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Quantum ‘Compass’ Could Allow Navigation Without Relying on Satellites

Most navigation today relies on a global navigation satellite system (GNSS), such as GPS, which sends and receives signals from satellites orbiting the Earth....
universal light modulator

A New Laser Architecture Taps Coherent Light to Create Complex, Sophisticated...

Lasers have a unique ability to precisely drive, manipulate, control, and probe matter utilizing an incredible variety of methods. While they often operate behind...
quantum matter

JILA Researchers See Signs of Interactive Form of Quantum Matter

JILA researchers have, for the first time, isolated groups of a few atoms and precisely measured their multi-particle interactions within an atomic clock. The...
Bendy Straws

Researchers Unfold Secret Stability of Bendy Straws

Collapsible dog bowls, bendable medical tubes and drinking straws all seem to work on a common principle, snapping into a variety of mechanically stable...
3D printing

Origami, 3D Printing Merge to Make Complex Structures in One Shot

“What we have here is the proof of concept of an integrated system for manufacturing complex origami. It has tremendous potential applications,” said Glaucio H....
future technological revolution

New Half-Light Half-Matter Particles May Hold the Key to a Computing...

Current computing technology is based on electronics, where electrons are used to encode and transport information. Due to some fundamental limitations, such as energy-loss through...
atomically thin semiconductors

Research on Light-Matter Interaction Could Lead to Improved Electronic and Optoelectronic...

A paper published in Nature Communications by Sufei Shi, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer,increases our understanding of how light interacts with atomically thin semiconductors...
Microbial Dark Matter

Microbial Dark Matter Dominates Earth’s Environments

Uncultured microbes—those whose characteristics have never been described because they have not yet been grown in a lab culture—could be dominating nearly all the...
quantum particles

Scientists Discover a ‘Tuneable’ Novel Quantum State of Matter

An international team of researchers led by Princeton physicist Zahid Hasan has discovered a quantum state of matter that can be “tuned” at will — and...
electron microscope

Microscope That Gets to the Heart of Matter

The transition electron microscope can explore matter at the scale of less than 0.06 billionths of a metre helping researchers design materials in renewable...
matter-matter coupling

Rice U. Lab Finds Evidence of Matter-Matter Coupling

After their recent pioneering experiments to couple light and matter to an extreme degree, Rice University scientists decided to look for a similar effect in...
turbulent mixingvideo

When Mixing Granular Matter, Order Among Disorder

Mixing liquids is easy, or at least scientifically understood: a drop of food coloring will eventually mix into a cup of water through diffusion,...
Dyslexia

Link Found Between Resilience to Dyslexia and Gray Matter in the...

Dyslexia, a reading disorder, is characterized by a difficulty in "decoding" — navigating between the visual form and sounds of a written language. But...
Atomic Matter Waves

Scientists Develop Novel Approach to Spontaneous Emission Using Atomic Matter Waves

A research team led by Dominik Schneble, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook...
dark matter

A Supercool Component for a Next-Generation Dark Matter Experiment

A large titanium cryostat designed to keep its contents chilled to minus 148 degrees has completed its journey from Europe to South Dakota, where...
death rates

Seeing the Same Doctor Is a Matter of Life and Death

The study, a collaboration between St Leonard’s Practice in Exeter and the University of Exeter Medical School, is published today in BMJ Open. It is the first ever...
quantum matter

Evidence for New Property of Quantum Matter Revealed

A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab, a team of scientists reports. The team proved that...
superconductivity

Physicists Use Terahertz Flashes to Uncover New State of Matter Hidden...

Using the physics equivalent of the strobe photography that captures every twitch of a cheetah in full sprint, researchers have used ultrafast spectroscopy to...
semiconductor

Researchers Devise New Way to Make Light Interact with Matter

A new way of enhancing the interactions between light and matter, developed by researchers at MIT and Israel’s Technion, could someday lead to more...
magnetization

Almost Instant Magnetization of Matter by Light

The production of devices to store or transmit information is one of the most frequent technological applications of magnetism. An experimental and theoretical study...