Triple play for liquid probing: Technical advance allows researchers to watch liquid surfaces interact
(Phys.org) -- An ingenious technique, developed by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, enables real-time examination of molecular-scale interactions on liquid surfaces. This novel creation ...
Multimodal bio-image sensor: Fusion of heterogeneous biochemical information
The use of sensors is important for the quantitative analyses of chemical materials and physical phenomena, with research and development of biosensors for observing cell function being actively pursued.
Light pulses take a quantum walk
Tourists who drift aimlessly during a sightseeing tour are moving randomly - just like electrons that move from one atom to the next. To obtain a better understanding of these random motions it is often useful ...
Looking at quantum gravity in a mirror
Einstein's theory of gravity and quantum physics are expected to merge at the Planck-scale of extremely high energies and on very short distances. At this scale, new phenomena could arise. However, the Planck-scale ...
Weird weather: heat, twisters, 250K tons of snow
(AP) -- America's weather is stuck on extreme.
Psychologists stake their claim for input into policy
Research by social psychologists could and should play a bigger role in local and national policymaking, say a group of Sussex academics.
Physicists push for underground testing facility
Pran Nath, the Matthews Distinguished Professor of Physics at Northeastern University, is among a group of leading theoretical physicists who have asked the Department of Energy to develop a large underground ...
Astronomers solve mystery of vanishing energetic electrons in Earth's outer radiation belt
UCLA researchers have explained the puzzling disappearing act of energetic electrons in Earth's outer radiation belt, using data collected from a fleet of orbiting spacecraft.
PhET simulations provide interactive learning tools
(PhysOrg.com) -- What causes a balloon to stick to a sweater? How do microwaves heat coffee? How is electricity generated from a bar magnet?
CMS in 2011: A mountain of particle collision data
Datasets are the currency of physics. As data accumulate, measurement uncertainty ranges shrink, increasing the potential for discoveries and making non-observations more stringent, with more far-reaching ...
A breakthrough in superlens development: Cheap, simple lens to let us see a single virus
A superlens would let you see a virus in a drop of blood and open the door to better and cheaper electronics. It might, says Durdu Guney, make ultra-high-resolution microscopes as commonplace as cameras in ...
Atoms dressed with light show new interactions, could reveal way to observe enigmatic particle
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have for the first time engineered and detected the presence of high angular momentum collisions between atoms at temperatures close to absolute ...
Four reasons why the quantum vacuum may explain dark matter
Topological matter in optical lattices
Atoms trapped by laser light have become excellent platforms for simulating solid state systems. These systems are also a playground for exploring quantum matter and even uncovering new phenomena not yet seen ...