Researchers capture wasted heat, use it to power devices
(Phys.org) —Imagine how much you could save on your electricity bill if you could use the excess heat your computer generates to actually power the machine. Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School ...
Researchers suggest gas cloud could reveal black holes near center of Milky Way galaxy
Researchers devise means to combine scanning tunneling microscopy and infrared spectroscopy
Diamond defect boosts quantum technology
New research shows that a remarkable defect in synthetic diamond produced by chemical vapor deposition allows researchers to measure, witness, and potentially manipulate electrons in a manner that could lead ...
High glucose levels could impair ferroelectricity in body's connective tissues
High sugar levels in the body come at a cost to health. New research suggests that more sugar in the body could damage the elastic proteins that help us breathe and pump blood. The findings could have health ...
Researchers find qubits based on trapped ions offer a promising scalable platform for quantum computing
Calculating conditions at the birth of the universe
(Phys.org) —Using a calculation originally proposed seven years ago to be performed on a petaflop computer, Lawrence Livermore researchers computed conditions that simulate the birth of the universe.
Cosmic turbulences result in star and black hole formation
Just how stars and black holes in the Universe are able to form from rotating matter is one of the big questions of astrophysics. What we do know is that magnetic fields figure prominently into the picture. ...
Modern-day alchemy: A recipe for a new superheavy element
Even though nearly 80 years have passed since the discovery of Technetium, the first "synthetic" element, the periodic table of elements remains a work in progress.
Rare 'baby rattle' molecules reveal new quantum properties of H2O and H2
Neutron scattering experiments at the ILL have revealed the existence of quantum selection rules in molecules, the first experimental confirmation of its kind. Small molecules such as water and hydrogen were inserted into ...
The new atomic age: Building smaller, greener electronics
In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward.
Pyramid nanoscale antennas beam light up and down
Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF and Philips Research have designed and fabricated a new type of nanoscale antenna. The new antennas look like pyramids, rather than the more commonly used straight pillars. ...
Researchers build single molecule 'microphone' that can detect proton size displacements
Mathematicians help to unlock brain function
(Phys.org) —Mathematicians from Queen Mary, University of London will bring researchers one-step closer to understanding how the structure of the brain relates to its function in two recently published ...