### Strange physics turns off laser

Inspired by anomalies that arise in certain mathematical equations, researchers have demonstrated a laser system that paradoxically turns off when more power is added rather than becoming continuously brighter.

Inspired by anomalies that arise in certain mathematical equations, researchers have demonstrated a laser system that paradoxically turns off when more power is added rather than becoming continuously brighter.

Jun 17, 2014
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Optics & Photonics

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Talk about a mathematics hot rod – how does 13 quadrillion calculations per second grab you?

Jun 03, 2014
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Space Exploration

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Your brain is incredibly well-suited to handling whatever comes along, plus it's tough and operates on little energy. Those attributes—dealing with real-world situations, resiliency and energy efficiency—are precisely ...

May 15, 2014
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Computer Sciences

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Earthlings get their first solar eclipse of the year Tuesday. But you have to be well south of the equator to see it.

Apr 28, 2014
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Space Exploration

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Cutting-edge mathematics today, at least to the uninitiated, often sounds as if it bears no relation to the arithmetic we all learned in grade school. What do topology and combinatorics and n-dimensional space have to do ...

Apr 21, 2014
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Mathematics

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(Phys.org) —Water moves through multifaceted physical boundaries. This poses a significant challenge for scientists who must simulate water flow across many domains. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) ...

Apr 21, 2014
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General Physics

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Understanding how fluids flow and the forces that affect them at various scales and boundary conditions (e.g., flat or curved flow domain boundaries) is relevant to solving a host of physics problems that impact diverse research ...

Feb 25, 2014
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General Physics

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One of the benefits of being an astrophysicist is your weekly email from someone who claims to have "proven Einstein wrong". These either contain no mathematical equations and use phrases such as "it is obvious that..", or ...

Jan 14, 2014
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General Physics

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EPFL scientists have developed an innovative mathematical method to greatly improve computer modeling of metamaterials.

Jan 10, 2014
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Condensed Matter

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By 2017, all of the year's end-of-life refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, computers, monitors, e-toys and other products with a battery or electrical cord worldwide could fill a line of 40-ton trucks end-to-end on a highway ...

Dec 15, 2013
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Environment

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