A test for new physics, including string theory
Turning heat to electricity... efficiently
(PhysOrg.com) -- In everything from computer processor chips to car engines to electric powerplants, the need to get rid of excess heat creates a major source of inefficiency. But new research points the way ...
Researchers Put 'Spin' in Silicon, Advance New Age of Electronics
Electrical engineers from the University of Delaware and Cambridge NanoTech have demonstrated for the first time how the spin properties of electrons in silicon--the world's most dominant semiconductor, used ...
Atom smasher achieves 'Big Bang' collisions (Update)
Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher on Tuesday started colliding particles at record energy levels, opening a new era in the quest for the universe's deepest secrets.
CERN announces start-up date for Large Hadron Collider
CERN has today announced that the first attempt to circulate a beam in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be made on 10 September. This news comes as the cool down phase of commissioning CERN's new particle ...
Simple OLEDs ready for quick manufacturing
Physicists extend special relativity beyond the speed of light
Universe offers 'eternal feast,' cosmologist says
There is no such thing as a free lunch, some say, but they would be wrong. In fact, the entirety of the universe defies them. According to Stanford physics Professor Andrei Linde, one of the architects of the inflationary ...
New Metamaterial a 'Perfect' Absorber of Light
A team of scientists from Boston College and Duke University has developed a highly-engineered metamaterial capable of absorbing all of the light that strikes it – to a scientific standard of perfection ...
New magnetic recording technology uses magneto-electric effect
Physicists estimate how fast Usain Bolt could have run
Single-photon source may meet the needs of quantum communication systems
Spinning new theory on particle spin brings science closer to quantum computing
Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have devised a potentially groundbreaking theory demonstrating how to control the spin of particles without using superconducting magnets — a development ...