Artificial spacetime experiment could show tantalizing effects of gravitational waves
Solitary acoustic waves observed to propagate at a lipid membrane interface
Independent research group testing D-Wave Two finds no quantum speedup
Micro-macro entangled 'cat states' could one day test quantum gravity
Photons' journeys across the universe help unravel cosmological mysteries
Acoustic lens generates tunable 'sound bullets' for ultrasound applications
Sun sends more 'tsunami waves' to Voyager 1
(Phys.org) —NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced a new "tsunami wave" from the sun as it sails through interstellar space. Such waves are what led scientists to the conclusion, in the fall of 2013, ...
New nanoscale cooling element works in electrical insulators as well
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the FOM Foundation, the University of Groningen, Delft University of Technology and Tohoku University in Japan have designed a miniscule cooling element that uses spin waves ...
Study helps unlock mystery of high-temp superconductors
A Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues say they have unlocked one key mystery surrounding high-temperature superconductivity. Their research, published this week in the Proceedings of the Na ...
Not much force: Researchers detect smallest force ever measured
What is believed to be the smallest force ever measured has been detected by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Using ...
Black hole trio holds promise for gravity wave hunt
The discovery of three closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than four billion light years away could help astronomers in the search for gravitational waves: the 'ripples in spacetime' ...
Big Bang breakthrough team allows they may be wrong
American astrophysicists who announced just months ago what they deemed a breakthrough in confirming how the universe was born now admit they may have got it wrong.
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.
Developing terahertz detectors with carbon nanotubes: Improvements in MRIs on the horizon
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could ...