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This cloud-zapping laser could help scientists create a quantum internet
SCIENCE-NEWS A powerful fast-pulsing laser can bust through clouds to make quantum communication via satellite easier. 7 hours
Milky Way’s Youngest Pulsar Confirmed
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have confirmed that a supernova remnant called Kes 75 contains the youngest known pulsar in our Milky Way Galaxy. After... 9 hours
Smartphone app brings atoms and molecules to life like never before
PHYS.ORG A new smartphone app that enables people to see how atoms and molecules move in the world around them in unprecedented detail has been developed by... 10 hours
Taking a close look at bacteria
PHYS.ORG Yong Wang, assistant professor of physics, and graduate student Asmaa Sadoon have been studying how molecules travel through bacterial cytoplasm in order to understand more about how these tiny organisms function. Using new high-tech tools, they... 12 hours
Russian physicists postulate the existence of dark matter-based Bose stars
PHYS.ORG Researchers developed a mathematical model describing motion of dark matter particles inside the smallest galaxy halos. They observed that over time, dark matter may form spherical droplets of... 12 hours
Pulsar Discoverer Jocelyn Bell Burnell Talks About Her Amazing Find: Watch Live Thursday
SPACE.COM Jocelyn Bell Burnell, one of the biggest names in astrophysics, is giving a talk this Thursday (Oct. 25), and you can watch... 12 hours
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ASTRO WATCH Black holes colliding, gravitational waves riding through space-time – and a huge instrument that allows scientists to investigate the fabric... 16 hours
Gravitational waves could soon provide measure of universe's expansion
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Twenty years ago, scientists were shocked to realize that our universe is not only expanding, but that it's expanding fasterover time. 1 day
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ASTRO WATCH Researchers developed a mathematical model describing motion of dark matter particles inside the smallest galaxy halos. They observed that over time, the... 1 day
Nanosized ferroelectrics become a reality
SCIENCE DAILY Using ferroelectricity instead of magnetism in computer memory saves energy. If ferroelectric bits were nanosized, this would also save space. But conventional wisdom dictates that ferroelectric properties disappear when the bits are made smaller. Reports that hafnium oxide... 1 day
Nanosized ferroelectrics become a reality
PHYS.ORG Using ferroelectricity instead of magnetism in computer memory saves energy. If ferroelectric bits were nanosized, this would also save space. But conventional wisdom dictates that ferroelectric properties disappear when the bits are made smaller. Reports that hafnium oxide... 1 day
A bridge to the quantum world
PHYS.ORG Monika Aidelsburger uses a special type of optical lattice to simulate quantum many-body phenomena that are otherwise inaccessible to experimental exploration. She has now been awarded an ERC Starting Grant to pursue this work. 1 day
Gravitational waves could shed light on dark matter
PHYS.ORG The forthcoming Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) will be a huge instrument allowing astronomers to study phenomena including black holes colliding and gravitational waves moving through space-time. Researchers from the University of... 1 day
Understanding the building blocks for an electronic brain
PHYS.ORG Computer bits are binary, with a value of zero or one. By contrast, neurons in the brain can have many internal states, depending on the input that they receive. This allows the... 1 day
'Oumuamua one year later
PHYS.ORG One year ago this week astronomers discovered an unusual object moving through space not too far from the Earth's orbit. In just a few days they realized it could not be a normal asteroid or comet – its path showed... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH Scientists have confirmed the identity of the youngest known pulsar in the Milky Way... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH Magnetic forces ripple throughout the universe, from the fields surrounding... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH New research by a team led by an astrophysicist at the University of Warwick has a way of finally telling... 3 days
A new way to measure nearly nothing: Ultracold trapped atoms to measure pressure
PHYS.ORG Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH A new study suggests that many theorized heavy particles, if they exist at all, do not... 4 days
A three-dimensional photonic topological insulator using a two-dimensional ring resonator lattice with a synthetic frequency dimension
Science Magazine In the development of topological photonics, achieving three-dimensional topological insulators is of notable interest since it... 4 days
