News tagged with atomic elements

The first controllable atom SQUID

(Phys.org)—Scientists have created the first controllable atomic circuit that functions analogously to a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) and allows operators to select a particular quantum ...

Nov 07, 2012 5 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Kepler's supernovae

(Phys.org)—Supernovae, the explosive deaths of massive stars, are among the most momentous events in the cosmos because they disburse into space all of the chemical elements that were produced inside their ...

Sep 18, 2012 4 / 5 (2) 0

Life's first taste of phosphorus

Despite its impressive biological resume, phosphorus is relatively inaccessible as elements go. To understand how phosphorus obtained its prominent role, scientists are modeling the early geochemical environment ...

Aug 23, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

100 years of cosmic rays mystery

As physicists gather in early August to celebrate a century since the initial discovery of cosmic rays, Alan Watson, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Leeds, explains how physicists have gradually revealed ...

Aug 01, 2012 4.8 / 5 (4) 0