New spectroscopy method could lead to better optical devices
A multi-university research team has used a new spectroscopic method to gain a key insight into how light is emitted from layered nanomaterials and other thin films.
Bronze warship ram reveals secrets
(Phys.org) —Analysis of a bronze battering ram from a 2000 year-old warship sheds light on how such an object would have been made in ancient times.
Researchers measure cavitation noise in trees
Air bubbles could be the secret to artificial skin
(Phys.org) —Using foam substrates, EPFL scientists were able to make a flexible electronic circuit board. This discovery could lead to the creation of deformable and stretchable circuits.
Stirred from within: Micromotors mix for more effective oxidative degradation of chemical weapons
(Phys.org) —Rapidly and efficiently converting chemical weapons into nontoxic products in remote areas is one of the most difficult tasks in the disposal of weapons of mass destruction. In the journal Angewandte Ch ...
How bubble studies benefit science and engineering
The image above shows a perfect bubble imploding in weightlessness. This bubble, and many like it, are produced by the researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. What ...
I'm forever imploding bubbles
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed the first sensor capable of measuring localized ultrasonic cavitation - the implosion of bubbles in a liquid when a high frequency sound wave is applied. The sensor will ...
Cassini completes Rhea flyby
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has successfully completed its closest flyby of Saturn's moon Rhea, returning raw images of the icy moon's surface.
Findings indicate the edge of the solar system is filled with a turbulent sea of magnetic bubbles
Boston University astronomer Merav Opher will feature prominently in a NASA teleconference this week to discuss the latest findings about the nature of the solar system.
Seeing sound in a new light
The National Physical Laboratory Acoustics team has been investigating acoustic cavitation the formation and implosion of micro cavities, or bubbles, in a liquid caused by the extreme pressure variations ...
Clot-dissolving bubbles to treat strokes?
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers are using computer simulations to investigate how ultrasound and tiny bubbles injected into the bloodstream might break up blood clots, limiting the damage caused by a stroke ...
Getting to know the sun advances fusion research
Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have successfully used Coaxial Helicity Injection (CHI) to generate plasma current and couple it to a conventional current generation method at the National Spherical ...
Measuring the Speed of Noble 'Bubbles'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a layer of noble gas "bubbles," scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory devised a straightforward way to measure how fast molecules diffuse in supercooled liquids. Working ...
Zoning restrictions also a key factor in foreclosure crisis, scholar says
The causes of the foreclosure crisis seem obvious: Buyers purchased homes they couldn't afford, lured in part by lenders pushing subprime mortgages. Real estate values escalated, and when the bubble burst, ...