Ex nihilo: Dynamical Casimir effect in metamaterial converts vacuum fluctuations into real photons
Physicists extend entanglement in Einstein experiment
Accelerators can search for signs of Planck-scale gravity
Repulsive gravity as an alternative to dark energy (Part 2: In the quantum vacuum)
Rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries get a boost from graphene
NASA simulation suggests black holes may make ideal dark matter labs
A new NASA computer simulation shows that dark matter particles colliding in the extreme gravity of a black hole can produce strong, potentially observable gamma-ray light. Detecting this emission would provide ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
IHEP in China has ambitions for Higgs factory
Fusion energy: NIF experiments show initial gain in fusion fuel
Ignition – the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel – has long been considered the "holy grail" of inertial confinement fusion science. ...
New theory suggests way to teleport energy long distances
New study reveals why jellyfish are such efficient swimmers (w/ Video)
Physicists propose Higgs boson 'portal' as the source of this elusive entity
One of the biggest mysteries in contemporary particle physics and cosmology is why dark energy, which is observed to dominate energy density of the universe, has a remarkably small (but not zero) value. This value is so small, ...