Symmetry breaking during flapping generates lift
Magnetic bubbles behave differently than other magnetic defects (w/ video)
Hunt for an 'unidentified electron object'
New research sheds light on the nature of 'unidentified electron objects'—a mysterious class of objects that exists in superfluid helium at low temperature.
Harnessing magnetic vortices for making nanoscale antennas
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating ...
Mesoscale eddies found to move far more ocean water than previously thought
Advanced light source provides new look at skyrmions
Skyrmions, subatomic quasiparticles that could play a key role in future spintronic technologies, have been observed for the first time using x-rays. An international collaboration of researchers working ...
New phenomenon in nanodisk magnetic vortices
(Phys.org) -- The phenomenon in ferromagnetic nanodisks of magnetic vortices hurricanes of magnetism only a few atoms across has generated intense interest in the high-tech community because ...
Whirlpools on the nanoscale could multiply magnetic memory
Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Advanced Light Source promises four-bit magnetic cells instead of the two-bit magnetic domains of standard magnetic memories. Magnetic vortices are whirlpools ...
Team invents microscopic sonic screwdriver
A team of engineers have created tiny acoustic vortices and used them to grip and spin microscopic particles suspended in water.
Tying light in knots
(PhysOrg.com) -- The remarkable feat of tying light in knots has been achieved by a team of physicists working at the universities of Bristol, Glasgow and Southampton, UK, reports a paper in Nature Physics this w ...
Ultra-thin nanowires can trap electron 'twisters' that disrupt superconductors
Superconductor materials are prized for their ability to carry an electric current without resistance, but this valuable trait can be crippled or lost when electrons swirl into tiny tornado-like formations ...
Magnetic vortices in nanodisks reveal information
Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) together with a colleague at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Strasbourg ...
Aviation industry dons 'shark skins' to save fuel
In its never-ending quest to develop more aerodynamic, more fuel-efficient aircraft, the aviation industry believes the ocean's oldest predator, the shark, could hold the key to cutting energy consumption.
Beautiful physics: Tying knots in light
New research published today seeks to push the discovery that light can be tied in knots to the next level.