Feynman wasn't joking: Modeling quantum dynamics with ground state wavefunctions
Giant pterosaur needed cliffs, downward-sloping runways to taxi, awkwardly take off into air
(Phys.org)—It weighed about 155 pounds and had a 34-foot wingspan, close to the size of an F-16 fighter jet. A five-foot-long skull looked down from a standing height similar to that of a modern giraffe. ...
Evidence of a new phase in liquid hydrogen
Water, water everywhere: Polarization dramatically affects H2O structure revealed through molecular dynamics simulation
It's elemental: Accurate analysis of Earth's core with molecular dynamics simulation
The self-improvement of lithium-ion batteries
(Phys.org)—The search for clean and green energy in the 21st century requires a better and more efficient battery technology. The key to attaining that goal may lie in designing and building batteries not ...
How the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs
Uncork a bottle of champagne, and as the pressure of the liquid is abruptly removed, bubbles immediately form and then rapidly begin the process of "coarsening," in which larger bubbles grow at the expense ...
It's complicated: Hidden protein folding complexity revealed by simple Markov state models
Ultra-high-strength metamaterial developed using graphene
New metamaterial has been developed exhibiting hundreds of times greater strength than pure metals. Researchers from KAIST have developed a composite nanomaterial. The nanomaterial consists of graphene inserted in copper ...
What makes Champagne bubbly?
Paddle vs. propeller: Which competitive swimming stroke is superior? (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- Two swimming strokes -- one that pulls through the water like a boat paddle and another that whirls to the side like a propeller -- are commonly used by athletes training for the Olympic Games. But elite swimmers ...
Measuring the Immeasurable: New Study Links Heat Transfer, Bond Strength of Materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- The speed at which heat moves between two materials touching each other is a potent indicator of how strongly they are bonded to each other, according to a new study by researchers at Rensselaer ...
Local icosahedral order in metallic glasses
Water acts as catalyst in explosives
The most abundant material on Earth exhibits some unusual chemical properties when placed under extreme conditions.