Physicists propose molecular clock to expose new physics
Physicists detect process even rarer than the long-sought Higgs particle
(Phys.org) —Scientists running the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and most powerful "atom smasher," report the first evidence of a process that can be used to test ...
SAGE investigation wises up to signs of rigged review
New nanoscale cooling element works in electrical insulators as well
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the FOM Foundation, the University of Groningen, Delft University of Technology and Tohoku University in Japan have designed a miniscule cooling element that uses spin waves ...
Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster
A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'building blocks'.
Discovery is key to metal wear in sliding parts (w/ Video)
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for wear in metals: a swirling, fluid-like microscopic behavior in a solid piece of metal sliding over another.
Quantum leap in lasers brightens future for quantum computing
Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have devised a breakthrough laser that uses a single artificial atom to generate and emit particles of light. The laser may play a crucial role in the development of quantum computers, ...
There's a kind of Hush surrounding quantum systems
(Phys.org) —Has a persistent noise ever kept you awake at night? Well it isn't just you. Scientists at The University of Nottingham have had the same problem with quantum technologies.
Research explores processes behind cell division
A new theoretical framework outlined by a Harvard scientist could help solve the mystery of how bacterial cells coordinate processes that are critical to cellular division, such as DNA replication, and how ...
The new atomic age: Building smaller, greener electronics
In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward.
Wives with more education than their husbands no longer at increased risk of divorce
For decades, couples in which a wife had more education than her husband faced a higher risk of divorce than those in which a husband had more education, but a new study finds this is no longer the case.
Funding review casting shadow over Portuguese research could cloud other countries
Every five years, the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) reviews its research institutes from Astronomy to Zoology. But this year, for the first time, the FCT contracted the European Science ...
Gender quotas work in 'tight' cultures, says new paper
Quotas probably won't get more women into the boardroom in places like the U.S. and Canada.
How to uncover the true face of atomic nuclei?
Protons and neutrons are the basic constituents of atomic nuclei. Are they distributed homogeneously, or perhaps in quartets consisting of two protons and two neutrons? Physicists from Poland and Spain have ...