Physicists find ways to increase antihydrogen production
More sperm cells may be needed to overcome high mortality rate
It's one of the true miracles of life, that moment when hundreds of little sperm make it all the way to an unfertilized egg and one breaches its walls. But what of all those other spermatozoa, the hundreds ...
Quantum shortcut could speed up many quantum technologies
Researchers build new fermion microscope
Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without fermions, the physical world would not exist.
New way to cool micro-electronic devices
Quantum random number generator combines best of two approaches
Amazing microdroplet structures may lead to new technologies
Unexpected shapes of mesoscale atoms—structures built of microdroplets encapsulated within microdroplets—have been created at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, ...
Physicists stop and store light traveling in an optical fiber
Researchers at the Kastler Brossel Laboratory in Paris have managed to store light that propagates in an optical fiber and to release it later on demand. By causing interaction between the traveling light ...
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 ...
Astronomers use space particles to measure electrical field in thunderstorms
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 ...
Is the universe a hologram?
Describing the universe requires fewer dimensions than we might think. New calculations show that this may not just be a mathematical trick, but a fundamental feature of space itself.
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.
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 ...