Power grid upgrades may cause blackouts, warns Braess's paradox
High gas prices may be explained by self-organized cartel behavior
Of noise and neurons: Sensory coding, representation and short-term memory
Symmetry breaking during flapping generates lift
The shape of things, illuminated: Metamaterials, surface topology and light-matter interactions
UW fusion reactor concept could be cheaper than coal
Fusion energy almost sounds too good to be true – zero greenhouse gas emissions, no long-lived radioactive waste, a nearly unlimited fuel supply.
Science powerhouses unite to help search for gravitational waves
Scientists since Albert Einstein have believed that when major galactic events like supernova explosions or black hole mergers occur in the universe, they leave a trace. That trace, it is believed, takes ...
Physicists discover 'magnetotoroidic effect'
Answer to energy transfer debate could impact areas from photovoltaics to quantum information
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Researchers engineer molecular magnets to act as long-lived qubits
Good vibes: Coupling electron spin states and carbon nanotube vibrations
An intense x-ray beam can make iron foil transparent for just an instant
An intense blast of high-energy x-rays can make iron transparent to the beam for less than a femtosecond, researchers from the RIKEN SPring-8 Center have found. The technique could be used to produce ultrashort ...
Time's quantum arrow has a preferred direction: BaBar experiment confirms time asymmetry
(Phys.org)—Time marches relentlessly forward for you and me; watch a movie in reverse, and you'll quickly see something is amiss. But from the point of view of a single, isolated particle, the passage of ...