Fantastic phonons: Blocking sound, channeling heat with 'unprecedented precision'
Imagine living on a bustling city block, but free from the noise of car horns and people on the street. The emerging field of phononics could one day make this a reality.
Physicists suggest possible existence of other kinds of dark matter
Two independent teams build heat cloaking device
Physicists create tabletop antimatter 'gun'
Physicists make discovery in the quantum realm by manipulating light
(Phys.org) —Physicists at UC Santa Barbara are manipulating light on superconducting chips, and forging new pathways to building the quantum devices of the future –– including super-fast and powerful ...
New study advances quest for better superconducting materials
Nearly 30 years after the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity, many questions remain, but an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team is providing insight that could lead to better superconductors.
Physicists propose Higgs boson 'portal' as the source of this elusive entity
One of the biggest mysteries in contemporary particle physics and cosmology is why dark energy, which is observed to dominate energy density of the universe, has a remarkably small (but not zero) value. This value is so small, ...
The emergence of complex behaviors through causal entropic forces
The physics of curly hair: Researchers develop first detailed model for a 3-D strand of curly hair
The heroes and villains in animated films tend to be on opposite ends of the moral spectrum. But they're often similar in their hair, which is usually extremely rigid or—if it moves at all—is straight ...
Researchers find reactions occur faster in micro-droplets
New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected just like electromagnetic waves
An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors.
Measuring the magnetism of antimatter: Researchers measure antiprotons more accurately than ever before
In a breakthrough that could one day yield important clues about the nature of matter itself, a team of Harvard scientists have succeeding in measuring the magnetic charge of single particles of matter and antimatter more ...
Boron gets a nano refresh: Scientists find stable 2D structures with unique properties
(Phys.org) —The National Nanotechnology Initiative defines nanotechnology as the understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale, at dimensions of approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena ...
Proton weak charge determined for first time: Initial Q-weak experiement results
(Phys.org) —Researchers have made the first experimental determination of the weak charge of the proton in research carried out at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility ...