Milky Way's black hole getting ready for snack
(Phys.org)—Get ready for a fascinating eating experience in the center of our galaxy.
New experiments set to detect gravitational waves
Graphene-boron mix shows promise for lithium-ion batteries
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high-capacity batteries.
Flat boron by the numbers: Researchers calculate what it would take to make new 2-dimensional material
It would be a terrible thing if laboratories striving to grow graphene from carbon atoms kept winding up with big pesky diamonds.
Upgrade of LHC underway paving way for new discoveries
Searching for a twist in neutron spin axis, physicists find nothing—and that's something
(Phys.org) —Besides understanding how much dark matter and dark energy there is—about 95 percent of the universe—scientists also want to know more about what dark matter and dark energy are not, as ...
Researchers suggest magicians' mirror tricks could be used as large scale cloaking devices (w/ video)
Foundations of carbon-based life leave little room for error
Life as we know it is based upon the elements of carbon and oxygen. Now a team of physicists, including one from North Carolina State University, is looking at the conditions necessary to the formation of ...
An unlikely competitor for diamond as the best thermal conductor
An unlikely material, cubic boron arsenide, could deliver an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity – on par with the industry standard set by costly diamond – researchers report in the current issue of the journal ...
Chaos theory helps to predict the outcome at the roulette table
At first glance, a roulette table looks like a jumble of numbers and a randomly hopping little white ball. But with a better understanding of physics and some general knowledge of the starting conditions, it ...
Physicist finds that E. coli replicate close to thermodynamic limits of efficiency
All living things must obey the laws of physics—including the second law of thermodynamics, which states that the universe's disorder, or entropy, can only grow. Highly ordered cells and organisms appear ...
Researchers confirm intrinsic superconductor behavior revealed
(Phys.org)—When it comes to high-temperature superconductors, a class of materials called cuprates is king, and it is science's ongoing quest to determine their exact physical subtleties. Cornell physicists ...
MIT physicists suggest a means for creating an electron cloaking device
Teleportation just got easier—but not for you, unfortunately
Thanks to two studies published in Nature last Thursday, the chance of successful teleportation has considerably increased. Which is a good thing, right? ...