Physics
Physicist creates tiny sensors to assist in cancer detection  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A physicist hopes to improve cancer detection with a new and novel class of nanomaterials. more
Imaging atomic structure of important immune regulator  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A new study provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing protein-3 (hTIM-3). Understanding the atomic structure of hTIM-3 provides new insights... more
Researchers image atomic structure of important immune regulator  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing protein-3 (hTIM-3).... more
How glial cells develop in the brain from neural precursor cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A research team studied how glial cells develop in the brain from neural precursor cells. They discovered that differentiation involves three stages and that three proteins... more
Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
What happens when lava and water meet? Explosive experiments with humanmade lava are helping to answer this important question. This long-term, ongoing study aims to shed... more
Physicists create tiny sensors to assist in cancer detection  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A physicist in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University hopes to improve cancer detection with a new and novel class of nanomaterials. more
Compelling evidence for small drops of perfect fluid  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Nuclear physicists analyzing data from the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research at Brookhaven National... more
New optical device brings quantum computing a step closer  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
An international team of researchers has taken a big step closer to creating an optical quantum computer, which has the potential to engineer new drugs and optimise energy-saving methods. more
Iron-rich lamellae in a semiconductor  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
There is often a pronounced symmetry when you look at the lattice of crystals: It doesn't matter where you look—the atoms are uniformly arranged in every direction. This behavior would also be expected of a crystal, which physicists... more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado have fabricated a 3-D transistor that's less than half the size of today's smallest commercial models. To do so, they developed a novel microfabrication technique that modifies semiconductor... more
Milestone for bERLinPro: Photocathodes with high quantum efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Teams from the accelerator physics and the SRF groups at HZB are developing a superconducting linear accelerator featuring energy recovery (Energy Recovery Linac) as part of the bERLinPro project. It accelerates an... more
Supercomputers without waste heat  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Generally speaking, magnetism and the lossless flow of electrical current ("superconductivity") are competing phenomena that cannot coexist in the same sample. However, for building supercomputers, synergetically combining both states comes with major advantages as compared to today's semiconductor technology, characterized... more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  nanowerk · 23 hours
Process that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom could enable higher-performance electronics. more
Researchers use new technique to probe hydrogen bonds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes. more
Researchers discover a 'blind spot' in atomic force microscopy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a 'blind spot' in atomic force microscopy - a powerful tool capable of measuring the force between two atoms, imaging the structure of individual cells and the... more
Experiments at PPPL Show Remarkable Agreement with Satellite Sightings  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
As on Earth, so in space. A four-satellite mission that is studying magnetic reconnection — the breaking apart... more
Will Dark Matter Mess with These Ultraprecise Atomic Clocks?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Researchers are putting a global network of the most precise timekeepers ever made to the task of hunting for dark matter, the invisible and largely intangible substance that researchers think... more
Unknown Treasure Trove of Planets Found Hiding in Dust  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new... more
A new 'spin' on kagome lattices  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The kagome ferromagnet Fe3Sn2 exhibits an electronic state that couples unusually strongly to an applied magnetic field that can be rotated to point in any direction of a 3-dimensional space, revealing that magnetization drives -- in... more
Researchers probe hydrogen bonds using new technique  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have used nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes. The technique could lead to the development of better catalysts for... more
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet  MIT · 3 days
Process that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom could enable higher-performance electronics. more
Experiments at PPPL show remarkable agreement with satellite sightings  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As on Earth, so in space. A four-satellite mission that is studying magnetic reconnection—the breaking apart and explosive reconnection of the magnetic field lines in plasma that occurs throughout the... more
Researchers probe hydrogen bonds using new technique  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes. The technique could lead to the development... more
A new 'spin' on kagome lattices  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Like so many targets of scientific inquiry, the class of material referred to as the kagome magnet has proven to be a source of both frustration and amazement. Further revealing the quantum properties of the kagome... more
Scientists exchanged quantum information on daylight in a free-space quantum key distribution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have reported a successful free-space quantum key distribution (QKD) in daylight with the self-developed polarization encoding chip for the first time. QKD is... more
