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Cells lacking nuclei struggle to move in 3-D environments
PHYS.ORG VIDEO University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have revealed new details of how the physical properties of the nucleus influence how cells can move around different environments -... 3 hours
Cells lacking nuclei struggle to move in 3-D environments
SCIENCE DAILY A study examined the role of the physical structure of the nucleus in cell movement through different surfaces. 12 hours
Virtual reality goes magnetic
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ASTRO WATCH Researchers from the Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA) at the Higher School of... 14 hours
Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists
SCIENCE DAILY The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten - much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took place about 138 million... 15 hours
Atomic-level changes in ALS-linked protein
SCIENCE DAILY A new study details the minute changes -- down to the level of individual atoms -- that cause a particular protein to form cell-damaging clumps associated with ALS and other diseases. 15 hours
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China's Quantum-Key Network, the Largest Ever, Is Officially Online
SPACE.COM The Chinese satellite Micius has once again shattered records, this time enabling practical quantum encryption between Beijing and Austria. 17 hours
An atom interferometer inside a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber
Science Magazine Coherent interactions between electromagnetic and matter waves lie at the heart of quantum science and technology. However, the diffraction nature of light has limited the scalability of many atom-light–based quantum... 17 hours
Dynamic traction of lattice-confined platinum atoms into mesoporous carbon matrix for hydrogen evolution reaction
Science Magazine Constructing atomically dispersed platinum (Pt) electrocatalysts is essential to build high-performance and cost-effective electrochemical water-splitting systems. We present a novel... 17 hours
After safety breaches, new Los Alamos director pushes for accountability at nuclear weapons lab
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China's Quantum-Key Network, the Largest Ever, Is Officially Online
LIVE SCIENCE The Chinese satellite Micius has once again shattered records, this time enabling practical quantum encryption between Beijing and Austria. 20 hours
Real-world intercontinental quantum communications enabled by the Micius satellite
PHYS.ORG A joint China-Austria team has performed quantum key distribution between the quantum-science satellite Micius and multiple ground stations located in Xinglong (near Beijing), Nanshan (near Urumqi), and Graz (near Vienna).... 21 hours
New input for quantum simulations
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have devised new methods to create interesting input states for quantum computations and simulations. The new methods can be used to simulate certain electronic systems to arbitrarily high accuracy. 21 hours
Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor
PHYS.ORG The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says a long telescopic probe has successfully captured images of some melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing crucial information for... 21 hours
Information engine operates with nearly perfect efficiency
PHYS.ORG Physicists have experimentally demonstrated an information engine—a device that converts information into work—with an efficiency that exceeds the conventional second law of thermodynamics. Instead, the engine's efficiency is bounded by a recently proposed generalized... 22 hours
Artificial agent designs quantum experiments
PHYS.ORG On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are standard in modern quantum optical... 23 hours
Diamonds' flaws hold promise for new technologies
PHYS.ORG Despite their charm and allure, diamonds are rarely perfect. They have tiny defects that, to assistant professor Nathalie de Leon, make them ever so appealing. These atom-sized mistakes have enormous potential in technologies for... 23 hours
Simulations show how atoms behave inside self-healing cement
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a self-healing cement that could repair itself in as little as a few hours. Wellbore cement for geothermal applications has a life-span of... 23 hours
Atomically resolving images of beam-sensitive materials using transmission electron microscopy
PHYS.ORG Staff members at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have devised a methodology for the procurement of atomically resolved images of beam-sensitive materials using transmission electron... 23 hours
Astronomical Odds: Becoming an Astrophysicist Keeps Getting Tougher
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Mobility patterns influence the spread and containment of an epidemic
PHYS.ORG Contrary to expectations, recurring mobility between different cities or districts of a large city (for example, work-home commutes) can minimise the spread of an epidemic. This is the... 1 day
Smartphones come in handy for the rare cosmic particles search
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA) at the Higher School of Economics have improved their method of analyzing ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECR)... 1 day
2017 was the warmest year on record for the global ocean
PHYS.ORG 2017 was the warmest year on record for the global ocean, according to an updated ocean analysis from Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Chinese Academy of Science (IAP/CAS). 1 day
New research challenges existing models of black holes
PHYS.ORG Chris Packham, associate professor of physics and astronomy at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has collaborated on a new study that expands the scientific community's understanding of black holes... 1 day
Atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy of electron beam-sensitive crystalline materials
Science Magazine High-resolution imaging of electron beam-sensitive materials is one of the most difficult applications of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The challenges are manifold, including the acquisition of images with extremely low... 1 day
Building superlattices from individual nanoparticles via template-confined DNA-mediated assembly
Science Magazine DNA programmable assembly has been combined with top-down lithography to construct superlattices of discrete, reconfigurable nanoparticle architectures on a gold surface over large areas. Specifically, the assembly of individual colloidal... 1 day
India's Nuclear-Capable Agni-5 Ballistic Missile Aces Test Launch
SPACE.COM India successfully tested a long-range ballistic missile, the country's Ministry of Defence announced Thursday (Jan. 18). 2 days
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U.S. tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain... 2 days
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SPACE.COM "Kilopower" could help humanity establish settlements on the moon, Mars and other bodies throughout the solar system. 2 days
Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists
PHYS.ORG The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten - much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took place about 138 million... 2 days
NASA team studies middle-aged Sun by tracking motion of Mercury
PHYS.ORG Like the waistband of a couch potato in midlife, the orbits of planets in our solar system are expanding. It happens because the Sun's gravitational grip gradually weakens... 2 days
Quantum liquids get thin
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Phosphoethanolamine cellulose: A naturally produced chemically modified cellulose
Science Magazine Cellulose is a major contributor to the chemical and mechanical properties of plants and assumes structural roles in bacterial communities termed biofilms. We find that Escherichia coli produces chemically modified cellulose that... 2 days
Building blocks to create metamaterials
PHYS.ORG Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics. 2 days
Crater Neukum named after Mars Express founder
PHYS.ORG A fascinating martian crater has been chosen to honour the German physicist and planetary scientist, Gerhard Neukum, one of the founders of ESA's Mars Express mission. 2 days
Long-lived physics
PHYS.ORG New particles produced in the LHC's high-energy proton-proton collisions don't hang around for long. A Higgs boson exists for less than a thousandth of a billionth of a billionth of a second before decaying into lighter particles, which can then... 2 days
Physicists find clues to the origins of high-temperature superconductivity
PHYS.ORG Ever since cuprate (copper-containing) superconductors were first discovered in 1986, they have greatly puzzled researchers. Cuprate superconductors have critical superconducting temperatures—the point at which their electrical resistance drops to zero—of... 2 days
Physicists create quantum state detector
PHYS.ORG Physicists from MIPT have teamed up with their colleagues in Russia and Great Britain and developed a superconducting quantum state detector. The new device can detect magnetic fields at low temperatures and is useful to both researchers and... 2 days
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CERN Iva Raynova The CMS experiment is looking for exotic long-lived particles that could get trapped in its detector layers (Image: Michael Hoch, Maximilien Brice/CERN) New particles produced in the LHC’s high-energy proton-proton... 2 days
The chemical evolution of DNA and RNA on early Earth
PHYS.ORG RNA was probably the first informational molecule. Now, chemists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have demonstrated that alternation of wet and dry conditions could have sufficed to drive... 2 days
crater neukum named after mars express founder Crater Neukum named after Mars Express founder
ESA A fascinating martian crater has been chosen to honour the German physicist and planetary scientist, Gerhard Neukum, one of the founders of... 2 days
Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not
PHYS.ORG A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack—or during a major false alarm, like the one over the... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Astronomers using ESO’s MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Since their discovery in the 1960s, scientists have sought to answer an important question: How massive can neutron stars actually become? By contrast to... 3 days
Ultrathin 2-D metals get their own periodic table
SCIENCE-NEWS A new atlas of atom-thick metals could help researchers figure out how these 2-D materials might be used. 3 days
Chemical evolution: Progenitors of the living world
SCIENCE DAILY RNA was probably the first informational molecule. Now chemists have demonstrated that alternation of wet and dry conditions could have sufficed to drive the prebiotic synthesis of the RNA nucleosides found in all domains... 3 days
Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing
PHYS.ORG Engineers worldwide have been developing alternative ways to provide greater memory storage capacity on even smaller computer chips. Previous research into two-dimensional atomic sheets for memory storage has... 3 days
Gravitational Lens Magnifies and Stretches Image of Distant Galaxy
SCI-NEWS.COM Thanks to the presence of a cosmic zoom lens, Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes got a uniquely close-up... 3 days
Building molecular wires, one atom at a time
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a simple way to construct and deconstruct molecular metal chains, atom-by-atom. 3 days
Physicists succeed in measuring mechanical properties of 2-D monolayer materials
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have for the first time succeeded in characterizing the mechanical properties of free-standing single-atom-thick membranes of graphene. 3 days
Odd behavior of star reveals lonely black hole hiding in giant star cluster
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers using ESO's MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a star in the cluster NGC 3201 that... 3 days
Physicists measure mechanical properties of 2-D monolayer materials
PHYS.ORG The thinnest materials that can be produced today have the thickness of a single atom. These materials – known as two-dimensional materials – exhibit properties that are very different compared with their... 3 days
Superconducting tokamaks are standing tall
PHYS.ORG A persistent problem has dogged the largest fusion device in South Korea. The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) device has run successfully since 2008. However, controlling the vertical position of the ultra-hot plasma has proven difficult. Stable... 3 days
Timing neutrinos with White Rabbit
PHYS.ORG Being on time is important – just ask Lewis Carroll's leporine friend – and one group who knows this more than most are particle physicists, whose work revolves around keeping track of near-light speed blips of matter. 3 days
Building molecular wires, one atom at a time
PHYS.ORG Electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller. Early computers filled entire rooms. Today you can hold one in the palm of your hand. Now the field of molecular electronics is taking miniaturization... 3 days
Genevac offers miVac DNA for efficient concentration of nucleic acids
NEWS MEDICAL The miVac DNA centrifugal sample concentrator from Genevac is purpose designed to efficiently remove water and organic solvents from biological samples containing nucleic acids. 3 days
Crumpling reduces rigidity in an otherwise stiff material, making it less prone to catastrophic failure
PHYS.ORG Gas pressure was applied to a crumpled graphene membrane to cause it to bulge and stiffen. The result?... 3 days
Physicists look for ways to protect satellites' electronic equipment in space
PHYS.ORG The Department of Micro- and Nano-Electronics at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) has presented a new method of predicting integrated microcircuit failures in outer... 3 days
International study identifies the process of rock formation by meteor strikes or nuclear blasts
PHYS.ORG Coesite is a polymorph of silica that only forms under extremely high pressure—10,000 times more, on average, than normal atmospheric... 3 days
Odd behavior of star reveals lonely black hole hiding in giant star cluster
PHYS.ORG Astronomers using ESO's MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a star in the cluster NGC 3201 that... 3 days
Groundbreaking experiment will test the limits of quantum theory
PHYS.ORG Scientists from three UK universities are to test one of the fundamental laws of physics as part of a major Europe-wide project awarded more than £3m in funding. 3 days
How Fast Can Quantum Computers Get?
SPACE.COM Turns out, there's a quantum speed limit. 4 days
Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts
SCIENCE DAILY Researches examined the transport, evaporation and combustion of liquids in large-scale fire incidents. 4 days
International study identify the process of rock formed by meteors or nuclear blasts
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have made a model to map out the phases in which silica (SiO2) transforms into coesite, by analyzing how the inelastic... 4 days
How massive can neutron stars be?
SCIENCE DAILY Astrophysicists set a new limit for the maximum mass of neutron stars: It cannot exceed 2.16 solar masses. 4 days
How massive can neutron stars be?
PHYS.ORG Astrophysicists at Goethe University Frankfurt set a new limit for the maximum mass of neutron stars: They cannot exceed 2.16 solar masses. 4 days
WATCH: Nuclear preparedness training delayed to focus on flu epidemic
ABC NEWS More than 60,000 Americans have tested positive for the flu this season and 20 children have died, according to the CDC. 4 days
Physicists celebrate as vital component of global neutrino experiment arrives at CERN
PHYS.ORG Liverpool physicists are celebrating after a vital component of the global neutrino experiment – the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) – which they have... 4 days
Quan­tum physics turned into tan­gi­ble re­al­ity
PHYS.ORG ETH physicists have developed a silicon wafer that behaves like a topological insulator when stimulated using ultrasound. They have thereby succeeded in turning an abstract theoretical concept into a macroscopic product. 4 days
How Fast Can Quantum Computers Get?
