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'Space-time cloak' to conceal events revealed in new study
(PhysOrg.com) -- The study, by researchers from Imperial College London, involves a new class of materials called metamaterials, which can be artificially engineered to distort light or sound waves. With conventional materials, ...
Meta-flex: Your new brand for invisibility clothing
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of physicists are one step closer to creating a Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak, with a new form of material that could also be attached to contact lenses to provide 'perfect' eyesight. Using ...
Space race under way to create quantum satellite
In this month's special edition of Physics World, focusing on quantum physics, Thomas Jennewein and Brendon Higgins from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada, describe how a quantum space ...
Irish chronicles reveal links between cold weather and volcanic eruptions
Medieval chronicles have given an international group of researchers a glimpse into the past to assess how historical volcanic eruptions affected the weather in Ireland up to 1500 years ago.
Researchers estimate a cost for universal access to energy
(Phys.org) —Universal access to modern energy could be achieved with an investment of between 65 and 86 billion US dollars a year up until 2030, new research has shown.
Should physicists work to the sound of silence?
In this month's issue of Physics World, Felicity Mellor, a senior lecturer in science communication at Imperial College London, questions whether the requirement of the modern physicist to collaborate and communicate is preventing ...
Researchers look to breath to identify stress
(Phys.org)—The perennial stress-buster—a deep breath—could become stress-detector, claims a team of researchers from the UK.
No-win situation for agricultural expansion in the Amazon, research says
The large-scale expansion of agriculture in the Amazon through deforestation will be a no-win scenario, according to a new study. Published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters, it shows that deforestation ...
Memristors: 'Computer synapse' analyzed at the nanoscale
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Hewlett Packard and the University of California, Santa Barbara, have analysed in unprecedented detail the physical and chemical properties of an electronic device that computer engineers hope ...
Researchers map European climate change (Update)
The majority of Europe will experience higher warming than the global average if surface temperatures rise to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study published today.