Seeing and avoiding the 'blind spot' in atomic force measurements  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have discovered a 'blind spot' in atomic force microscopy -- a powerful tool capable of measuring the force between two atoms, imaging the structure of individual cells... more
Supercomputers without waste heat  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Physicists explore superconductivity for information processing. more
Are amorphous solids elastic or plastic?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In a crystalline solid, the atoms form an ordered lattice. Crystalline solids respond elastically to small deformations: When the applied strain is removed, the macroscopic stress, as well as the microscopic configuration of the atomic lattice,... more
Harnessing the power of 'spin orbit' coupling in silicon: Scaling up quantum computation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Australian scientists have investigated new directions to scale up qubits—utilising the spin-orbit coupling of atom qubits—adding a new suite of tools to... more
Ultraprecise Atomic Clock Network on the Hunt For Dark Matter  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Researchers are putting a global network of the most precise timekeepers ever made to the task of hunting for dark matter, the invisible and largely intangible substance that... more
Integrated photonic platform for quantum information with continuous variables  Science Magazine · 4 days
Integrated quantum photonics provides a scalable platform for the generation, manipulation, and detection of optical quantum states by confining light inside miniaturized waveguide circuits. Here, we show the generation, manipulation,... more
A quantum machine learning algorithm based on generative models  Science Magazine · 4 days
Quantum computing and artificial intelligence, combined together, may revolutionize future technologies. A significant school of thought regarding artificial intelligence is based on generative models. Here, we propose a general quantum... more
Physicists Keep Trying — and Failing — to Find Dark Matter in Dark Places  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
A summertime sparkle seemed to hint that researchers had found dark matter, but it looks like those scientists were wrong. more
Scientists enter unexplored territory in superconductivity search  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists mapping out the quantum characteristics of superconductors -- materials that conduct electricity with no energy loss -- have entered a new regime. Using newly connected tools, they've uncovered previously inaccessible details of the... more
Seeing and avoiding the 'blind spot' in atomic force measurements  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have discovered a 'blind spot' in atomic force microscopy - a powerful tool capable of measuring the force between two atoms, imaging the structure of individual cells... more
New traffic rules in 'Graphene City'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In the drive to find new ways to extend electronics beyond the use of silicon, physicists are experimenting with other properties of electrons, beyond charge. Physicists now describe a way to manipulate electrons based on their... more
Seeing and avoiding the 'blind spot' in atomic force measurements  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers have discovered a 'blind spot' in atomic force microscopy—a powerful tool capable of measuring the force between two atoms, imaging the structure of individual cells and the... more
Supercomputers without waste heat  nanowerk · 4 days
Physicists explore superconductivity for information processing. more
Molecularly thin hybrid perovskite for advanced optoelectronic applications  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
NUS scientists have discovered that the light emission properties of molecularly thin two-dimensional (2-D) hybrid perovskite can be tuned in a highly reversible way for ultrathin optoelectronic applications. A highly efficient photodetector... more
Water plumes on Europa: Tasting an extraterrestrial ocean  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Computer simulations of the plumes of liquid water that stream out of Jupiter's moon Europa show that the forthcoming space mission JUICE may offer an answer to the question as to whether... more
Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create "designer" humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing... more
Atoms stand in for electrons in system for probing high-temperature superconductors  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
High-temperature superconductors have the potential to transform everything from electricity transmission and power generation to transportation. more
Polonium: A Rare and Highly Volatile Radioactive Element  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Polonium was a critical ingredient in the first atomic bomb and it's a suspected poison in more than one high-profile death. more
COSINE-100 Experiment Investigates Dark Matter Mystery  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Yale scientists are part of a new international experiment that challenges previous claims about the detection of non-luminous dark matter. Astrophysical evidence suggests that... more
A Step Closer to Fusion Energy  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Harnessing nuclear fusion, which powers the sun and stars, to help meet earth's energy needs, is a step closer after researchers showed that using... more
New traffic rules in 'Graphene City'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the drive to find new ways to extend electronics beyond the use of silicon, physicists are experimenting with other properties of electrons, beyond charge. In work published today (Dec 7) in the journal Science, a... more
Atoms stand in for electrons in system for probing high-temperature superconductors  MIT · 5 days
Using new “quantum emulator,” physicists can observe individual atoms moving through these materials, and measure their speed. more
Bad metallic transport in a cold atom Fermi-Hubbard system  Science Magazine · 5 days
Strong interactions in many-body quantum systems complicate the interpretation of charge transport in such materials. To shed light on this problem, we study transport in a clean quantum system: ultracold... more
Spin transport in a Mott insulator of ultracold fermions  Science Magazine · 5 days
Strongly correlated materials are expected to feature unconventional transport properties, where charge, spin, and heat conduction are potentially independent probes of the dynamics. In contrast to charge transport, the measurement... more
Building two-dimensional materials one row at a time: Avoiding the nucleation barrier  Science Magazine · 5 days
Assembly of two-dimensional (2D) molecular arrays on surfaces produces a wide range of architectural motifs exhibiting unique properties, but little attention has been given... more
Photonic crystals for nano-light in moire graphene superlattices  Science Magazine · 5 days
Graphene is an atomically thin plasmonic medium that supports highly confined plasmon polaritons, or nano-light, with very low loss. Electronic properties of graphene can be drastically altered when it is laid upon... more
Using quantum entanglement to study proteins  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For the first time, a University of Michigan chemist has used quantum entanglement to examine protein structures, a process that requires only a very small number of photons of light. more
An exoplanet loses its atmosphere in the form of a tail  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study led by scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) reveals that the giant exoplanet WASP-69b carries a comet-like tail made up... more
Friendly electromagnetic pulse improves survival for electronics  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, emitted by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States could disable the electronic circuits of many devices vital to military defense and modern living. more
LIGO supercomputer upgrade will speed up groundbreaking astrophysics research  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In 2016, an international team of scientists found definitive evidence—tiny ripples in space known as gravitational waves—to support one of the last remaining untested predictions of Einstein's theory of general... more
Getting a grip on space weather  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international group of scientists has developed a new method for analyzing the sun's energy outbursts, which can help better understand and predict extreme space weather phenomena that directly affect the operation of engineering systems in... more
Bizarre 'dark fluid' with negative mass could dominate the universe  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
It's embarrassing, but astrophysicists are the first to admit it. Our best theoretical model can only explain 5% of the universe. The remaining 95% is famously made up... more
Humanity's Largest Atom Smasher Takes a Pause, Will Wake Up Again in 2021  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Particles: Breathe easy. Scientists at the world's largest particle collider have no plans to smash you together until spring 2021. more
A 3D imaging technique unlocks properties of perovskite crystals  nanowerk · 5 days
Scientists have, for the first time, visualized the 3D atomic and electron density structure of the most complex perovskite crystal structure system decoded to date. more
Scientists enter unexplored territory in superconductivity search  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists mapping out the quantum characteristics of superconductors—materials that conduct electricity with no energy loss—have entered a new regime. Using newly connected tools named OASIS at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory,... more
A 3-D imaging technique unlocks properties of perovskite crystals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of materials scientists from Penn State, Cornell and Argonne National Laboratory have, for the first time, visualized the 3-D atomic and electron density structure of the most complex... more
Catalog of cosmic cataclysms helps establish gravitational wave astronomy  nanowerk · 5 days
The records of cataclysmic cosmic events, including four black hole observations disclosed for the first time, have been collected into a catalog. Production of the catalog suggests that gravitational wave... more
Graphene may one day be used to test for ALS  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The wonders of graphene are numerous -- it can enable flexible electronic components, enhance solar cell capacity, filter the finest subatomic particles and revolutionize batteries. more
What Is X-Ray Spectroscopy?  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
X-ray spectroscopy is used in many areas of science, medicine and technology, to better understand the characteristics of a material at the atomic level. more
LIGO and Virgo Announce Four New Detections  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
On Saturday, December 1, scientists attending the Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop in College Park, Maryland, presented new results from the... more
COSINE-100 experiment investigates dark matter mystery  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Astrophysical evidence suggests that the universe contains a large amount of non-luminous dark matter, but no definite signal has been observed despite concerted efforts by many experimental groups. One exception is the long-debated claim by the... more
Using graphene to detect ALS, other neurodegenerative diseases  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The wonders of graphene are numerous—it can enable flexible electronic components, enhance solar cell capacity, filter the finest subatomic particles and revolutionize batteries. Now, the "supermaterial" may one day be used to... more
On the trail of the Higgs Boson  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For the physics community, the discovery of new particles like the Higgs Boson has paved the way for a host of exciting potential experiments. Yet, when it comes to such an elusive particle as... more
Brief reflections from a plasma mirror  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When a dense sheet of electrons is accelerated to almost the speed of light, it acts as a reflective surface. Such a 'plasma mirror' can be used to manipulate light. Now an international team of physicists... more
