Soft Lego built in the computer
Barbara Capone of the Computational Physics Group of the University of Vienna has developed a new method for the construction of building blocks at the nanoscale. The researcher in Soft Matter Physics, who ...
Tree physics limits height and leaf size, study shows
(Phys.org)—Why are the leaves on the tallest trees all about the same size, and why aren't those tall trees even taller? It all has to do with basic scientific principles at work in nature, according to ...
A mathematical formula to decipher the geometry of surfaces like that of cauliflower
Scientists at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) have taken part in a research project that describes, for the first time, that laws that govern the development of certain complex natural patterns, ...
CMS, ATLAS experiments report Higgs-like particle close to the 7 sigma level
(Phys.org)—The latest research findings from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN show that the CMS and ATLAS experiments are now reporting that the significance of their observation of the Higgs-like ...
New physics in iridium compounds
(Phys.org)—Unraveling the complexities of spin-orbital coupling could someday lead to new high-temperature superconductors and workable quantum computers via an elusive phase of matter called a "quantum ...
Physics on a plane: Crystals grown under zero gravity
(Phys.org)—A group of physicists from Japan have taken to the skies to grow crystals under zero gravity.
A newly identified separate star cluster in front of the Orion Nebula Cluster
(Phys.org)—Using images from the 340 Mpx MegaCam camera on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) from the summit of Mauna Kea, astronomers identified the massive cluster of young stars NGC 1980 to be ...
Confining supersymmetry: LHCb presents evidence of rare B decay
Today, at the Hadron Collider Physics Symposium in Kyoto, the LHCb collaboration has presented the evidence of a very rare B decay, the rarest ever seen. The result further shrinks the region in which scientists ...
Techniques for the manipulation of matter at the nano scale: New insights on 3-D printing
(Phys.org)—Techniques for the manipulation of matter at the nano scale are a step further ahead with the publication of new results from a UTS research group.
RIM says its new BlackBerry phone in testing
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion said Wednesday that its much-delayed new smartphones are now being tested by 50 wireless carriers around the world.
Formula unlocks secrets of cauliflower's geometry
The laws that govern how intricate surface patterns, such as those found in the cauliflower, develop over time have been described, for the first time, by a group of European researchers.
Power grid upgrades may cause blackouts, warns Braess's paradox
Magnetism in thin insulating films at room temperature
(Phys.org)—Researchers at the University of Twente's MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology have succeeded in producing ultrathin films with an unusual combination of properties. At room temperature they do ...
Study confirms magnetic properties of silicon nano-ribbons
(Phys.org)—Nano-ribbons of silicon configured so the atoms resemble chicken wire could hold the key to ultrahigh density data storage and information processing systems of the future.