Last update:

Best evidence yet for existence of anyons

A small team of researchers at Purdue University has found the strongest evidence yet of the existence of abelian anyons. They have written a paper describing experiments they conducted designed to reveal the existence of ...

Magnetic memory states go exponential

In a new study, a group of researchers led by Prof. Lior Klein, from the physics department and the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at Bar-Ilan University, has shown that relatively simple structures can ...

Cosmic cataclysm allows precise test of general relativity

In 2019, the MAGIC telescopes detected the first Gamma Ray Burst at very high energies. This was the most intense gamma-radiation ever obtained from such a cosmic object. But the GRB data have more to offer: with further ...

Cherned up to the maximum

In topological materials, electrons can display behavior that is fundamentally differentfrom that in 'conventional' matter, and the magnitude of many such 'exotic' phenomena is directly proportional to an entity known as ...

Scientists dive deep into hidden world of quantum states

A research team led by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has developed a technique that could lead to new electronic materials that surpass the limitations imposed by Moore's ...

T-ray camera speed boosted a hundred times over

Scientists are a step closer to developing a fast and cost effective camera that utilises terahertz radiation, potentially opening the opportunity for them to be used in non-invasive security and medical screening.

CERN: physicists report the discovery of unique new particle

The LHCb collaboration at CERN has announced the discovery of a new exotic particle: a so-called "tetraquark". The paper by more than 800 authors is yet to be evaluated by other scientists in a process called "peer review", ...

CERN: The first accelerators are back in action

The CERN Control Centre is back in shift work mode, with walls of screens showing the status of the beams, and coffee flowing freely day and night. On Friday, 3 July, the Long Shutdown 2 accelerator coordination team handed ...

Scaling up the quantum chip

MIT researchers have developed a process to manufacture and integrate "artificial atoms," created by atomic-scale defects in microscopically thin slices of diamond, with photonic circuitry, producing the largest quantum chip ...

Generator developed for harvesting energy from droplets

Scientists of the University of Twente and South China Normal University designed an electrical generator that can harvest energy from impacting droplets and other sources of mechanical energy. Their paper recently appeared ...

Physicists use oscillations of atoms to control a phase transition

The goal of 'femtochemistry' is to film and control chemical reactions with short flashes of light. Using consecutive laser pulses, atomic bonds can be excited precisely and broken as desired. So far, this has been demonstrated ...

Learning more about particle collisions with machine learning

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland became famous around the world in 2012 with the detection of the Higgs boson. The observation marked a crucial confirmation of the Standard Model of particle physics, ...

More news

Optics & Photonics
Old X-rays, new vision: A nano-focused X-ray laser
General Physics
Shock-dissipating fractal cubes could forge high-tech armor
Optics & Photonics
'Light squeezer' reduces quantum noise in lasers, could enhance quantum computing and gravitational-wave detection
Quantum Physics
Scientists introduce new method for machine learning classifications in quantum computing
Quantum Physics
Scientists create new device to light up the way for quantum technologies
General Physics
Physics team observes extremely fast electronic changes in real time in a special material class
Optics & Photonics
Physicist optimizes DNA microscopy technique to improve imaging speed, add color
General Physics
Cooling mechanism increases solar energy harvesting for self-powered outdoor sensors
Quantum Physics
Examining trapped ion technology for next generation quantum computers
Superconductivity
Contest between superconductivity and insulating states in 'magic angle' graphene
Optics & Photonics
Liquid crystal integrated metalens for versatile color focus
Optics & Photonics
Microscopy images in a flash
Optics & Photonics
On-chip spin-Hall nanograting for simultaneously detecting phase and polarization singularities
General Physics
Behind the dead-water phenomenon
Condensed Matter
Atomic 'Swiss Army knife' precisely measures materials for quantum computers
Superconductivity
A 'breath of nothing' provides a new perspective on superconductivity
Optics & Photonics
Leap in lidar could improve safety, security of new technology
General Physics
Researchers develop novel approach to modeling yet-unconfirmed rare nuclear process
Quantum Physics
Researchers realize an anomalous Floquet topological system
Optics & Photonics
Red-light LEDs for next-generation displays

Other news

Materials Science
Liquid crystals create easy-to-read, color-changing sensors
Astronomy
Two bizarre brown dwarfs found with citizen scientists' help
Environment
Arctic Ocean changes driven by sub-Arctic seas
Plants & Animals
How Venus flytraps snap
Materials Science
Microscopy technique reveals nanoscale detail of coatings as they dry
Bio & Medicine
'Nanocage' tool untangles (molecular) spaghetti
Space Exploration
Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show
Astronomy
Scientists propose plan to determine if Planet Nine is a primordial black hole
Earth Sciences
By 2025, carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere will be higher than at any time in the last 3.3 million years
Biochemistry
Researchers solve a 50-year-old enzyme mystery
Astronomy
Image: Hubble sees sculpted galaxy
Plants & Animals
Day in, day out: Targeting the daily magnesium 'rhythm' can optimize crop yield
Cell & Microbiology
Viral dark matter exposed: Metagenome database detects phage-derived antibacterial enzyme
Plants & Animals
Like humans, beluga whales form social networks beyond family ties
Plants & Animals
Detection of electrical signaling between tomato plants raises interesting questions
Nanomaterials
Liquid metal synthesis for better piezoelectrics: Atomically-thin tin-monosulfide
Cell & Microbiology
Cause of oversized placentas in cloning found after two decades
Molecular & Computational biology
Scientists discover extraordinary regeneration of neurons
Materials Science
To engineers' surprise, radiation can slow corrosion of some materials
Biochemistry
Rock-breathing bacteria are electron spin doctors, study shows