Feynman wasn't joking: Modeling quantum dynamics with ground state wavefunctions
Asian monsoon much older than previously thought
The Asian monsoon already existed 40 million years ago during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures, reports an international research team led by a University of Arizona geoscientist.
Ion duet offers tunable module for quantum simulator
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that combines the fine choreography of dance with precise individual control.
Computer simulation suggests early Earth bombarded by asteroids and comets
Simulations show Mercury may have been victim of hit-and-run collision
Scientists solve mystery of ancient American lakes
(Phys.org) —A new study by Stanford scientists solves a longstanding mystery of how ancient lakes in the western United States grew to such colossal sizes.
Graphene only as strong as weakest link
(Phys.org) —There is no disputing graphene is strong. But new research by Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology should prompt manufacturers to look a little deeper as they consider the ...
Physicists use magnetism simulation software to model US presidential elections
New study finds 'geologic clock' that helps determine Moon's age
An international team of planetary scientists determined that the Moon formed nearly 100 million years after the start of the solar system (4.470 billion years ago), according to a paper to be published April ...
Solving a physics mystery: Those 'solitons' are really vortex rings
(Phys.org) —The same physics that gives tornadoes their ferocious stability lies at the heart of new University of Washington research, and could lead to a better understanding of nuclear dynamics in studying ...
Researchers find temperature feedback magnifying climate warming in Arctic
Copper shock: An atomic-scale stress test
(Phys.org) —Scientists used the powerful X-ray laser at the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create movies detailing trillionths-of-a-second changes in the arrangement ...
Simulation sets atoms shivering
(Phys.org) —In "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (JK Rowling, 1997), Harry, Ron, and Hermione encounter a massive stone chessboard, one of many obstacles in their path. To advance, they must play, ...