Dry-run experiments verify key aspect of Sandia nuclear fusion concept
(Phys.org)—Magnetically imploded tubes called liners, intended to help produce controlled nuclear fusion at scientific "break-even" energies or better within the next few years, have functioned successfully ...
Researchers design more reliable invisibility cloak
Physicists propose mechanism that explains the origins of both dark matter and 'normal' matter
A milestone for molecular beams
Researchers analyze performance of first updatable holographic 3D display
Physicists Investigate Possibility of an 'Unhiggs'
Scientists find errors in hypothesis linking solar flares to global temperature
'Metascreen' forms ultra-thin invisibility cloak
(Phys.org) —Up until now, the invisibility cloaks put forward by scientists have been fairly bulky contraptions – an obvious flaw for those interested in Harry Potter-style applications.
Physics duo create first knotted vortex in a fluid (w/ video)
Landmark calculation clears the way to answering how matter is formed
(Phys.org) -- An international collaboration of scientists, including Thomas Blum, associate professor of physics, is reporting in landmark detail the decay process of a subatomic particle called a kaon ...
Dark energy alternatives to Einstein are running out of room
(Phys.org)—Research by University of Arizona astronomy professor Rodger Thompson finds that a popular alternative to Albert Einstein's theory for the acceleration of the expansion of the universe does not ...
Laser fusion experiment yields record energy
(Phys.org) —In the early morning hours of Aug.13, Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility (NIF) focused all 192 of its ultra-powerful laser beams on a tiny deuterium-tritium filled capsule. In ...
Measuring electrons: Precise computations of their shape support Standard Model of physics
Though it was hailed as a triumph for the "Standard Model" of physics, the reigning explanation of fundamental forces and particles, physicists were quick to emphasize that last year's discovery of the Higgs bo ...
Superconducting spintronics pave way for next-generation computing
A breakthrough for the field of Spintronics, a new type of technology which it is widely believed could be the basis of a future revolution in computing, has been announced by scientists in Cambridge.