Seeking cracks in the Standard Model
In particle physics, it's our business to understand structure. I work on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and this machine lets us see and study the smallest structure of all; unimaginably tiny fundamental partic ...
Could a new proposed particle help to detect dark matter?
Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed a new fundamental particle which could explain why no one has managed to detect 'Dark Matter', the elusive missing 85 per cent of the Universe's ...
Broadest set of results to date about the properties of the Higgs boson
With the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) preparing to restart in a few months, data from its first run has already been bearing fruit.
Missing link in metal physics explains Earth's magnetic field
Earth's magnetic field is crucial for our existence, as it shields the life on our planet's surface from deadly cosmic rays. It is generated by turbulent motions of liquid iron in Earth's core. Iron is a ...
Physicist suggests new experiments could make or break axion as dark matter theory
Engineering discovery brings invisibility closer to reality
Since the beginning of recorded time, humans have used materials found in nature to improve their lot. Since the turn of this century, scientists have studied metamaterials, artificial materials engineered ...
Research group figures out a way to film a laser in normal air bouncing off mirrors (w/ Video)
New pathway to valleytronics
A potential avenue to quantum computing currently generating quite the buzz in the high-tech industry is "valleytronics," in which information is coded based on the wavelike motion of electrons moving through ...
Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99
Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99.
Particle physicists discuss JUNO neutrino experiment
The construction of the facilities for the JUNO neutrino experiment has been initiated with an official groundbreaking ceremony near the south Chinese city of Jiangmen. Involved in the Jiangmen Underground ...
Building the next generation of efficient computers
UConn researcher Bryan Huey has uncovered new information about the kinetic properties of multiferroic materials that could be a key breakthrough for scientists looking to create a new generation of low-energy, ...
Physicists find a new way to slow the speed of light
Sonic booms in nerves and lipid membranes
New analysis shows a way to self-propel subatomic particles
Some physical principles have been considered immutable since the time of Isaac Newton: Light always travels in straight lines. No physical object can change its speed unless some outside force acts on it.