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
Physicists discover 'magnetotoroidic effect'
Answer to energy transfer debate could impact areas from photovoltaics to quantum information
What do phasons look like?
Should the Higgs boson have caused our Universe to collapse?
(Phys.org) —British cosmologists are puzzled: they predict that the Universe should not have lasted for more than a second. This startling conclusion is the result of combining the latest observations of ...
Evidence found for the Higgs boson direct decay into fermions
For the first time, researchers at CERN have found evidence for the direct decay of the Higgs boson into fermions—another strong indication that the particle discovered in 2012 behaves in the way the standard ...
Researchers engineer molecular magnets to act as long-lived qubits
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, ...
Good vibes: Coupling electron spin states and carbon nanotube vibrations
Physicists developing novel technique that could facilitate nuclear disarmament
A proven system for verifying that apparent nuclear weapons slated to be dismantled contained true warheads could provide a key step toward the further reduction of nuclear arms. The system would achieve ...
Was da Vinci wrong? Experts show friction and fracture are related, with implications for earthquakes
Overturning conventional wisdom stretching all the way to Leonardo da Vinci, new Hebrew University of Jerusalem research shows that how things break (fracture) and how things slide (friction) are closely interrelated. The ...