Neutrino trident production may offer powerful probe of new physics
How did evolution optimize circadian clocks?
Non-volatile memory improves energy efficiency by two orders of magnitude
Step lightly: All-optical transistor triggered by single photon promises advances in quantum applications
Physicists propose superabsorption of light beyond the limits of classical physics
Quantum meets classical: Qubit fabricated with integrated micromagnet increases speed of quantum manipulation in silicon
Experiment with speeding ions verifies relativistic time dilation to new level of precision
Particle detector finds hints of dark matter in space
Researchers at MIT's Laboratory for Nuclear Science have released new measurements that promise to shed light on the origin of dark matter.
Nuclear spins control current in plastic LED: Step toward quantum computing, spintronic memory, better displays
University of Utah physicists read the subatomic "spins" in the centers or nuclei of hydrogen isotopes, and used the data to control current that powered light in a cheap, plastic LED – at room temperature ...
'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display
The quest to create artificial "squid skin"—camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background—is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display ...
Team finds elusive quantum transformations near absolute zero
Heat drives classical phase transitions—think solid, liquid, and gas—but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops. If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable, ...
Scientists control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals (w/ Video)
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages, opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable ...
Invisibility cloaks closer thanks to 'digital metamaterials'
The concept of "digital metamaterials" – a simple way of designing metamaterials with bizarre optical properties that could hasten the development of devices such as invisibility cloaks and superlenses – is reported in a paper published today in Nature ...
Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient single-photon ...