Unravelling the mystery of gamma-ray bursts
A team of scientists hope to trace the origins of gamma-ray bursts with the aid of giant space 'microphones'.
LHCb experiment observes two new baryon particles never seen before
(Phys.org) —Today the collaboration for the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of two new particles in the baryon family. The particles, known as the Xi_b'- and Xi_b*- ...
Paramecia need Newton for navigation
While single-celled paramecia have the ability to respond to certain external stimuli, they appear not to use that sensory system for simple navigation, new research finds. The work suggests that the ability ...
Atomic clocks prove the stability of a fundamental physical constant
Are the fundamental constants really constant? Recent investigations carried out at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have shown that one essential fundamental constant – namely the mass ratio ...
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.
Simon's algorithm run on quantum computer for the first time—faster than on standard computer
Spiral laser beam creates quantum whirlpool
(Phys.org) —Physicists at Australian National University have engineered a spiral laser beam and used it to create a whirlpool of hybrid light-matter particles called polaritons.
Granular model explains unusual behavior in sand
From a mechanical perspective, granular materials are stuck between a rock and a fluid place, with behavior resembling neither a solid nor a liquid. Think of sand through an hourglass: As grains funnel through, ...
Mission to discover hundreds of black holes could unlock secrets of the Universe
A team of Cardiff University researchers have made a breakthrough in helping scientists discover hundreds of black holes throughout the universe.
Molecules in a fluid not randomly arranged
FOM PhD researcher Matthijs Panman and his colleagues from the University of Amsterdam have demonstrated that molecules in liquid alcohol are not randomly oriented with respect to each other. The angle between ...
Researchers find viscoelastic fluids form wings when shot out of a jet at close range
The mystery of pulsar rarity at the center of our galaxy
The galactic center is a happening place, with lots of gas, dust, stars, and surprising binary stars orbiting a supermassive black hole about three million times the size of our sun. With so many stars, as ...
Scientists prove possibility of 'impossible' dust transition in turbulent flow
Researchers from MIPT and the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) have predicted the possibility of negative turbophoresis, a phenomenon where impurity particles inside a turbulent flow move in an "impossible" ...