Swimming upstream: Flux flow reverses for lattice bosons in a magnetic field
Shrinking device makes objects appear smaller than they are
Platonic solids generate their 4-dimensional analogues
Alicia Boole Stott, the third daughter of mathematician George Boole, is probably best known for establishing the term "polytope" for a convex solid in four dimensions. Alicia was also a long time collaborator ...
Physicists demonstrate conditions for laser-driven fusion
Magnetic bubbles behave differently than other magnetic defects (w/ video)
Weighted ping-pong balls can fall endlessly through a granular medium (w/ video)
New way to funnel light could have infrared applications
Car batteries powered by relativity
Morphable surfaces could cut air resistance
There is a story about how the modern golf ball, with its dimpled surface, came to be: In the mid-1800s, it is said, new golf balls were smooth, but became dimpled over time as impacts left permanent dents. ...
Physicists create synthetic magnetic monopole predicted more than 80 years ago
(Phys.org) —Nearly 85 years after pioneering theoretical physicist Paul Dirac predicted the possibility of their existence, an international collaboration led by Amherst College Physics Professor David ...
Ultra-cold atom transport made simple
Techniques for controlling ultra-cold atoms travelling in ring traps currently represent an important research area in physics. A new study gives a proof of principle, confirmed by numerical simulations, ...
Scientists show how to erase information without using energy
Unexpected data from the Large Hadron Collider suggest the collisions may be producing a new type of matter
Collisions between protons and lead ions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have produced surprising behavior in some of the particles created by the collisions. The new observation suggests the collisions ...