RHIC's perfect liquid a study in perfection
(Phys.org) —When heavy ions (the nuclei of heavy atoms such as gold and lead) collide at high energies at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Europe's Large Hadron Coll ...
Observation of magnetic flipping in single proton heralds high-precision studies into matter and antimatter
One of the greatest mysteries of modern physics is the imbalance of matter and antimatter in the Universe. As every particle is produced and destroyed in tandem with its antiparticle, which has an identical ...
Data highway for quantum information
Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology quantum mechanically couple atoms to glass fiber cables. Now, they have shown that their technique enables storage of quantum information over a sufficiently ...
May the force be with us? Precise measurements test quantum electrodynamics, constrain possible fifth fundamental force
New principle sets maximum limit on quantum information communication
Researchers prove quantum algorithm works by solving linear equations on a quantum computer
Meta-transmitarray offers unprecedented control of light on subwavelength scales
Pendulum swings back on 350-year-old mathematical mystery
(Phys.org) —A 350-year-old mathematical mystery could lead toward a better understanding of medical conditions like epilepsy or even the behavior of predator-prey systems in the wild, University of Pittsburgh researchers ...
Experiment investigates how classical physics may emerge from quantum physics
New experiment opens window on glasses
(Phys.org) —For the first time, scientists have mapped the structure of a metallic glass on the atomic scale, bringing them closer to understanding where the liquid ends and the solid begins in glassy materials.
Researchers suggest gas cloud could reveal black holes near center of Milky Way galaxy
Dense hydrogen in a new light
(Phys.org) —Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. The way it responds under extreme pressures and temperatures is crucial to our understanding of matter and the nature of hydrogen-rich ...
Computer simulations shed light on how immune cells identify foreign antigens
How do immune cells manage to sort through vast numbers of similar-looking proteins within the body to detect foreign invaders and fight infections? McGill researchers used computational tools to examine what kind of solutions ...