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Getting hold of quantum dot biosensors
SCIENCE DAILY Harnessing the nano-tractor-beam like abilities of optical tweezers, researchers have developed an all-silicon nanoantenna to trap individual quantum dots suspended in a microfluidic chamber. 43 minutes
Hubble's twisted galaxy
SCIENCE DAILY Gravity governs the movements of the cosmos. It draws flocks of galaxies together to form small groups and more massive galaxy clusters, and brings duos so close that they begin to tug at one another. This latter scenario can have... 1 hour
Bond dissociation energies for transition metal silicides accurately determined
SCIENCE DAILY Transition metal silicides are promising for future developments in electronic devices, but fundamental aspects of the chemical bonding between their transition metal atoms and silicon remain poorly understood. One of... 2 hours
Gravity, 'mechanical loading' are key to cartilage development
SCIENCE DAILY Mechanical loading is required for creating cartilage that is then turned to bone; however, little is known about cartilage development in the absence of gravity. Now, bioengineers have determined that microgravity may... 2 hours
Study finds that gravity, 'mechanical loading' are key to cartilage development
PHYS.ORG Mechanical loading, or forces that stimulate cellular growth for development, is required for creating cartilage that is then turned to bone; however, little is known about... 3 hours
The moving Martian bow shock
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists throw new light on the interaction between the planet Mars and supersonic particles in the solar wind. 3 hours
Getting hold of quantum dot biosensors
PHYS.ORG Quantum dots (QDs) have found so many applications in recent years, they can now be purchased with a variety of composite structures and configurations. Some are available suspended in a biologically friendly fluid, making them well... 4 hours
Bond dissociation energies for transition metal silicides accurately determined
PHYS.ORG Transition metal silicides, a distinct class of semiconducting materials that contain silicon, demonstrate superior oxidation resistance, high temperature stability and low corrosion rates, which make them promising for a variety... 5 hours
Quantum ruler for biomolecules
SCIENCE DAILY Quantum physics teaches us that unobserved particles may propagate through space like waves. This is philosophically intriguing and of technological relevance: a research team has demonstrated that combining experimental quantum interferometry with quantum chemistry allows deriving information about optical and... 6 hours
Can 'large stars' anti-aging research' help future memory devices?
SCIENCE DAILY Nothing is forever, but is it possible to slow down inescapable decay? An inquiry into the delay of deterioration of quantum memory devices and formation of black holes explained with... 6 hours
Research team uses computation and experiment to understand how novel material properties form
PHYS.ORG Since the dawn of Enlightenment-era chemistry and physics, scientists have tried to document materials' properties different conditions. These investigations spawned the field... 7 hours
Unconventional quantum systems may lead to novel optical devices
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Physicists have experimentally demonstrated an optical system based on an unconventional class of quantum mechanical systems that could lead to the development of new quantum optical devices. The system is... 7 hours
Physicists measure molecular electronic properties of vitamins
PHYS.ORG Quantum physics teaches us that unobserved particles may propagate through space like waves. This is philosophically intriguing and of technological relevance: a research team at the University of Vienna has demonstrated that combining experimental... 7 hours
Can anti-aging research help future memory devices?
PHYS.ORG Nothing is forever, but is it possible to slow down inescapable decay? An inquiry into the delay of deterioration of quantum memory devices and formation of black holes explained with intuitive analogies from everyday... 9 hours
Electrons flowing like liquid in graphene start a new wave of physics
PHYS.ORG A new understanding of the physics of conductive materials has been uncovered by scientists observing the unusual movement of electrons in graphene. 10 hours
Physicists explore a new recipe for heating plasma
PHYS.ORG In the quest for fusion energy, scientists have spent decades experimenting with ways to make plasma fuel hot and dense enough to generate significant fusion power. At MIT, researchers have focused their... 10 hours
Researchers explore new chapter of physics
PHYS.ORG Interactions between light and matter are a fundamental unit of modern physics, but recently researchers have started to look beyond the standard textbook interactions. 10 hours
Boeing, Northrop get contracts for nuclear missile work
PHYS.ORG The Air Force said Monday it has awarded contracts to Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. for work that could lead to replacement of the nation's intercontinental ballistic missiles. 13 hours
Biologists show how plants turn off genes they don't need
PHYS.ORG A plant has one genome, a specific sequence of millions of basepairs of nucleotides. Yet how this genome is expressed can vary from cell to cell, and it... 14 hours
Lagrange Points: Parking Places in Space
SPACE.COM A Lagrange point is a location in space where the interaction between gravitational and orbital forces creates a region of equilibrium where spacecraft can maintain constant orbits. 18 hours
Heating quantum matter: A novel view on topology
SCIENCE DAILY Certain quantities appear as integer multiples of fundamental and indivisible elements. This quantization of physical quantities at the heart of our description of nature, made its way through the centuries, as evidenced... 1 day
Understanding brittle crack behaviors to design stronger materials
PHYS.ORG In a paper published in Nature Physics, Northeastern University Department of Physics Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Alain Karma, in collaboration with his postdoctoral research associate Chih-Hung Chen and Professor Eran Bouchbinder... 1 day
Physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers probe a mysterious phase transition in an organic molecular conductor using synchrotron X-ray radiation. 1 day
The Solar Eclipse Is Visible in NYC Today (Aug. 21), Starting at 1:23 p.m.
