Researchers discover new group of quasicrystals
Measuring Electron Orbitals
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, it has been possible to measure electron density in individual molecular states using what is known as the photoelectric effect. Now published in Science, this method repres ...
Lightning strokes can probe the ionosphere
(Phys.org) —Thunderstorms, and the resulting partially ionized plasma of the ionosphere, can distort radio signals traveling to satellites important to communications, navigation or national security
Change of perspective in the electronic landscape
Time and again, even simple materials take physicists by surprise. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden have observed an electronic property in the metal bismuth ...
Low-cost online computer gaming surges in US
US videogame lovers are adapting to tough economic times by turning to low-cost online play, according to figures released Friday by industry tracker comScore.
Observing impact of subtle changes in electron distribution of crystal on its atomic structure on ultrashort time scales
When a crystal is hit by an intense ultrashort light pulse, its atomic structure is set in motion. A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ), the Technischen Universität ...
Organic electronics: Imaging defects in solar cells
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have developed a new method for visualizing material defects in thin-film solar cells.
UltraViolet lights way to lifetime movie watching rights
Giants from Hollywood, technology and retail are out to rev up digital film sales by letting people buy lifetime rights to watch movies on whichever devices suit their fancies.