Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster
A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'building blocks'.
Physicists predict new state of matter
A researcher with the Department of Electrodynamics of Complex Systems and Nanophotonics, Alexander Rozhkov, has presented theoretical calculations which indicate the possible existence of fermionic matter ...
Webb's fully integrated 'heart' lowered into the chamber (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Engineer Jack Marshall held his breath. The "heart" of the James Webb Space Telescope hung from a cable 30 feet in the air as it was lowered slowly into the massive thermal vacuum chamber at ...
NASA hopes to launch 'flying saucer' after delay (Update)
NASA hopes to try again to launch a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test Mars mission technology after losing the chance because of bad weather, project managers said Thursday.
Europe to equip the biggest cryoplant in the world
A major technological deal has been reached between Fusion for Energy, the EU organisation responsible for Europe's contribution to ITER, and Air Liquide, gas technology global leader, in order to equip the world's biggest ...
Using proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells to recover high-purity helium
The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), together with Sierra Lobo Inc., has demonstrated the recovery of high-purity helium from hydrogen/helium mixtures produced at ...
Hunt for an 'unidentified electron object'
New research sheds light on the nature of 'unidentified electron objects'—a mysterious class of objects that exists in superfluid helium at low temperature.
A brake for spinning molecules
Chemical reactions taking place in outer space can now be more easily studied on Earth. An international team of researchers from the University of Aarhus in Denmark and the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear ...
How theoretical condensed matter physics developed in Rome
Italian physicist Carlo Di Castro, professor emeritus at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy, shares his recollections of how theoretical condensed matter physics developed in Rome, starting in the 1960s. Luisa Bonolis, ...
Newly discovered galaxy mirrors conditions after the Big Bang
Using one of the world's premier telescopes, University of Minnesota astrophysicists Evan Skillman and Kristen McQuinn have discovered a priceless relic of the Big Bang in the Milky Way's back yard.
Researchers discover helium billions of years old being released in Yellowstone
Up in the sky: It's a nuclear explosion
If you live in the southern hemisphere, you now can safely view the aftermath of a nuclear explosion from the comfort of your own backyard.
Scientists at EPFL have provided the first experimental evidence of superfluidity at the nanoscale, shedding light on the fundamental basis of the phenomenon.
Speed limit on a superfluid helium nano-highway
Scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Universitat de Barcelona have been able to determine the so-called Landau velocity for helium ...