Strongly interacting dipolar-polaritons
Science Magazine Exciton-polaritons are mutually interacting quantum hybridizations of confined photons and electronic excitations. Here, we demonstrate a system of optically guided, electrically polarized exciton-polaritons ("dipolaritons") that displays up to 200-fold enhancement of the polariton-polariton interaction strength compared to unpolarized polaritons. The... 4 days
Photonic implementation of Majorana-based Berry phases
Science Magazine Geometric phases, generated by cyclic evolutions of quantum systems, offer an inspiring playground for advancing fundamental physics and technologies alike. The exotic statistics of anyons realized in physical systems can be interpreted as a topological version... 4 days
Atomic-level structure engineering of metal oxides for high-rate oxygen intercalation pseudocapacitance
Science Magazine Atomic-level structure engineering can substantially change the chemical and physical properties of materials. However, the effects of structure engineering on the capacitive properties of electrode materials... 4 days
Deterministic quantum teleportation through fiber channels
Science Magazine Quantum teleportation, which is the transfer of an unknown quantum state from one station to another over a certain distance with the help of nonlocal entanglement shared by a sender and a receiver, has been widely... 4 days
Discovering a previously unknown role for a source of magnetic fields
PHYS.ORG Magnetic forces ripple throughout the universe, from the fields surrounding planets to the gasses filling galaxies, and can be launched by a phenomenon called the Biermann... 4 days
US air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010
PHYS.ORG Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now shows that this... 4 days
Scientists report technique to prolong lifespan of perovskite solar cells
PHYS.ORG A group of chemists at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania, together with the physicists from Vilnius University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), have... 4 days
New simulations confirm efficiency of waste-removal process in plasma device
PHYS.ORG Just as fire produces ash, the combining of light elements in fusion reactions can produce material that eventually interferes with those same reactions. Now, scientists at the U.S.... 4 days
Researchers study interactions in molecules using AI
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Luxembourg, Technische Universität Berlin, and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society have combined machine learning and quantum mechanics to predict the dynamics and atomic interactions in... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the Moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant hormone strigolactone... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH An international team of astronomers has discovered a titanic structure in the early universe, just 2 billion years... 5 days
First proof of quantum computer advantage
SCIENCE DAILY Quantum computers promise to revolutionize the future of computing. Scientists have now demonstrated for the first time that quantum computers do indeed offer advantages over conventional computers. They developed a quantum circuit that can solve a... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH The Moon may be the key to unlocking how the first stars and galaxies shaped the early Universe. A team of astronomers... 5 days
Genetic breakthrough will aid whitebark pine conservation efforts
SCIENCE DAILY A research team for the first time developed reliable genetic markers known as nuclear microsatellites for the whitebark pine, a discovery that could improve the tree's prospects for survival. Whitebark pine, which... 5 days
Genetic breakthrough will aid whitebark pine conservation efforts
PHYS.ORG A University of Colorado Denver-led research team for the first time developed reliable genetic markers known as nuclear microsatellites for the whitebark pine, a discovery that could improve the tree's prospects for... 5 days
Pushing the extra cold frontiers of superconducting science
PHYS.ORG Measuring the properties of superconducting materials in magnetic fields at close to absolute zero temperatures is difficult, but necessary to understand their quantum properties. How cold? Lower than 0.05 Kelvin (-272°C). 5 days
Evidence for Majorana bound states in an iron-based superconductor
Science Magazine The search for Majorana bound states (MBSs) has been fueled by the prospect of using their non-Abelian statistics for robust quantum computation. Two-dimensional superconducting topological materials have been predicted to... 5 days
Hyperfine spectra of surface atoms
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Quantum advantage with shallow circuits
