Archive: 17/06/2014

New optical sensors swell when exposed to target gas

Using microscopic polymer light resonators that expand in the presence of specific gases, researchers at MIT's Quantum Photonics Laboratory have developed new optical sensors with predicted detection levels in the parts-per-billion ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Nanophysics
shares0 comments 0

Physicists predict new state of matter

A researcher with the Department of Electrodynamics of Complex Systems and Nanophotonics, Alexander Rozhkov, has presented theoretical calculations which indicate the possible existence of fermionic matter in apreviously ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in General Physics
shares0 comments 0

Study: In wild yak society, moms are the real climbers

A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that in wild yak societies, it's the mothers that are the real climbers. The study found that mothers with young venture on steeper terrain and slightly higher elevation ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Ecology
shares0 comments 1

Strange physics turns off laser

Inspired by anomalies that arise in certain mathematical equations, researchers have demonstrated a laser system that paradoxically turns off when more power is added rather than becoming continuously brighter.

dateJun 17, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
shares0 comments 5

How much of the universe is black holes?

We all fear black holes, but how many of them are there out there, really? Between the stellar mass black holes and the supermassive ones, just how much of our Universe is black holes?

dateJun 17, 2014 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 19