News tagged with element

The first controllable atom SQUID

(Phys.org)—Scientists have created the first controllable atomic circuit that functions analogously to a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) and allows operators to select a particular quantum ...

Nov 07, 2012 5 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Safety glass - cut to any shape

If an object slams into the glass façade of a high-rise building, the glass must not shatter and fall down, because it could harm pedestrians below. In addition, the window panes must hold if a person were ...

Oct 25, 2012 4.8 / 5 (4) 0

On the origin of life's most crucial isotope

Since the Big Bang, the universe has been evolving. From the formations of simple protons and neutrons to the wide breadth of elements and molecules known today, it is ever growing in complexity and variety. And now, nuclear ...

Oct 12, 2012 4.7 / 5 (3) 6 | with audio podcast

Photonic gels are colorful sensors

(Phys.org)—Materials scientists at Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created very thin color-changing films that may serve as part of inexpensive sensors for food ...

Oct 10, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast