A Higgs-gravity connection may leave traces in white dwarfs
Physicists design zero-friction quantum engine
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
Deceptive-looking vortex line in superfluid led to twice-mistaken identity
(Phys.org) —So long, solitons: University of Chicago physicists have shown that a group of scientists were incorrect when they concluded that a mysterious effect found in superfluids indicated the presence ...
'Pixel' engineered electronics have growth potential
(Phys.org) —A little change in temperature makes a big difference for growing a new generation of hybrid atomic-layer structures, according to scientists at Rice University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ...
Putting the squeeze on quantum information
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research researchers have shown that information stored in quantum bits can be exponentially compressed without losing information. The achievement is an important proof of principle, and could ...
Are weak values quantum? Don't bet on it
(Phys.org) —New work asserts that a key technique used to probe quantum systems may not be so quantum after all, according to Perimeter postdoctoral researcher Joshua Combes and his colleague Christopher ...
New 'topological insulator' could lead to superfast computers
University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material – a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor – that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform lightning-fast ...
Sandia magnetized fusion technique produces significant results
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have produced a significant output of fusion neutrons, using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year.
Theorists find a new way to improve efficiency of solar cells by overcoming exciton 'traps'
A major limitation in the performance of solar cells happens within the photovoltaic material itself: When photons strike the molecules of a solar cell, they transfer their energy, producing quasi-particles ...
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.