Giant earthquakes help predict volcanic eruptions
Researchers at the Institut des Sciences de la Terre (CNRS/Université Joseph Fourier/Université de Savoie/IRD/IFSTTAR) and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (CNRS/Université Paris Diderot/IPGP), ...
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, ...
Navigating our way through solar threats (w/ Video)
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are now routinely used for high accuracy operations around the globe. But the signals we rely on are vulnerable to ionospheric perturbations – fluctuations in the upper atmosphere ...
British scientists offer explanations on global warming pause
Averting worse economic collapses
A new study shows how specific parameters can help us steer clear of tipping points in dynamic systems, such as entire economies.
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.
May the force be with us? Precise measurements test quantum electrodynamics, constrain possible fifth fundamental force
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 ...
A global murmur, then unusual silence
In the global aftershock zone that followed the major April 2012 Indian Ocean earthquake, seismologists noticed an unusual pattern. The magnitude (M) 8.6 earthquake, a strike-slip event at intraoceanic tectonic plates, caused ...
Lightning strokes can probe the ionosphere
(Phys.org) —Thunderstorms, and the resulting partially ionized plasma of the ionosphere, can distort radio signals traveling to satellites important to communications, navigation or national security
Researchers pair experiments with computer models to peer into cells
(Phys.org) —BBSRC-funded researchers have developed a new strategy that can give scientists a better insight into how complex molecular machineries function in living cells.
Walking in the footsteps of 19th and 20th century naturalists
Are plant-pollinator networks holding together as the insects and plants in the network are jostled by climate change and habitat loss?
How fast do chemical trains move in living cells?
The rate of chemical processes in cells is dictated by the speed of movement (diffusion) of molecules needed for a given reaction. Using a versatile method developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy ...