Scientists discover new water waves
Tall water waves behave unexpectedly
Squeezed light from single atoms
(PhysOrg.com) -- Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics scientists generate amplitude-squeezed light fields using single atoms trapped inside optical cavities.
New laser technology prepares to revolutionize communications
As fiber optic technology continues to advance, it faces challenges from both its physical properties and its use of infrastructure. One emerging high-speed solution being developed at Stevens Institute of Technology uses ...
Scientists manipulate ripples in graphene, enabling strain-based graphene electronics (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene is nature's thinnest elastic material and displays exceptional mechanical and electronic properties. Its one-atom thickness, planar geometry, high current-carrying capacity and thermal ...
The sound in Saturn's rings: Physicists explain nonlinear dust acoustic waves in dusty plasmas
Dusty plasmas can be found in many places both in space and in the laboratory. Due to their special properties, dust acoustic waves can propagate inside these plasmas like sound waves in air, and can be studied with the naked ...
Tsunami may have hit US East Coast earlier in June (Update)
Scientists suggest a rare tsunami may have hit the U.S. East Coast earlier this month.
Do dolphins use nonlinear mathematics?
Research from the University of Southampton, which examines how dolphins might process their sonar signals, could provide a new system for man-made sonar to detect targets, such as sea mines, in bubbly water.
Scientists first to observe plasmons on graphene
With a beam of infrared light, scientists have sent ripples of electrons along the surface of graphene and demonstrated that they can control the length and height of these oscillations, called plasmons, using ...
Panasonic Develops A Gallium Nitride (GaN) Terahertz Detector with High Sensitivity
Panasonic today announced the development of a new terahertz (THz) detector using a Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistor. The detector exhibits the world highest sensitivity at room temperature. The GaN-based ...
Spider is the second most vibration-sensitive creature
What makes music sound so sweet (or not)
Ever since ancient times, scholars have puzzled over the reasons that some musical note combinations sound so sweet while others are just downright dreadful. The Greeks believed that simple ratios in the string lengths of ...
Adding up photons with a transition edge sensor
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have demonstrated that a superconducting detector called a transition edge sensor (TES) is capable of counting the number of as many as 1,000 photons in a single pulse of light ...
New potential for touch screens found at your fingertips
Our sense of touch is clearly more acute than many realize. A new study by Swedish scientists demystifies the "unknown sense" with first-ever measurements of human tactile perception.