Controlling immune response expands the possibilities of therapeutic nucleic acid technologies  nanowerk · 6 days
The idea has been around for a while that selected segments of RNA or DNA could be used therapeutically to affect gene or cell function. The... more
Plasmonic quantum size effects in silver nanoparticles are dominated by interfaces and local environments  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When metallic dimensions are reduced to the nanoscale, a phenomenon termed localized surface-plasmon resonance (LSPR) appears due to electron oscillations,... more
Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system – already serving users globally – has now provided a historic service to the physics community worldwide, enabling the most accurate measurement ever... more
A step closer to fusion energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Harnessing nuclear fusion is a step closer after researchers showed that using two types of imaging can help them assess the safety and reliability of parts used in a fusion energy device. more
New building block in quantum computing demonstrated  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have demonstrated a new level of control over photons encoded with quantum information. The team's experimental system allows them to manipulate the frequency of photons to bring about superposition, a state that enables... more
Macroscopic Phenomena Governed by Microscopic Physics  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
It has been difficult to simultaneously obtain micro- and macroscopic information in outer space. Global images of distant astrophysical phenomena provide macroscopic information; however,... more
Physicists Detect Four New Gravitational Waves  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
The twin LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, and the Virgo detector located near Pisa, Italy, have... more
Capturing the surprising flexibility of crystal surfaces  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Images taken using an atomic force microscope have allowed researchers to observe, for the first time, the flexible and dynamic changes that occur on the surfaces of 'porous coordination polymer' crystals when guest molecules... more
ESA team blasts Intel's new AI chip with radiation at CERN  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An ESA-led team subjected Intel's new Myriad 2 artificial intelligence chip to one of the most energetic radiation beams available on Earth. This test of its... more
New discovery complicates efforts to measure universe's expansion  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A study led by Texas Tech University shows that supersoft X-ray emissions can come from accretion as well as nuclear fusion. more
Physicists shed X-ray light on melting polymers  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Lomonosov Moscow State University have combined thermal analysis and X-ray scattering—two techniques for studying crystal structure—in one experimental setup to investigate semicrystalline polymers.... more
Humanity's Largest Atom Smasher Takes a Pause, Will Wake Up Again in 2021  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Particles: Breathe easy. Scientists at the world's largest particle collider have no plans to smash you together until spring 2021. more
Researchers demonstrate new building block in quantum computing  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a new level of control over photons encoded with quantum information. Their research was published in Optica. more
Understanding magnetism changes caused by crystal lattice expansion  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The pattern of arrangement of atoms in a crystal, called the crystal lattice, can have a huge effect on the properties of solid materials. Controlling and harnessing these properties is a challenge... more
Colloidal quantum dots make LEDs shine bright in the infrared  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The ideal optoelectronic semiconductor material would be a strong light emitter and an efficient charge conductor to allow for electrical injection in devices. These two conditions, when met,... more
Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences
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Bizarre 'dark fluid' with negative mass could dominate the universe
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Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet
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How some sap-sucking insects fling their pee
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Scientist at work: To take atomic-scale pictures of tiny crystals, use a huge, kilometer-long synchrotron
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Borophene advances as 2-D materials platform
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Scientists detect biggest known black-hole collision
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Magnetic fields found in a jet from a baby star
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Artificial magnetic field produces exotic behavior in graphene sheets
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Could 'Iron Man' style suit be the answer to the world's biggest nuclear challenge?
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The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second
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Physicists demonstrate a new device for manipulating and moving tiny objects with light
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Encouraging prospects for moon hunters
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What happens to the brain in zero gravity?
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A new lead on a 50-year-old radiation damage mystery
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Neutron pinhole magnifies discoveries at ORNL
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Evidence of aliens? What to make of research and reporting on 'Oumuamua, our visitor from space
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Direct observations of a planet orbiting a star 63 light-years away
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