Unruly plasmas: Researchers challenge Bohr-van Leeuwen theorem
Scientists of the universities in Düsseldorf and Kiel have obtained a surprising result that appears to be in conflict with standard text book knowledge. According to the fundamental Bohr-van Leeuwen theorem, ...
Physicists suggest electrical networks more at risk of cascading failure than thought
Laser empties atoms from the inside out
An international team of plasma physicists has used one of the world's most powerful lasers to create highly unusual plasma composed of hollow atoms.
20 years on, world's first Web page to be reborn (Update)
The world's first web page will be dragged out of cyberspace and restored for today's Internet browsers as part of a project to celebrate 20 years of the Web, organisers said on Tuesday.
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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 ...
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 ...
Researchers at CERN take most precise measure of magnetic moment of antiproton
Researchers discover a way to avoid decoherence in a quantum system
Entanglement recycling makes teleportation more practical
Connecting (quantum) dots: Spin technique moves researchers closer to creating first viable high-speed quantum computer
Recent research offers a new spin on using nanoscale semiconductor structures to build faster computers and electronics. Literally.
Swarm intelligence: Study uncovers new features of collective behavior when overcrowding sets in
Swarming is the spontaneous organised motion of a large number of individuals. It is observed at all scales, from bacterial colonies, slime moulds and groups of insects to shoals of fish, flocks of birds and ...
Theorist helps sharpen tests of fundamental theory in high energy experiments
(Phys.org) —Three theoretical physicists have taken an important step toward eliminating theoretical ambiguities from the staggeringly complicated mathematics used to explore the interactions of quarks, ...
Identifying the meaning of words with multiple meanings, without using their semantic context
Two Brazilian physicists have devised a method to automatically elucidate the meaning of words with several senses, based solely on their patterns of connectivity with nearby words in a given sentence – ...