Physics
Here, there and everywhere: Large and giant viruses abound globally  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Scientists have uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup. As a result, virus diversity in this... more
Physicist obtain atomically thin molybdenum disulfide films on large-area substrates  nanowerk · 10 hours
Researchers have managed to grow atomically thin films of molybdenum disulfide spanning up to several tens of square centimeters. It was demonstrated that the material's structure can be... more
Americans perceive likelihood of nuclear weapons risk as 50/50 toss-up  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
It has been 30 years since the end of the Cold War, yet on average, Americans still perceive that the odds of a nuclear weapon detonating on U.S.... more
How big can a planet get?  LIVE SCIENCE · 11 hours
Why isn't there an endless variety of planets in the universe? An astrophysicist explains why planets only come in two flavors. more
Electrochemical method for extracting uranium, and potentially other metal ions, from solution  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Fifty years ago, scientists hit upon what they thought could be the next rocket fuel. Carboranes -- molecules composed of boron, carbon and hydrogen... more
Determining the atomic structure of natural products more rapidly and accurately  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. This can be a... more
Single-cell morphology encodes metastatic potential  Science Magazine · 13 hours
A central goal of precision medicine is to predict disease outcomes and design treatments based on multidimensional information from afflicted cells and tissues. Cell morphology is an emergent readout of the molecular underpinnings of a cell’s functions and,... more
Americans perceive likelihood of nuclear weapons risk as 50/50 tossup  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
It has been 30 years since the end of the Cold War, yet, on average, Americans still perceive that the odds of a nuclear weapon detonating on U.S.... more
Scientists take the first step towards extending the Standard Model in physics  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Researchers of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with colleagues from the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and a number of... more
PET/MRI identifies potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the presence and risk of malignancy, according to new research published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. more
Advancing the application of genomic sequences through 'Kmasker plants'  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
The correct assembly of plant genomes can be hampered by a large amount of repetitive sequences. Researchers have developed a bioinformatics tool for the automatic detection of repetitive genome regions,... more
Physicists trap light in nanoresonators for record time  nanowerk · 15 hours
The reference particle captured light for a time exceeding 200 periods of one wave oscillation, 20-40 times longer than usual; this opens new perspectives in such areas as manufacturing compact sensors, night... more
Brewing a better espresso, with a shot of math  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Mathematicians, physicists, and materials experts might not spring to mind as the first people to consult about whether you are brewing your coffee right. But a team of such researchers... more
Physicists trap light in nanoresonators for record time  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
An international team of researchers from ITMO University, the Australian National University, and Korea University have experimentally trapped an electromagnetic wave in a gallium arsenide nanoresonator a few hundred nanometers in size... more
Ecologist uses scientific approach to rank world's worst problems in new book  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
From world hunger to nuclear weapons, Kansas State University distinguished professor Walter Dodds ranks the world's worst problems facing humanity in a new book... more
Study investigates enhancements in the superconductivity of electronic nematic systems  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
High-temperature superconductors, materials that become superconducting at unusually high temperatures, are key components of a variety of technological tools, including MRI machines and particle accelerators. Recently, physicists have... more
The riddle of the heavenly bursts  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
This cosmic lightning storm is happening all around us. Somewhere in the earthly sky, there is a pulse that flashes and extinguishes in the next moment. These bursts, which must be measured with radio telescopes and... more
Determining the atomic structure of natural products more rapidly and accurately  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. This can be a... more
Creating and observing current vortices in 2-D materials  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new method to measure how photocurrents flow in a 2-D material—a result that could... more
Mathematician simplifies methods for solving equations of magnetic hydrodynamics  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A mathematician from RUDN University has found a new criterion for the regularity of generalized solutions of the equations of magnetic hydrodynamics for an incompressible fluid in three-dimensional space. The... more
Astronomers Map Surroundings of Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 18 hours
As material spirals towards a black hole, it is heated up and emits X-rays that, in turn, echo and reverberate as they... more
The quest for perfect quantum dot biomarkers  nanowerk · 20 hours
Tiny nanoparticles can illuminate tissues and cells, but safer, more effective materials are needed before their mainstream application. more
Solar Orbiter Earth flyby  ESA · 23 hours
