40-year-old prediction confirmed: First direct proof of Hofstadter butterfly fractal observed in moire superlattices
A team of researchers from Columbia University, City University of New York, the University of Central Florida (UCF), and Tohoku University and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, have ...
Spacetime May Have Fractal Properties on a Quantum Scale
New research ends decade-long physics debate about turbulence
(Phys.org) —Turbulence. The word often conjures feelings of bouncing back and forth in an airplane seat. You tighten your grip on the armrests, and the intercom crackles, "Ladies and gentleman, the captain ...
Forecast calls for nanoflowers to help return eyesight
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Oregon researcher Richard Taylor is on a quest to grow flowers that will help people who've lost their sight, such as those suffering from macular degeneration, to see again.
Scientists discover fractal pattern in Scotch tape
UQ researchers break the law -- of physics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two UQ Science researchers have proved two famous physical laws that have been widely used for the past 25 years do not always work.
Two teams use cold atoms and lasers to create a system that should exhibit Hofstadter's butterfly
Ancient 'Lucy' Species Ate A Different Diet Than Previously Thought
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research examining microscopic marks on the teeth of the "Lucy" species Australopithecus afarensis suggests that the ancient hominid ate a different diet than the tooth enamel, size and sh ...
WiggleZ survey confirms the big picture of the Universe
(Phys.org) -- We know that stars group together to form galaxies, galaxies clump to make clusters and clusters gather to create structures known as superclusters. At what scale though, if at all, does this ...
Earth scientists use fractal analysis to uncover ancient Egyptian pyramid practice site
Physicists find doubly transient chaos can emerge due to dissipation
Team uses fractal geometry to build lighter structures
Searching for fractals may help cancer cell testing
Scientists have long known that healthy cells looked and behaved differently from cancer cells. For instance, the nuclei of healthy cells -- the inner part of the cells where the chromosomes are stored -- ...
Tiny fractal trees for solar power
Microscopic "fractal trees" grown from silver could be the basis of a new type of solar cell, say chemists at the University of California, Davis.