Electric vehicles could stabilize large disturbances in power grid
Multiphysics invisibility cloak manipulates both electric current and heat
Physicists study magnetism with the roles of position and momentum reversed
Engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip
During a thunderstorm, we all know that it is common to hear thunder after we see the lightning. That's because sound travels much slower (768 miles per hour) than light (670,000,000 miles per hour).
Researchers find qubits based on trapped ions offer a promising scalable platform for quantum computing
How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats
(Phys.org) —The sight of a tiny hummingbird hovering in front of a flower and then darting to another with lightning speed amazes and delights. But it also leaves watchers with a persistent question: How ...
Asteroid impacts on Earth make structurally bizarre diamonds
(Phys.org) —Scientists have argued for half a century about the existence of a form of diamond called lonsdaleite, which is associated with impacts by meteorites and asteroids. A group of scientists based ...
Improving flash memory: New molecular storage devices could bridge memory gap
(Phys.org) —New molecules could be the key to solving a looming problem with flash memory storage, researchers say in a new report published in the journal Nature today.
Mussel's calcitic shell growth adheres to physical laws familiar from processes used to optimise steel
Mussels are veritable masters of biomineralisation. They make hard, robust composite materials from simple substances in order to build their shells. Furthermore, the shell material itself is produced in ...
Global quantum communications—no longer the stuff of fiction?
Neither quantum computers nor quantum cryptography will become prevalent technologies without memory systems able to manipulate quantum information easily and effectively. The Faculty of Physics at the University ...
Particles, waves and ants
Animals looking for food or light waves moving through turbid media – astonishing similarities have now been found between completely different phenomena.
Cracking the mystery of droplet evaporation
Curtin University scientists have modelled the effects of droplet size and velocity on evaporation to better understand the refining process of heavy oil.
Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons
By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior ...
Van der Waals force re-measured: Physicists verify nonlinear increase with growing molecular size
Van der Waals forces act like a sort of quantum glue on all types of matter. Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, experimentally determined for the first time all of the key details of how ...