Unexpected energy barrier for uptake of hydrogen in tungsten wall of fusion reactor
The reactor walls of future fusion reactors will absorb fusion fuel one million times slower than previous research had indicated. A layer of bound hydrogen on the surface of the tungsten wall seems to protect ...
New map of Universe may reconcile conflicting cosmological observations
Physicists find way to boot up quantum computers 72 times faster than previously possible
Press the start button, switch on the monitor, grab a cup of coffee and off you go. That is pretty much how most us experience booting up a computer. But with a quantum computer the situation is very different. ...
Physics duo discover 13 new solutions to Newtonian three-body orbit problem
Maxwell's demon can use quantum information to generate work
IceCube Neutrino Observatory reports first evidence for extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos
(Phys.org) —A massive telescope in the Antarctic ice reports the detection of 28 extremely high-energy neutrinos that might have their origin in cosmic sources. Two of these reached energies greater than ...
Physicists use dysprosium to put bounds on maximum speed of electrons
Albert Einstein's assertion that there's an ultimate speed limit – the speed of light – has withstood countless tests over the past 100 years, but that didn't stop University of California, Berkeley, postdoc Michael Hohensee ...
Time reversal findings may open doors to the future
(Phys.org)—Imagine a cell phone charger that recharges your phone remotely without even knowing where it is; a device that targets and destroys tumors, wherever they are in the body; or a security field ...
A revolutionary 'nuclear battery' a step closer
(Phys.org) —Experts in nuclear physics at the University of Surrey have helped develop research towards a 'nuclear battery', which could revolutionize the concept of portable power by packing in up to a million times more ...
Researchers find possible evidence of toroidal magnetic field surrounding magnetar
Human hearing beats the Fourier uncertainty principle
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.
Physicists investigate onset of effective mass
Curtains down for the black hole firewall paradox: Making gravity safe for Einstein again
Research by scientists at the University of York has revealed new insights into the life and death of black holes.