In tunneling physics, a decades-old paradox is resolved

As if the concept of quantum tunneling—where atoms pass through barriers—isn't confusing enough, one of the vexing questions within that area of physics is why particles seem to travel faster than the speed of light when ...

Space Station Set for Expansion

The next part of the International Space Station might resemble a cocoon when tucked inside Space Shuttle Atlantis for flight. But by the time it's deployed in space, the segment that will provide a quarter of the completed ...

U.S. hospital uses supercomputer

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, located in the western United States, has been recognized as having one of the world's most powerful computers.

Nano World: Nano helps keep cells alive

Encasing living cells in networks of silica and fatty layers only nanometers or billionths of a meter in size could help keep them alive longer for use in novel chemical factories or sensors, experts tell UPI's Nano World.

Not Just for Eatin': Blue Crab Nano-Sensor Detects Dangers

A substance found in crab shells is the key component in a nanoscale sensor system developed by researchers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering. The sensor can detect minute quantities of ...

UW Mathematician to Study Tornado Turbulence

Anyone who has seen a tornado has noticed its snake-like core weaving from an imaginary hole in the sky to threaten the ground below. However, not everyone who has witnessed a tornado calls it a "vortex filament" and views ...

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