Physicists uncover mechanism that stabilizes plasma within tokamaks
A team of physicists led by Stephen Jardin of the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has discovered a mechanism that prevents the electrical current flowing through fusion plasma from repeatedly ...
Into how many pieces does a balloon burst?
A moderately inflated rubber balloon pricked with a needle bursts into two large fragments. However, if you inflate it until it bursts spontaneously, you get dozens of shreds.
Scientists one step closer to mimicking gamma-ray bursts
Using ever more energetic lasers, Lawrence Livermore researchers have produced a record high number of electron-positron pairs, opening exciting opportunities to study extreme astrophysical processes, such as black holes ...
Demonstration of room temperature spin transport in germanium
Universe may be on the brink of collapse (on the cosmological timescale)
A particle purely made of nuclear force
Scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) have calculated that the meson f0(1710) could be a very special particle – the long-sought-after glueball, a particle composed of pure force.
Physicist links dark matter to dinosaur extinction in new book
Dark matter: The world's brightest physicists know it's there, but can't say for sure what it is.
Physicists propose method to measure variations in the speed of light
Researchers create better algorithm for simulating particles in Fermi Sea
A North Carolina State University physicist and his German colleagues have created a new, more precise algorithm for simulating particle interactions when a single impurity is introduced into a Fermi sea. The algorithm shows ...