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter making a flyby at Earth.Solar Orbiter will make one gravity assist flyby of Earth and numerous flybys of Venus over the course... more
Atomic force microscopy - Mapping the unseen  nanowerk · 24 hours
Atomic force microscopy techniques enable scientists to map and modify material properties at the nanoscale for broad applications in energy, biology, medicine and beyond. more
New method determines the atomic structure of natural products more rapidly, accurately  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. more
X-rays and Gravitational Waves Will Combine to Illuminate Massive Black Hole Collisions  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A new study by a group of researchers at the University of Birmingham has found that collisions of supermassive black holes may be simultaneously... more
New technique to study molecules and materials on quantum simulator discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new technique to study the properties of molecules and materials on a quantum simulator has been discovered. more
New technique to study molecules and materials on quantum simulator discovered  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new technique to study the properties of molecules and materials on a quantum simulator has been discovered. more
Astrophysicists find massive black holes wandering around dwarf galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new search led by Montana State University has revealed more than a dozen massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that were previously considered too small to host them, and... more
Dialing up the heat on nanoparticles  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Rapid progress in the field of metallic nanotechnology is sparking a science revolution that is likely to impact all areas of society, according to professor of physics Ventsislav Valev and his team at the University of... more
Mars' water was mineral-rich and salty  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three astronomers who proved, almost 20 years ago, that planets are common around... more
Dialing up the heat on nanoparticles  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Rapid progress in the field of metallic nanotechnology is sparking a science revolution that is likely to impact all areas of society, according to a professor of physics. more
Scanning Raman picoscopy: A new methodology for determining molecular chemical structure  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Precise determination of the chemical structure of a molecule is of vital importance to any molecular related field and is the key to a deep understanding... more
High-precision distributed sensing using an entangled quantum network  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Quantum-enhanced metrology has been an active area of research for several years now due to its many possible applications, ranging from atomic clocks to biological imaging. Past physics research established that having... more
Computing with spins of light  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A laser system that generates spinning light particles could lead to the strong kind of computational power needed to solve complex biological problems. The system, which improves on previous ones, is described in the journal Quantum Science and... more
Study uses physics to explain democratic elections  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It may seem surprising, but theories and formulas derived from physics turn out to be useful tools for understanding the ways democratic elections work, including how these systems break down and how they could... more
Flight through the comet Chury's dust cloud resolves chemical mystery  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Under the leadership of astrophysicist Kathrin Altwegg, Bernese researchers have found an explanation for why very little nitrogen could previously be accounted for in the nebulous covering of... more
Study uses physics to explain democratic elections  MIT · 2 days
U.S. elections have become more “unstable,” sometimes swinging in the opposite direction from the greater electorate’s preferences. more
Physics shows that imperfections make perfect  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Northwestern University researchers have added a new dimension to the importance of diversity. more
Designing lasers based on quantum physics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A five-country research team coordinated by Germán J. de Valcárcel Gonzalvo, Professor of Optics at the University of Valencia, has developed a new theory —the coherent master equation— that describes the behavior of pulsed lasers based... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Harvesting sunlight, researchers of the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea) published in Materials Today ("Phase-Selective Highly Efficient Nanostructured Metal-decorated Hybrid Semiconductors for Solar... more
Laser diode emits deep UV light  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Nagoya University scientists, in cooperation with Asahi Kasei Corporation, have designed a laser diode that emits deep-ultraviolet light, and have published a paper in the journal Applied Physics Express. more
Particle physicists formulate future of the field  CERN · 3 days
Particle physicists formulate future of the field Matthew Chalmers katebrad Mon, 01/20/2020 - 13:12 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, venue for the drafting session of the European strategy for particle physics. (Image credit: Wikicommons/Birds-eye) Today, senior... more
Walking with atoms - chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists have for the first time captured and filmed atoms bonding together, using advanced microscopy methods they captured a moment that is around half... more
Taming ultrafast electrons with light  nanowerk · 3 days
Physicists have exploited light to control the motion of electrons in a metallic nanocircuit. This could have major implications for the future of data processing and computing. more
Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Traditional methods of vacuum suction and previous vacuum suction devices cannot maintain suction on rough surfaces due to vacuum leakage, which leads to suction failure. Researchers have developed a zero-pressure difference method to enhance the development of vacuum... more
Walking with atoms: Chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have for the first time captured and filmed atoms bonding together, using advanced microscopy methods they captured a moment that is around half a million... more
Imaging an unsupported metal-metal bond in dirhenium molecules at the atomic scale  Science Magazine · 6 days
Metallic bonds remain one of the most important and least understood of the chemical bonds. In this study, we generated Re2 molecules in which... more
Access to tetracyclic aromatics with bridgehead metals via metalla-click reactions  Science Magazine · 6 days
The never-ending pursuits for exploring aromatic molecular architectures result in the large libraries of aromatics with fascinating structures, which have greatly broadened the scope of aromaticity. Despite extensive... more
Walking with atoms—chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Ever since it was proposed that atoms are building blocks of the world, scientists have been trying to understand how and why they bond to each other. Be... more
Chemists allow boron atoms to migrate  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are important building blocks for synthesis products to produce drugs and agricultural chemicals. However, the conversion of substances commonly used in industry often results in the loss of... more
Chemists allow boron atoms to migrate  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are among the most important building blocks for synthesis products that are needed to produce drugs and agricultural chemicals. However, during the usual chemical reactions used in industry,... more
Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and... more
Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and robotic arms with grasping capabilities. more
How sensitive can a quantum detector be?  nanowerk · 6 days
A new device measures the tiniest energies in superconducting circuits, an essential step for quantum technology. more
How sensitive can a quantum detector be?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Quantum physics is moving out of the laboratory and into everyday life. Despite headline results about quantum computers solving problems impossible for classical computers, technical challenges are standing in the way of getting quantum... more
Physicists Observe ‘Billions of Billions’ of Entangled Electrons  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
An international team of physicists says they have observed quantum entanglement among ‘billions of billions’ of flowing electrons in thin... more
How sensitive can a quantum detector be?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Measuring the energy of quantum states requires detecting energy changes so exceptionally small they are hard to pick out from background fluctuations, like using only a thermometer to try and work out if someone... more
Physicists design 'super-human' red blood cells to deliver drugs to specific targets  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of physicists from McMaster University has developed a process to modify red blood cells so they can be used to distribute drugs... more
Astrophysicists are Taking Dark Matter’s Temperature  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Astrophysicists have very little idea of what dark matter is and they have yet to detect a dark matter particle. But they do know... more
Study finds billions of quantum entangled electrons in 'strange metal'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In a new study, U.S. and Austrian physicists have observed quantum entanglement among "billions of billions" of flowing electrons in a quantum critical material. more
Billions of quantum entangled electrons found in 'strange metal'  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Physicists have observed quantum entanglement among 'billions of billions' of flowing electrons in a quantum critical material. The research provides the strongest direct evidence to date of entanglement's role in... more
N6-methyladenosine of chromosome-associated regulatory RNA regulates chromatin state and transcription  Science Magazine · 7 days
N6-methyladenosine (m6A) regulates stability and translation of messenger RNA (mRNA) in various biological processes. Here, we showed that knockout of the m6A writer Mettl3 or a nuclear reader... more
Microscopy technique reveals cells' 3-D ultrastructure in new detail  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Inside a cell, tentacled vesicles shuttle cargo for sorting. DNA rearranges in the nucleus as stem cells differentiate into neurons. Neighboring neurons cling to one another through a web-like interface.... more
A new look at 'strange metals'  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Superconductors allow electrical current to flow without any resistance—but only below a certain critical temperature. Many materials have to be cooled down to almost absolute zero, while some materials keep their superconducting properties up to much... more
Singular charge fluctuations at a magnetic quantum critical point  Science Magazine · 7 days
Strange metal behavior is ubiquitous in correlated materials, ranging from cuprate superconductors to bilayer graphene, and may arise from physics beyond the quantum fluctuations of a Landau order parameter. In... more
Quantum spin liquids  Science Magazine · 7 days
Spin liquids are quantum phases of matter with a variety of unusual features arising from their topological character, including "fractionalization"—elementary excitations that behave as fractions of an electron. Although there is not yet universally accepted experimental evidence that establishes that... more
