New class of zero-moment half metallic magnets may enhance data storage, wireless transmission speeds
Attempting to develop a novel type of permanent magnet, a team of researchers at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland has discovered a new class of magnetic materials based on Mn-Ga alloys.
New report shows surge in marriages for same-sex couples
The number of legally married same-sex couples in the United States has nearly tripled in the last year, according to data from Gallup analyzed by researchers at the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute. The new figures ...
Getting to the point of parenting
Why do people really have kids?
Economists find rare empirical evidence of love in unique marriage survey
Economists are not famed for their romantic insights. But a new study by two University of Virginia economists, Leora Friedberg and Steven Stern, has found quantitative evidence of love – something very ...
DNA does design: 3D plasmonic photonic crystals are the first devices prepared by DNA-guided colloidal crystallization
Studies on exotic superfluids in spin-orbit coupled Fermi gases reviewed
Ultracold atomic gases have been widely considered as ideal platforms for quantum simulation. Thanks to the clean environment and the highly tunable parameters in these systems, many interesting physical ...
Marital problems remain stable, even as satisfaction declines, study finds
A new study authored by a University of Georgia psychologist shows that the severity and number of couples' overall problems stay stable over time, even as their relationship dissatisfaction grows.
Heterosexuals have egalitarian views on legal benefits for same-sex couples, not on PDA
A new study indicates that heterosexuals have predominately egalitarian views on legal benefits for—but not public displays of affection (PDA) by—same-sex couples.
Pseudospin-driven spin relaxation mechanism in graphene
The prospect of transporting spin information over long distances in graphene, possible because of its small intrinsic spin–orbit coupling and vanishing hyperfine interaction, has stimulated intense research ...
What happens when ultracold atomic spins are trapped in an optical lattice structure
Every electrical device, from a simple lightbulb to the latest microchips, is enabled by the movement of electrical charge, or current. The nascent field of 'spintronics' taps into a different electronic ...
A quick look at electron-boson coupling: Researchers use ultrafast spectroscopy on many body effects
Imagine being able to tune the properties of a solid material just by flashing pulses of light on it, for example turning an insulator into a superconductor. That is just one potential payoff down-the-road ...
Same-sex marriages and heterosexual marriages show similar longevity
Among couples with marriage-like commitments, same-sex couples have a similar break-up rate as heterosexual couples, according to a recent study. The study also found that same-sex couples with a marriage-like ...
Tracing water channels in cell surface receptors
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest class of cell surface receptors in our cells, involved in signal transmission across the cell membrane. One of the biggest questions is how a signal recognized at the extracellular ...
Retiree couples who plan together thrive together
A University of Queensland researcher is developing a program to help couples make the most of their retirement.