News tagged with force

Measuring tiny forces with light

Photons are bizarre: They have no mass, but they do have momentum. And that allows researchers to do counterintuitive things with photons, such as using light to push matter around.

dateAug 25, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Graphene under pressure

Small balloons made from one-atom-thick material graphene can withstand enormous pressures, much higher than those at the bottom of the deepest ocean, scientists at the University of Manchester report.

dateAug 25, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Tracing barnacle's footprint

In infection diseases, membrane fouling, interaction with bacteria, as well as in rapid healing of wounds for example, the way proteins interact with a surface plays an important role. On a surface, they function in a different ...

dateAug 18, 2016 in Bio & Medicine
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Nuclear puzzle may be clue to fifth force

In a new paper, University of California, Riverside theoretical physicist Flip Tanedo and his collaborators have made new progress towards unravelling a mystery in the beryllium nucleus that may be evidence for a fifth force ...

dateAug 17, 2016 in General Physics
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Researchers watch catalysts at work

Physicists at the University of Basel have succeeded in watching a silver catalyst at work for the first time with the aid of an atomic force microscope. The observations made during an Ullmann reaction have allowed the researchers ...

dateAug 17, 2016 in Materials Science
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