Pseudosciences are destroying the reputation of Australia's universities
The international credibility of Australias universities is being undermined by the increase in the pseudoscientific health courses they offer, two academics have written in todays ...
'Plasmonic nanoantennas' show promise in optical innovations
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have shown how arrays of tiny "plasmonic nanoantennas" are able to precisely manipulate light in new ways that could make possible a range of optical innovations such as more powerful ...
Online communication boosts lying and E-mail is the medium that contains the most lies: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers finds that communication using computers for instant messaging and e-mail increases lying compared to face-to-face conversations, and that e-mail ...
CNST offers insights into metallic ferromagnetism using spin polarized electron probes
The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology's Daniel Pierce has provided an overview of three decades of applications of spin-polarized measurement techniques to understanding metallic ferromagnetism.
Researchers demonstrate highly unidirectional 'whispering gallery' microlasers
Utilizing a century-old phenomenon discovered in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, applied scientists at Harvard University have demonstrated, for the first time, highly collimated unidirectional microlasers.
Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers preparing for Blue Waters supercomputer
They can't wait to do computational chemistry at a quadrillion calculations per second.
Caltech researchers create 'sound bullets'
Taking inspiration from a popular executive toy ("Newton's cradle"), researchers at the California Institute of Technology have built a device -- called a nonlinear acoustic lens -- that produces highly focused, high-amp ...
IBM Researchers Develop Energy Efficient Method to Analyze the Quality of Data at Record Speeds
(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM Research today unveiled a breakthrough method based on a mathematical algorithm that reduces the computational complexity, costs, and energy usage for analyzing the quality of massive ...
Physicists propose quantum entanglement for motion of microscopic objects
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have proposed a new paradigm that should allow scientists to observe quantum behavior in small mechanical systems.
Harvesting Energy from Natural Motion: Magnets, Cantilever Capture Wide Range of Frequencies
(PhysOrg.com) -- By taking advantage of the vagaries of the natural world, Duke University engineers have developed a novel approach that they believe can more efficiently harvest electricity from the motions ...
Fish may actually feel pain and react to it much like humans
(PhysOrg.com) -- Fish don't make noises or contort their faces to show that it hurts when hooks are pulled from their mouths, but a Purdue University researcher believes they feel that pain all the same.