Higgs Boson makes it a champagne year for physics
2012 will go down in history as a landmark year, when physicists discovered a fundamental particle that may answer one of the greatest riddles of all.
Physicists extend entanglement in Einstein experiment
Cosmic radio waves mimic chirping of 'alien birds' (Update)
Twin spacecraft have captured the clearest sounds yet from Earth's radiation belts—and they mimic the chirping of birds.
World's smallest wrench puts a new twist on microscopic manipulation
Harnessing laser light's ability to gently push and pull microscopic particles, researchers have created the fiber-optic equivalent of the world's smallest wrench. This virtual tool can precisely twist and ...
Can a car engine be built out of a single particle?
Researchers observe drop of resistance in the flow of a superfluid Fermi gas
Outside a vacuum: Model predicts movement of charged particles in complex media
Picture two charged particles in a vacuum. Thanks to laws of elementary electrostatics, we can easily calculate the force these particles exert upon one another, and therefore predict their movements.
Graphite experiment shines new light on giant planets, white dwarfs, laser-driven fusion
(Phys.org)—An international team led by researchers from the University of Warwick and Oxford University is now dealing with unexpected results of an experiment with strongly heated graphite (up to 17,000 ...
New experiments challenge fundamental understanding of electromagnetism
(Phys.org)—A cornerstone of physics may require a rethink if findings at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are confirmed. Recent experiments suggest that the most rigorous predictions ...
Scientists make virtual portrait of Fahrenheit
Scientists in Poland have created a computer portrait of 18th century physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit using images of his relatives.
Graphene switches: Team makes it to first base
Ever since graphene was first isolated a few years ago, this quasi-two-dimensional network made up of a single layer of carbon atoms has been considered the magic material. Not only is graphene mechanically ...