Researchers at CERN take most precise measure of magnetic moment of antiproton
On the origins of the Schrodinger equation
Listening to the Big Bang—in high fidelity
A decade ago, spurred by a question for a fifth-grade science project, University of Washington physicist John Cramer devised an audio recreation of the Big Bang that started our universe nearly 14 billion ...
Researchers seeking to redefine difference between solids and liquids
Organic electronics—a hot matter
Organic semi-conductors could revolutionise electronics in various areas. Nowadays, components put out such high performances that they are used in small devices like mobile phones. With larger devices, however, ...
Upgrade of LHC underway paving way for new discoveries
Scientists report hint of dark matter in first results from $2 billion cosmic ray detector (Update 4)
It is one of the cosmos' most mysterious unsolved cases: dark matter. It is supposedly what holds the universe together. We can't see it, but scientists are pretty sure it's out there.
How big are galaxies?
I'm going to refrain from the initial response that comes to mind… actually, no I won't—they're really, really, really big!!!!
Physicists successfully transmit secure quantum code through atmosphere from aircraft to ground station
(Phys.org) —Can worldwide communication ever be fully secure? Quantum physicists believe they can provide secret keys using quantum cryptography via satellite. Unlike communication based on classical bits, ...
Osmosis: Everything you know about it is (probably) wrong
Osmosis – the flow of a solvent across a semipermeable membrane from a region of lower to higher solute concentration – is a well-developed concept in physics and biophysics. The problem is that, even though the concept ...
Designing a better satellite
(Phys.org) —If you have ever plugged your digital camera into your desktop to download photos, then you have used what is known in computing circles as a "plug and play" interface. Basically, plug and play refers to any ...
Even graphene has weak spots: Theorists find junctions in polycrystalline graphene sap its strength
(Phys.org) —Graphene, the single-atom-thick form of carbon, has become famous for its extraordinary strength. But less-than-perfect sheets of the material show unexpected weakness, according to researchers ...
NOvA neutrino detector records first 3-D particle tracks
(Phys.org) —What will soon be the most powerful neutrino detector in the United States has recorded its first three-dimensional images of particles.
New technique for cooling molecules may be stepping stone to quantum computing
(Phys.org) —The next generation of computers promises far greater power and faster processing speeds than today's silicon-based based machines. These "quantum computers"—so called because they would harness ...