Colloidal quantum dot photodetectors can now see further than before  nanowerk · 7 days
An new study reports on the development of a colloidal quantum dot photodetector capable of detecting light in the far infrared. more
Colloidal quantum dot photodetectors can now see further than before  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Optical sensing in the mid to long infrared (5 microns [um]) is becoming of utmost importance in different fields since it is proving to be an excellent tool... more
What's MER? A new way to measure quantum materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Experimental physicists have combined several measurements of quantum materials into one in their ongoing quest to learn more about manipulating and controlling the behavior of them for possible applications. They... more
Quantum physics: Controlled experiment observes self-organized criticality  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Writing in Nature, researchers describe the first-time observation of 'self-organized criticality' in a controlled laboratory experiment. Complex systems exist in mathematics and physics, but also occur in nature and society. The concept of self-organized... more
AlphaZero learns to rule the quantum world  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The chess world was amazed when the computer algorithm AlphaZero learned, after just four hours on its own, to beat the best chess programs built on human expertise. Now a research group at Aarhus... more
Exploring tiny forces with single molecule force spectroscopy  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In terms of space organization, DNA has powers rivaling Marie Kondo. A strand of DNA that is two meters long intricately folds itself into a cell nucleus only 10 microns across. (One... more
Why single-parent homes don't affect black children as negatively as white kids  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
,Social policy and popular culture promote the two-parent nuclear family as an ideal structure for raising successful, healthy children. But the reality of family... more
Taking the temperature of dark matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Warm, cold, just right? Physicists are using gravitational lensing to take the temperature of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about a quarter of our universe. more
Stellar Heavy Metals Can Trace History of Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Astronomers have cataloged signs of 9 heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant stars. New observations based... more
Taking the temperature of dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Warm, cold, just right? Physicists at the University of California, Davis are taking the temperature of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about a quarter of our universe. more
Diabolical points in coupled active cavities with quantum emitters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Diabolical points (DPs) introduce ways to study topological phase and peculiar energy dispersion. Scientists in China and partners from the United Kingdom demonstrated DPs in strongly coupled active microdisks. A... more
Spinning quantum dots  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The name 'quantum dots' is given to particles of semiconducting materials that are so tiny—a few nanometres in diameter—that they no longer behave quite like ordinary, macroscopic matter. Thanks to their quantum-like optical and electronic properties, they are showing promise... more
The mysterious movement of water molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Water is all around us and essential for life. Nevertheless, research into its behavior at the atomic level -- above all how it interacts with surfaces -- is thin on the ground. Thanks to a new... more
The mysterious movement of water molecules  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Water is ubiquitous and essential for life. Nevertheless, experimental information about its behaviour on the atomic level—above all how it interacts with surfaces—is scarce. Thanks to a new experimental method, TU Graz researchers have now delivered... more
Precise measurements find a crack in universal physics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The concept of universal physics is intriguing, as it enables researchers to relate physical phenomena in a variety of systems, irrespective of their varying characteristics and complexities. Ultracold atomic systems are often... more
The mysterious movement of water molecules  nanowerk · 1 week
Thanks to a new experimental method, researchers have now delivered insights into the atomic-level movement of water molecules. more
Generation and manipulation of spin currents for advanced electronic devices  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Graphene-based van der Waals heterostructures could be used to design ultra-compact and low-energy electronic devices and magnetic memory devices, according to a study led by ICREA Prof. Sergio... more
High-gravity water waves  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
What might look like jelly being stirred is actually water subjected to 20 times normal Earth gravity within ESA's Large Diameter Centrifuge—as part of an experiment giving new insight into the behavior of wave turbulence. more
High-gravity water waves  ESA · 1 week
Image: What might look like jelly being stirred is actually water subjected to 20 times normal Earth gravity within ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge – as part of an experiment giving... more
Zeroing in on decarbonization  MIT · 1 week
Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change. more
Colloidal quantum dot laser diodes are just around the corner  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Los Alamos scientists have incorporated meticulously engineered colloidal quantum dots into a new type of light emitting diodes (LEDs) containing an integrated optical resonator, which allows them to... more
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