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Pyramid nanoscale antennas beam light up and down
Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF and Philips Research have designed and fabricated a new type of nanoscale antenna. The new antennas look like pyramids, rather than the more commonly used straight pillars. ...
Unraveling the light of fireflies
How do fireflies produce those mesmerizing light flashes? Using cutting-edge imaging techniques, scientists from Switzerland and Taiwan have unraveled the firefly's intricate light-producing system for the ...
Physics professor publishes exact solution to model Big Bang and quark gluon plasma
Unlike in mathematics, it is rare to have exact solutions to physics problems.
Time, energy and storage capacity determine the measurement accuracy of the 'cell computer'
Researchers from FOM institute AMOLF have discovered what determines the accuracy with which cells can measure chemical concentrations. They described the results of their research in two publications: on ...
'Fibonacci quasiparticle' could form basis of future quantum computers
Nuclear fragments could help uncover the origins of life-supporting planets
New research published today in the journal Physical Review Letters describes how recreating isotopes that occur when a star explodes, can help physicists understand where life-supporting elements may be found in space.
Researchers use real data rather than theory to measure the cosmos
For the first time researchers have measured large distances in the Universe using data, rather than calculations related to general relativity.
Study outlines basic rules for construction with a type of origami
Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind the paper-folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic device for a blood test, or for ...
Researchers detect possible signal from dark matter
Could there finally be tangible evidence for the existence of dark matter in the Universe? After sifting through reams of X-ray data, scientists in EPFL's Laboratory of Particle Physics and Cosmology (LPPC) ...
Physicists explain puzzling particle collisions
An anomaly spotted at the Large Hadron Collider has prompted scientists to reconsider a mathematical description of the underlying physics. By considering two forces that are distinct in everyday life but ...
Theory details how 'hot' monomers affect thin-film formation
Like a baseball player sliding into third, a hot monomer skids in a straight line along a cold surface until it's safely among its fellow molecules.
Researchers learn more about the possible role of gamma ray bursts on life extinction in the universe
Buckle up for more big news from InSPACE's nano-world
They say good things come in small packages; sometimes so do exciting new discoveries.
Going places: Microtubule-mediated transport of inhibitory signals critical in stabilizing cell migration polarity
World record for compact 'tabletop' particle accelerator
Using one of the most powerful lasers in the world, researchers have accelerated subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator.