MESSENGER and STEREO measurements open new window into high-energy processes on the Sun
Understanding the sun from afar isn't easy. How do you figure out what powers solar flares – the intense bursts of radiation coming from the release of magnetic energy associated with sunspots – when ...
'Tunneling of the third kind' experiment could search for new physics
Point-like defects in a quantum fluid behave like magnetic monopoles
Metal surface can repel electric charges
Most precise measurement of electron mass made
Scientists in Germany said Wednesday they had made the most precise measurement yet of the mass of the electron, one of the building blocks of matter.
Hubble and Cassini get a 360-degree view of Saturn's auroras (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —NASA trained several pairs of eyes on Saturn as the planet put on a dancing light show at its poles. While NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, orbiting around Earth, was able to observe the northern ...
LHC team observes first instance of D-mesons oscillating between matter and antimatter
Measuring the magnetism of antimatter: Researchers measure antiprotons more accurately than ever before
In a breakthrough that could one day yield important clues about the nature of matter itself, a team of Harvard scientists have succeeding in measuring the magnetic charge of single particles of matter and antimatter more ...
Dark matter may be an illusion caused by the quantum vacuum
Data from Voyager 1 point to interstellar future
(Phys.org) -- Data from NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft indicate that the venerable deep-space explorer has encountered a region in space where the intensity of charged particles from beyond our solar system has ...
Physicists Propose a Method to Observe Dirac Monopoles
Conductance measurements on graphene nanoribbons tell researchers how molecular wires can be optimised
(Phys.org)—The electronics of the future could use molecules to do their arithmetic. The tiny particles could then take over the tasks which are presently done by silicon transistors, for example. Researchers ...
Research team finds that the ratio of component atoms vital to performance
There has been great interest in recent years in using tiny particles called quantum dots to produce low-cost, easily manufactured, stable photovoltaic cells. But, so far, the creation of such cells has been ...
Voyager 1 encounters new region in deep space, NASA says
(Phys.org)—NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before reaching interstellar space.