first molecule that formed in the universe  nanowerk · 3 days
Operating the GREAT far-infrared spectrometer onboard the flying observatory SOFIA, an international research team reports the unambiguous detection of the helium hydride ion towards... more
Solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Research by a team of the world's leading oceanographers has proposed a new explanation for how the ocean absorbs and stores carbon, solving a riddle that has long puzzled scientists. It's well established that... more
Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon... more
Elusive molecule, first in Universe, detected in space  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the beginning, more than 13 billion years ago, the Universe was an undifferentiated soup of three simple, single-atom elements. more
Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Artificial intelligence (AI), a branch of computer science that is transforming scientific inquiry and industry, could now speed the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless... more
Secondary nucleation and elongation occur at different sites on Alzheimers amyloid-{beta} aggregates  Science Magazine · 4 days
The aggregates of the Aβ peptide associated with Alzheimer’s disease are able to both grow in size as well as generate, through secondary nucleation,... more
New research offers solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
However, researchers have identified that this process—the biological gravitational pump (BGP) - cannot account for all of the carbon reaching the deep ocean, and a range of additional... more
Boom! Another Neutron-Star Crash Spotted  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Astronomers have apparently spotted another epic neutron-star crash — and they didn't need gravitational waves to do it. more
World-record quantum computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A world-record result in reducing errors in semiconductor electron 'spin qubits', a type of building block for quantum computers, has been achieved. more
Asteroid Hunting Mission Releases 5th Year of Data  SPACE.COM · 4 days
If the idea of an asteroid slamming into Earth keeps you up at night, spare a thought for a mission called NEOWISE, which reincarnated a former astrophysics spacecraft to hunt for nearby... more
Improving quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For decades, experts have predicted that quantum computers will someday perform difficult tasks, such as simulating complex chemical systems, that can't be done by conventional computers. But so far, these machines haven't lived up to their potential because of error-prone... more
World-record quantum computing result for Sydney teams  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A world-record result in reducing errors in semiconductor 'spin qubits', a type of building block for quantum computers, has been achieved using the theoretical work of quantum physicists at the University of Sydney Nano... more
Tailor-made materials with ultrafast connections  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Through magic twist angles and unique energy states, it is possible to design tailor-made, atomically thin materials that could be invaluable for future electronics. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Regensburg University in Germany have... more
Researchers use noise data to increase reliability of quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new technique by researchers at Princeton University, University of Chicago and IBM significantly improves the reliability of quantum computers by harnessing data about the noisiness of operations... more
Direct imaging of active orbitals in quantum materials  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In quantum materials based on transition metals, rare-earth and actinide elements, electronic states are characterized by electrons in orbitals d and f, combined with the solid's strong band formation. Until now, to... more
Researchers develop the next generation of endoscopy technology  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Biotechnologists, physicists, and medical researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed technology for microscopic imaging in living organisms. A miniaturised multi-photon microscope, which could be used in an endoscope in future, excites... more
Image: Partial Gravity Simulator practice  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In preparation for his Beyond mission, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA, in March 2019. Here he is strapped to the Partial Gravity Simulator to practice repairing the dark-matter hunter AMS-02. more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times... more
Scientists develop way to identify topological materials  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the decades since they were first theorized, scientists have suggested that the exotic properties of topological materials—that is, materials that maintain their electrical properties even in the face of radical temperature shifts or... more
Physicists Think You Could Be Rescued from a Black Hole — But Don't Risk It  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Researchers have developed a new, unspeakably dangerous, and incredibly slow method of crossing the universe. It involves wormholes... more
New technology developed for microscopic imaging in living organisms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Biotechnologists, physicists, and medical researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have developed technology for microscopic imaging in living organisms. more
New study delves deeper into individual genomic differences than ever before  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Human genomes vary quite a bit from individual to individual. These differences include single nucleotide changes, or "spelling mistakes" in the DNA sequence, but even more... more
'Snowball Chamber' Helps Researchers Use Supercooled Water to Search for Dark Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass... more
College Students Hatch Nuclear-Powered Magnetic Plan to Protect Marsonauts from Cosmic Rays  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A team of undergraduate students at Drake University in Iowa is developing a magnetic shield to defend interplanetary astronauts from the intense cosmic radiation... more
All-inorganic perovskite quantum dots help realize full-spectrum persistent luminescence tuning  nanowerk · 5 days
In a new study, scientists report a novel strategy to fine-tuning the persistent luminescence by using all-inorganic perovskite quantum dots as efficient light conversion materials. more
Physicists improve understanding of heat and particle flow in the edge of a fusion device  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Physicists have discovered valuable information about how plasma flows at the edge inside doughnut-shaped fusion devices. The findings... more
Indian scientists make deepest radio images of the sun  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The sun is the brightest object in the sky, and probably the most studied celestial object. Surprisingly, it still hosts mysteries that scientists have been trying to unravel for decades,... more
Travel Through Wormholes Is Possible, But Slow  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
A Harvard physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible.... more
Physicists improve understanding of heat and particle flow in the edge of a fusion device  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered valuable information about... more
DIY Gravitational Waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for... more
Physicists Think You Could Be Rescued from a Black Hole — But Don't Risk It  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new, unspeakably dangerous, and incredibly slow method of crossing the universe. It involves wormholes... more
