Famed atom smasher gets twice the energy next year (Update)
The world's largest atom smasher is gearing up for its second three-year run after 16 months of maintenance and upgrades.
Physicists develop revolutionary low-power polariton laser
(Phys.org) —Lasers are an unseen backbone of modern society. They're integral to technologies ranging from high-speed Internet services to Blu-ray players.
Elucidating energy shifts in optical tweezers
A small piece of paper sticks to an electrically charged plastic ruler. The principle of this simple classroom physics experiment is applied at the microscopic scale by so-called optical tweezers to get the likes of polystyrene ...
LHC team observes first instance of D-mesons oscillating between matter and antimatter
Scientists uncover a photosynthetic puzzle
(Phys.org) -- Quantum physics and plant biology seem like two branches of science that could not be more different, but surprisingly they may in fact be intimately tied.
New picture of atomic nucleus emerges
(PhysOrg.com) -- When most of us think of an atom, we think of tiny electrons whizzing around a stationary, dense nucleus composed of protons and neutrons, collectively known as nucleons. A collaboration between ...
Potential 4-D imaging technique modeled by UNL physicists
(PhysOrg.com) -- A long-standing goal of science is to be able to understand how matter behaves at the atomic and subatomic level.
Researchers discover how key enzyme repairs sun-damaged DNA
Researchers have long known that humans lack a key enzyme -- one possessed by most of the animal kingdom and even plants -- that reverses severe sun damage.