Good vibes: Coupling electron spin states and carbon nanotube vibrations
A new, flying jellyfish-like machine (w/ Video)
Up, up in the sky: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... jellyfish? That's what researchers have built—a small vehicle whose flying motion resembles the movements of those boneless, pulsating, water-dwelling creatures.
Flexible, stretchable fire-ant rafts
What do Jell-O, toothpaste, and floating fire-ant rafts have in common? All are so-called "viscoelastic" materials, meaning that they can both resist flow under stress, like honey, and they can bounce back ...
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 ...
Engineers investigate why the cochlea is coiled
Big Bang simulated in metamaterial shows time travel is impossible
Sets & the city: World Science Festival 2012, New York-style (Part 1 of 2)
Physicists create sonic black hole in the lab
CERN physicists trap antihydrogen atoms for more than 16 minutes (w/ video)
Trapping antihydrogen atoms at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has become so routine that physicists are confident that they can soon begin experiments on this rare antimatter equivalent ...
Physicists investigate lower dimensions of the universe
Physicists describe how to make time-reversed light pulses
Prediction or cause? Information theory may hold the key
Scientists view a quantum jump in real time
The secrets of owls' near noiseless wings
Many owl species have developed specialized plumage to effectively eliminate the aerodynamic noise from their wings – allowing them to hunt and capture their prey in silence.