Optical microscopy enters a new phase: 3D measurement through tomographic bright field imaging
Physicists investigate fate of five-dimensional black strings
British scientists offer explanations on global warming pause
Gold nanocrystal vibration captured on billion-frames-per-second film (w/ video)
A billon-frames-per-second film has captured the vibrations of gold nanocrystals in stunning detail for the first time.
The older we get, the less we know (cosmologically)
(Phys.org) -- The universe is a marvelously complex place, filled with galaxies and larger-scale structures that have evolved over its 13.7-billion-year history. Those began as small perturbations of matter ...
Researchers reveal unseen planet by its gravity
More than a 150 years ago, before Neptune was ever sighted in the night sky, French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier predicted the planet's existence based on small deviations in the motion of Uranus. In a ...
Ultrafast laser pulses shed light on elusive superconducting mechanism
An international team that includes University of British Columbia physicists has used ultra-fast laser pulses to identify the microscopic interactions that drive high-temperature superconductivity.
Physicists Calculate Number of Parallel Universes
Scientist make a leap in quantum computing
(PhysOrg.com) -- A major hurdle in the ambitious quest to design and construct a radically new kind of quantum computer has been finding a way to manipulate the single electrons that very likely will constitute ...
Bizarre matter could find use in quantum computers: Odd electron mix has fault-tolerant quantum registry
There are enticing new findings this week in the worldwide search for materials that support fault-tolerant quantum computing. New results from Rice University and Princeton University indicate that a bizarre ...
Extraordinary sensors pushed to their boundaries
Last year, Tobias Kippenberg and his team from the Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements (LPQM1) presented a new-generation sensor capable of detecting very small forces with unprecedented efficiency. These devices, ...
The changing phase of quantum materials: Theoretical model could aid search for ideal material for quantum computers
Matter is categorized as either conductive, semi-conductive or resistive to the flow of electrons based on its bulk properties. However, physicists have now predicted a new state of matter in which the bulk ...
New study proposes solution to long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is
Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed an answer to the long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is.
From the Amazon rainforest to human body cells: Quantifying stability
The Amazon rainforest, energy grids, and cells in the human body share a troublesome property: They possess multiple stable states. When the world's largest tropical forest suddenly starts retreating in a warming climate, ...