Superconducting refrigerator cools via tunneling cascade
Most experiments that claim to show the quantum Zeno paradox fall short, study says
Physicists propose measure of macroscopicity; Schrodinger's cat scores a 57
On the origins of the Schrodinger equation
Does the quantum wave function represent reality?
Researchers build optical invisibility cloak for a diffusive medium
Real invisibility cloaks are rather complex and work in certain situations only. The laws of physics prevent an optical invisibility cloak from making objects in air invisible for any directions, colors, ...
New goggle-like device may lead to 3-D augmented reality technology that minimizes visual fatigue
Augmented reality is increasingly becoming… well … a reality. Smartphone apps can point out restaurants as you scan the street with your phone camera or even identify constellations when you point your ...
Researchers discover a way for temperature gradients in fluids to move objects
Researchers at MIT have discovered a new way of harnessing temperature gradients in fluids to propel objects. In the natural world, the mechanism may influence the motion of icebergs floating on the sea and ...
New algorithms produce patterns that could hide eyesores in public places
If a bulky electrical box has to be placed at the edge of a public park, what's the best way to conceal it so that it won't detract from its surroundings? How about an air-conditioning condenser beside a ...
Ultra-fast, the bionic arm can catch objects on the fly (w/ Video)
A robot developed by EPFL researchers is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five-hundredths of a second.
New method for measuring temperature of nanoscale objects discovered
Temperature measurements in our daily life are typically performed by bringing a thermometer in contact with the object to be measured. However, measuring the temperature of nanoscale objects is a much more ...
Little, low-priced 3-D scanner from Toronto part of CES draw
New discovery could be a Thorne-Zytkow object
3D printing used as a tool to explain theoretical physics
Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are taught in their physics classes thanks to a novel idea devised by a group of researchers from Imperial College London.