Voyager 1 hits new region at solar system edge
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region between our solar system and interstellar space. Data obtained from Voyager over the last year reveal this new region to be a kind of cosmic ...
Dark matter may be an illusion caused by the quantum vacuum
Fundamental matter-antimatter symmetry confirmed
International collaboration including MPQ scientists sets a new value for the antiproton mass relative to the electron with unprecedented precision.
Jaguar supercomputer harnesses heat for fusion energy
University of California-Irvine researcher Zhihong Lin is using the Jaguar supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study fusion reactions, which produce helium from hydrogen and release energy in ...
Explaining the mystery of the missing sunspots
Sunspots have been observed for about four centuries, since they were first reported by Galileo. Appearing in roughly eleven-year cycles of activity, sunspots are regions of strong and complex magnetic fields ...
Giant gamma ray bubbles in our galaxy
(PhysOrg.com) -- Gamma rays are the most energetic form of light, typically about one hundred billion times as energetic as optical light.
Argonne's CARIBU charge breeder breaks world record for efficiency
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have pushed the limits of charge breeding and broken a long-standing world record for ionization efficiency of solids.
Scientists Use Atomic Physics Codes to Study Coronal Mass Ejections
(PhysOrg.com) -- Giant eruptions of ionized gas, or plasma, from the Sun called coronal mass ejections [CMEs] produce solar energetic particles that cause spacecraft anomalies and communication interruptions, ...
Acoustic levitation could be used on Mars
'Magnetricity' observed and measured for the first time
(PhysOrg.com) -- A magnetic charge can behave and interact just like an electric charge in some materials, according to new research led by the London Centre for Nanotechnology.
Physicists Propose a Method to Observe Dirac Monopoles
Graphene Yields Secrets to Its Extraordinary Properties
(PhysOrg.com) -- Applying innovative measurement techniques, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have directly measured the unusual energy ...
Cross-Dressing Rubidium May Reveal Clues for Exotic Computing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Neutral atoms--having no net electric charge--usually don't act very dramatically around a magnetic field. But by “dressing them up” with light, researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaborative ...