Solving a fish mystery, with human implications
How do you find out what a fish feels? For University of Florida researcher James Liao, the answer involves lasers, taxidermy and more than a few mathematicians.
Researchers match physical and virtual atomic friction experiments
Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances in that quest on two ...
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.
Two teams estimate the flavor of neutrinos detected by The IceCube Neutrino Observatory
Introducing flaws into liquid crystals by inserting microspheres and then controlling them with electrical fields: that, in a nutshell, is the rationale behind a method that could be exploited for a new generation of advanced ...
Astronomers use space particles to measure electrical field in thunderstorms
Quantum random number generator combines best of two approaches
Apparatus measures single electron's radiation to try to weigh a neutrino
University of Washington physicists are part of a team that made a step forward in their efforts to pin down the mass of a neutrino, an elusive subatomic particle that played a role in the formation of the universe.
Electron chirp: Cyclotron radiation from single electrons measured directly for first time
A year before Albert Einstein came up with the special theory of relativity, or E=mc2, physicists predicted the existence of something else: cyclotron radiation. Scientists predicted this radiation to be given off by electrons ...