News tagged with physical properties

A revolutionary 'nuclear battery' a step closer

(Phys.org) —Experts in nuclear physics at the University of Surrey have helped develop research towards a 'nuclear battery', which could revolutionize the concept of portable power by packing in up to a million times more ...

dateMar 21, 2013 in General Physics
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Atoms with quantum memory

Order tends towards disorder. This is also true for quantum states. Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that in quantum mechanics this transition can be quite different from what we experience ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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Sorting stem cells

When an embryonic stem cell is in the first stage of its development it has the potential to grow into any type of cell in the body, a state scientists call undifferentiated.

dateJan 03, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Nano oscillators synchronized by light

(Phys.org)—Synchronization phenomena are everywhere in the physical world—from circadian rhythms to side-by-side pendulum clocks coupled mechanically through vibrations in the wall. Researchers have now ...

dateDec 17, 2012 in Nanophysics
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