Quantum levitation could prevent nano systems from crashing together
Surfing on acoustic waves (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —ETH researchers are able to make objects such as particles and liquid droplets fly in mid-air by letting them ride on acoustic waves. For the first time, they have been able to also control ...
Japan's newest floating train is one blistering maglev
No more bubbles when boiling water
(Phys.org)—The research, which is the first of its kind, has identified a specially engineered steel surface that allows liquids to boil without bubbling.
Maglev track could launch spacecraft into orbit
A breakthrough in superlens development: Cheap, simple lens to let us see a single virus
A superlens would let you see a virus in a drop of blood and open the door to better and cheaper electronics. It might, says Durdu Guney, make ultra-high-resolution microscopes as commonplace as cameras in ...
Hot booze turns material into a superconductor
Levitating magnet may yield new approach to clean energy
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new experiment that reproduces the magnetic fields of the Earth and other planets has yielded its first significant results. The findings confirm that its unique approach has some potential ...
Mice Levitated for Space Research
Researchers use sound waves to levitate objects in three dimensions
Laser tripod for better levitation
(Phys.org) —Physicists from The Australian National University have shown that three lasers are better than one when it comes to levitating small but visible objects on light, designing an extremely precise ...
Magnetic levitation separates crystal polymorphs by their density
The effectiveness of crystalline pharmaceuticals is not only influenced by molecular composition; the structure of the crystals is also important because it determines both the solubility and the rate of ...
Japan's maglev train runs test at over 310 mph (w/ Video)
Scientists use levitation to create better pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects
(Phys.org)—It's not a magic trick and it's not sleight of hand – scientists really are using levitation to improve the drug development process, eventually yielding more effective pharmaceuticals with ...