Familiar yet strange: Water's 'split personality' revealed by computer model
Seemingly ordinary, water has quite puzzling behavior. Why, for example, does ice float when most liquids crystallize into dense solids that sink?
German scientists solve nonclassical 2-norbornyl carbocation structure
The quantum secret to alcohol reactions in space
Chemists have discovered that an 'impossible' reaction at cold temperatures actually occurs with vigour, which could change our understanding of how alcohols are formed and destroyed in space.
Study proves turtle embryos move themselves within shells to exploit best temperature conditions
Material turns 'schizophrenic' on way to superconductivity
(Phys.org) —Rice University physicists on the hunt for the origins of high-temperature superconductivity have published new findings this week about a material that becomes "schizophrenic"—simultaneously ...
Breaking the final barrier: Room-temperature electrically powered nanolasers
(Phys.org) —A breakthrough in nanolaser technology has been made by Arizona State University researchers.
Researchers find emperor penguins outer feathers colder than surrounding air
New experiment corrects prediction in quantum theory
An international team of scientists is rewriting a page from the quantum physics rulebook using a University of Florida laboratory once dubbed the coldest spot in the universe.
Researchers find water doped graphite flakes exhibit superconductive properties at high temperature
Researchers brew up organics on ice
(Phys.org)—Would you like icy organics with that? Maybe not in your coffee, but researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., are creating concoctions of organics, or carbon-bearing ...
Disorderly conduct: Probing the role of disorder in quantum coherence
A new experiment conducted at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) examines the relationship between quantum coherence, an important aspect of certain materials kept at low temperature, and the imperfections ...
Researchers estimate ice content of crater at Moon's south pole
(Phys.org) -- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has returned data that indicate ice may make up as much as 22 percent of the surface material in a crater located on the moon's south pole. ...
Iron-based high-temp superconductors show unexpected electronic asymmetry
Japanese and U.S. physicists are offering new details this week in the journal Nature regarding intriguing similarities between the quirky electronic properties of a new iron-based high-temperature superc ...
Theorem unifies superfluids and other weird materials
(Phys.org) -- Matter exhibits weird properties at very cold temperatures. Take superfluids, for example: discovered in 1937, they can flow without resistance forever, spookily climbing the walls of a container ...