Searching for a twist in neutron spin axis, physicists find nothing—and that's something
(Phys.org) —Besides understanding how much dark matter and dark energy there is—about 95 percent of the universe—scientists also want to know more about what dark matter and dark energy are not, as ...
Research duo calculate possible number of WIMPs striking our bodies
Galactic nuclei offer some indication of axionlike particles
Chemists develop porous molecules that bind greenhouse gases
A team of University of Houston (UH) chemistry researchers have developed a molecule that assembles spontaneously into a lightweight structure with microscopic pores capable of binding large quantities of ...
Computation of the stabilities and crystal structures of known and new phosphorus allotropes made of nanotubes
(Phys.org) —What holds white, black, and red phosphorus together—and prevents it from falling apart, for example into much-sought-after atomically thin networks and nanowires? This is what German scientists ...
Knock, knock, knocking on the proton's weak charge
(Phys.org) —The weak force is, for laymen, the least known of the quartet of interactions that run the universe as we know it.
The decades-long search for the Higgs
(Phys.org) -- It was a little over two years ago that the Large Hadron Collider kicked off its search for the Higgs boson. But the hunt for the Higgs really began decades ago with the realization of a puzzle ...
Neutrinos: Ghostly particles with unstable egos
So far it is unknown which rules neutrinos follow when they alter their identity. A study in which scientists of the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany, participated has now revealed ...
New study furthers Einstein's 'theory of everything'
(Phys.org)—Sussex physicists have taken a small step towards fulfilling Einstein's dream of proving there is only one fundamental force in nature.
'Half-sandwich' rare-earth catalysts provide unprecedented directional control over aromatic insertion reactions
Methoxybenzene, commonly known as 'anisole' because of its aniseed aroma, is an important compound in organic chemistry. Anisole-type frameworks are found in numerous molecules ranging from pheromones to ...
Study could help improve nuclear waste repositories
(Phys.org) —Here's the question faced by a team of Sandia National Laboratories researchers: How fast will iodine-129 released from spent nuclear fuel move through a deep, clay-based geological repository?
Exploring the standard model of physics without the high-energy collider
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US, have performed sophisticated laser measurements to detect the subtle effects of one of nature's most ...
Dark matter sleuths to design world's largest WIMP catcher
A team of researchers led by a Case Western Reserve University physicist is planning the world's largest, most sensitive experiment to catch the stuff of dark matter, stuff that's proved way beyond invisible.