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A massive telescope for seeing the invisible

Some of the universe's greatest mysteries could soon be resolved thanks to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a huge radio telescope that will be built in South Africa and Australia. Several EPFL labs are involved in this ...

dateMar 16, 2018 in Astronomy
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Climate change may be hazardous to your health

Doctors around the country are already seeing evidence that climate change is affecting the health of their patients. In Florida, people are asking for more medication; as heat waves aggravate their medical conditions, such ...

dateMar 13, 2018 in Environment
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Metamaterials bend waves of all kinds

As the exciting new field of metamaterials advances, Duke has become one of the world's leading centers of this research. Founded in 2009, Duke's Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics (CMIP) has grown to encompass ...

dateMar 12, 2018 in Optics & Photonics
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Practical spin wave transistor one step closer

University of Groningen physicists have managed to alter the flow of spin waves through a magnet, using only an electrical current. This is a huge step towards the spin transistor that is needed to construct spintronic devices. ...

dateMar 01, 2018 in General Physics
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Extraordinary boulder transport by storm waves

It's not just tsunamis that can change the landscape: storms shifted giant boulders four times the size of a house on the coast of Ireland in the winter of 2013-14, leading researchers to rethink the maximum energy storm ...

dateFeb 28, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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