There and back again: Extending optical storage lifetime by retrieving photon echoes from semiconductor spin excitations
Lab develops infrared camera system to view tokamak from the inside
General Atomics' DIII-D Tokamak has been a critical part of the nation's magnetic fusion energy research since it was built in the 1980s.
New imaging technique leads to better understanding of freezing in plants
Using a new technique to study an old problem, an Agricultural Research Service scientist in North Carolina has uncovered new details about what happens to a cereal plant when it freezes.
Experts cautious over Google nanoparticle project
A Google project to develop nanoparticles that can detect cancer cells inside the body is a useful contribution but faces important hurdles, experts said on Wednesday. ...
Liberal or conservative? Reactions to disgust are a dead giveaway
Maggot infestations, rotting carcasses, unidentifiable gunk in the kitchen sink – how much your brain responds to disgusting images could predict whether you are liberal or conservative.
Startup tries to 'Poynt' stores in new direction
A Silicon Valley startup is hoping an upcoming transition to smarter credit and debit cards will persuade millions of U.S. merchants to buy savvier payment terminals for their stores, too.
Meeting power needs with wireless recharging
If you buy a 2016 Toyota Prius, you won't need to worry about keeping your hybrid car charged—just get the option for wireless power transfer that lets you drive into your garage and have your battery automatically ...
Scientists use supercomputers to search for innovative answers to rare-earth supply needs
Our lives depend on our electronics – our cellphones and computers. In turn, our electronics depend on a special class of elements known as rare-earths. Computers, cellphones, electric vehicles, televisions, and more are ...
Five science 'facts' we learnt at school that are plain wrong
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Line camera makes magnetic field lines visible in 3D and real time
Fraunhofer scientists have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real time. Field lines in magnetic systems such as generators or motors, which are invisible to the ...
Better diagnostic imaging for traumatic brain injuries
Image-calibration technology designed and developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the Radiological Society ...
Magnetic field around young star captured
For the first time astronomers, including SRON astronomer Woojin Kwon, have been able to capture the magnetic field in the accretion disk around a young star. The shape of the field was a big surprise. The discovery suggests ...
New evidence for an exotic, predicted superconducting state
Superconductors and magnetic fields do not usually get along. But a research team led by a Brown University physicist has produced new evidence for an exotic superconducting state, first predicted a half-century ...
Beastly sunspot amazes, heightens eclipse excitement
That's one big, black blemish on the Sun today! Rarely have we been witness to such an enormous sunspot. Lifting the #14 welder's glass to my eyes this morning I about jumped back and bumped into the garage.