Science Magazine Quantum effects can enhance information-processing capabilities and speed up the solution of certain computational problems. Whether a quantum advantage can be rigorously proven in some setting or demonstrated experimentally using near-term devices is the subject of active debate.... 5 days
Quantum internet: A vision for the road ahead
Science Magazine The internet—a vast network that enables simultaneous long-range classical communication—has had a revolutionary impact on our world. The vision of a quantum internet is to fundamentally enhance internet technology by enabling quantum... 5 days
The stages of a quantum internet
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Quantum outperforms classical
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Hyperfine interaction of individual atoms on a surface
Science Magazine Taking advantage of nuclear spins for electronic structure analysis, magnetic resonance imaging, and quantum devices hinges on knowledge and control of the surrounding atomic-scale environment. We measured and manipulated the hyperfine interaction... 5 days
Scientists find unusual behavior in topological material
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a new class of topological materials made by inserting transition metal atoms into the atomic lattice of a well-known two-dimensional material. 5 days
Programmed DNA destruction by miniature CRISPR-Cas14 enzymes
Science Magazine CRISPR-Cas systems provide microbes with adaptive immunity to infectious nucleic acids and are widely employed as genome editing tools. These tools utilize RNA-guided Cas proteins whose large size (950–1400 amino acids) has been considered... 5 days
Breakthrough in accessing the tiny magnet within the core of a single atom
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea have made a major... 5 days
First proof of quantum computer advantage
PHYS.ORG For many years, quantum computers were not much more than an idea. Today, companies, governments and intelligence agencies are investing in the development of quantum technology. Robert König, professor for the theory of complex quantum systems... 5 days
Electrons Are Perfectly Spherical, New Measurements Confirm
SCI-NEWS.COM Physicists from the Advanced Cold Molecule Electron Electric Dipole Moment (ACME) Collaboration have examined the shape of an electron’s charge with unprecedented... 5 days
Physicists Model Electrons in Unprecedented Detail — Spoiler Alert: They're Round
SPACE.COM Electrons are extremely round, and some physicists will not be pleased about it. 5 days
The big problem of small data: A new approach
PHYS.ORG Big Data is all the rage today, but Small Data matters too! Drawing reliable conclusions from small datasets, like those from clinical trials for rare diseases or in studies of... 5 days
Scientists find unusual behavior in topological material
PHYS.ORG Argonne scientists have identified a new class of topological materials made by inserting transition metal atoms into the atomic lattice of a well-known two-dimensional material. 5 days
Astrophysicist contributed into international-team efforts on study Comet 29P
PHYS.ORG Evgenij Zubko of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), in collaboration with international team members, has developed a comprehensive model to explain the results of the recent photometric study of the... 5 days
Nanocages in the lab and in the computer: how DNA-based dendrimers transport nanoparticles
PHYS.ORG How to create nanocages, i.e., robust and stable objects with regular voids and tunable properties? Short segments of DNA molecules are perfect... 5 days
Research project aims to keep nuclear waste isolated 10,000 years into the future
PHYS.ORG The Leaning Tower of Pisa owes its perilous angle to the weak subsoil its foundations were built upon, back in the 12th... 5 days
Ask a Spaceman: The Weird Physics of Quark Stars (If They Exist)
SPACE.COM Space is an amazing physics laboratory, because we can see stars and other objects behaving under extreme conditions. 5 days
Placing atoms for optimum catalysts
PHYS.ORG Fuels, plastics, and other products are made using catalysts, materials that drive chemical reactions. To design a better catalyst, scientists must get the right atoms in the right spot. Positioning the atoms can be difficult, but new research... 5 days
Plant hormone makes space farming a possibility
PHYS.ORG With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant hormone strigolactone could make it possible, plant biologists from the University of Zurich have... 5 days
Electrical enhancement: Engineers speed up electrons in semiconductors
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have sped up the movement of electrons in organic semiconductor films by two to... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH A RUDN University physicist demonstrated how to describe the shape of any symmetrical wormhole - a black hole that theoretically... 6 days
