Measuring X-rays created by lightning strikes on an aircraft in-flight
Scientists have recorded measurements of X-rays of energies up to 10 MeV caused by electrons accelerated in the intense electric fields inside a thundercloud.
Using magnetic permeability to store information
Scientists have made promising steps in developing a new magnetic memory technology, which is far less susceptible to corruption by magnetic fields or thermal exposure than conventional memory.
Chocolate physics: How modeling could improve 'mouthfeel'
Lecithin is an ingredient that you've probably never heard of, but one that plays a vital role in the production of chocolate and many other foods. It's never been clear how this ingredient works on a molecular level, and ...
Nanophysicists offer novel insight into experimental cancer treatment
Physicists from the University of York have carried out new research into how the heating effect of an experimental cancer treatment works.
Blueprint for an artificial brain: Physicist takes nature as his model
Scientists have long been dreaming about building a computer that would work like a brain. This is because a brain is far more energy-saving than a computer, it can learn by itself, and it doesn't need any programming. Privatdozent ...
New study reveals fundamental chemistry of plasma-liquid interactions
(Phys.org)—Though not often considered beyond the plasma television, small-scale microplasmas have great utility in a wide variety of applications. Recently, new developments have begun to capitalize on how these microplasmas ...
Glaciers cracking in the presence of carbon dioxide
(Phys.org)—The well-documented presence of excessive levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere is causing global temperatures to rise and glaciers and ice caps to melt. New research, published today in the Journal ...
Breaking records in neurological microradiology
(Phys.org) -- As neuroscientists probe ever deeper into the mysteries of the brain and nervous system, they need ever sharper vision.