Ex nihilo: Dynamical Casimir effect in metamaterial converts vacuum fluctuations into real photons
Accelerators can search for signs of Planck-scale gravity
Nearly all fuel in Fukushima reactor has melted, says TEPCO
New tests show almost all of the fuel inside one of the Fukushima plant's reactors has melted, its operator said Thursday, the latest step in the clean up after Japan's worst ever nuclear crisis.
CERN's revamped particle smasher ready to push physics into unknown
Europe's physics lab CERN said Thursday it had begun tests in preparation for rebooting the world's biggest particle collider and trying to uncover new particles that could alter our understanding of the ...
Physicists extend entanglement in Einstein experiment
What will we find next inside the Large Hadron Collider?
The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest scientific experiment, is due to restart this month after two years of downtime for maintenance and upgrading. There's no doubt that having played its role in the d ...
Detection of gamma rays from a newly discovered dwarf galaxy may point to dark matter
A newly discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way has offered up a surprise—it appears to be radiating gamma rays, according to an analysis by physicists at Carnegie Mellon, Brown, and Cambridge ...
Russian researchers find more evidence to support notion that lightning is caused by cosmic rays
New theory suggests way to teleport energy long distances
Is it real? Physicists propose method to determine if the universe is a simulation
Rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries get a boost from graphene
X-ray telescopes find black hole may be a neutrino factory
(Phys.org) —The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be producing mysterious particles called neutrinos. If confirmed, this would be the first time that scientists have traced neutrinos back ...
Study sheds new light on why batteries go bad
A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers ...
Hybrid materials could smash the solar efficiency ceiling
(Phys.org) —A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells.