Stellar astrophysics explains the behavior of fast rotating neutron stars in binary systems
Pulsars are among the most exotic celestial bodies known. They have diameters of about 20 kilometres, but at the same time roughly the mass of our sun. A sugar-cube sized piece of its ultra-compact matter ...
Rice physicists find reappearing quantum trios
Using atoms at temperatures colder than deep space, Rice University physicists have delivered overwhelming proof for a once-scoffed-at theory that's become a hotbed for research some 40 years after it first ...
Artificially structured metamaterials may boost wireless power transfer
Scientists calculate that a "perfect lens," a slab of artificial material engineered to focus electromagnetic fields in ways that natural materials can't, may increase the efficiency of some wireless power transfer systems.
A dynamical quantum simulator
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international collaboration demonstrates the superiority of a dynamical quantum simulator over state-of-the-art numerical calculations.
Study may lead to less expensive consumer lasers and LEDs
(Phys.org) -- A recent theoretical study by a University of Waterloo doctoral candidate in nanotechnology engineering suggests that manufacturers may one day make lasers and LEDs out of silicon, with the potential to significantly ...
Lightwave electronics at sharp metal tips
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics control for the first time the emission of electrons from metal tips with femtosecond lasers alone.
Study on swirls to optimize contacts between fluids
Physicists who have studied the mixing between two incompatible fluids have found that it is possible to control the undercurrents of one circulating fluid to optimise its exposure to the other. This work, which is about ...
Short-term episodicity of Archaean plate tectonics
Plate tectonics, the dominant process shaping Earth as we know it today, may not have existed throughout Earth's history.
Apros software is renewed to simulate clean power plants of the future
The increased requirements on efficient production of clean energy have introduced the necessity to develop new power plant concepts. The basic functionality of the new ideas is tested in small scale pilot plants. Advanced ...