First-of-its-kind tube laser created for on-chip optical communications
Reversible solid-to-liquid phase transition offers new way to synthesize crystals
Sonic booms in nerves and lipid membranes
How well can information be stored from the beginning to the end of time?
Metamaterial prism creates a reverse rainbow
Thermal memory thrives at extremely high temperatures
Thermodynamic analysis reveals large overlooked role of oil and other energy sources in the economy
Simplicity will out: Novel experiment-based expression explains behavior of unconventional superconductors
Generating Mobius strips of light: Researchers experimentally produce these structures from light polarization
A collaboration of researchers from Canada, Europe and the USA have experimentally produced Möbius strips from the polarization of light, confirming a theoretical prediction that it is possible for light's ...
Research group figures out a way to film a laser in normal air bouncing off mirrors (w/ Video)
Could a new proposed particle help to detect dark matter?
Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed a new fundamental particle which could explain why no one has managed to detect 'Dark Matter', the elusive missing 85 per cent of the Universe's ...
Missing link in metal physics explains Earth's magnetic field
Earth's magnetic field is crucial for our existence, as it shields the life on our planet's surface from deadly cosmic rays. It is generated by turbulent motions of liquid iron in Earth's core. Iron is a ...
Quantum computer as detector shows space is not squeezed
Ever since Einstein proposed his special theory of relativity in 1905, physics and cosmology have been based on the assumption that space looks the same in all directions - that it's not squeezed in one direction ...
Researchers use sound to slow down, speed up, and block light
How do you make an optical fiber transmit light only one way? Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have experimentally demonstrated, for the first time, the phenomenon of Brillouin ...