Stephen Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book, Legacy
LIVE SCIENCE In his final book, released Oct. 16, Stephen Hawking tackles big questions about the universe, delving into physics, cosmology, the existence of God and the future direction of... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH When astrophysicists look at the gamma-ray glow from a galaxy outside our own, all... 6 days
Physicists Model Electrons in Unprecedented Detail — Spoiler Alert: They're Round
LIVE SCIENCE Electrons are extremely round, and some physicists will not be pleased about it. 6 days
Unprecedented look at electron: Size limit for undiscovered subatomic particles determined
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that many theorized heavy particles, if they exist at all, do not have the properties needed to explain the predominance of matter... 6 days
Picture perfect: Researchers gain clearest ever image of Ebola virus protein
SCIENCE DAILY Near-atomic resolution model of viral protein complex brings clearer understanding of the viral mechanics. 6 days
Prevention of pesticide-induced neuronal dysfunction and mortality with nucleophilic poly-Oxime topical gel
Science Magazine Organophosphate-based pesticides inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which plays a pivotal role in neuromuscular function. While spraying in the field, farmworkers get exposed to pesticides through... 6 days
Weird state of matter produced in space for first time
Science Magazine Atoms cooled to make a Bose-Einstein condensate during on brief rocket flight 6 days
Study supports Standard Model of particle physics, excludes alternative models
PHYS.ORG In a new study, researchers at Northwestern, Harvard and Yale universities examined the shape of an electron's charge with unprecedented precision to confirm that it is perfectly spherical.... 6 days
Near-atomic resolution model of Ebola virus protein brings clearer understanding of the viral mechanics
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have for the first time imaged the structure... 6 days
Dandelion seeds create a bizarre whirlpool in the air to fly
SCIENCE-NEWS Researchers have deciphered the physics underlying dandelion flight. 6 days
What the electron’s near-perfect roundness means for new physics
SCIENCE-NEWS The electron remains stubbornly round, meaning we may need to build beyond the Large Hadron Collider to find physics outside of the standard model. 6 days
Double dust ring test could spot migrating planets
SCIENCE DAILY Astrophysicist now have a way of finally telling whether newly forming planets are migrating within the disc of dust and gas that typically surrounds stars or whether they are simply staying put... 6 days
Stephen Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book, Legacy
SPACE.COM In his final book, released Oct. 16, Stephen Hawking tackles big questions about the universe, delving into physics, cosmology, the existence of God and the future direction of... 6 days
Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book and Continuing Legacy
SPACE.COM In his final book, released Oct. 16, Stephen Hawking tackles big questions about the universe, delving into physics, cosmology, the existence of God and the future... 6 days
Double dust ring test could spot migrating planets
PHYS.ORG New research by a team led by an astrophysicist at the University of Warwick has a way of finally telling whether newly forming planets are migrating within the disc of dust and... 6 days
'Starstruck' Tells Kids the Story of Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson
SPACE.COM What do you do when you're a self-described "fierce fan" of famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson? Write a children's book about him, of course. 6 days
Plant hormone makes space farming a possibility
SCIENCE DAILY With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the Moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant hormone strigolactone could make it possible, plant biologists have shown. The hormone supports the... 6 days
2019 Breakthrough Prize Honors Pulsar Discovery, 'Multi-Messenger Astronomy' and More
SPACE.COM This year's Breakthrough Prize honors pulsar discoverer Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a pioneer in the field of multi-messenger astronomy, gravitational-wave researchers and scientists investigating the nature of gravity and... 6 days
Physicists create guidelines for non-equilibrium measurements of many-body systems
PHYS.ORG When it comes to non-equilibrium physics, not all assumptions are created equal. At least, those are the latest findings from NC State physicist Lex Kemper and colleagues from NC State... 6 days
Astronomers Find Object with Remarkable Similarities to Neutron-Star Merger GW170817
SCI-NEWS.COM A distant relative to GW170817, the first source identified to emit gravitational waves and light, has... 6 days
