News tagged with nature physics

Physicists study mechanics of 'crackling'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Everywhere around us, things "crackle" -- from Rice Krispies in a puddle of milk, to crumpled pieces of paper, to the Earth's crust from earthquakes. Physics is helping us understand what this familiar noise ...

Jan 27, 2011 4 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

How do you make lithium melt in the cold?

Sophisticated tools allow scientists to subject the basic elements of matter to conditions drastic enough to modify their behavior. By doing this, they can expand our understanding of matter. A research team including three ...

Jan 10, 2011 4.8 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Quantum dots are not dots: physicists

Researchers from the Quantum Photonics Group at DTU Fotonik in collaboration with the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen surprise the scientific world with the discovery that light emission from ...

Dec 21, 2010 4.7 / 5 (15) 21 | with audio podcast