Physicists find new parallel between cold gases and 'hot' superconductors
Scientists at JILA, working with Italian theorists, have discovered another notable similarity between ultracold atomic gases and high-temperature superconductors, suggesting there may be a relatively simple ...
Quantum gas in free fall: Physicists produce a Bose-Einstein condensate at zero gravity
(PhysOrg.com) -- A sensitive measuring device must not be dropped - because this usually destroys the precision of the instrument. A team of researchers including scientists from the Max Planck Institute of ...
On the deceleration behaviour of black holes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers use the concept of "anti-kick" to explain why the speed suddenly decreases after the collision of such exotic objects.
German physicists develop a quantum interface between light and atoms
German hysicists at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have developed a quantum interface which connects light particles and atoms.
Physicists prove Einstein wrong with observation of instantaneous velocity in Brownian particles
A century after Albert Einstein said we would never be able to observe the instantaneous velocity of tiny particles as they randomly shake and shimmy, so called Brownian motion, physicist Mark Raizen and his ...
Making light work: The 50-year odyssey of the laser
Fifty years ago next Sunday, a 32-year-old engineer called Theodore Maiman switched on a gadget at Hughes Research Laboratories in California, and watched as pulses of light sprang from a pink ruby crystal.
Time travel? Maybe
Imagine that you're a science-fiction writer on a tight schedule. You'd like to play in the vast expanses of the universe, but you have too much scientific integrity to conjure up a warp drive or a DeLorean out of thin air. ...
Einstein's E=mc2 on display at Shanghai Expo
Two pages of the original manuscript of Albert Einstein's famed "General Theory of Relativity" were unveiled Thursday at Shanghai's World Expo, state media reported.
New research could help develop gamma ray lasers and produce fusion power
Positronium is a short-lived system in which an electron and its anti-particle are bound together. In 2007, physicists at the University of California, Riverside created molecular positronium, a brand-new ...
Discovery could pave the way for quantum computing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two experimental systems at the forefront of modern physics research -- a single trapped ion and a quantum atomic gas -- have been combined for the first time by researchers at Cambridge. ...
Einstein's theory of relativity on display for first time
In a darkened room in Jerusalem, the world was given a rare glimpse Sunday into the mind of Albert Einstein as he worked to unlock the secrets of the universe.
Ancient and modern: First science academy is 350 years old
From its classical pillars and porticoed entrance to its oil paintings of great men and women and archives that include the death mask of Sir Isaac Newton, history sits grandly on the Royal Society.
New light shed on old dispute between Einstein and Bohr
In classical physics there are no uncertainties - the properties of matter on an atomic level are deterministic, that is to say predetermined. The theories of quantum mechanics, however, only say something ...
Astronomers get new tools for gravitational-wave detection
Teamwork between gamma-ray and radio astronomers has produced a breakthrough in finding natural cosmic tools needed to make the first direct detections of the long-elusive gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein ...