Physicists use geometry to understand 'jamming' process
(Phys.org) —University of Oregon physicists using a supercomputer and mathematically rich formulas have captured fundamental insights about what happens when objects moving freely jam to a standstill.
Researchers suggest gas cloud could reveal black holes near center of Milky Way galaxy
Researchers stop and store light for 60 seconds
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.
Turning graphite into diamond
(Phys.org) —A research team led by SLAC scientists has uncovered a potential new route to produce thin diamond films for a variety of industrial applications, from cutting tools to electronic devices to ...
Study finds 'lumpy' universe cannot explain cosmic acceleration
(Phys.org) —Astrophysicists at The University of Texas at Dallas are helping to better define the nature of the cosmos by examining why the universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating pace.
Two collider research teams find evidence of new particle Zc(3900)
Tracking the transition of early-universe quark soup to matter as we know it
(Phys.org) —Ever wonder how the hot soup of subatomic particles that filled the early universe transformed into the ordinary matter of today's world? Nuclear physicists exploring this question can't exactly ...
New approach enhances quantum-based secure communication
University of Calgary scientists have overcome an 'Achilles' heel' of quantum-based secure communication systems, using a new approach that works in the real world to safeguard secrets.
Researchers propose method for measuring gravitational impact on antimatter
New nanoscale cooling element works in electrical insulators as well
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the FOM Foundation, the University of Groningen, Delft University of Technology and Tohoku University in Japan have designed a miniscule cooling element that uses spin waves ...
Time warp: Researchers show possibility of cloning quantum information from the past
(Phys.org) —Popular television shows such as "Doctor Who" have brought the idea of time travel into the vernacular of popular culture. But problem of time travel is even more complicated than one might think. LSU's Mark ...
Ancient Egyptians transported pyramid stones over wet sand
Physicists from the FOM Foundation and the University of Amsterdam have discovered that the ancient Egyptians used a clever trick to make it easier to transport heavy pyramid stones by sledge. The Egyptians ...
Researchers discover a way for temperature gradients in fluids to move objects
Researchers at MIT have discovered a new way of harnessing temperature gradients in fluids to propel objects. In the natural world, the mechanism may influence the motion of icebergs floating on the sea and ...