Physicists Propose New Ultracold Scheme for Scalable Quantum Information Processing
Mathematical model predicts success of movies at the box office
A group of Japanese scientists have surprised themselves by being able to predict the success or failure of blockbuster movies at the box office using a set of mathematical models.
Magnetism relieves electrons of their resistance
(PhysOrg.com) -- Physics is sometimes just like a criminal investigation. Researchers gather one piece of evidence after another in order to solve a mystery - for example, the question as to how unconventional ...
Leading the quest to crack cosmological mysteries
Sometimes a scientist can only laugh in the face of a seemingly insurmountable challenge.
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 ...
Quantum goes massive
(PhysOrg.com) -- An astrophysics experiment in America has demonstrated how fundamental research in one subject area can have a profound effect on work in another as the instruments used for the Laser Interferometer ...
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 ...
The virtual keyboard may soon be a reality (w/ Video)
Today we are constantly online and integrated in a virtual existence. Wii and other game modules make it possible to engage the entire body when playing, and soon Google Glasses and similar products will ...
Metallic Glass Yields Secrets Under Pressure
(PhysOrg.com) -- Metallic glasses are emerging as potentially useful materials at the frontier of materials science research. They combine the advantages and avoid many of the problems of normal metals and ...
Extreme ultraviolet movies reveal inside story of complex materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new X-ray movie technique using extreme ultraviolet (XUV) pulses from Artemis (link opens in a new window), one of the world's most advanced lasers, could help unravel the mysteries of phenomena ...
'God particle' a gateway to new vision of universe
Physicists said Thursday the potential discovery of the "God particle" was a gateway to a new era that could see humanity unlock some of the universe's great mysteries including dark matter.
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, ...
Swiss scientists prove durability of quantum network
Scientists and engineers have proven the worth of quantum cryptography in telecommunication networks by demonstrating its long-term effectiveness in a real-time network.
Interview: 'Next year we will see the Higgs particle - or exclude its existence'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Interview with Prof. Dr. Siegfried Bethke, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Physics in Munich, about the current research results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).