The 'valley of death' facing physics start-ups
In this month's issue of Physics World, James Dacey explores the ways in which physicists are bridging the "valley of death" to take their innovations from the lab into the commercial market.
Universe may face a darker future
New research offers a novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the future of our Universe might be.
UC Santa Barbara receives $65M from Munger
A physics institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a $65 million donation—the largest single gift in the university's history.
Biology meets geometry: Describing geometry of common cellular structure
Architecture imitates life, at least when it comes to those spiral ramps in multistory parking garages. Stacked and connecting parallel levels, the ramps are replications of helical structures found in a ...
Pterostilbene, a molecule similar to resveratrol, as a potential treatment for obesity
In collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, researchers in the UPV/EHU's 'Nutrition and Obesity' Group, which belongs to the Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Physiopathology of ...
What is the value of G?
NIST has taken part in a new push to address a persistent and growing problem in physics: the value of G. The Newtonian constant of gravitation, used to calculate the attractive force of gravity between objects, is more than ...
UF physicists win two top international awards
Each year, the American Physical Society prizes honor the world's leading physicists. This year, two of those coveted awards are going to researchers at the University of Florida.
Ultrafast electron diffraction experiments open a new window on the microscopic world
Researchers at McGill University have succeeded in simultaneously observing the reorganizations of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of the "smart material" vanadium dioxide ...
Syracuse physicists closer to understanding balance of matter, antimatter in universe
Physicists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have made important discoveries regarding Bs meson particles—something that may explain why the Universe contains more matter than antimatter.
Light-matter interaction can turn opaque materials transparent
Data from 'old' experiment appears to constrain the idea of dark photons as part of dark matter theory
Peering deep inside nongraphitic anodes with synchrotron microtomography
(Phys.org) —With so much of our 21st century technology dependent on ever smaller and more efficient re-chargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, finding new ways to non-destructively peer inside an operating ...
Superstring theorist at University of Florida wins 2015 Heineman Prize
The American Physical Society (APS) and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today, on behalf of the Heineman Foundation for Research, Educational, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes, that theoretical physicist ...
Research unlocks potential of super-compound
Researchers at The University of Western Australia's have discovered that nano-sized fragments of graphene - sheets of pure carbon - can speed up the rate of chemical reactions.