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 ...
A new twist in the properties of light
Light has some well-established dynamical properties that have defined our understanding of electromagnetic radiation for over a century. Two of the most fundamental of these properties are that photons of ...
Physics team entangles photons that never coexisted in time
Cassini sees sunny seas on Titan
(Phys.org) —As it soared past Saturn's large moon Titan recently, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas.
Photons' journeys across the universe help unravel cosmological mysteries
Why is Antarctic sea ice growing?
Recently NASA reported that this year's maximum wintertime extent of Antarctic sea ice was the largest on record, even greater than the previous year's record. ...
Radiation from early universe found key to answer major questions in physics
(Phys.org) —Astrophysicists at UC San Diego have measured the minute gravitational distortions in polarized radiation from the early universe and discovered that these ancient microwaves can provide an ...
Researchers find temperature feedback magnifying climate warming in Arctic
Researchers report on hardware Trojans that are undetectable
Are the BICEP2 results invalid? Probably not
Recently rumors have been flying that the BICEP2 results regarding the cosmic inflationary period may be invalid. It all started with a post by Dan Falkowski on his blog Resonaances, where he claimed that the BICEP2 had misinterpreted some data, which render ...
Cassini sees Saturn and moons in holiday dress
(Phys.org) —This holiday season, feast your eyes on images of Saturn and two of its most fascinating moons, Titan and Enceladus, in a care package from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. All three bodies are dressed ...
US tidal floods will be 'chronic' in 15 yrs, study claims
Many US coastal communities already struggle with flooding at high tides, a problem that will become "chronic" in the coming 15 years due to global warming, scientists said Wednesday.
Previously unknown atmospheric phenomenon discovered
Recent research results show that an atmospheric hole over the tropical West Pacific is reinforcing ozone depletion in the polar regions and could have a significant influence on the climate of the Earth.
Breakthrough for information technology using Heusler materials
It is the breakthrough that physicists and chemists around the world have long anticipated and it will play a pivotal role in information technology in coming years. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University ...