Graphene gazing gives glimpse of foundations of universe
Researchers at The University of Manchester have used graphene to measure an important and mysterious fundamental constant - and glimpse the foundations of the universe.
Three first-ever atomic nuclei created at NSCL; new super-heavy aluminum isotopes may exist
Researchers at Michigan State University’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, NSCL, have created three never-before-observed isotopes of magnesium and aluminum. The results not only stake out ...
What Anthropic Reasoning Can Really Tell Us
Study Suggests the Existence of Ferroelectric Ice in the Universe
Variations in fine-structure constant suggest laws of physics not the same everywhere
Scientists create light from vacuum
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in creating light from vacuum observing an effect first predicted over 40 years ago. The results will be published tomorrow ...
Scientists discover exotic quantum state of matter
A team of scientists from Princeton University has found that one of the most intriguing phenomena in condensed-matter physics -- known as the quantum Hall effect -- can occur in nature in a way that no one ...
Expanding universe can emerge in remarkably simple way, scientists say
When soup is heated, it starts to boil. When time and space are heated, an expanding universe can emerge, without requiring anything like a "Big Bang". This phase transition between a boring empty space and ...
Proving an aspect of the AB effect: when Newton's Third Law doesn't work
An all-electric aircraft could soon appear over the horizon thanks to high-flying scientific research published today in the Institute of Physics' journal, Superconductor Science and Technology. The new type of aircraft, curren ...
First use of Deutsch's Algorithm in a cluster state quantum computer
Z machine melts diamond to puddle
Sandia’s Z machine, by creating pressures more than 10 million times that of the atmosphere at sea level, has turned a diamond sheet into a pool of liquid.
Experiment to Clarify Ancient Physics Discovery Yields More Questions
Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' corroborates theory of consciousness
A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness published in Physics of Life Reviews claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale activities inside brain neurons. The recent ...