LIVE SCIENCE Turns out, there's a quantum speed limit. 4 days
Scientists home in on a potential Anthropocene 'Golden Spike'
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that key geological markers align towards a start for the Anthropocene somewhere between 1952 to 1955, based on signals from nuclear testing and fossil fuel burning. 5 days
Astronomers Spot ‘Flickering’ Supermassive Black Hole
SCI-NEWS.COM A rapidly growing supermassive black hole — known as an active galactic nucleus — in the center of a distant galaxy appears to have... 5 days
Gyroscopes lead scientists to unusual state of matter in a disorganized structure
SCIENCE DAILY You don't have to be perfectly organized to pull off a wave, according to scientists. Using a set of gyroscopes linked together, physicists explored... 5 days
Researchers measure single atoms in a graphene 'petri-dish'
PHYS.ORG Researchers working at The University of Manchester have shown new possibilities for observing nanomaterials in liquids by creating a graphene 'petri-dish'. 5 days
New record at ultracold neutron source in Mainz
PHYS.ORG Some 10 years ago, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) entered a new field of research by starting to generate ultracold neutrons (UCN) for use in fundamental research in physics. The participating physicists... 5 days
Light may unlock a new quantum dance for electrons in graphene
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers has devised a simple way to tune a hallmark quantum effect in graphene—the material formed from a single layer of carbon atoms—by... 5 days
Physicists unravel mystery of stable fullerenes
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) have explained the stability of nitrogen-doped fullerenes, which makes their industrial production and application easier. The article was published in Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures. 5 days
Physicists observe particles acting coherently as they undergo phase transitions
PHYS.ORG The common link between liquid-crystal TVs and the birth of the universe, when you look at the big picture, is that they are both characterized by the intriguing... 5 days
Scientists found excitons in nickel oxide for the first time
PHYS.ORG Russian scientists from Ural Federal University (UrFU), together with their colleagues from Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Department of Russian Academy of Sciences, have studied fundamental... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH At the University of Iowa, you can see how gravity works by playing in the sand.... 6 days
'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' TV Series Will Return in 2019
SPACE.COM "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" will return for a second season in the spring of 2019, with astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson returning as host. 6 days
'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' TV Series Will Return for Second Season in 2019
SPACE.COM "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" will return for a second season in the spring of 2019, with astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson returning as... 6 days
Quantum leap: Computational approach launches new paradigm in electronic structure theory
SCIENCE DAILY A group of researchers specializing in quantum calculations has proposed a radically new computational approach to solving the complex many-particle Schrödinger equation, which holds the key... 1 week
Trio of dead stars upholds a key part of Einstein’s theory of gravity
SCIENCE-NEWS A cosmic test fails to topple the strong equivalence principle. 1 week
Fast-moving electrons create current in organic solar cells
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Purdue University have identified the mechanism that allows organic solar cells to create a charge, solving a longstanding puzzle in physics, according to a paper published Friday (Jan. 12) in... 1 week
Fast, noise-free memory for photon synchronization at room temperature
Science Magazine Future quantum photonic networks require coherent optical memories for synchronizing quantum sources and gates of probabilistic nature. We demonstrate a fast ladder memory (FLAME) mapping the optical field onto the... 1 week
Emergence of Kondo lattice behavior in a van der Waals itinerant ferromagnet, Fe3GeTe2
Science Magazine Searching for heavy fermion (HF) states in non–f-electron systems becomes an interesting issue, especially in the presence of magnetism, and can help... 1 week
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Science Magazine We developed membrane voltage nanosensors that are based on inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles. We provide here a feasibility study for their utilization. We use a rationally designed... 1 week
White graphene makes ceramics multifunctional
SCIENCE DAILY Bilayer white graphene combined with a ceramic creates a multifunctional material with high strength and toughness, according to new research. The material may be suitable for construction and refractory materials and applications in the nuclear industry, oil and... 1 week
Developing a secure, un-hackable quantum network
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Augmented reality 'sandbox' shows how gravity works
PHYS.ORG At the University of Iowa, you can see how gravity works by playing in the sand. 1 week
Accelerating light beams in curved space
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Quantum speed limit may put brakes on quantum computers
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Over the past five decades, standard computer processors have gotten increasingly faster. In recent years, however, the limits to that technology have become clear: Chip components can only get so... 1 week
New exotic phenomena seen in photonic crystals
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New research opening for atomically thin metal nanostructures
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Nanoscience Center at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, have made a new opening in nanomaterial research. Opening's essence resides in the exclusive use of metallic elements in flat, atomically... 1 week
Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips
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Quantum speed limit may put brakes on quantum computers
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Scientists take viewers to the center of the Milky Way
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