On a clear day: Noise-induced quantum coherence increases photosynthetic yield
Scientists discover new water waves
Scientists examine possibility of a phonon laser, or 'phaser'
Physics team develops simple way of controlling surface plasmon polaritons in graphene
Natural ozone changes suggest good news for future
(Phys.org) —New NASA research on natural ozone cycles suggests ozone levels in the lowest part of Earth's atmosphere probably won't be affected much by projected future strengthening of the circulating ...
BOSS quasars track the expanding universe—most precise measurement yet
The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), the largest component of the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III), pioneered the use of quasars to map density variations in intergalactic gas at high ...
Study suggests autumn Arctic sea ice can be used to predict European winter weather
Researchers optically levitate a glowing, nanoscale diamond (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Rochester have measured for the first time light emitted by photoluminescence from a nanodiamond levitating in free space. In a paper published this week in ...
Researchers make droplets dance (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Researchers from Aalto University and Paris Tech have placed water droplets containing magnetic nanoparticles on strong water repellent surfaces and have made them align in various static and ...
Research pair find 5.9 year cycle of oscillations in length of day
Researchers perform first direct measurement of Van der Waals force
Nanoscale MRI being developed
A rock is a clock: Physicists use matter to measure time
What is the simplest, most fundamental clock? Physicist Holger Müller and his UC Berkeley colleagues have shown that a single atom is sufficient to measure time using its high-frequency matter wave. Conversely, ...
Coral records suggest that recent El Nino activity rises above noisy background
By examining a set of fossil corals that are as much as 7,000 years old, scientists have dramatically expanded the amount of information available on the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, a Pacific Ocean climate ...