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Step lightly: All-optical transistor triggered by single photon promises advances in quantum applications
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.
Have researchers discovered the sound of the stars?
A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including a University of York scientist, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound.
Gravity may have saved the universe after the Big Bang, say researchers
(Phys.org) —New research by a team of European physicists could explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang.
An expression for droplet deformation simplifies calculations for a wide range of applications
A simple formula that describes the initial deformation of a droplet as it hits a solid surface is likely to help to model droplet behavior in a variety of different contexts, shows new research by A*STAR.
Data structures influence speed of quantum search in unexpected ways
Using the quantum property of superposition, quantum computers will be able to find target items within large piles of data far faster than conventional computers ever could. But the speed of the search will likely depend ...
A turning point in the physics of blood
Mike Graham knows that fluid dynamics can reveal much about how the flow of blood helps and hinders individual blood cells as they go about their work.
Researchers learn more about the possible role of gamma ray bursts on life extinction in the universe
Physicists offer a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe
Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally, but stars and planets are made of particles, or matter, and not antiparticles, or antimatter. That asymmetry, which favors matter to a very small degree, ...
Researchers make precise measurements of the half-lives of previously unmeasured nuclei
Using RIKEN's Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory—one of the world's most powerful devices for the creation of exotic atomic nuclei—scientists from RIKEN have, with international collaborators, made precise measurements ...