Particles, waves and ants
Animals looking for food or light waves moving through turbid media – astonishing similarities have now been found between completely different phenomena.
Cracking the mystery of droplet evaporation
Curtin University scientists have modelled the effects of droplet size and velocity on evaporation to better understand the refining process of heavy oil.
Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons
By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior ...
It's particle-hunting season! NYU scientists launch Higgs Hunters Project
New York University scientists and their colleagues have launched the Higgs Hunters project, which will allow members of the general public to study images recorded at the Large Hadron Collider and to help ...
Electric vehicles could stabilize large disturbances in power grid
Discovery sheds light on nuclear reactor fuel behavior during a severe event
A new discovery about the atomic structure of uranium dioxide will help scientists select the best computational model to simulate severe nuclear reactor accidents.
Atoms colder than outer space are the key to futuristic nano-sensors
Experts at The University of Nottingham have secured a £6 million grant to build a research facility to prototype a new generation of tiny nano-sensors.
Van der Waals force re-measured: Physicists verify nonlinear increase with growing molecular size
Van der Waals forces act like a sort of quantum glue on all types of matter. Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, experimentally determined for the first time all of the key details of how ...
Physicists study magnetism with the roles of position and momentum reversed
Berkeley algorithms help researchers understand dark energy
Scientists believe that dark energy—the mysterious force that is accelerating cosmic expansion—makes up about 70 percent of the mass and energy of the universe. But because they don't know what it is, ...
New terahertz device could strengthen security
We are all familiar with the hassles that accompany air travel. We shuffle through long lines, remove our shoes, and carry liquids in regulation-sized tubes. And even after all the effort, we still wonder if these procedures ...
Taming the Boltzmann equation
Physicists at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, have developed a new algorithm that is capable of solving the Boltzmann equation for systems of self-propelled particles. The new method also ...
Multiphysics invisibility cloak manipulates both electric current and heat
How lapping canine tongues create columns of liquid, allowing them to gulp down water
If you've ever watched a dog drink water, you know that it can be a sloshy, spilly, splashy affair—in other words, adorable.