Researchers build first 3D magnetic logic gate
Best of Last Week – Evidence of quark-gluon interactions, new portable device hack and why we may never live forever
(Phys.org) —With summer drawing to a close, research is starting to heat up. Last week, physicists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider used supercomputer calculations to offer evidence that particles predicted by the theory of quark-gluon interactions are being produced i ...
Tiny magnets, huge fields: Nanoscale ferromagnetic electrodes create chemical equivalent of solid-state spin valve
Liquid crystals controlled by magnetic fields may lead to new optical applications
Sandia magnetized fusion technique produces significant results
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have produced a significant output of fusion neutrons, using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year.
First light for MAVEN (w/ Video)
After 10-month voyage across more than 400 million miles of empty space, NASA's MAVEN spacecraft reached Mars on Sept. 21st 2014. Less than 8 hours later, the data started to flow.
Best of Last Week – High-temp superconductivity, ice cream changes colors when licked and more sophisticated ransomeware
Superconducting secrets solved after 30 years
(Phys.org) —A breakthrough has been made in identifying the origin of superconductivity in high-temperature superconductors, which has puzzled researchers for the past three decades.
Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old
(Phys.org) —A planet may be causing the star it orbits to act much older than it actually is, according to new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This discovery shows how a massive planet can affect ...
Simultaneous imaging of ferromagnetic and ferroelectric domains
An international team led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology have discovered a new way to simultaneously image both the ferromagnetic and the ferroelectric domain structures ...
Nuclear spins control current in plastic LED: Step toward quantum computing, spintronic memory, better displays
University of Utah physicists read the subatomic "spins" in the centers or nuclei of hydrogen isotopes, and used the data to control current that powered light in a cheap, plastic LED – at room temperature ...
Researchers discover new clues to determining the solar cycle
Approximately every 11 years, the sun undergoes a complete personality change from quiet and calm to violently active. The height of the sun's activity, known as solar maximum, is a time of numerous sunspots, ...
Surprisingly strong magnetic fields challenge black holes' pull
A new study of supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies has found magnetic fields play an impressive role in the systems' dynamics. In fact, in dozens of black holes surveyed, the magnetic field ...
Quantum environmentalism: Putting a qubit's surroundings to good use
Where are the quantum computers? Aren't they supposed to be speeding up decryption and internet searches? After two decades of research, you still can't find them in stores. Well, it took two decades or more ...