News tagged with physics

Measuring the mass of molecules on the nano-scale

Working with a device that slightly resembles a microscopically tiny tuning fork, researchers at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have recently developed coupled microcantilevers that can make mass measurements ...

dateJun 02, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Researchers simulate behavior of 'active matter'

Microspheres in a fluid, spinning in opposite directions, create flow patterns that affect other particles. Computer simulations show the particles self-assembling into different structures at different concentrations: ...

dateJun 02, 2015 in Soft Matter
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New evidence emerges on the origins of life

In the beginning, there were simple chemicals. And they produced amino acids that eventually became the proteins necessary to create single cells. And the single cells became plants and animals. Recent research ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Biochemistry
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BlackBerry and Ryan Seacrest's Typo reach settlement

BlackBerry said Monday that it reached a patent infringement settlement with Typo, a maker of iPhone keyboards co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. The Canadian smartphone maker had accused Typo of ripping off ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Business
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Linking superconductivity and structure

Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity—maintain a flow of electrons—without any resistance. It can only be found in certain materials, and even then ...

dateMay 27, 2015 in Superconductivity
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