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Measuring material hotter than the sun

(PhysOrg.com) -- Three Vanderbilt physicists are members of the scientific team that have reported creating an exotic state of matter with a temperature of four trillion degrees Celsius. It's the hottest temperature ...

Mar 02, 2010 4.7 / 5 (7) 4

How does the proton get its spin?

(PhysOrg.com) -- At a meeting this week of the American Physical Society in Washington, MIT Associate Professor of Physics Bernd Surrow reported on new results from the STAR experiment at the Relativistic ...

Feb 17, 2010 4.2 / 5 (34) 16 | with audio podcast

Flipping a photonic shock wave

A team of physicists has directly observed a reverse shock wave of light in a specially tailored structure known as a left-handed metamaterial. Although it was first predicted over forty years ago, this is ...

Nov 02, 2009 4.2 / 5 (5) 1