Light from exotic particle states  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have developed a new type of light-emitting diode. Light is produced from the radiative decay of exciton complexes in layers of just a few atoms thickness. more
Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor. more
New theory derived from classical physics predicts how economies respond to major disturbances  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Understanding economies in times of crises? Modern macroeconomics failed so far. Researchers are now proposing a novel method that makes the effects... more
Why the world is due a revolution in economics education  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Economic thinking governs much of our world. But the discipline's teaching is stuck in the past. Centred around antiquated 19th-century models built on Newtonian physics, economics treats humans... more
The discrete-time physics hiding inside our continuous-time world  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Physicists have shown that Markov processes, widely used to model complex systems, must unfold over a larger space than previously assumed. more
'Snowball chamber' helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept... more
Light from exotic particle states  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new type of light-emitting diode has been developed at TU Wien. Light is produced from the radiative decay of exciton complexes in layers of just a few atoms thickness. more
Seven common myths about quantum physics  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
I have been popularising quantum physics, my area of research, for many years now. The general public finds the topic fascinating and covers of books and magazines often draw on its mystery. A number of misconceptions... more
Travel through wormholes is possible, but slow  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible. But don't pack your bags for a trip to other side of the... more
Travel through wormholes is possible, but slow  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A Harvard physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible. more
Gravitational echo phenomenon will become a key to the new physics, physicist says  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Gravitational echoes may be caused by the collision of two black holes, and may indicate that these objects have completely new physical... more
LIGO Is Up and Running Again and Already Spotted Two Possible Black Hole Mergers  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Within two weeks of beginning its third observation period, the LIGO project has spotted the gravitational-wave signatures of what could... more
The World's Glaciers Are Sponging Up Loads of Nuclear Fallout, But You Shouldn't Worry — Yet  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
There's more nuclear fallout trapped in the world's glaciers than anywhere besides disaster sites like Chernobyl,... more
The discrete-time physics hiding inside our continuous-time world  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists believe that time is continuous, not discrete—roughly speaking, they believe that it does not progress in "chunks," but rather "flows," smoothly and continuously. So they often model the dynamics of physical... more
'Snowball chamber' helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept... more
Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011. more
Physicists Scramble to Understand the Extreme Crystals Hiding Inside Giant, Alien Planets  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Planetary scientists are calling on mineral physicists to help them figure out the strange chemistry going on inside super-Earths and mini-Neptunes. more
DIY gravitational waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for help. more
3 Huge Questions the Black Hole Image Didn't Answer  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Almost nothing in the black hole image surprised astrophysicists. These are the three biggest mysteries it left unsolved, and two questions it did answer. more
We now know how insects and bacteria control ice  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Contrary to what you may have been taught, water doesn't always freeze to ice at 32 degrees F (zero degrees C). Knowing, or controlling, at what temperature water will freeze... more
Quantum simulation more stable than expected  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A localization phenomenon boosts the accuracy of solving quantum many-body problems with quantum computers. These problems are otherwise challenging for conventional computers. This brings such digital quantum simulation within reach using quantum devices available today. more
Homogeneous guiding deposition of sodium through main group II metals toward dendrite-free sodium anodes  Science Magazine · 1 week
Metallic sodium is a potential anode material for rechargeable sodium-based batteries because of its high specific capacity and low cost.... more
Quantum localization bounds Trotter errors in digital quantum simulation  Science Magazine · 1 week
A fundamental challenge in digital quantum simulation (DQS) is the control of an inherent error, which appears when discretizing the time evolution of a quantum many-body system as a sequence... more
Relativistic independence bounds nonlocality  Science Magazine · 1 week
If nature allowed nonlocal correlations other than those predicted by quantum mechanics, would that contradict some physical principle? Various approaches have been put forward in the past two decades in an attempt to single out quantum nonlocality. However, none of... more
Heterogeneous ice nucleation correlates with bulk-like interfacial water  Science Magazine · 1 week
Establishing a direct correlation between interfacial water and heterogeneous ice nucleation (HIN) is essential for understanding the mechanism of ice nucleation. Here, we study the HIN efficiency on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) surfaces... more
Texts as networks: How many words are sufficient to identify an author?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
People are more original than they think—this is suggested by a literary text analysis method of stylometry proposed by scientists from the Institute of... more
Genome research platform expands use of lab technique to visualise DNA in cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet present a publicly available resource that can accelerate the use of so-called FISH techniques for studying how the... more
European Quantum Communications Network Takes Shape  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Today’s interconnected world is ever more vulnerable to cyberattacks, emphasizing the importance of secure encryption to protect Europe’s critical infrastructure and communications. An agreement... more
Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
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Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon
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Research provides speed boost to quantum computers
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And the blobs just keep on coming
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Team harnesses spin of electrons to power tech devices
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Scientists capture live, atomic-level detail of nanoparticle formation
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How to use gravitational waves to measure the expansion of the universe
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Listening to the quantum vacuum: Physicists measure quantum 'back action' in the audio band at room temperature
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Protein 'spat out' by cancer cells promotes tumor growth
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