First results from LUX dark matter detector rule out some candidates
In its first three months of operation, the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment has proven itself to be the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world, scientists with the experiment announced ...
Time reversal findings may open doors to the future
(Phys.org)—Imagine a cell phone charger that recharges your phone remotely without even knowing where it is; a device that targets and destroys tumors, wherever they are in the body; or a security field ...
Mass limits of dark matter derived from 'strange' stars
Magnetic behavior discovery could advance nuclear fusion
(Phys.org) —Inspired by the space physics behind solar flares and the aurora, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Princeton has uncovered a new kind of magnetic behavior that could ...
Physics duo create tractor beam using dual Bessel beams
World's best thermometer made from light
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide physics researchers have produced the world's most sensitive thermometer – three times more precise than the best thermometers in existence.
Magnetic monopoles detected in a real magnet for the first time
Researchers from the Helmholtz Centre Berlin, in cooperation with colleagues from Dresden, St. Andrews, La Plata and Oxford, have for the first time observed magnetic monopoles and how they emerge in a real ...
Fermilab experiment fails to confirm new particle claim
Engineers build first nonreciprocal acoustic circulator: A one-way sound device
A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering has built the first-ever circulator for sound. The team's experiments successfully prove that the fundamental symmetry ...
Light-controlling artificial diamond structures could lead to optical computers
Most precise measurement of electron mass made
Scientists in Germany said Wednesday they had made the most precise measurement yet of the mass of the electron, one of the building blocks of matter.
Radiation from early universe found key to answer major questions in physics
(Phys.org) —Astrophysicists at UC San Diego have measured the minute gravitational distortions in polarized radiation from the early universe and discovered that these ancient microwaves can provide an ...
Fastest rotating man-made object created
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at the University of St Andrews has created the world's fastest spinning man-made object.
Nature's laws may vary across the Universe
(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the laws of nature may vary across the Universe, according to a study published today in the journal Physical Review Letters.