Two papers investigate the thermodynamics of quantum systems
Muscles act as metamaterials due to collective behavior, physicists show
New principle sets maximum limit on quantum information communication
May the force be with us? Precise measurements test quantum electrodynamics, constrain possible fifth fundamental force
Meta-transmitarray offers unprecedented control of light on subwavelength scales
Experiment investigates how classical physics may emerge from quantum physics
Exotic, gigantic molecules fit inside each other like Russian nesting dolls
University of Chicago scientists have experimentally observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold, three-atom molecules predicted by Russian theoretical physicist Vitaly Efimov in 1970.
Researchers conduct first direct measurement of gravity's curvature
Halting photons could lead to miniature particle accelerators, improved data transmission
Researchers at MIT who succeeded last year in creating a material that could trap light and stop it in its tracks have now developed a more fundamental understanding of the process. The new work—which could ...
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.
Study outlines basic rules for construction with a type of origami
Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind the paper-folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic device for a blood test, or for ...
Physicists explain puzzling particle collisions
An anomaly spotted at the Large Hadron Collider has prompted scientists to reconsider a mathematical description of the underlying physics. By considering two forces that are distinct in everyday life but ...
Researchers learn more about the possible role of gamma ray bursts on life extinction in the universe
World record for compact 'tabletop' particle accelerator
Using one of the most powerful lasers in the world, researchers have accelerated subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator.