Physicists investigate fate of five-dimensional black strings
May the force be with us? Precise measurements test quantum electrodynamics, constrain possible fifth fundamental force
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 ...
The clime's speech: Data analysis supports prediction that human language is influenced by environmental factors
Understanding behavioral patterns: Why bird flocks move in unison
Animal flocks, be it honeybees, fish, ants or birds, often move in surprising synchronicity and seemingly make unanimous decisions at a moment's notice, a phenomenon which has remained puzzling to many researchers.
British scientists offer explanations on global warming pause
Optical microscopy enters a new phase: 3D measurement through tomographic bright field imaging
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 ...
Butterfly wings inspire design of water-repellent surface
Researchers mimic the many-layered nanostructure of blue mountain swallowtail wings to make a silicon wafer that traps both air and light.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...