New theory predicts magnets may act as wireless cooling agents.
The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers.
Law of physics governs airplane evolution
Researchers believe they now know why the supersonic trans-Atlantic Concorde aircraft went the way of the dodo—it hit an evolutionary cul-de-sac.
Material generates steam under solar illumination
A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun.
Researchers figure out how oddly shaped sandstone landform structures come about
Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals
Physicists Sergei Filippov (MIPT and Russian Quantum Center at Skolkovo) and Mario Ziman (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and the Institute of Physics in Bratislava, Slovakia) have found a way ...
Microfluidics and nanofluidics research provide inexpensive ways to analyze blood and filter water (w/ Video)
Rohit Karnik, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, addresses real-world challenges with his microfluidics and nanofluidics research. The studies that Karnik and his team have conducted on fluid flow at ...
Supercomputers reveal strange, stress-induced transformations in world's thinnest materials
(Phys.org) —Interested in an ultra-fast, unbreakable, and flexible smart phone that recharges in a matter of seconds? Monolayer materials may make it possible. These atom-thin sheets—including the famed ...
Fundamental photoresist chemistry findings could help extend Moore's Law
(Phys.org) —Over the years, computer chips have gotten smaller thanks to advances in materials science and manufacturing technologies. This march of progress, the doubling of transistors on a microprocessor ...
Phase-changing material could allow low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states
In the movie "Terminator 2," the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, ...
A matter of matter: Demonstrating destructive quantum interference using Bose-Einstein condensates
Fusion, and friction, and fields! Oh, my! The rich and ubiquitous world of fluid dynamics
Heads or tails: Experimental quantum coin flipping cryptography performs better than classical protocols
Consider the 'anticrystal'
(Phys.org) —For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent ...
Physicists Use Computer Models to Reveal Quantum Effects in Biological Oxygen Transport
(Phys.org) —Physicists have created a unique combination of computer models, based on the theory of quantum mechanics, and applied them to a previously well characterised protein found in muscle to develop a new picture ...