Simulations unravel mysteries of 2009 Jupiter impact
Can a car engine be built out of a single particle?
Water waves exhibit negative gravity near a periodic array of buoys
Physicists investigate fate of five-dimensional black strings
Solving a physics mystery: Those 'solitons' are really vortex rings
(Phys.org) —The same physics that gives tornadoes their ferocious stability lies at the heart of new University of Washington research, and could lead to a better understanding of nuclear dynamics in studying ...
Researchers steer light in new directions
A team of researchers led by San Francisco State University's Weining Man is the first to build and demonstrate the ability of two-dimensional disordered photonic band gap material, designed to be a platform ...
Cosmic crashes forging gold: Nuclear reactions in space do produce the heaviest elements
(PhysOrg.com) -- Collisions of neutron stars produce the heaviest elements such as gold or lead. The cosmic site where the heaviest chemical elements such as lead or gold are formed has most likely been identified: ...
Hints of universal behavior seen in exotic three-atom states
A novel type of inter-particle binding predicted in 1970 and observed for the first time in 2006, is forming the basis for an intriguing kind of ultracold quantum chemistry. Chilled to nano-kelvin temperatures, ...
Understanding the physics of turbulent flows inside turbines of aero-engines
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the University of Southampton are aiming to shed new light into the physics of turbulent flows inside the turbines of aero-engines.
Got 15 minutes? Invisibility cloak coming up
A 40-year-old puzzle of superstring theory solved by supercomputer
A group of three researchers from KEK, Shizuoka University and Osaka University has for the first time revealed the way our universe was born with 3 spatial dimensions from 10-dimensional superstring theory in which spacetime ...
New research provides clues on how continents formed early in Earth history (w/ Video)
New research led by a University of Calgary geophysicist provides strong evidence against continent formation above a hot mantle plume, similar to an environment that presently exists beneath the Hawaiian Islands.
Simulation capability illuminates geothermal energy potential
An Idaho FALCON is offering insight into underground happenings worldwide.
Statistical physics offers a new way to look at climate
Scientists are using ever more complex models running on ever more powerful computers to simulate the earth's climate. But new research suggests that basic physics could offer a simpler and more meaningful ...