SPACE.COM New York City isn't in the "path of totality," but millions of New Yorkers will be able to see a... 1 day
UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch
PHYS.ORG At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab world's first nuclear programme. 1 day
Image: Hubble's twisted galaxy
PHYS.ORG Gravity governs the movements of the cosmos. It draws flocks of galaxies together to form small groups and more massive galaxy clusters, and brings duos so close that they begin to tug at one another. This latter scenario can have... 1 day
Physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition
PHYS.ORG Nagoya University-led team of physicists use a synchrotron radiation X-ray source to probe a so-called "structure-less" transition and develop a new understanding of molecular conductors. 1 day
How heating up a quantum system can be used as a universal probe for exotic states of matter
PHYS.ORG In physical sciences, certain quantities appear as integer multiples of fundamental and... 1 day
Testing TVs and tablets for 'green' screens
PHYS.ORG To improve viewing pleasure, companies have developed television—and tablet screens—that include quantum dots to enhance brightness and color. Some quantum dots are made with potentially harmful metals, which could leach into the environment when... 2 days
nicer and lisa to confirm or disprove predictions of general relativity NICER and LISA to Confirm or Disprove Predictions of General Relativity
ASTRO WATCH Two astrophysical missions, NICER and LISA, could soon change our understanding of the universe.... 2 days
Testing TVs and tablets for 'green' screens
SCIENCE DAILY Today, researchers report preliminary results suggesting that under simulated landfill conditions, quantum dots can leach out of TVs and tablets. But because this happens in such tiny amounts, the team says that in the... 2 days
Physicist Hawking criticizes UK health secretary on service
ABC NEWS Noted physicist Stephen Hawking has criticized Britain's health secretary for his use of scientific evidence to support changes in the National Health Service 3 days
Eclipse research: Following in the moon's slipstream to capture high-res sunspot images
SCIENCE DAILY While much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun's brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and... 3 days
astrophysicist predicts detached eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into an exotic star Astrophysicist Predicts Detached Eclipsing White Dwarfs to Merge Into an Exotic Star
ASTRO WATCH A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40... 3 days
Researchers will follow in the moon's slipstream to capture high-res sunspot images
PHYS.ORG While much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun's brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and... 4 days
Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
PHYS.ORG A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46... 4 days
astrophysicists explain the mysterious behavior of cosmic rays Astrophysicists Explain the Mysterious Behavior of Cosmic Rays
ASTRO WATCH A team of scientists from Russia and China has developed a model which explains the nature of high-energy cosmic rays... 4 days
Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
SCIENCE DAILY Astrophysicists have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. White dwarfs are the remnants of Sun-like... 4 days
Mach-Zehnder interferometry using spin- and valley-polarized quantum Hall edge states in graphene
Science Magazine Confined to a two-dimensional plane, electrons in a strong magnetic field travel along the edge in one-dimensional quantum Hall channels that are protected against... 4 days
Crystallization-induced emission enhancement: A novel fluorescent Au-Ag bimetallic nanocluster with precise atomic structure
Science Magazine We report the first noble metal nanocluster with a formula of Au4Ag13(DPPM)3(SR)9 exhibiting crystallization-induced emission enhancement (CIEE), where DPPM denotes bis(diphenylphosphino)methane and... 4 days
Probing topology by "heating": Quantized circular dichroism in ultracold atoms
Science Magazine We reveal an intriguing manifestation of topology, which appears in the depletion rate of topological states of matter in response to an external drive. This phenomenon is presented... 4 days
A quick and easy way to shut down instabilities in fusion devices
PHYS.ORG Scientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built... 4 days
Engineers deliver new key components to help power a fusion energy experiment
PHYS.ORG Fusion power, which lights the sun and stars, requires temperatures of millions of degrees to fuse the particles inside plasma, a soup of charged... 4 days
ESA's Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
PHYS.ORG Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday's total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes –... 4 days
Astrophysicists explain the mysterious behavior of cosmic rays
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists from Russia and China has developed a model explaining the nature of high-energy cosmic rays (CRs) in our galaxy. These CRs have energies exceeding those produced by supernova... 4 days
Gliese 832 Hosts at Least Three Exoplanets, Astrophysicists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers from the Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics and the University of Texas at... 4 days
astrophysicists predict earth like planet in star system only 16 light years away Astrophysicists Predict Earth-Like Planet in Star System Only 16 Light Years Away
ASTRO WATCH Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light... 5 days
Why It's Dangerous to Condition Your Hair After a Nuclear Attack