Simulating nuclear safety
PHYS.ORG Commercial operation of the CHASNUPP-1 996 megawatt intermediate type pressurised water reactor began in May 2000 in Pakistan. It is a conventional two-loop PWR and is run by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Now, scientists Khurram Mehboob and Mohammad Aljohani... 6 days
Physicist describes the shape of a wormhole
PHYS.ORG A RUDN physicist demonstrated how to describe the shape of any symmetrical wormhole—a black hole that theoretically can be a kind of a portal between any two points in space and time—based on its... 6 days
Universe’s Beginning was Fluid, Physicists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM Physicists from the ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) Collaboration at CERN have gained new insights into the properties of the quark-gluon plasma, a... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH On October 16, 2017, an international group of astronomers and physicists excitedly reported the first simultaneous... 7 days
New memristor boosts accuracy and efficiency for neural networks on an atomic scale
SCIENCE DAILY Hardware that mimics the neural circuitry of the brain requires building blocks that can adjust how they synapse. One such approach, called... 1 week
All in the family: Kin of gravitational wave source discovered
SCIENCE DAILY According to new research, an object named GRB150101B -- first reported as a gamma-ray burst in 2015 -- shares remarkable similarities with GW170817, the neutron star merger discovered... 1 week
New memristor boosts accuracy and efficiency for neural networks on an atomic scale
PHYS.ORG Just like their biological counterparts, hardware that mimics the neural circuitry of the brain requires building blocks that can adjust how they... 1 week
Toward unhackable communication: Single particles of light could bring the 'quantum internet'
PHYS.ORG Hacker attacks on everything from social media accounts to government files could be largely prevented by the advent of quantum communication, which would use... 1 week
Fluorine flows in, makes material metal
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Fermilab scientists to look for dark matter using quantum technology
PHYS.ORG Fermilab scientists are harnessing quantum technology in the search for dark matter. 1 week
Missing gamma-ray blobs shed new light on dark matter, cosmic magnetism
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Physics: Not everything is where it seems to be
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The state of the early universe: The beginning was fluid
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All in the family: Kin of gravitational wave source discovered
PHYS.ORG On October 16, 2017, an international group of astronomers and physicists excitedly reported the first simultaneous detection of light and gravitational waves from the same source—a merger of... 1 week
Computer Simulation Sheds Light on Supermassive Black Hole Mergers
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Researchers announce the discovery of an atomic electronic simulator
PHYS.ORG Targeting applications like neural networks for machine learning, a new discovery out of the University of Alberta and Quantum Silicon Inc. in Edmonton, Canada is paving the way for atomic... 1 week
New model helps define optimal temperature and pressure to forge nanoscale diamonds
PHYS.ORG Nanodiamonds, bits of crystalline carbon hundreds of thousands of times smaller than a grain of sand, have intriguing surface and chemical properties with potential... 1 week
Hawking's final book offers brief answers to big questions
PHYS.ORG Stephen Hawking's final work, which tackles issues from the existence of God to the potential for time travel, was launched on Monday by his children, who helped complete the book... 1 week
The state of the early universe: The beginning was fluid
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists recently collided Xenon nuclei, in order to gain new insights into the properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (the QGP). The QGP is a special state consisting of... 1 week
Arsenic for electronics
SCIENCE DAILY The discovery of graphene, a material made of one or very few atomic layers of carbon, started a boom. Today, such two-dimensional materials are no longer limited to carbon and are hot prospects for many applications, especially in microelectronics. Scientists... 1 week
Gravitational waves could soon provide measure of universe's expansion
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Missing gamma-ray blobs shed new light on dark matter, cosmic magnetism
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Scientists forge ahead with electron microscopy to build quantum materials atom by atom
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