Physicists reach new milestone measuring half-life of iron-60
Distant quasar spectrum reveals no sign of changes in mass ratio of proton and electron over 12 billion years
New research signals big future for quantum radar
A prototype quantum radar that has the potential to detect objects which are invisible to conventional systems has been developed by an international research team led by a quantum information scientist at the University ...
Physicists offer a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe
Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally, but stars and planets are made of particles, or matter, and not antiparticles, or antimatter. That asymmetry, which favors matter to a very small degree, ...
Scientists go to great lengths to extend superlow friction
New insight found in black hole collisions
New research by an astrophysicist at The University of Texas at Dallas provides revelations about the most energetic event in the universe—the merging of two spinning, orbiting black holes into a much larger ...
Researchers find evidence of fractal behavior in pulsating stars
Nuclear pasta may offer insight into strange world of neutron stars
Pinpointing the magnetic moments of nuclear matter
A team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles.
Physicists suggest theory versus observational differences in the sun could be due to dark matter
Planck: Gravitational waves remain elusive
Despite earlier reports of a possible detection, a joint analysis of data from ESA's Planck satellite and the ground-based BICEP2 and Keck Array experiments has found no conclusive evidence of primordial ...
Cosmic inflation: Dust finally settles on BICEP2 results
Reports of evidence of cosmic inflation may have been, well, overblown.
Experiment brings precision to a cornerstone of particle physics
In a paper published yesterday in the journal Physical Review Letters, the COMPASS experiment at CERN reports a key measurement on the strong interaction. The strong interaction binds quarks into protons and ne ...
How iron feels the heat
As you heat up a piece of iron, the arrangement of the iron atoms changes several times before melting. This unusual behavior is one reason why steel, in which iron plays a starring role, is so sturdy and ...