On a clear day: Noise-induced quantum coherence increases photosynthetic yield
New phase of water could dominate the interiors of Uranus and Neptune
New principle sets maximum limit on quantum information communication
Thermodynamics of visual images may help us see the world
Meta-transmitarray offers unprecedented control of light on subwavelength scales
Maxwell's demon can use quantum information to generate work
Metal surface can repel electric charges
When liquids behave like solids
Superheavy element 117 confirmed
(Phys.org) —The stage is set for a new, super-heavy element to be added to the periodic table following research published in the latest Physics Review Letters. Led by researchers at Germany's GSI labora ...
Russian researchers find more evidence to support notion that lightning is caused by cosmic rays
First instance of ball lightning captured on video and spectrographs
Physicists detect process even rarer than the long-sought Higgs particle
(Phys.org) —Scientists running the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and most powerful "atom smasher," report the first evidence of a process that can be used to test ...
Accidental discovery dramatically improves electrical conductivity
Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after ...
Explaining the shape of freezing droplets
A water droplet deposited onto an icecold surface clearly has more effect than a drop in the ocean: the droplet will freeze in a peculiar way, forming a pointy tip. Scientists of the University of Twente ...