LIVE SCIENCE Last week, when North Korea was threatening to send a ballistic missile toward the U.S. territory of Guam, the island's inhabitants were warned that in the... 5 days
Eclipses show wrong physics can give right results
SCIENCE-NEWS Math for making astronomical predictions doesn’t necessarily reflect physical reality. 5 days
Distinct phases of Polycomb silencing to hold epigenetic memory of cold in Arabidopsis
Science Magazine Gene silencing by Polycomb complexes is central to eukaryotic development. Cold-induced epigenetic repression of FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) in the plant Arabidopsis... 5 days
Comprehensive single-cell transcriptional profiling of a multicellular organism
Science Magazine To resolve cellular heterogeneity, we developed a combinatorial indexing strategy to profile the transcriptomes of single cells or nuclei, termed sci-RNA-seq (single-cell combinatorial indexing RNA sequencing). We applied sci-RNA-seq to profile nearly... 5 days
america was once tricked into believing nuclear war had begun America Was Once Tricked Into Believing Nuclear War Had Begun
HISTORY VIDEO For 40 minutes in 1971, it seemed the end was near. 5 days
Why Plasma Is the Crown of the Solar Eclipse
SPACE.COM The wisps of light emanating from the solar disk during this year's total eclipse are plumes of hot, charged gas called plasma from the sun's corona. And plasma physicists are... 5 days
Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
PHYS.ORG Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light... 5 days
Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
SCIENCE DAILY Astrophysicists have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star... 5 days
Why Plasma Is the Crown of the Solar Eclipse
LIVE SCIENCE The wisps of light emanating from the solar disk during this year's total eclipse are plumes of hot, charged gas called plasma from the sun's corona. And plasma physicists are... 5 days
esa s proba 3 will create artificial solar eclipses ESA’s Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
ESA Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday’s total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be... 5 days
Sharp X-ray pulses from the atomic nucleus
PHYS.ORG X-rays make the invisible visible: they permit the way materials are structured to be determined all the way down to the level of individual atoms. In the 1950s it was x-rays which revealed the... 5 days
Psychology of Hate: What Motivates White Supremacists?
LIVE SCIENCE Nascent supremacists are like atoms missing a proton. They're lacking something socially or emotionally, and white supremacist groups step in to fill the void. 5 days
Magnetic resonance is used to evaluate food quality
PHYS.ORG The applications and benefits of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in medicine are well known, but the technology is also used in other areas, such as agribusiness, where its applications include quality analysis... 5 days
Physicists measure complementary properties using quantum clones
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—In quantum mechanics, it's impossible to precisely and simultaneously measure the complementary properties (such as the position and momentum) of a quantum state. Now in a new study, physicists have cloned quantum states and... 6 days
129I waste used to track ocean currents for 15,000 km after discharge from nuclear plants
PHYS.ORG Radioactive 129I has travelled the equivalent of a third of the way round the globe, since being released... 6 days
"Fixed-field" accelerator transports multiple particle beams at a wide range of energies through a single beam pipe
PHYS.ORG An advanced particle accelerator designed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory... 6 days
Gravitational ‘Milli-Lens’ Reveals Clumps of Hot Gas Streaming from Supermassive Black Hole
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of astronomers has found evidence for a unique gravitational lensing system, in which a massive star cluster is magnifying an extremely... 6 days
From Exoplanets to Galaxies: NASA Chooses 6 Missions for Further Study
SPACE.COM NASA chose six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for further study on Aug. 9. The proposed missions have science goals all over the universe, ranging from exoplanets... 6 days
nuclear command and control problems dominate u s air force focus gao finds Nuclear command and control problems dominate U.S. Air Force focus, GAO finds
SPACE NEWS While the U.S Air Force is taking more steps to oversee nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3), the service must focus more on short-term... 7 days
Relativistic self-focusing gives mid-IR driven electrons a boost
PHYS.ORG Conventional particle accelerators can range from large room-sized devices to facilities multiple kilometers across. One of the ways that scientists have looked to reduce the size and expense of future accelerators is... 1 week
video dark matter hunt with lux zeplin Video: Dark matter hunt with LUX-ZEPLIN
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are on a quest to solve one of physics' biggest mysteries: What exactly is dark matter – the invisible substance that accounts for 85 percent of... 1 week
New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflight
PHYS.ORG Hall thrusters (HTs) are used in earth-orbiting satellites, and also show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, such as from Earth to Mars. The propellant in a HT, usually xenon, is... 1 week
Team redefines cosmic velocity web
PHYS.ORG The cosmic web—the distribution of matter on the largest scales in the universe—has usually been defined through the distribution of galaxies. Now, a new study by a team of astronomers from France, Israel and Hawaii demonstrates a novel... 1 week
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