Antineutrino detectors could aid non-proliferation
Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and even in the fictional world of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" look to subatomic particles called neutrinos to answer the big questions about the universe.
Ion duet offers tunable module for quantum simulator
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that combines the fine choreography of dance with precise individual control.
Planting imperfections at specific spots within diamond lattice could advance quantum computing
By carefully controlling the position of an atomic-scale diamond defect within a volume smaller than what some viruses would fill, researchers have cleared a path toward better quantum computers and nanoscale ...
Fiber optic light pipes in the retina do much more than simple image transfer
Curves in spacetime violate Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
LED's efficiency exceeds 100%
Physicists extend special relativity beyond the speed of light
A study of possible extended symmetries of field theoretic systems
Many physical systems, from superfluids to pi mesons, are understood to be manifestations of spontaneous symmetry breaking, whereby the symmetries of a system are not realized by its lowest energy state. ...
The perfect atom sandwich requires an extra layer
(Phys.org) —Like the perfect sandwich, a perfectly engineered thin film for electronics requires not only the right ingredients, but also just the right thickness of each ingredient in the desired order, ...
Human hearing beats the Fourier uncertainty principle
Thin films of oxide materials reveal topological electronic properties hidden in the three-dimensional form
Naoto Nagaosa and Bohm-Jung Yang from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science have predicted that thin films of certain iridate compounds could harbor unusual 'topological' electronic properties that ...
Minuscule chips for NMR spectroscopy promise portability, parallelization
A team of engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Cambridge, Mass., and the University of Texas, Austin, have created a truly portable ...
In quantum theory of cognition, memories are created by the act of remembering
NIST therapy for ultraviolet laser beams: Hydrogen-treated fibers
To make a better optical fiber for transmitting laser beams, the first idea that comes to mind is probably not a nice long hydrogen bath.