A matter of matter: Demonstrating destructive quantum interference using Bose-Einstein condensates
Heads or tails: Experimental quantum coin flipping cryptography performs better than classical protocols
Fusion, and friction, and fields! Oh, my! The rich and ubiquitous world of fluid dynamics
Duality principle is 'safe and sound': Researchers clear up apparent violation of wave-particle duality
Decades of experiments have verified the quirky laws of quantum theory again and again. So when scientists in Germany announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum mechanics, a physicist at the University ...
Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems (w/ Video)
It could be a fun party trick – put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork – or part of a lifesaving technology used by industry or the military.
Researchers develop treated surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move (w/ Video)
Researchers at MIT and in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move across them. The work might enable new kinds of biomedical or microfluidic ...
Physicists discuss quantum pigeonhole principle
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.
Researchers figure out how oddly shaped sandstone landform structures come about
Material generates steam under solar illumination
A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun.
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, ...
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 ...