First-time observation of photon polarization emitted in the weak decay of a bottom quark
As members of the LHCb collaboration, scientists at EPFL have analyzed data collected at CERN's Large Hadron Collider that offer a first-time observation of the polarization of the photon emitted in the weak ...
Fractal wire patterns enhance stretchability of electronic devices
Optical nano-tweezers take over the control of nano-objects
As science and technology go nano, scientists search for new tools to manipulate, observe and modify the "building blocks" of matter at the nanometer scale. With this in mind, the recent publication in Nature Na ...
Quantum communication scheme provides guaranteed security without quantum memories
Photons' journeys across the universe help unravel cosmological mysteries
What are the chances that a particle collider's strangelets will destroy the Earth?
Physicists solve 20-year-old debate surrounding glassy surfaces
University of Waterloo physicists have succeeded in measuring how the surfaces of glassy materials flow like a liquid, even when they should be solid.
Can long-range forces can be mediated by continuous spin particles?
Perimeter researchers Natalia Toro and Philip Schuster are investigating whether long-range forces can be mediated by continuous spin particles. They've found more than they bargained for.
Ultra-fast laser spectroscopy lights way to understanding new materials
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are revealing the mysteries of new materials using ultra-fast laser spectroscopy, similar to high-speed photography where many quick images reveal subtle movements ...
Physicists pave the way for more energy efficient technology
An international team of scientists led by physicists from the University of York has paved the way for a new class of magnetic materials and devices with improved performance and power efficiency.
Physicists uncover secrets hidden beneath the surface of great works of art
Gallery owners, private collectors, conservators, museums and art dealers face many problems in protecting and evaluating their collections such as determining origin, authenticity and discovery of forgery, as well as conservation ...
Researchers propose using distant quasars to test Bell's theorem
In a paper published this week in the journal Physical Review Letters, MIT researchers propose an experiment that may close the last major loophole of Bell's inequality—a 50-year-old theorem that, if vio ...
Researchers use computer simulations developed for aircraft design to improve treatment of human airways
A more accurate and successful, yet complex approach used in designing an airplane is now taking off in the health care industry. The end result is helping patients with pulmonary disorders breathe easier, ...
A sharp eye for molecular fingerprints
MPQ-scientists record broad absorption spectra on a microsecond scale with two laser frequency combs.