Artificial spacetime experiment could show tantalizing effects of gravitational waves
Photons' journeys across the universe help unravel cosmological mysteries
Ultra-thin, high-speed detector captures unprecedented range of light waves
New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects. Using the special properties of graphene, a two-dimensional ...
Independent research group testing D-Wave Two finds no quantum speedup
Looking for novel forms of superconductivity: Two-dimensional electron liquids
Truly two-dimensional objects are rare. Even a thin piece of paper is trillions of atoms thick. When physicists do succeed in producing 2D systems, quantum interactions can lead to new phenomena and Nobel ...
Solitary acoustic waves observed to propagate at a lipid membrane interface
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Gravitational waves according to Planck
Scientists of the Planck collaboration, and in particular the Trieste team, have conducted a series of in-depth checks on the discovery recently publicized by the Antarctic Observatory, which announced last ...
The sound of an atom has been captured
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom. They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on ...
Superconducting secrets solved after 30 years
(Phys.org) —A breakthrough has been made in identifying the origin of superconductivity in high-temperature superconductors, which has puzzled researchers for the past three decades.
Physicists create water tractor beam
Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have created a tractor beam on water, providing a radical new technique that could confine oil spills, manipulate floating objects or explain rips at ...
World's first 3-D acoustic cloaking device hides objects from sound
(Phys.org) —Using little more than a few perforated sheets of plastic and a staggering amount of number crunching, Duke engineers have demonstrated the world's first three-dimensional acoustic cloak. The ...
D-Wave chip passes rigorous tests
With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended.
Defying physics, engineers prove a magnetic field for light
In electronics, changing the path of electrons and manipulating how they flow is as easy as applying a magnetic field.