Long-searched-for glueball could soon be detected
Multiphysics invisibility cloak manipulates both electric current and heat
Physicists study magnetism with the roles of position and momentum reversed
Deceptive behavior may (deceivingly) promote cooperation
Light-matter interaction can turn opaque materials transparent
The origins of handedness in life
Halting photons could lead to miniature particle accelerators, improved data transmission
Researchers at MIT who succeeded last year in creating a material that could trap light and stop it in its tracks have now developed a more fundamental understanding of the process. The new work—which could ...
How the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs
Uncork a bottle of champagne, and as the pressure of the liquid is abruptly removed, bubbles immediately form and then rapidly begin the process of "coarsening," in which larger bubbles grow at the expense ...
Fraud-proof credit cards possible with quantum physics
Credit card fraud and identify theft are serious problems for consumers and industries. Though corporations and individuals work to improve safeguards, it has become increasingly difficult to protect financial ...
Physicists explain puzzling particle collisions
An anomaly spotted at the Large Hadron Collider has prompted scientists to reconsider a mathematical description of the underlying physics. By considering two forces that are distinct in everyday life but ...
World's fastest 2-D camera may enable new scientific discoveries
A team of biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has developed the world's fastest receive-only ...
Engineers create 'superomniphobic' texture capable of repelling all liquids
(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that can repel all liquids, no matter what material the surface ...
Engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip
During a thunderstorm, we all know that it is common to hear thunder after we see the lightning. That's because sound travels much slower (768 miles per hour) than light (670,000,000 miles per hour).